Cold milk in a glass bottle is a luxury for people nowadays, but many still remember the days when a milkman was a part of daily life. Thanks to the folks at Homestead Creamery, you can still enjoy fresh, creamline milk in a glass bottle.
Homestead Creamery is located in Wirtz, Virginia, and those lucky enough to live nearby can still have their milk delivered in an old fashioned milk truck. The rest of us just have to take our chances with finding a store that carries it.
You can read an interesting article about the Homestead Creamery featured on Natural Awakenings of Southwestern Virginia.
Kroger stores in parts of Virginia sell Homestead Creamery milk, and that is where I purchased the bottle for this review. It was actually on clearance for $1.49 a few days after Christmas, although I had never seen it on sale before.
At the checkout, the cashier explained that there was a $2.00 deposit on the bottle that would be refunded when it was returned to the grocery store. I started to not buy it after learning of the $2.00 deposit fee because the bottle is what attracted me to start with, and I didn’t want to return it! But, the teenage cashier said it was worth it because it was “awesome” milk.
Well, it was awesome! The bottle that I bought had thick cream at the top, but there are different varieties available. I had to take a spoon and break up the cream before shaking it, but the luxurious cream is a dream in coffee. And, did I mention that there are no hormones or antibiotics in this milk?
Pouring one cold glass of milk after another, my family drank much of it while unloading the groceries. It was a first for my son, but for my husband and I, it was a memory. The rich milk was wonderful in a bread pudding and a cheesy casserole, although the thought of using up our precious cold milk was a little sad.
In summary, buy it for the bottle, but you will love it for the cold, pure, creamy milk.
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