It seems like every brand I've tried has a...well....a farty smell to it. I've tried Horizon, Nature's Promise and Trader Joes and, for the most part the same...TJs seems to only get that smell after being open for a day.
And nope, it's not my fridge, because I have other perishables that don't smell...and often it smells as soon as I open it-even if I open it as soon as I get home from the grocery store.
Other (non-organic) milks don't smell funny to me. The taste doesn't seem to be altered...except for when I can't get past the smell.
I am going with the gassy cows.
I'm in Canada though, and we don't typically have ultrapasteurized milk, so maybe that's it?
It's also possible that the cows are on some kind of wacky feed... what cows eat certainly affects the taste of the milk. Grass-fed milk is sweeter, even pasteurized.
ETA: just had a thought - is it possible they'd be using a sulphur-based cleaning solution for the containers somewhere along the line? Like with wine bottles?
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Are they ultrapasteurized? I think that can produce off smells, more than standard pasteurization.
It smells weird and tastes weird to me. Everyone thinks I'm nuts.
But then I put it in DH's head and now he thinks it tastes weird too.
It could also be a quality issue with the private labels brands (Kirkland, Target, Woodstock Farms) which then they cover up with the superheating.