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Milk in a bottle

February 11th, 2010 at 6:24 am


Heather Lake mentioned the other day that Reeble’s is now selling milk in a glass bottle from Hildebrand Farms Dairy near Junction City. Yesterday when I was in Reeble’s I thought I’d check it out. I’m not a milk drinker – at all – but thought I’d try out the chocolate.

It’s good. Very good. And I froze a little bit in a cup to make a frosty. Yum.

Now the purchase price includes the returnable glass jar, so it was like $5.44 for this half-gallon, but the milk cost only $2.69 and I’ll get the deposit back (2.75) on the bottle when I return it.



  1. February 11th, 2010 at 07:44 | #1

    Such great memories this evokes. I can still hear the bottles clinking outside my door when the delivery guy dropped them off. And that was only, like, 45 years ago. Tell them to start exporting to Texas. EFH

  2. February 11th, 2010 at 07:50 | #2

    Excellent! I’d missed this tid-bit. Thanks for sharing.

  3. February 11th, 2010 at 07:56 | #3

    OR, you could keep the bottle for flowers this Spring and foilage this Summer. That’d look cool in a kitchen.

  4. Tom Parker
    February 11th, 2010 at 09:12 | #4

    Hildebrand chocolate milk is the best chocolate milk in the universe. Period.

  5. Heather
    February 11th, 2010 at 11:16 | #5

    Glad you got to try it!! Is the chocolate milk whole milk? I really want to try it sometime. I love the glass bottle, although I am too young to remember when that was standard.

  6. max wendell
    February 11th, 2010 at 15:41 | #6

    try the rootbeer you have a float in a bottle if you get it real cold

  7. Ralph
    February 11th, 2010 at 16:48 | #7

    We, here in South Idaho, have a small family owned dairy that provides milk in glass bottles, very similar pricing to what Hildebrand has. Best milk available..!! Like you, Cheryl, I do not do much milk… mostly I buy their Half-and-Half just to make nice rich milkshakes or use with cereals. These little family farms need our support, they might be a bit pricey-er, but the product is so much healthier and more betterer. Cheers..!!

  8. February 11th, 2010 at 18:16 | #8

    Here in Topeka, just east of town, we also have the family-owned Iwig Dairy. (Let me plug my own locality…)


    They also sell their milk in glass bottles and it’s very good. They have been struggling this past year and almost went under. They are trying to get set up to sell public shares in the business. I sure hope they make it!

  9. February 11th, 2010 at 19:10 | #9

    Heather, I’m guessing the chocolate milk is whole milk. To get the nutritional information, one has to call the phone number on the lid. The chocolate is really good -would be better if I didn’t have mild lactose issues. If I drink too much, my stomach feels squirrelly.

    The root beer milk does sound good, Max.

  10. Heather
    February 12th, 2010 at 14:07 | #10

    I made a stop at Reebles today and got some chocolate milk. It is so thick and creamy! I asked the cashier about it and she said they are selling lots of the milk. She thought they were going to start selling the strawberry milk soon. I asked about the half and half and she said it was already over there, but I hadn’t seen it.

  11. February 13th, 2010 at 20:44 | #11

    We stopped at N. Reebles and got a bottle of milk yesterday. It’s the low fat one. I wonder what difference there is between the low fat and the 2%.

    going to keep the bottle for flowers on the kitchen table next to the mannikin lady lamp.

  12. February 13th, 2010 at 20:55 | #12

    I would guess low fat is 1% … ???

  13. elebrown
    February 14th, 2010 at 11:53 | #13

    There an article about the Hildebrand milk in the KANSAS magazine. And, although I wasn’t sure what Max was talking about, there IS “rootbeer” milk! I may have to go to J.C. to get some!

  14. April 28th, 2010 at 14:51 | #14

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