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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #140 on: February 03, 2024, 06:00:46 PM »
Mix the plain with a flavor until it's the right balance of tart/sweet.

That’s what the flavor experts at the company do, and you end up with 22g of sugar per serving :P
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #141 on: February 04, 2024, 01:06:49 AM »
Keep in mind that it has a short shelf life. One taste of it spoiled can cure the want for a long time
Yes, this is a problem!

I used to buy their chocolate milk almost weekly, until about two years ago.
And that was because it started to so frequently taste off.
I still buy it maybe a couple times a year, but I open the bottle hoping for the best.
Whereas any other dairy products I regularly consume, I don't think twice about its freshness.

BTW when they say you have to shake it, you really have to shake it. Serious shaking is needed to get the cream to dissipate.

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #142 on: February 04, 2024, 01:08:29 AM »
That’s what the flavor experts at the company do, and you end up with 22g of sugar per serving :P
Till you meet Bethel yogurts. They have a much more "reasonable" amount of "added sugar" (IIRC ~12/13%).
Also, you don't get all those junky additives the other brands' contain.
Take for example their maple syrup flavor; IIRC its 2 ingredients are
-100% whole milk (IINM all the other companies use skim milk, and then add back cream depending on the % milk-fat content displayed on their label),
-100% pure organic maple syrup.

And the general texture of their yogurts are something else! Good stuff!
I find their plain yogurt much more palatable than the other brands.

But as others mentioned, the major hindrance is indeed their high price.

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #143 on: February 04, 2024, 02:11:06 AM »
Till you meet Bethel yogurts. They have a much more "reasonable" amount of "added sugar" (IIRC ~12/13%).
Also, you don't get all those junky additives the other brands' contain.
Take for example their maple syrup flavor; IIRC its 2 ingredients are
-100% whole milk (IINM all the other companies use skim milk, and then add back cream depending on the % milk-fat content displayed on their label),
-100% pure organic maple syrup.

And the general texture of their yogurts are something else! Good stuff!
I find their plain yogurt much more palatable than the other brands.

But as others mentioned, the major hindrance is indeed their high price.

In addition to the short shelf life of their yogurts as well.

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #144 on: February 04, 2024, 03:07:12 AM »
That’s what the flavor experts at the company do, and you end up with 22g of sugar per serving :P
Nah, they're all absurdly sweet unless you mix with plain.
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #145 on: February 05, 2024, 10:37:32 AM »
Beware that the shelf life on these items is really short (no preservatives). 50% of the yogurts/lebens on the shelf had a "popped up" foil top, indicating souring.
I bought a leben on Thursday and had it today (Sunday) and it was already spoiled. The yogurts (plain and vanilla) were delicious - my daughter said the vanilla tasted like cheesecake.
How popped-up is too popped-up?

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #146 on: February 05, 2024, 10:43:45 AM »



But as others mentioned, the major hindrance is indeed their high price.

If you think they are expensive, you should see what they cost in CLE Grove....($3.69)

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #147 on: February 05, 2024, 11:59:40 AM »

If you think they are expensive, you should see what they cost in CLE Grove....($3.69)

And then there's some other new CY Yogurt brand that is even more expensive. I didn't try it as I know nothing about it, and am extremely happy with Bethel.
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #148 on: February 05, 2024, 11:22:20 PM »
Random hack, we started storing Bethel milk upside down in the fridge. Helps (to mostly, not a perfect system) avoid the the huge glob of cream/milkfat on top.
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #149 on: February 05, 2024, 11:28:02 PM »
And then there's some other new CY Yogurt brand that is even more expensive. I didn't try it as I know nothing about it, and am extremely happy with Bethel.

That is the 'Meant To Be' brand. I think their farm is in Spring Valley- can anyone confirm?

There was an ad / article in the Monsey View a while ago. https://issuu.com/themonseyview/docs/issue_413_low_res?fr=sYTBjMTYyNzY3MzY

Haven't tried it as it is ridiculously expensive. 32oz Bethel milk is $2.89 in my supermarket. Meant To Be 32oz milk - $9.99!
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #150 on: February 05, 2024, 11:34:42 PM »
Random hack, we started storing Bethel milk upside down in the fridge. Helps (to mostly, not a perfect system) avoid the the huge glob of cream/milkfat on top.

Avoid? That's the prize for opening the bottle!
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #151 on: February 06, 2024, 12:27:51 AM »
Avoid? That's the prize for opening the bottle!

+1, I'm upset when it drops and I lose it.

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #152 on: February 06, 2024, 10:58:17 AM »
Till you meet Bethel yogurts. They have a much more "reasonable" amount of "added sugar" (IIRC ~12/13%).
Also, you don't get all those junky additives the other brands' contain.
Take for example their maple syrup flavor; IIRC its 2 ingredients are
-100% whole milk (IINM all the other companies use skim milk, and then add back cream depending on the % milk-fat content displayed on their label),
-100% pure organic maple syrup.

And the general texture of their yogurts are something else! Good stuff!
I find their plain yogurt much more palatable than the other brands.

But as others mentioned, the major hindrance is indeed their high price.


maple was delicious. a little on the sweet side.

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #153 on: February 11, 2024, 07:21:40 PM »
They switched to half gallon bottles of milk. Is that smart if the shelf life is limited?

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #154 on: February 11, 2024, 07:24:34 PM »
They switched to half gallon bottles of milk. Is that smart if the shelf life is limited?
Is it now WICable?
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #155 on: February 11, 2024, 07:27:28 PM »
Is it now WICable?
Dunno but interesting theory

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #156 on: February 11, 2024, 07:42:05 PM »
They’ve had half gallons for a long time. No, not Wic able unless…..

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #157 on: February 11, 2024, 08:15:57 PM »
They switched to half gallon bottles of milk. Is that smart if the shelf life is limited?

Is the half-gallon the same non-homogenized milk?
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #158 on: February 11, 2024, 08:42:48 PM »
Is the half-gallon the same non-homogenized milk?
yes