Fridge checked at Santander. (1 Viewer)

Jun 12, 2020
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Be aware, Spanish customs came onto my van at Santander this morning purely to check the fridge. They had a number of bins at the covered search-station, clearly for disposal of contraband.
As it happened I only had small amounts of milk, cheese, butter, a packer of cold meat and some veg. The customs guy sighed heavily, thought for a minute and then signaled I should follow him. When I got outside the van he said "OK, you can go". I think he just couldn't be bothered. I thought I was in trouble.

You takes the unlawful produce, you takes your chance. I was gobsmacked.
 
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hardly crime of the century

happy and safe travels, smile and say cheese!
Very true. I was just gobsmacked they were checking fridges. I am now enjoying the hospitality of a local bar outside Salamanca šŸ‘Œ

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Yes. Pop it under the bed with the explosives and your drugs stash!

...and leave a open carton of milk(laced with plenty of pepper, or such) in the fridge for them to find and confiscate - they will be sure to use it for their coffee.:devil:

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Most supermarkets have fresh we buy it most of the time but don't notice much difference with UHT. Often use it at home if we run out and can't be bothered to go down to the shop.
Maybe my farming background, we used to have it in a jug fresh from the cow when I was younger, lol, I'll keep an eye out for fresh, all they seemed to push was UHT in the supermarkets we went to, one of the cultural oddities we thought as we were so used to having fresh šŸ„
 

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They have indeed always sold fresh milk, cos young children have always drunk it, but it's just not displayed with literally gallons like it is here. The UHT is just on shelving but the fresh will always be displayed in a fridge.
 
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Converted to UHT skimmed several years back even back home as well. I drink lot of milk and find it as good as fresh skimmed taste wise. Dont bother with the fresh stuff now......and so much more convenient when in the motorhome
 
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We always use UHT when abroad. It's more convenient and as we only use skimmed milk cannot really taste any difference. Most French supermarkets have fresh but it's invariably nowhere near the UHT so can be hard to find.

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Converted to UHT skimmed several years back even back home as well. I drink lot of milk and find it as good as fresh skimmed taste wise. Dont bother with the fresh stuff now......and so much more convenient when in the motorhome
We always use UHT when abroad. It's more convenient and as we only use skimmed milk cannot really taste any difference. Most French supermarkets have fresh but it's invariably nowhere near the UHT so can be hard to find.
Of course you can't tell the difference between fresh and UHT ... skimmed milk is just water with a white colour! šŸ˜„
 
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UHT is the work of the devil! Vile stuff.

I've always managed to get fresh milk OK in France in recent years, but it does tend to be in smaller bottles and from larger supermarkets.

As far as taking milk with you, it's a convenience thing, not having to look immediately for a supermarket as soon as get off the ferry / train in order to have a brew. Far more important is bacon and sausages, neither of which you can buy the same as the UK!
 
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Semi skimmed for brews and muesli, but UHT for making Yogurt.
Dee uses water for her porridge.
 
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Most French supermarkets have fresh but it's invariably nowhere near the UHT so can be hard to find.
& it is exactly the same in the UK.The Uht is miles away from the fresh milk.

Another benefit of uht is it doesn't need to be anywhere near a fridge until it is opened. I can't notice any difference between fresh & uht then again my Dad always used sterilised in the Uk so I suppose it is similar?

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