Question

Is lactaid milk supposed to smell bad?

I've been using lactaid milk in my cereal lately, and I decided to smell it the other day and it smelled like rotten baby milk throw up. The expiration date is in March, so is it supposed to smell like that?

Answer

No. It doesn't have lactose sugar in it, which means it's still milk. It should smell similar to milk. The thing about milk like "Lactaid" and "Silk Soymilk" is that their expiration date may be for many months to come, but once you open it, you have to drink it within 5 to 7 days. You really need to throw it away.

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yes it is.

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yeah, it smells like baby formula to me.

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At my job we use lactaid for people who can't drink milk. I've always found the scent disgusting, especially when steamed. I once asked a customer about it and she said it was normal. I've gone through hundreds of cartons of it and they've always smelled the same - like "rotten baby milk throw up". ;)

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I bought a gallon of Lactaid and it smelled like raw sewage. I almost threw up from the smell. What on earth would they put in this milk to make it smell so awful?

This can't be good for consumers.

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