Here in Canada one way to buy milk is by the 4 litre bag. Which after being in Canada over 20 years is normal for me. However when I was talking about it on this post Kadeeae who is from Britain, thought it was a little unusual to buy milk by the bag.
Below is a 4 litre bag of milk, which is just under a gallon in the States and just over a gallon in Britain.
There are three inner bags in the one large bag and look like this:
Here is an article about fat content of milk/cream.
I buy my milk in the plastic bags, but we can buy milk in cartons, just like in Britain generally in 1 or 2 litre cartons, but it is more expensive that way. We can also buy milk in plastic jugs just like in the States, but only from small corner stores like 7-Eleven, Hasty Market that sort of store.
Here is an article where some folks in Britain think its a good idea to adopt the Canadian way of having milk in a bag. Here is a site dedicated to bagged milk called The Canadian Milk Bag which has some very interesting facts on it, and answers many questions that you may or may not have....
Now when we were growing up and even when me and dh first got married we had a milkman who delivered milk in glass bottles every morning. I do believe many years ago they had milkmen here in Canada. I haven't seen a milkman in years. Nor have I seen milk sold in glass bottles for many years.
Now between me and you, these guys are not hard on the eyes!! Il Divo, even the name sounds manly!! Mind you for all I know it could mean man? Anyhow today's song is "O Holy Night," sang by Il Divo.