I have had the worst luck with milk up here. Seriously. I really don't even like milk. Cereal and baking- that is it. But I always seem to get spoiled milk.
The first time I ordered milk on foodmail the boys at first air came to my house to drop off my boxes and they hand me a box that is gushing milk out the bottom onto my door step. It was summer and my steps smelled like rotten milk all week. And milk at the stores.... I buy my thing of milk, bring it home and it last two days and is bad. And I usually discover it is bad after I pour it on my cereal. It never lasts to its due date. Or it is bad as soon as I open it! Especially in summer. So I took to opening the milk at the store and smelling it. Even if it smelled good it never seemed to last for long.
So I have only been buying UHT milk. UHT stands for ultra-high temperature, it comes in tetra packs, and it is good for months. So when you open it, it isn't rotten! Hurray!
Here is my tetra pack of milk:
And check out that due date! February 2008! So it can sit on my shelf until I need it!