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Raw Milk: Taste Test

Earlier this week, we explored the controversy surrounding raw milk, and where to buy it in Arizona. Today, I'll share my personal experience with the stuff.

As mentioned previously, many of the usual suspects don't sell raw milk, including Whole Foods, which sent us a statement explaining it discontinued selling it nationwide.

You can find it here if you look hard enough, and earlier this summer I drove to Healthy Habit to obtain my controversial calcium. At the central Phoenix health food store, the raw milk's not located in the refrigerated display case along with other dairy products. It's held in the back room; you have to ask a clerk for it. 

Luckily they didn't ask for a password, but still, I felt like I was on a bit of a secret mission. And a pricey one, too. The milk cost $12.50 a gallon, the only quantity available for purchase. Since my pickup truck doesn't have A/C, I was kindly given a couple of ice packs to put with the milk, which was wrapped in a large brown paper bag. This was all just to be extra safe, and make sure that nothing happened to it on the drive to a refrigerator.

With so much at my disposal, I decided to drink raw milk every day for a little over a week, to see what (if anything) would happen.


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Sarah Ventre