What were milk and dairy products to the USSR
• What were milk and dairy products in the USSR
Milk in the Soviet Union was made from milk. The sour cream was a cream, in yogurt - yogurt, and butter - oil.
And the milk turns sour. 1-2 days. And it turns sour. My mother cooked this curdled amazing pancakes.
For the milk went to every schoolchild. After school, we often went near the end of the lunch break in the grocery store or "Milk". There were among the other students, young mothers with prams and pensioners waiting for the fat saleswoman in white soiled robe open the shop door. Then all rushed by department.
In our city, at lunchtime in the grocery stores, as a rule, brought fresh milk, bread and some other products. Therefore, opened after the lunch break often store allows you to buy all, the parents. Not only that - fresh.
it was more than true for milk and milk products. After the milk is actually very quickly turns sour - per day. And if it is a half-day or day before to stand in the store, probably the fact that it is in the morning, and then in the evening go sour was high.
I still remember those groceries. With multiple departments. Each department was selling his goods. Many stores have been equipped with the universal funds. I needed in them. After standing in line to pay for goods, naming department, product and price on it - for example - milk, half-liter bottle of milk and a jar of cream - 65 kopecks. Cashier in a huge triangle form beat out the cash register receipt that it was necessary to give a saleswoman in a department. To do so would be a queue of people with the same checks. Worse, if the department sold the goods weight. After all, first it had to endure all - big or small. Then there you wrote out on a piece of weight and price. Then to the cashier, there turn, get a check, and then in turn to the department. Shops less of such a system did not have, and it all just stood in line at the department. There were also a self-service department stores - such as today's supermarkets. There goods were paid at the cash register when leaving the room. Dairy Store. Behind the glass can be seen those same offices with aunts, embossing checks departments
By the way, often dairy products were in the dairy department stores and in metal mesh boxes. They then put the empty container in the receiving points of glass. When riding on the street milk machine, tarahtenie these boxes it could be heard from afar
In general all liquid dairy products in the USSR were packed in a glass container, which is then washed and passed in special collection points or empties directly into the dairy shop. Floor-liter milk bottle worth 15 cents, liter - 20, a jar of cream - 10 cents. Price Bottle necessarily included in the price of milk or yogurt. In the photo samples of milk containers: left and right - 0, 5 liter bottles, in the center - liter of milk. On the right bottle - a plastic cap, which can be bought at a hardware store for closing the milk bottles
Labels on the bottles was not. The label was on the cover. Such bottles were closed lids of soft foil in different colors. We wrote on the lid of the product name, date of manufacture, as well as cost. To open the bottle, it was enough just to press your thumb on the lid - it is easily recessed slightly inward and the lid is removed. Silver cap - Milk (28 cents 0, 5 liter, 46 pennies - 1 liter); dark yellow - baked milk (30 cents); green (or turquoise) - yogurt (28 cents); silver-striped light green - low-fat yogurt; blue (or violet) - acidophilus; purple (or pink) - ryazhenka (29 cents); yellow silver stripe - cream (35 cents); pink - a sweet drink Kefir "Snowball"; yellow-silver striped for cream; blue for honey drink kefir "Kolomna"; light brown to chocolate milk
In addition to bottles - milk sold in packages of triangular container half-liter. Their peculiarity was that they carried to the sales floor in large aluminum pans or plastic boxes, and when the tray was a little package - it was evident that the whole pan of milk. The fact that these packages were stubborn property flow through the corners. But they were conveniently set and convenient to drink straight from the package, cutting corner
At the very end of the Soviet era milk container began its transformation. First disappeared liter bottles. After a year or two packages began appearing liter tetra packs instead of the traditional half-liter milk bottles. Packets are not discarded. They are washed, cut off the top and used someone for something - for storage of bulk items for growing seedlings in early spring on the windowsill ....
Sour cream sold in 200 ml cans are all under the same foil cap or filling of large metal cans, pouring in the jar you brought a big scoop
Special products were butter. In my childhood behind it almost always was a queue. Especially when they brought in oil, packaged in the usual package. The oil was of several types - cream and sandwich shop. Sandwich different lower fat. But in its composition, it was a lot better today spreads offered by us under the guise of butter. Weighted Oil 3 BR worth 40 cents per kilogram and packet butter - 72 penny
Another cult dairy product in the USSR was condensed milk. Favorite treat children. We drank it straight from the jar, breaking the two-hole opener. It was added to the coffee. His cooked directly in the closed jar to eat boiled or used for cake. It was the most valuable currency in the summer camp
But it was still concentrated milk. Theoretically, it should have been diluted, but it was a special relish to drink it neat, punched two holes with a knife
And the milk at the time sold from barrels. Dairy barrels except the color and lettering were no different from the barrels of beer or kvass. And all to him was less than that for a beer
So as not to recall the favorite treat of all children - a milkshake. In my town the best milkshakes made in the cafe "Donuts" next to the children's theater in October. And always after a session cafe slaughter children
And more milk do the most delicious ice cream
Milk and dairy products occupied a significant place in the diet of the Soviet man. On porridge cooked milk. With milk cooked noodles and horns. We drank milk from a cup as we drink juice today. And drinking yogurt, fermented baked milk, acidophilus ... For breakfast is often served with tea mother curd. Curd cheese cakes and casseroles made, grandma cottage cheese dumplings with cottage cheese. Yogurt and likeness, I do not remember. But we ate the cream from the jar with a teaspoon. It was very tasty. And from the dessert were kefir drinks for children and cheese for 10 cents. He was small and extremely tasty
"Have you tried the local yogurt .. Eh, I had my way, I would take a bottle of ... two! .. drawer !. . "