Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wondering on a Wednesday

I am sure you can imagine my surprise when I discovered the eggs at the grocery store on the cereal isle and the milk mixed in with the juice.


Hmmm....

Since eggs, milk, and cheese are not stored in the refrigerator at the grocery store, do they need to be refrigerated at your house?

It there something different about the eggs, milk, and cheese over here that they do not require refrigeration?

29 comments:

Katie said...

I don't think I drank milk the entire time I was there. Although some of my braver American roommates would buy it and put it in the refrigerator. I don't remember the eggs not being refrigerated in Belgium though because I know I ate those a couple of times....good luck with this one.
Katie

LORI said...

THAT'S JUST PLAIN DISTURBING! I THINK I'D ONLY EAT FRESH FRUIT, BOXED, AND CANNED FOOD FOR FEAR OF SOME SCARY "ISM"! THANKS FOR VISITING MY BLOG!

Mrs. D said...

Wow, looks like you guys are having a blast! I am jealous, I love to travel but don't get to as often as I would like. Thanks for visiting!

The Blonde Duck said...

Saying hi from SITS!

Safire said...

Wow, that's weird! (Over here from SITS)

Rich said...

Check to see if the milk is UHT (Ultra High Temperature) pasteurized. That particular type of milk doesn't need to be refrigerated until opened.
wikipedia link on UHT


I have no idea about the other stuff

aksholm said...

Eggs do not need to be refrigerated. They can last for weeks on the counter (learned this last semester in my fantastic animal science class). You'll know a bad egg from a good one from far away--it'll smell horrid and probably be black or green on the inside! The only thing the refrigeration does is keep the quality grade up (which is determined by the air cell size in the egg)

Miss you!

babblings from the Burke family said...

fresh eggs dont have to be refrigerated. You wont die..haha!

Joy said...

How strange! And interesting.

Congrats on your SITS feature!

Amanda in GA said...

Stopping over from SITS to wish you a happy day.

Looks like you are having lots of fun in your travels

Hula's Secret Blog said...

Ew!


Congrats on being SaUcY!

Yaya said...

congratulations!!!!!!

Cindy said...

Visiting from SITS, congrats on being saucy!

Angela said...

Congrats on keeping it saucy. I'll be following

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Fresh eggs don't need to be refrigerated - but once refrigerated need to stay that way... ;)

Congrats on being Saucy! :)

Nicole O'Dell said...

Yes, disturbing!

Congrats on being Saucy!!!

Nicole said...

You actually can buy milk in Europe which will NOT spoil within days in your fridge!

But it is UHT. And fresh eggs don't need to be in the fridge.

Food is safe, there are as strict rules as in the States. lol

But I love your picture.

Casey said...

I saw you on the SITS site, and I;m glad I did! We are also living in Europe (Germany), and like to travel on the weekends. We LOVED Switzerland! We went a year ago this week! I look forward to checking back!

Noah's Mommy said...

Congrats on your being saucy....and I have absolutely NO idea....

Kristin said...

I know that the eggs are okay. They have shelf milk in the caribbean that is stable at room temperature until it is opened. Check it out. Visiting from SITS.

joanofalltrades said...

How odd! Congrats on your saucy blog! I'm saucy too!

poppingbubbles said...

Hmmm...I don't think I could drink milk that hasn't been refrigerated. Congrats on being such a saucy blogger!

Tori C. (The Sweet Jelly Bean) said...

Congrats on being saucy!

Tiffany said...

Congrats on being Saucy this week. you have a really cool blog!

This Little Hen said...

Foudn you through SITS! Oh how I remember my shock when I first saw that scene! I miss Holland so much and Europe in general!

Michaela said...

Stopping by from SITS and want to say congrats to being saucy.

The milk in Germany wasn't refrigerated at the store either, it was pasteurized at a really high temperature and eggs can keep at room temperature for weeks like others have said.

ella said...

saying hi from SITS.
We lived in australia for a year and I remember going to the grocery store was so exhausting...just the sensory overload. You lose your "filter", suddenly all 26 brands of soap jump out at you equally, how to choose?

Its Me(SARA) Behind the Camera said...

Came over from SITS!!!

Congrats on being SAUCY!!!

jennifersusan said...

Happy saucy blog! it sounds like you are on quite an adventure! I can't wait to read more!