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    #1

    jar or canister?



    Open the bag of milk and pour it into a jar.

    Open the bag of milk and pour it into a canister.
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    #2

    Re: jar or canister?

    I'd call those canisters or containers.
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    #3

    Re: jar or canister?

    And they would be very ill-suited for pouring milk out of.

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    Re: jar or canister?

    I've never seen a "bag of milk" in my life. Here, milk comes in bottles or cartons. Why would you decant it into a different container? Jars are usually made of glass. The ones in your picture look as if they're made of clear plastic with a plastic lid. I'd call them containers or pots.
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    #5

    Re: jar or canister?

    I use to buy milk in bags in Germany in 1968. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_bag
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    #6

    Re: jar or canister?

    Milk came in bags when I lived in Ontario (Canada) in the 70s.
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    #7

    Re: jar or canister?

    Any more recent examples?

    CuriousMarcus, is milk commonly sold in bags in The Philippines?
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    #8

    Re: jar or canister?

    I wonder perhaps if the OP isn't referring to powdered (dehydrated) milk, particularly since he's putting into a screw-lid type container. It sometimes comes in bags, as well as boxes or cans.

    That would explain both the 'bag' (although we've seen other explanations) and the seemingly odd choice of container.

    As to the original question, I'd call them jars, and they might actually work well for powdered milk.
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    #9

    Re: jar or canister?

    That's entirely possible but I look forward to clarification from CuriousMarcus himself.
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    #10

    Re: jar or canister?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Any more recent examples?

    CuriousMarcus, is milk commonly sold in bags in The Philippines?
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