“ Brand: Robert Wiseman Dairies / Type: Dairy „
I'm always trying to shop around for the cheapest milk - it sounds bad but my boyfriend goes through that much it's ridiculous, 400-800ml a day alone on his protein shakes plus more on cereals and in coffees! AND he's lactose intolerant!! I found I really couldn't afford spending £1.50 a day on just milk, and considering I was barely getting any it was only fair! We eventually managed to find one this year that comes at a cheap price and tastes just like milk.
We buy our Robert Wiseman milk from Farmfoods, and at £1.50 for 4 litres it really is a bargain! You can also buy full fat and semi-skimmed milk for the same price, but as my boyfriend is lactose intolerant we had no other choice but this. Personally I'd have cut down on his milk intake seeing as his stomach gets realy bad sometimes, but that's just me. Full fat milk gives him the worst stomach-aches so the lower the fat, the better his belly! And 1% fat is also quite healthy for milk - skimmed may be the lowest in the fat department but when it comes to taste it lacks it a little!
We tried it anyway, bought 4 litres and took them home. We gave it a couple of days to see if it had any effect on the other half's bowels, but nothing out of the ordinary happened so we decided it must be ok. We've been buying it ever since and I can barely stand the taste of any other milk now, not even mum's skimmed when I go home! Wiseman's tastes just like milk, maybe a little sweeter as I've found my teas taste better with this milk, and it states the same ingredients and facts as all other milks - natural with x amount of fat in it - and is just milk really. Unless you're sensitive to the amount of fat in things I think it would be difficult to tell the difference between this and semi-skimmed until you'd drank enough!
We use it for a lot of things; pancakes, omelettes, cereal, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, pasta in sauces, etc. Oh and we drink it as milk too, on it's own with maybe a cookie. It seems to give everything a bit of sweetness, which may be down to the 1% of fat - most full fat are around 3% (ew!), semi-skimmed about 2%, but then skimmed is too low for any taste, so Robert Wiseman seems to have hit the perfect taste with 1%! Perfect for me anyway...
It looks like any other milk does in packaging, a plastic carton with a conveniently placed handle, so obviously white it hurts, yet with a purple label instead of the usual blue, red, green, occasionally black, that you see in the shops. This was what drew us to it in the first place; we'd never seen the label before so had to find out what it was! It's not as low in fat as skimmed milk, but as it's lower than semi-skimmed and quite cheap and the boyfriend doesn't die every time he has it, we continue to use it. Probably not good for anyone on a low-fat diet but then again, you could be on the lowest-fat diet ever and would still have to make allowances for your cup of tea surely!
One percent milk
I recently bought this as it was on offer for a £1 and cheaper than any other of the milk variety.
I was pleasently suprised when tasting as I expected it to be thinner than semi skimmed and taste less like milk I suppose. This milk is just like drinking semi skimmed there is no compromise I add it to my potatoes use it on cereal make sauces omellette whatever you name it I use this milk and it taste just like Im using Semi skimmed.
This milk is all the time £1 now in my local Asda although Farmfoods now do 2 for £1.50 so a bargain really although some other supermarkets are doing lower priced milk.
The packaging is attractive and purple and as a large 1% on the front so its seen very easily and I see it in many peoples baskets all over the supermarket so its a popular choice.
Milk is expensive when you have to buy for a toddler and for yourself so any saving is welcome and also when you cant tell the difference in taste its a real bonus.
Personally a very good choise cheaper less calories content and you dont compromise on the calcium or the taste an overall winner for me. This milk is delicious and a good healthy alternative to buying Semi-Skimmed.
Perfect, a solution to the ongoing issue in our household. I am on an eternal diet, my Mum likes semi-skimmed, I can't take skimmed milk in my tea, but I like it on my cereal. Finally a product which is inbetween!
Not only saving on Fridge space, this product offers a healthy alternative to semi-skimmed milk, without compromising on the favour and texture, its not like drinking water (as my Mum explains is why she wont have skimmed) and it's not like drinking calories (as I see a glass of semi-skimmed is).
Milk is so versatile, and you know, you do not compromise on calcium content by switching. A glass of this contains as much calcium as a glass of full cream - so it's brilliant for growing children or adults who need that bit extra calcium in their diet.
It works well in cookery too, like in sauces and quiches, etc. There is no compromise in texture or flavour which I like. Its good for making a low calorie bechamel / white sauce which you can add to lean mince and tomatos for a low calorie lasagne (since when have Italians been low calorie?!)
The product is now widely available and you can pick it up from local supermarkets, Sainsbury's at Bells convenience stores, etc. It is generally priced a little cheaper than Semi-Skimmed too. Recently in my local Asda they had a promo on for 4 pints / 2 litres for 50p! Now you cant afford not to try it!
An interesting product. A milk that kids will drink and have on their cereals AND a milk that adults can use knowing that it's low in fat.
My kids will drink what is effectively skimmed milk. Who would have thought it? After years of trying and years of buying skimmed for the grown-ups and semi-skimmed for the kids. Now we have the one bottle that everyone uses. Result: less wasted milk as it's always used before it goes off and less packaging to recycle.
This has been cleverly marketed as well. It's supplied in a container with a purple lid and label which shows it's not the "red" milk (skimmed) that the kids know they think they don't like. So they're happy enough to drink it.
It also seems to last longer than "normal" milk. Ours has kept in the fridge, opened but with the cap on, for over a week and normal milk would have gone off long before that.
