Product Type: Premier Brands Baking & Ingredients
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Dried milk is an essential!
Marvel Dried Milk
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Marvel Dried Milk
Advantages: A handy, economical alternative to fresh milk
Disadvantages: Doesn't add loads of flavour, can go lumpy if your not careful
Dried milk isn't really something I have a lot of experience with to be totally honest with you. On and off over the years I have consumed it and even bought some when caravaning and things like that but usually I buy fresh milk of course like many of us do. However the other day when I was in my local Poundland store I spotted a tub of this and it seemed a very good idea to me to buy a couple of tubs of the stuff as I am forever running out of milk as I consume so much of it in teas and coffees and the like and am not always well enough to get out and get milk and the likes!
I bought a 175g of this which comes in a cardboard tub with a white plastic lid. On the front of it there is a picture of a glass of milk and we are told that it is Marvel 'Original' Dried Skimmed Milk and that it contains less that 1% fat and the weight is stated (which I have listed already). On the back of the tub other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients and nutritional information is given along with being told how to use it and contact details for Premier (the manufacturer of the product) are given. Nice enough tub this is and its informative enough too.
Using The Powder:
Well the powder is a mix of 99.9% of dried skimmed milk and vitamins A & D and is naturally calcium rich as well as containing vitamins A & D and is meant to be great in tea and coffee and for use in bread making and cooking in general too.
To make up one pint of the milk you just add 4 1/2 heaped tablespoons of the milk powder and add one pint of cold water to it and mix it up. You can heat this as well by bringing it to the boil on a low heat and you can also use it directly in tea or coffee by sprinkling in 1-2 teaspoons of it into a cup/mug.
I have used this by making it up and then using it throughout the day and also directly into into my hot drinks.
Making it up really is simple and it makes up into a thin white liquid. It doesn't go lumpy if mixed up well enough though it doesn't contain very much flavour at all so for me this is rubbish to use on cereals and the likes as it tastes like water to me!
Directly into tea or coffee I find it does go a bit lumpy and I end up having to scoop the bits out though it does end up giving a bit of a creamy taste and does taste like skimmed milk opposed to when its mixed with water I just am not keen on the lumps at all though like I say you can pick them out!
This to me is a must have for my cupboard for those times when I do run out of milk. It isn't fantastic but it is handy to have in for a cuppa! I prefer milk however have found this a really good emergency product!
Nutritional Information Per 57g Serving Made Up With 1 Pint Of Water (The Important Bits):
of which sugars: 30.2g
of which saturates: 0.2g
Available in all good supermarkets etc priced at about £1.50 a tub.
Summary: A must have for me!
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