A Lesson in Bagged Milk

Canadians don't do milk in gallons. They sell it in quantities of 4 litres, divided into three separate bags. I was worried about getting used to this, but they sell a pitcher for just this amount of milk and the whole thing has worked out nicely. Here's a how-to.

First, obtain the bag of bags of milk.

Remove the smaller bag.

(PS - check out our awesome bird hanging in the background)

Make a small slit in the bag.

Pour it into the pitcher. Note, our pitcher is already in the sink. We've learned the hard way that it's easy to spray milk all over the kitchen. Putting the pitcher in the sink avoids the need to wipe milk off of every surface around it.

Make sure the bag is really empty. It takes a few seconds to drain all the way.

Apply the lid tightly. It keeps the milk surprisingly fresh and it doesn't leak milk everywhere when you pour it.

And voila! Milk from a bag. It's a small Canadian thing that affects my life on a daily basis.


  1. Wow. That's kind of weird, kind of cool. So you just store the other bags of milk until you need them? I also wanted pictures of your kitchen sprayed with milk.

  2. Yeah, we just keep the other bags in the back of the fridge for storage.

    Luckily no one was around when I sprayed the milk.

  3. You're doing it wrong.
    You put the milk bag in the pitcher then slit it.

  4. Since then I've begun putting the bag in the pitcher. I didn't like it at first, but it's more convenient.