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How Much Milk Will Santa Drink in One Night?

Dec. 21, 2023
Dairy Farmers of America has figured his consumption.

Two and a half days from now, Santa will drink nearly 6.9 million gallons of milk, 883.2 million ounces, as he makes his way across the country, according to figures from Dairy Farmers of America, the nation’s largest farmer-owned dairy co-op and biggest supplier of drinking milk.

That’s enough milk to fill more than 10 Olympic-size swimming pools if indeed every American home leaves out a glass of the white stuff to wash down those cookies. And if the elf on the shelf doesn’t get to them first.

DFA and Food Processing also exhort you to also leave some carrots for Rudolph and the other reindeer too. We wish you a merry Christmas and remind you that we will not publish a newsletter all of next week. The next one will be Jan. 2. So happy new year, too.

About the Author

Dave Fusaro | Editor in Chief

Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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