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Member Name: Idiophreak
Advantages: Lasts longer, cheaper in the long run.
Milk seems a strange thing to review...I mean it's just milk, right? Is one kind of milk really any better than another? Turns out, yeah...Cravendale milk really *is* better than regular milk - so much better in fact, I feel compelled to write a review to explain to the world why it's so much better.
I'm a creature of habit. I like things to be just so. Each morning I get up (grudgingly) and my girlfriend makes the bed while I get breakie. I'll pop her toast in, get me some cereal, a glass of juice each and stick the telly on. *Nothing* ruins my morning quite so badly as biting into my cereal to discover the milk tastes a bit funky...it's just a disaster.
I also hate shopping. I'm not a fan of crowds or large numbers of people, so a busy supermarket can be my idea of hell.
If only there were a product that could minimise both my need to shop *and* the chances of my milk going off - enter Cravendale.
Cravendale is sold by every major supermarket I've been to. It's normally sold in amongst, or just beside, the regular milk. It's in a white opaque bottle with a coloured label on it, colour corresponding to skimmed-ness. Green is semi.
Through what I'll call "magic", but they call pre-pasteurisation filtering, they produce milk...that lasts longer. The stuff will keep for several weeks in the fridge unopened - and normally last pretty much a week once opened. This means I don't need to do a mid-week shop to get milk, I don't need to throw out half a bottle of milk that's gone off. I don't need to worry about whether my milk will have turned when I'm (sleepily) pouring it over my cereal. It's a subtle, but significant, improvement to my quality of life.
Taste-wise, I couldn't tell Cravendale from "regular" milk, it's tasty, refreshing and smooth - and it's nutritional content is not dissimilar to the normal stuff, either.
The only price you pay for this longer life is...the price you pay. Cravendale is around 15p more expensive for the 2l - around 10% extra. Personally, however, I'm absolutely confident that I save money through not wasting nearly so much milk.
In summary, then, Cravendale milk is just fantastic. It takes a product that most people use every day - and makes it noticeably better. I never buy any other kind of milk.
Summary: Got Milk? I do!