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The burning question*: Does milk taste better from a carton than from a plastic bottle?

It’s a Bank Holiday Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Classic Tetra Pak milk carton pouring action.
Classic Tetra Pak milk carton pouring action.
Image: Tetra Pak via Flickr/Creative Commons

WE KNOW HOW you feel. You’re back to work tomorrow or – worse – you’re working today.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing questions.

This week: Great one from Deirdre Fox by email.

Question: Do you think milk from a plastic bottle tastes different than from a paper (tetra) carton.

I definitely I do… never buy milk in a plastic bottle… it tastes and smells when used in coffee.

What do you think? Does milk taste better from a…

A. Tetra-pak carton, or…

(Image: Tetra Pak/Flickr/Creative Commons)

B. … A plastic bottle?

(Image: Liz West/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Vote here:

Poll Results:

A - Milk tastes better from a carton/glass bottle/A.N. other container (2340)
B - Milk tastes better from a plastic bottle (1718)
D - Can't we all just get along (655)
C - Don't be silly, it tastes the same wherever it's stored (550)

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