Where has all the fresh milk gone in France ?

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  1. jaygee

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    i have been trying to buy some fresh milk here in France for the past week and all I can find is the long life stuff - Where's it all gone!!
     
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    It is in the cooler usually nowhere near the longlife!
     
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    We get it in any and every supermarket here in the Limousin
     
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    I have tended to have to search for it in the supermarkets and often only found a few bottles in a chilled cabinet.
     
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    Never has been a lot, but we find the long life stuff ok, can't tell the difference to be honest, and it's far more convenient no need to take up space in your fridge and you can buy a load at once and just keep it in a cupboard till opened, we in fact buy in France and leave it in the Van and then even use it in the uk.
     
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    as @chaser said.. we just buy UHT .. soon get used to it.. far more convenient when travelling
     
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    ???????? !!!!!!!!!!!

    UHT = Utterly Horrible Taste.

    JJ :cool:

    Intermarche have fresh milk... here (Balma, Toulouse and in Portugal)
     
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    We use long life all the time whilst travelling throughout the winter in France,Spain & Portugal as@chaser says you can put in a locker buy in 12 packs doesn't taste bad at all.(y)
     
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    True, and that's from someone brought up on milk direct from the cow;):)
     
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    We've had no trouble finding it on this trip. Pretty much every supermarket we've been in has had some.

    Personally I can't stand the UHT stuff.
     
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    LeClerc usually the most reliable place to find a reasonable amount stocked.
    As others have said, it's nowhere near the UHT, usually on the end of an aisle in the chiller section.
     
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    The OP asked where has all the fresh milk gone... not what "milk" do you use... ;)

    JJ :cool:
     
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    just the same as a genny thread JJ ..

    no sooner someone asks what to buy, and some bright spark says "don't waste money.. buy solar .."

    and before the end of the day it's developed into a fight :boxing::boxing:

    I used to be a milk monitor so know all about milk .. so there :restmycase:
     
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    Try different supermarkets. Lidls don't stock it in my experience but Carrefour or Inter Marché should have some but never very much, perhaps a couple of dozen bottles which as mentioned will be in a cooler somewhere. Check the sell by dates before choosing a bottle.

    We used to buy it but went uht on the last trip. It seems to have improved, Parmalat was my favourite, no unpleasant taste.

    Afternote: We found supermarkets were very good at hiding the eggs as well. :)
     
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    My name was put forward but the powers that be didn't think I was responsible enough for the job...

    JJ :cool:
     
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    I got to the dizzy heights of milk monitor too, but most supermarkets sell fresh milk if you look for it. We have a Carrefour Extra nearby that sells it. They also sell a horrible thing called fermented milk. Usually next to the fresh milk, so be careful you know what you are buying. Fermented milk is not one our favourites.......
     
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    We find it's easier to get fresh milk early in the day; later on they often seem to have sold out. As posted above Lidl don't seem to sell fresh at all.

    We prefer fresh but always carry some UHT for emergencies.

    Denise
     
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    Where has all the fresh milk gone ,picked by the British everyone , when will they ever learn, when will they ever learn. sorry!
     
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    I don't mind UHT now on skimmed it's ok if cooled long enough.
     
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    Maybe the cravendale cows took it
     

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