What’s so nostalgia about milk?
1. The Triangular Shape Milk;
Photo credit : SPH, and F&N
The packaging of the fresh milk has undergone changes from the past. I remember it used to be triangular shape as shown above. The other popular brand then was “Daisy” right? Of cousre Magnolia or Daisy, they are both under F&N now if I’m not wrong.
Photo Credit : National Archives of Singapore during the Heritage Festival 2007
How many of us still remember that during the 70s, we used to “subscribe” for the packet of milk in school (during my Primary Sch days). I don’t quite remember how was the packaging of the milk like for students in school then, do you?
2. Condensed Milk;
One of the common brand available in the 60s or 70s then was Milkmaid and of course the other was Blue Cross. I remember how I used to keep those labels which had pictures of fishes, butterflies or birds inside them;
Photo Credit : Above 2 – National Archives of Singapore during the Heritage Festival 2007
3. Goat Milk Delivery Man;
I’m not discriminating against him but I just cannot tolerate the smell of the goat’s milk probably from his “white” robe. There was this Indian man delivering bottles of goat milk to an Indian family one floor below my house in Haig Road when I was still staying there in the 70s/80s. I tried not to get in the same lift as him but at times if I couldn’t, I would just hold my breath.
This is the type of container on their bicycles for the goat’s milk;
You can see the above at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Or you may even find one in the wax museum in Sentosa;