Here's the truth, I have not been to the new Costco on Riverside yet.  Why? Because not long ago I renewed my Sam's Club membership, and I'm too cheap to pay for both.

This is not going to be a discussion about the differences/pros/cons of Costco and Sam's, but more importantly about one of the things they have in common, their funky square milk gallon jugs.

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Why do bulk shopping stores need to have milk jugs that look like this? Is it because more of them can pack into a cooler? It's not like they hold more.

So why are customers lighting up social media about buying milk at Costco? Because these jugs make pouring milk into a glass without spilling next to impossible. Again I ask, if shoppers are complaining, why are Costco and Sam's still using these jugs? Here's the answer I found on nytimes.com;

The jugs are cheaper to ship and better for the environment, the milk is fresher when it arrives in stores, and it costs less.

Those reasons seem valid enough, but I still don't like those milk jugs and I never, ever will. How do you feel?

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