Pros: Doesn't require refrigeration until after opened.
Cons: No cons really.
I love this stuff! I purchase it sometimes in the One Quart size for my tea, and to share with my 23 month old toddler. I also purchase it in the 8 oz containers which come three to a package, and look like little juice boxes and even come with a straw. They are small enough, and light enough for my 23 month old toddler to grab on to, and she has learned to make minimal mess with them. I can pour them into a juice bottle if I want to make sure she won't make a mess.
Most of the time I can find this product with at least a 4 month shelf life or better. I tend to keep this product stocked up in both the little 8 oz and then in the quart. If your purchasing in the quart, there is a nice plastic flip top lid. I keep it on hand because I am very forgetful when I am out shopping with three children! I always seem to forget the milk. I normally purchase my milk last because it is cold, and I usually have a lot of other things to purchase before purchasing my cold items. Normally the baby is lively and moody. She hates shopping in the Walmart Supercenter because she wants to get out of her grocery basket and run and play in everything. So by the time I have finished with my other shopping she is READY to LEAVE.
Normally when I spot the Parmalat I will stock up. Not only because I forget to purchase regular milk many of times, its because during hurricane season I went a month without electric once. I don't ever want to be without milk or a way to keep it fresh. At that time you couldn't find a generator anywhere. I tend to stock up on things that can keep without refrigeration.
Also, my other two children seem to go through the gallon milk so fast, and I am always out of milk when I go to give some to the baby. It gets frustrating because she may wake up in the middle of the night, and I might be out of milk. I can always go to the back of my pantry and have milk on stock. My other two children won't drink Parmalat, so it is a sure bet it will always be on hand for the baby. My two older children won't even try the Parmalat, they don't think milk should come out of a box..lol.
I actually like the taste of the Parmalat, whether it be in the whole milk version, or the lighter version. This milk tastes like warm milk my mother used to make for me when I was a child before bedtime. It has that slightly cooked taste. I love that. This milk tastes great cold, warm, or even hot. I love it in cream soups, my teas, and in most things I would use milk for. It has a creamier taste than regular whole milk in my opinion.
My goodness, I am paying over 5 dollars for a regular gallon of whole milk, so everything out there is expensive. I can get 3 8oz packs for around $2.50, and for some reason I caught the One quart on sale for only $1.50 this week. Normally it is much higher. It pays to shop around.
Serving Size one cup
Total Fat 8g
Sat Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carb 12g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Vitam A 6%
Vitamin D 25%
Citamin C 2%
Vitamin B2 25%
Grade A UHT, Whole Milk and Vitamin D3
You do have to refrigerate this product after opening, and use this product within 7 days of opening.
I highly recommend this milk, and my toddler loves it as much as I do. 5 stars here.
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