You may have heard a lot of myths about UHT dairy products, and the scary anagrams. For example; it doesn’t stand for ‘Using Hazardous Treatments’ or ‘Unusually Harmful Tampering’ or even ‘Udder Hard Torture’. It is a simple process that produces milk with all the benefits of pasteurised, but long life and no fridge required…..what’s not to like!!
Thus, UHT milk undergoes the same process stages as pasteurised milk, which means heated then cooled. Pasteurised is heated at 72° C for 15 seconds and left to cool. UHT is the same process but simply different temperature and time treatment. To explain further UHT is produced using raw milk, which is then heated up to 135° C for 4 seconds and then cooled in a short time. The milk is aseptically packaged, this treatment destroys the microorganisms which lead to acidification (sourness) of the milk without damaging the original nutrients that make milk the power food source it is (protein, calcium, vitamins), since they are not destroyed by short-term exposure to high temperatures the benefits of milk are never lost in this treatment. By aseptically packaging the milk it also protects against harmful bacteria and external influence.
It should be emphasised that UHT milk retains all the basic value’s that we know pasteurised milk contains, and makes MILK the Power House food source that should be in every individuals diet, young and old. MILK is the Message, and UHT is the process.
DairyStix return to the market has continued to grow, with three leading food-service wholesalers now offering DairyStix. Availability means that you can buy DairyStix on-line through the major on-line retailers as well as the major food-service wholesalers.
Because of the way we package DairyStix it takes up less space and is more efficient than traditional jiggers. To put this in context 7 pallets of DairyStix hold more portions than 16 pallets of jiggers this means we have a much reduced impact on the environment and food waste, whilst promoting convenience and space saving properties. Thanks to the sophisticated way we pasteurise the milk, we are able to achieve a great taste with long-life ambient distribution.
Where to Buy:
–Next Day Coffee
–Out of Eden
DairyStix are the only British UHT portion pack. So if it doesn’t say DairyStix it isn’t British milk!
DairyStix return to the market has started well by gaining a national listing with foodservice wholesaler Booker. This listing will see DairyStix whole milk and semi-skimmed UHT single-portions available in 172 outlets nationwide.
New owner Guiston announced the DairyStix UHT milk brand comeback in March this year. The company, which is based on the edge of Dartmoor, has promised that all its milk is sourced locally from Devon and Cornwall farms making it the only 100% British farm assured milk portion pack.
“Having a national wholesaler on board is an encouraging start for our relaunch and exactly the right place for the brand to return to the market,” said John Taylerson, a partner at Guiston and who is responsible for relaunching the brand into the market. “While the convenience and longevity of the product makes DairyStix an attractive product for a range of market sectors we believe there is particularly high demand for our product from small hoteliers, B&B owners as well as restaurants and coffee shops. By returning to the market through Booker we can quickly build the brand recognition with the original core customer base while developing other contracts.”
Taylerson believes firmly in producing products using local ingredients and ensuring the process is as environmentally sound as possible. This is one of the reasons the company has chosen to use farm assured local milk and increased the milk volume in each DairyStix without increasing the packaging. He has also designed a case of DairyStix to hold more portions so that the company is creating less packaging waste to landfill.
Taylerson says “Because of the way we package DairyStix it takes up less space and is more efficient than traditional jiggers. To put this in context 7 pallets of DairyStix hold more portions than 16 pallets of jiggers which means we have a much reduced impact on the environment not just in minimising packaging but in the number of lorries we need on the road to deliver our product. Thanks to the sophisticated way we pasteurise the milk, we can achieve a great taste with long-life ambient distribution.”
DairyStix are available from Bookers nationally for more information please see www.dairystix.com or to discuss an order please call 01752 345 909.