Monday 15 March 2010

Flowing With Milk [But No Honey!]

We are trying to eat more healthily and seem to have eaten all the fruit over the weekend. So we went off to Sainsbury's buy more fruit, milk and breakfast cereal.[We avoided purchasing honey, jam, cakes and chocolate]

They have introduced milk bags at last [I know that many places in the world have had these for ages, but it is the first time I have seen them in a UK supermarket]

jugit ad

You buy a special jug [which takes the 2 pint bags] and then buy the bags as needed. I tend to buy a lot of milk at a time and keep some in the freezer - and worked out that with the current offer, I could still buy 6 bags and a jug for less than I would pay for six plastic bottles. So we decided to give it a go.

Back at home, I have discovered the very helpful Jugit website [click here] which includes a video about the product.

Click here for a link to the video. [I did try to embed it, but it would not work properly!]

It is reducing packaging -  and cuts waste, by 75% and I approve of that! Sainsbury's are running their offer [2 bags for 1.50, and a jug for 50p when you buy the bags] until the end of March. Websites are notoriously hard to keep up to date - and when I checked to see which Sainsbury's stock bags, Leicester wasn't yet listed. So it is probably worth checking your local store for availability.

jugit js

I will report back soon on how satisfactory we are finding this new system!


I suppose that ideally, to get milk into the home with least packaging, one should keep a cow in the back garden.

Perhaps Bart should amend his catchphrase

"Don't have a cow - have a Jugit and  milkbag !"


  1. I have never heard of such a thing. I hope it makes it to the midwest US soon. We do have quite a few local daries that allow a person to purchase milk from them if they bring their own jugs. I haven't found one that is convenient since I moved this last time, though, so I am stuck buying it in jugs at the supermarket for now. Blessings to you and yours.

  2. Not, it seems, this far north yet. Pity, could be good. Do they do all kinds of milk in bags of just the semi-skimmed?

  3. Those things work quite well and we bought them for a time. Haven't had the pouches for a while now. Wondered what happened to them. We now have to pay a deposit on the 2 liter carton or the gallon plastic jug and recycle them to get our deposit back! Whatever works to cut down on waste is good with me!

  4. We had them many years ago for 'raw' milk here, but they have disappeared. It's all in bottles now.

  5. we have packets of milk here, but only in smaller half litre bags. However we can't buy special jugs - we usually just sit the bag in a bowl in the fridge. Hope it works well for you.

  6. I got quite excited at the thought of being up to date , then , no Leicester !! I have the milkman deliver---cottonreel


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