Mike Smithers of Christchurch died a disillusioned man. According to his wife, he had made it a point only to drink Long Life Milk, steadfastly believing this would do what it said on the Tetrapak.
Sadly, events outlined in the Hampshire Herald proved the semi-skimmed fitter from Hampshire wrong. ‘Drinking semi-skilled long life milk probably didn’t improve Mr Smithers health sufficiently to prolong his life,’ a Hampshire NHS Trust spokesman said. 'UHT milk is ‘not a factor’ in longevity but it can make tea taste funny.'
Mrs Smithers said she was ‘resigned’ to losing her husband, despite the dairy-related mix up. She told the Hampshire Herald her husband would be cremated rather than buried, as she regarded Ultra Heat Treatment (UHT) ‘more appropriate, given the circumstances.’