A Milk Jug that Tells You if it's Spoiled

A Milk Jug that Tells You if it's Spoiled

Taryn Williford
Mar 30, 2010

Enough with 3-D television! We want to hear about engineers that are using technology to create useful home goods that support and enrich our daily lives. Wait—is that a milk jug equipped with a pH sensor that can tell us if our milk's spoiled? Where can we buy one?!?!

The Research and Development team at UK milk company Cravendale have teamed up with designer Oliver Newberry to create a milk jug that is as useful as it is beautiful.

An LCD screen built in to the "magic milk jug" reads "FRESH" or "SOUR," alerting you, the otherwise unsuspecting milk drinker, that your milk might not be safe (or delicious) to drink. The readings are based off a pH sensor built in to the base of the jug.

Cravendale's hope is that their smart milk jug will help battle milk waste. Apparently the sniff test that most of us employ when testing our milk has Cravendale's UK consumers tossing out milk that's perfectly safe to drink. This "British milk lake" (yes, they called it that) could fill 373 olympic swimming pools.

For now, (let's say it together...) it's only a concept. But lets toast a glass of fresh ice cold milk in the hopes that they get this on the production line soon!

Via OhGizmo!

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