Milk Cartoon Just Got Safer

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Drea Knufken
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  • Anonimous
    October 12, 2009 at 12:27 pm


  • name
    October 12, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Thank god, just think about those kids that have been scared for life cause they saw that helmet-less cow. Future generations are now safe.

  • Esteban
    October 12, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    hahahaha, hilarious ^^

  • John H
    October 12, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    That doesn’t look very safe. Those numbers printed or stamped into the top fold of the carton: is that supposed to be the best-before date?

    I couldn’t tell you if that’s a day in August or a day in September, in this year or last year.

    Something about YYYY MMM DD format dates makes it really hard for me to be unsure what is trying to be said. As for the best-before date of this milk, sorry, can’t say. Maybe sniff at it? Look for curds?

  • elleP
    October 12, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Why on earth would you need a helmet on a bike?
    I, and millions of Dutchmen and -women with me, have never worn a helmet on a bike. And we’re still here.

  • October 12, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    The cow looks like an alligator with the helmet!

  • October 12, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    too funny, how someone noticed this i do not know, but it is too funny

  • Joss
    October 12, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Ehhh.. Sweden…

  • October 12, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    No udder protection?!?!?!?

    Get your necessary tech protection at:

  • Anonymous
    October 12, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Joss, you must mean: “Ehhh… Finland…” Swedish is the second official language in Finland, hence the Swedish on the package. Most of it is in Finnish though.

  • joe
    October 13, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Now, the cow just needs some anti-chafing nipple tape.

  • Mike
    October 13, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Trust me, you do not need a motor to get your brains out of your skull.

  • Anonymous
    October 13, 2009 at 12:56 am

    I’m gonna shock you a little further: there is a _law_ in Finland which demands that you use helmet while riding bicycle. Thank god you’re not going to be punished in any way for not wearing one…

  • YoMama
    October 13, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Maito=milk in Finnish (Suomea)Kevyt=lowfat or light (Suomea)
    Mjölk=milk in Swedish (Svenska)Lätt=light (Svenska)
    The date at the top of the carton is the day followed by year – the way that is standard usage throughout Europe. It is best used from 02 to 09 of August (08). That is one week usable milk. It is much safer from a food-safety standpoint without the same level of preservatives as your typical supermarket brand in the States.
    Tämä on Suomaliasta mitoa. = (This is milk from Finland).

  • YoMama
    October 13, 2009 at 1:12 am

    This is something I consider typical of Finland after living here for a while. They printed half of the cows with helmets and half without in the same period. This suggests that it is a choice for everyone to make on their own – wearing a helmet is not emposed on anyone. People that like helmets have a cow on the milk carton to represent them and so do the freewheeler, helmetless cyclists.

  • Sam
    October 13, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Those are from Finland! (the left one) The first date on top is the packing date (2nd august). The second is the best-before date (9th august). We use DD MM.

  • Anonymous
    October 13, 2009 at 1:52 am

    People who comment “first” without substance in regards to the post has nothing better to do with their time.

  • fris
    October 13, 2009 at 1:58 am

    It’s a Finnish one, but soon they will remove the bike and helmet all together…why? Well too many kids have “hanged” them self to death by wearing those helmets and climbing on the playground obstacles.

  • B
    October 13, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Undoubtedly one of the least funny things I will see today.

  • NameSurname
    October 13, 2009 at 2:51 am

    @ elleP on October 12th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Why on earth would you need a helmet on a bike?
    I, and millions of Dutchmen and -women with me, have never worn a helmet on a bike. And we’re still here.

    You wouldn’t be here if you were driving bikes in Italy, for example.

  • Josh
    October 13, 2009 at 4:14 am

    “Those numbers printed or stamped into the top fold of the carton: is that supposed to be the best-before date?”

    It’s quite clear if you understood the text. First is the date it was packaged (DD/MM) and second is the best-before date. The year is in the middle.

  • Yaakov
    October 13, 2009 at 4:34 am

    Yep. Finland

  • Emil
    October 13, 2009 at 5:15 am

    It’s not that hard to figure it out. It follows the logic of M1 D1 B M2 D2 O. M1 and D1 is the tapping date (or whatever you do with milk), M2 and D2 is the use by date which logically is tapping date + 7. However, you’re right about it not saying anything about the year, but if you’re having year old milk and that’s your main concern, maybe the problem lies elsewhere 😉

  • mikko
    October 13, 2009 at 5:26 am

    There are two dates, both DD MM. first is the packing date and the second is the best-before date. The text under the dates explain it.

  • October 13, 2009 at 7:35 am

    I think you should allow cows cycling without helmet.

  • Anders
    October 13, 2009 at 7:40 am

    My question is why the cow are riding a bike to start with? But funny none the less.

  • Fin
    October 13, 2009 at 8:40 am

    To John H and others whom it may concern… 😉
    xx xx B xx xx O
    The dates are from left to right, mfgr date xx(date) xx(month) then after B best before xx(date) xx(month).
    If You need to see the year in this type of products YOU really need HELP! ;D

  • Joe
    October 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    If I were that cow I’d be worried about getting my utters caught in the bike chain…How safe is that?!?!

  • October 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Wow! Marketing safety on a milk carton? The world is really starting to major on the minor

  • rec
    October 15, 2009 at 2:51 am

    The cow now wears a helmet. But shouldn’t they have installed brakes to the bike in the first place, to make it safer?!

  • Numpty
    October 18, 2009 at 7:14 am

    ‘I, and millions of Dutchmen and -women with me, have never worn a helmet on a bike. And we’re still here.”

    Good for you. Many thousands of other people didn’t, and aren’t.

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