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  1. Moodybrook

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    Just recently home from a three week jog round our provinces ie Europe, sorry mainly Germany. Spoilt a little by the inconsiderate lack of fresh milk. :( Our pucka UK stash ran out about day five.:cry:

    How are we ever to consider them civilised when it is so difficult to make a decent cup of tea. They are at a serious disadvantage. No wonder so many of the blighters want to come here ! ;)

    Do you seasoned tourers have secret suppliers or do you end up resorting to the coffee demon with jars of coffeemate ? :whistle:
     
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    Past your eye`s...... or what ever that long life stuff is called..

    Just have to make the tea or coffee a bit stronger to take away the orrible taste.. (y)
     
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    You would have difficulty identifying long life fully slimmed milk in cartons from fresh skimmed milk. Put it in the fridge before you open it and it drinks like fresh milk. The rest will keep for months unopened. I prefer Asda's but they are all ok.(y)
     
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    Earl Grey with a slice of lemon is very refreshing during the day but we do use real milk for the first couple of cups in the morning - although you do have to search it out in Spain.

    At least they don't use Carnation milk in their tea here - which they do in some countries. That is an acquired taste!
     
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    Drink black tea. Find Uht is fine in coffee.
     
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    Rooibos tea....no milk
    Black coffee
    Koko milk on cereal ( from coconuts).

    Am sure we used to get milk from the German hypermarkets....but maybe it was the NAFFI! Well it was the early 80s.....many moons ago now!
     
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    No no no ....I also refuse to drink that disgusting UHT muck. We did manage to find fresh milk in France but Belgium???? Not a a sniff anywhere. Sadly I had to resort to alcohol, hard to understand I know but someone had to take the fall.
     
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    I do believe that the further you travel south, the warmer it becomes and milk is not a great fan of 'warm'. So the further you travel south the less likely that you will find 'fresh' milk, although Spain nowadays does tend to keep a few bottles in the supermarkets fridges.
    My personal answer is to replace milk with Sangria out of the fridge, its great on cornflakes, in tea, coffee, pastry, Sangria shakes etc.
    Have you any idea what part of the cow milk comes from?
    Sangria comes from a bottle, which is far more hygienic.
     
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    Depends on the quantity you think you'll need, of course, and the facilities you have available but you can freeze fresh milk - just leave room in the container for expansion and defrost in the fridge
    May be the answer for an emergency pint or two... (y)
     
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    Seems like I am not the last man standing. They have refrigeration so what happened to teutonic mania for organising things. We saw probably thousands of cows, dairy cattle, WHY, they can't make a decent cheddar either !!

    UHT milk, has to be the most pointless article invented. When it ends up tasting and smelling like soured milk, why bother ? :rolleyes:
     
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    I didn't know that. - Thanks

    Coffee is not a problem, I have it black. But I must have real, full fat milk on cereals. (non of the watered down muck)
    It is a problem and certainly Aldi in Germany don't stock it. We did manage to find enough during a month in Europe in April
     
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    We use UHT semi skimmed even when we are home so no problem when away.

    Mike
     
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    Take a tin of Nido with you.
    Great tastes like full fat milk or goldcap if you can remember that? We use it with our cereal.
    http://www.nestlenido.com/#hero

    You can buy it on Amazon, we bought a tin before we left in Nov and restocked with a massive tin in Morocco,
     
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    Like Styx said just buy the one pint plastic, no need to empty any out as they don't split when in freezer, we took a few of these when we went to Austria last year and they kept us going for a few weeks
     
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    Even in the South of Spain, Lidl always has a good supply of fresh milk.



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    Would rather drink red tea than use any pseudo type milk. We have top quality milk here in Ireland so it's always a challenge sourcing anything half decent when abroad. Whilst on the subject of tea.....cant drink teabags either...grew up using loose leaf tea and it's streets ahead taste wise.......fussy aint we!
     
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    Aldis long life skimmed milk in the mh
    always easy cartons to store fresh milk
    cartons too big for fridge and pint sizes too small if in a remote area .
     
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    Do I have to drink it from a Tomee Tippee cup ?:D
     
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