I’ve just moved into a school district where milk costs about a dime (okay, maybe more than that, but not by much), whereas the district we lived in before charged about $.75. And for your $.75 you got processed, hormone- and antibiotic-laden milk. Yuck.
(I have a thing about organic milk. I don’t want my daughter to have boobs in elementary school, okay?)
I used to send water or juice in the kids’ lunches, even though I really wanted them to have milk, because I couldn’t stand the price or the quality of the milk the school served.
Through the month of August, you can get a deal at Amazon on qualifying Horizon and Silk products. Little portable drink boxes of organic cow’s milk or high-quality soy milk, for way less than what you’d normally pay. And if you haven’t done the organic milk thing before, let me tell you a secret: It doesn’t have to be refrigerated! (It tastes best cold, of course, but you can throw it in a lunch sack and not worry about it going bad. Plus it lasts for months on end in your pantry.)
Coupon code ORGMILK2 takes $20 off of your $39+ order, but right now all the eligible stuff is $25/case. Still, you can get 2 cases—that’s 36 single-serve cartons—for $30 shipped. More than juice, but not bad at all for milk.
I’m serving the chocolate version of this to the kids at my son’s birthday party. I figure it is a win/win — I’m serving organic AND chocolate. I win and he wins. And it’s his birthday, if you can’t have chocolate milk on your birthday….
My son LOVES the vanilla horizon (we get it at Starbucks) and the stores here only carry the regular and chocolate. Yay! Thanks Mir 🙂
You have no idea how you just made my day! I can never find more than the 3-packs of the regular milk at any store. We are traveling and having those milks will be a godsend!
AWESOME. Thanks, Mir!
Yipee! Thank you, Mir!
I’ll have more than a month’s supply of nutritious options on hand when my son starts pre-K in September. I LOVE that!
One of these little guys at Whole Paycheck costs me $1.69 and I just got 36 of them for $30 shipped! You beautiful lady!
Awesome! I usually buy the milk boxes at Costco, but now I don’t have to make the trip! Woo hoo!
this is great. now i can keep some milk at work, too.
I know it’s a good deal for organic – especially packaged the way it is, but something about paying $13.34 per gallon for milk still has my eyes bugging out!
Amen to no boobs in grade school! I have twin girls that just turned 1 and organic milk is what they get. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing about regular milk! All the moms were joking that we should drink more!
FYI – buy the Thermos brand containers at Target ($14). They come with a flip top and straw. They will seriously keep milk cold for 12 hours! We found this out on a road trip – filled up the Thermos at 8 am and at 8:30 pm, it was still totally cold!
I grew up on an Organic Dairy farm and now the milk is being sold to Organic Valley. I know at their site they also have coupons for milk/butter etc. http://www.organicvalley.com Organic is awesome!! And thank you all for supporting those hard working Organic Dairy farmers!! They totally appreciate it. I recently had a baby and he has grown up on organic formula and now food, and hasn’t been sick yet. I believe it is the organic foods he is getting!!!
Thanks, Mir! Their chocolate milk is my daughter’s favorite, and this is less than I was typically paying for it.
DaisyCake, that’s a great tip, especially since I don’t think my son would drink 8 oz of milk at one sitting. Is this the one you mean? It’s called the Thermos Foogo 12-oz. Leak-Proof Bottle with Straw – Blue http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_2/602-0071321-8810204?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B000O3I2CQ
(And Target is offering free shipping if you buy 2 or more baby gear items.)
Thanks! My baby started kindergarten today, and I have been looking for affordable single serve milk for breakfast. Organic makes it that much better.
Can you cook with this organic milk like regular milk?
Thank you! We do organic milk at home, but have never figured out how to make it work at school. I just got 36 boxes for $24. That’s a pretty good deal.