Doesn't milk in a bag make you think of milk in an udder?
Israeli consumers are being milked as the price of milk keeps going up.
A 1-liter bag of milk costs 5.30 shekels.*
At today's exchange rate that is $1.46.
Milk and some other basic dairy foods are under price regulation.
Bagged milk is put into its container, a corner is snipped off, and it's ready to pour.
However, the little choco bags have historically been opened by tearing off a little corner with your teeth and squeezing the sweet cold chocolate milk into your mouth.
When a kid can do that without getting choco stains all over his clothes, it is like an Israeli rite of passage.
We DO also have milk in cartons, but bags are cheaper and the milk tastes just as good.
I made aliyah to Israel in 1968 and remember the milk still came in glass bottles and was delivered to your doorstep, but the bottles soon gave way to bags.
I blogged before about this, back in 2008 , when the prices were much lower.
*UPDATE Oct. 2017: Milk prices are lower now, at 5 shekels per one-liter bag. Today that is $1.42 in American money.