I remember seeing this Mlk a few years ago when it came out, and have only tried it last week. I knew it boasted it was only 1% fat, but that's the same as Skimmed Milk, isn't it? I just carried on with my normal milk choice and didn't give it a 2nd thought.
On the way home from Asda the other night I remembered I didn't have any milk left. Being on a diet, and needing my bowl of cereal at night, this was a life or death situation. I really, really needed some milk. Since I couldn't be bothered to go all the way back to Asda I thought I would have to brave my local convenience store. Why are they always so expensive for everything? Because they are a convenience store! I know I know, but I don't agree with being ripped off at any time. I had to bite the bullet and go in.
Although they had normal Semi Skimmed milk, I picked this up and had a look. The bottle size was 750ml, not a size I would normally see milk in. This was in a large tetra Pack, and has a plastic lid on the top. The packaging was cardboard type stuff and the pack colours were white with some nice purple over it. It screamed "1% fat" all over the packaging, so this prompted me to look at the nutritional information. it only has 40 calories per 100ml. Surely it will just taste like Skimmed Milk? The carton bragged that it tasted like Semi Skimmed Milk, but with less fat and calories than Semi Skimmed Milk. With nothing to lose I bought a carton. 75p for this 750ml. Scandalous. I wasn't being ripped off by the name, as the other milk was priced at this as well.
So now to the taste. it is lovely. It really does taste like Semi Skimmed. Perhaps not exactly, but very, very close. It has a nice cream-y taste to it, and I knew it was pretty good for me as well.
I will certainly buy this again, as it is slightly less calories for me, which perhaps means I can have another scoop of Coco Pops - what do you think?!!!
Even though I am currently dieting I still think it's important to have a good amount of calcium every day to help preserve my bones for as long as possible, I would never scrimp on my milk and yogurt consumption for this reason but am always looking for alternatives to help make my daily Weight Watchers points allowance go further.
This is where The One milk comes in as it contains just 1% fat, which I'm sure you'll know makes it a skimmed milk, but it has the taste and texture of the thicker semi-skimmed variety.
I can taste a slight difference in this purple topped milk to my usual green semi-skimmed, but not much and it is certainly not watery or sour tasting as I generally find skimmed milk to be.
I have used The One milk for cooking, on cereal, in hot drinks and drunk a glass of it as I would any other milk. It's been absolutely successful each time, although to be honest I am not terribly keen on it when drunk alone as it doesn't quite have the rich rounded flavour of semi-skimmed. It's not that it's watery or anything just that, I don't know, it doesn't quite taste the same. I've added banana flavoured Nesquik to this milk and it's perfect like this, the sweetness of the milkshake powder adding a little something to the milk.
Having said that, I gave my granddaughter a glass of The One milk last weekend and she didn't notice a difference at all and believe me she would have soon commented if she had!
The only problem I have with The One milk is that the purple screw on lid isn't a very good fit and if you lay it down in the fridge then eventually you'll find a small puddle of milk at the bottom of the fridge, this means ideally you need a space to stand it up in the door which isn't a problem for me as this is the only milk I buy but for those of you who need to keep other milk varieties in the fridge then you could soon find yourself running out of room in the door.
The One milk is a little cheaper than the supermarket branded skimmed, semi-skimmed and whole milks with a 2 litre bottle costing around £1.35. It has a good shelf life and is perfectly good in hot drinks for 2 or 3 days after the use by date. Not everywhere stocks it, I've seen it in Sainsbury's and Morrisons but Tesco don't seem to sell it for some reason.
I recently did a shop through mysupermarket because I was worried about how much money our food was costing and mysupermarket compare prices and offer cheaper substitutions.
Mysupermarket offered me a substitution from my normal shop brand semi skimmed milk to a milk called "the One" I though milk is milk I may as well have the cheaper one so selected 2 x 2 litre plastic bottles of the one milk for £2.
The one milk comes in a plastic container with a purple lid and white and purple label it is from Robert Wiseman dairies and is 1% fat, which is very good as I am also trying to lose weight. We have noticed no different at all using this milk to our other brand it smells and tastes the same as other milk does.
I will comment on the fact that the lids does not seem to fit as securely on the one milk as it does on my normal milk. I tried lying the one milk down on a shelf in the fridge because I did not have much space but I could see straight away that it was leaking a little this was on the unopened bottle to it shouldn't have leaked.
I think we will continue using the one milk as long as it is cheaper that our normal milk and we have room to stand it up in the fridge!
The One Milk
I often buy this milk as it is regularly on offer in ASDA and even when it is not on offer it tends to be a couple of pence cheaper than the ASDA own milk. Bet you didn't know that!! I only realised after scrutinizing the prices due to the rapid increase in milk over the last few years. The One Milk comes in a plastic carton alike the other varieties of milk. It has a screw on lid which is purple. The label on the front is also purple and white.
The One milk was recently popular on the advertisements between certain soaps. The advert included a woman and man singing "you're the one that I want" from grease down the supermarket isles. I thought that this Milk would be expensive but it tends to cost around £1.20 per 2 litres and is on offer in ASDA at the moment at £1.00 per 2 litres.
The One milk is only available in semi skimmed and contains only 1% fat. The Milk is created by Robert Wiseman Dairies. As far as I am aware you can only get 2 litre bottles of this milk.
The Milk itself tastes like any other milk, it is thin, as you would expect from semi skimmed milk but it tastes just as good.
What more could we want!!! You are THE ONE I want whoo whoo whoo!!