I purchased a three pack of 8 fl oz milks - its Horizon Organic Reduced Fat Milk yesterday - I generally don't put as much focus on buying organic foods as I imagine a lot of members on here do, so my reason for buying this was more for the convenient packs than the fact that it was organic.
I was VERY surprised this morning when I noticed it doesn't expire until May!! This freaked me out initially because I assumed it must of been packed full of preservatives. After inspecting the label I see it says "UHT processed for longer shelf life".
I've done a search and found this means Ultra High Temperature Processing - and it appears that its just processed differently than regular milk, and not so much the use of preservatives (or so I think?) like I thought that makes it last longer.
I will admit it taste funny and I'm probably not going to buy this again and yes, it's a little bit of a mental game going on with me with the date and it saying it doesn't have to be refrigerated, BUT just for curosity sake, you guys on here that avoid the processed foods and try and live a really healthy life style, would you buy this type of milk or avoid it?? Are all organic milks processed this way? If not, is this UHT processed organic milk just as good, worse or better as regular processed organic millk?