Are you BFAD certified?
Yes our little farm is BFAD certified to operate.
Is your milk pasteurized? Homogenized?
Our milk IS pasteurized but NOT homogenized. This means it is safe to drink, and will separate into cream and low fat milk after a while. Just shake the bottle and all should be good.
Does your yogurt contain live cultures?
All yogurts start out with live culture. That is how yogurt is made: live and active cultures are introduced to pasteurized milk and convert the milk to yogurt via fermentation. Some yogurts, to extend the shelf life, REHEAT the fermented milk, killing off the live culture. We don’t do that because these live cultures are beneficial to us. The trade-off is a shorter shelf life (around 2 weeks). You can also use our yogurt and its live cultures as a starter culture to make your own yogurt!
Are there any ADDED SUGARS in your products?
Added sugar is just sugar that is ADDED, as opposed to the natural sugars of milk.
MILK – Our full cream milk and low fat milk do NOT have any added sugars. If they taste sweet, that’s because of the natural sugar in the milk (lactose). Our flavored milks (chocolate and mango) HAVE ADDED SUGAR. Aside from chocolate and natural fruits (no artificial flavorings), we also add sugar.
YOGURT – If you want yogurt without added sugars, ask for our UNSWEETENED line.
We have full cream UNSWEETENED yogurt, low fat UNSWEETENED yogurt, full cream UNSWEETENED GREEK yogurt, low fat UNSWEETENED GREEK yogurt, and Yogurt Cheese
All other yogurts, including our frozen yogurts, have added sugar. If it doesn’t the word UNSWEETENED, most probably it will have added sugar.
OTHER PRODUCTS – Our kesong puti, butters, yogurt cheese, DO NOT HAVE added sugars.
Is it normal to see chunks of white stuff in your milk?/My milk has become lumpy. Is it spoiled already?
Our milk is pasteurized (meaning it’s safe to drink!) but NOT HOMOGENIZED. Homogenizing is a process that (in VERY BASIC terms) binds the fat molecules of milk with its water molecules so that they don’t separate. This will result in a homegenous (hence the name) liquid. Our milk, being unhomogenized, WILL separate. The cream (or fat) will rise to the top (that’s where the saying comes from 🙂 ) and will form gobs of fat. Just shake the bottle and everything should be good.
If lumpy milk is “normal”, then how can I tell if my milk is spoiled or not?
The “Best By” date on our bottles is exactly that: it is best by that date. It doesn’t mean that it is spoiled AFTER that date. Our milk is meant to last 7 days UNOPENED, but must be consumed 2 days after opening.
The best way to tell if your milk is spoiled is through smell and taste. If it doesn’t smell right and tastes bad, it’s probably spoiled. Don’t go by appearances alone.
Yogurt will naturally separate into its yogurt and whey components so it is still ok if there is whey (watery liquid) on top. Just mix it up and it’ll be good as new. However, bubbles or fizziness is NOT a good sign and is an indication that your yogurt has gone bad.
Storage is a BIG factor when it comes to shelf life. Read our tips on how to extend life further below.
Is your milk safe for my 9 month old baby to drink?
Yes, it is, according to our consultants, but introduce the milk to your baby gradually, so that your baby slowly gets used to it. As in all cases, please ask your pediatrician first. We are not in the medical profession, so we don’t want to dispense medical opinions.