Do you shake your milk before pouring it?

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Do you shake your milk before pouring it?

  1. Yes, I shake my milk.

    34 vote(s)
    22.5%
  2. No, I do not shake my milk.

    80 vote(s)
    53.0%
  3. I sometimes shake my milk.

    19 vote(s)
    12.6%
  4. I do not drink milk.

    18 vote(s)
    11.9%
  1. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    It hasn't been necessary since homogenized milk. But I picked up this habit as a kid.
     
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  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Nah, because I wasn't alive before homogenized milk.
     
  4. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    A bit, just to check if it hasn't rotted (besides smelling)... I do shake juice tho...
     
  6. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    No. I think that milk is nasty, and it also makes me sick after I drink it. Most of my family shakes milk though.
     
  7. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Grew up on a farm... Old habits die hard.

    -t
     
  8. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Yeah... Milk is meant for calves. The only time I drink milk is in other drinks (tea, milo, coffee etc). Can't stand it straight... Yuck.
     
  9. localoid, Sep 25, 2011
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    Oops! I thought "shake your milk before pouring it" was a euphemism. Please ignore my previous comment about "once in Cincinnati".
     
  10. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    A little shake and put my nose nearby to smell the flavor. When I was student I had many milk bottles "getting alive" in my fridge ... Oh, that can be really bad ... :eek:
     
  11. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Not unless it's chocolate. I do however put ice in my milk. If it's even slightly warm I'll heave.
     
  12. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Agreed.

    All non-dairy stuff needs to be shaken, really.
     
  13. Shrink macrumors G3

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    You mean like hamburgers and bread, for example?? :confused::p

    As pointed out, since homogenization, shaking is unnecessary. No harm done - just not necessary.
     
  14. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    As others have pointed out, since homogenisation, milk does not really need to be shaken. Nevertheless, I must admit that I rarely used to shake it in the days when it came in bottles, - not cartons - cream at the top, which would leave a white moustache on your upper lip when you drank it, as that was the delicious part.

    Actually, I'm surprised at how many here on this thread appear to dislike milk. As a child, I loved it, and put it down to maturing taste buds (which grew to prefer coffee, and later, beer and wine rather than milk) rather than the simple fact of homogenisation, when my liking turned to indifference.

    It took a visit to an organic food fair in the UK (Bristol) a few years ago, when I had the privilege to taste really good organic milk to remind me of what I used to like as a child; I had forgotten how good it tasted, and now seek it out at farmer's markets and from small artisan producers.
     
  15. Kyffin macrumors 6502

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    Yep, always will too. Relic from the past, useless habit, and have thrown a fair amount of the white stuff about in doing- but something that I feel to be very important.

    Excellent q, Capt. u
     
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  17. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Wow, this is some kind of throwback. I'm in my mid-50s, and I've never heard of "shaking your milk".
     
  18. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    I got used to it from the ones with added calcium where they tell you to shake it.
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    Definitely, I've quaffed down some chunky milk in my time, I always sniff before pouring.
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I never shake my soy milk. ;)


    I voted as a milk drinker, but probably just screwed up the stats of your poll a bit.
     
  21. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    Half-gallon and gallon milk; no, unless it's chocolate.
    In the small milk cartons at school (grade school) I always did and still do. Went to CrackerBarrel yesterday and they brought out two small cartons; shaked them and poured them.
     
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    Only if it's flavored (chocolate or strawberry). Otherwise, no.
     
  24. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    No not really.



    As to firestar's response, I make my own flavored milk, rather than the bottles, so I have to stir anyways.


    I've never heard of anybody shaking milk...:confused:
     
  25. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    I only do so at school.
     

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