Shelf Safe Milk: Anytime, Anywhere – Milk Unleashed {giveaway ARV $30-$40}


Shelf Safe Milk Anytime, Anywhere - Milk Unleashed
Last weekend was our first camping trip of the summer! I try to keep the packing list and meal plans simple {for my sanity’s sake}. In a primal nutshell, we brought meat, nuts, and produce. But I knew I’d need to bring milk for Luv. Instead of lugging a gallon of milk that took up precious room in the cooler, Tetra Pak sent us some shelf safe milk to try.[*] I stashed a few in our chuck box before we journeyed into the forest.

Shelf Safe Milk Anytime, Anywhere - Milk Unleashed

There area number of brands that offer milk in shelf safe Tetra Pak milk boxes {my personal favorite being Organic Valley}. Aseptic Tetra Pak containers allow for milk to be kept at room temperature, giving them a longer shelf life. I simply tossed one in the cooler before our hike to let it chill so she could enjoy a cold drink when we returned to camp.

Shelf Safe Milk Anytime, Anywhere - Milk Unleashed

pardon the sweat & dirt – but hey, we were camping!

And enjoy it, she did!

Noteworthy Mentions:
1. I would prefer the shelf safe organic whole milk by Organic Valley {though the packaging is not exactly tailored to children} mainly because my family appreciates full fats in our diet.
2. I also have to note the amount of sugar {aside from the natural sugar lactose} in the flavored milk is higher than I am comfortable with.

Honestly, I have no problem letting Luv drink a milk box {especially if it were organic whole milk} now and then. But considering how we eat; the flavored shelf stable milk will remain a rare treat. I couldn’t write this review without addressing those two points. I will say that I would prefer her to drink an organic flavored milk on occasion as opposed to a soda or other “juice” box drink.

Shelf Safe Milk Anytime, Anywhere - Milk Unleashed

here are just a few shelf safe milk brands

Milk Unleashed:

Tetra Pak milk boxes are the same containers you’ve seen in the grocery aisle {even in your pantry, I bet!}. Designed specifically to keep air out, block light and other harmful contaminants. Stow in the picnic basket, stash for road trips, and {forgive me for mentioning it so soon, but…} add to the lunchbox for back to school. Tetra Pak’s shelf safe milk boxes retain milk’s quality without using a fridge or use of preservatives. For up to six months! You can buy in bulk and store them safely in your pantry – just keep a handful or so chilled in the fridge, depending on how fast your family enjoys them. I love that I can recycle the Tetra Pak cartons, too!

Here are some colorful .pdf guides with creative ideas for your summer adventures thanks to Milk Unleashed:

Cow Calendar
· A friendly dairy cow offers up interesting trivia and fun ideas for every day in July. Like Teddy Bear Picnic Day…and of course Chocolate Day.

On-the-Go Tips
· Keeping kids occupied in the car
· Making errands fun
· Healthy snacks when you’re on the mooove
· Making the trip an interesting part of the journey

Snacks Unleashed
· Ever heard of “clean out the cupboard trail mix”? Easy and delicious!
· Try a cereal picnic
· Top shelf oatmeal is ideal for a camping trip
· Plus plenty of reasons to get on board the milk train

Looking for ways to get your little ones to drink more milk? Visit the Milk Unleashed website for ideas, nutritional facts, brands that offer shelf safe milk, read up on the flavored milk debate, and more!


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Chances are, your local grocery store and natural food store carries a variety of shelf safe milk thanks to Tetra Pak! You can also order by the case on Amazon and find more locations at the Milk Unleashed website.


Shelf Safe Milk Anytime, Anywhere - Milk Unleashed

One reader will win a Milk Unleashed Prize Pack!
Milk Unleashed Prize Pack includes: – 12 single serving shelf safe milks {brands will vary and may differ from photo above} – one squishy stress cow – a few stickers and temporary tattoos – tips and more information on shelf safe milk and kids’ nutrition
Open to US residents – ARV $30-$40 – Open until August 1st @ 9pm PST

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Erin is a hopelessly devoted wife & momma to a five year old girl and a one year old boy. For the past year she has been on a quest to get back to the basics...


  1. I learned that milk in Tetra Pak packaging keeps for six months without refrigeration. May I just say: Wow!

  2. I learned that using Ultra High Temperature pasteurization and packaging in TetraPak boxes allows for shelf stability.

  3. Melissa Hartley on

    I learned this:
    Shelf safe milk, like regular milk, builds strong bones, lowers blood pressure, and reduces the risk of diabetes and some cancers. A carton (8 oz.) of shelf safe milk has 8 grams of protein and 9 essential nutrients – calcium, Vitamins A, D and B12, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, riboflavin, niacin and zinc – nearly half of the daily recommended vitamins intake .. thank you

  4. I would like to try the Hersheys strawberry or chocolate milk for my grandson. I like that it doesnt have to be refrigerated until opened

  5. Monique Rizzo on
  6. michelle cooke on

    i learned how they can make it shelf safe by pasteurizing milk at an ultra high temperature (UHT), and then packaging it in a Tetra Pak carton.

  7. I’d love to try the Horizon Organic milk. That’s what I give my son, and it would be so nice to have this for traveling! No more carrying coolers!

  8. I learned that this milk has “eco-friendly packaging keeps the milk safe and maintains the protein, calcium and other important nutrients”

  9. I want to get some true Moo choco milk to keep around. I have TONS of grandkids and to be able to take this with us on the run, a great thing.

  10. In UHT treatment, milk is exposed to brief, intense heating to temperatures in the range of 275-284 degrees Fahrenheit for only three seconds. Most importantly, UHT treatment is a continuous process which takes place in a closed system that prevents the product from being contaminated by airborne micro-organisms

  11. paulette schneider on

    Most kids and teens don’t get enough protein, calcium or Vitamin D. The good news is that milk is a great source for all these.

  12. shelf stable milk uses a different process than pasteurization, called UHT, which is also used with juice boxes.

  13. I learned that the TetraPak used to package the shelf safe milk is made out of paperboard that is lightweight and made from regrown trees

  14. I learned about shelf stable milk when we were stationed in England back in the 90’s. Never could find it over here and stopped looking.

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