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We bought a half gallon of buttermilk reduced for only 25 Cents.

The other day, my wife purchased a half gallon of cultured buttermilk reduced for quick sale.

The half gallon of buttermilk was only 25 cents. Believe it or not. And I do love cold buttermilk.

When we go shopping for groceries, we do look at the reduced items, marked down by a department manager, for quick sale. But we also look at the expiration date. If a half gallon of milk has a sell by date that is within 5 days or less than the current date, it can be refrigerated and will last for several days beyond the sell by date on the plastic carton.

It is always a good choice to make. Some people actually will pass by the reduced dairy products thinking they are probably going to spoil. Well, I can tell if milk or for that matter, buttermilk is fresh or not. It will have a pungent odor that is just unpleasant to the senses. I am quite lucky that my wife knows well how to make homemade buttermilk biscuits, that taste as good as any ever made on the market. We now use filtered water to everything. Carbon filtered water instead of tap water that is unfiltered, offers a chlorine free water that makes soups and beverages and anything else made using water much better tasting.

Here is a link to another article related to buying dairy products like milk, and tips for you to use when deciding to buy and store dairy products. READ MORE FROM Berkeley Wellness

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MegL wrote on May 22, 2018, 4:59 PM

Buttermilk is very useful for making soda bread or soda farls - a bread made without yeast on a hot griddle. My mother in law used to bake soda farls, wheaten farls and even treacle farls nearly every week.

VinceSummers wrote on May 22, 2018, 7:46 PM

Many foods are "best if sold by..." But it doesn't mean if the date is out that the food is bad.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 22, 2018, 7:47 PM

I bet you enjoyed them. I for one favor buttermilk pancakes for breakfast. Well, it's been a hot few days. I wonder if we will get much rain. Hope everything is going well.