Milk in bags: that’s so Canadian
Today’s viral hit is a YouTube video made by Sheryl Ng, a York University student who explains the concept of drinking milk from a bag as opposed to a carton or jug. Western Canada and the entirety of the United States (the video is addressed to the latter) thinks Ontarians are as weird as Maritimers and the Québécois—the only known people who drink bagged milk. There’s a lot to explain, apparently: in the three-minute video, Ng goes into great detail about the size of one’s bag opening, the ideal pouring angle and how to prevent “the fridge smell” from getting into the milk.
Though it was made back in June, “Milk in Bags, Eh?” is stealing Mildred’s Temple Kitchen’s viral thunder this week. The Star covered the story yesterday, and the Post did a follow-up by posting Ng’s more recent YouTubery, which explains ketchup chips to our baffled southern neighbours. While they may seem obvious, even banal, to Torontonians, these videos do answer the pressing American question we reported on yesterday: What to serve at a Canada-themed Olympic party? In addition to Chinese ginger beef, hosts should load up on ketchup chips and bags of milk.