Product Type: other Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... anyway. I believe if you was to try this milk you'd be pleasently surprised at how different it tastes to the other products. It tastes a ... more
A moo-ful of Cravendale keeps your bones strong and healthy!
Member Name: dinopoohy8
Advantages: healthy, does not go bad easily
Disadvantages: a little more expensive
I remembered buying Cravendale milk for the first time. I had just discovered mold in my freshly opened bottle of Tesco Milk and swore never to buy supermarket milk again! So I popped into my local Tesco's and started to find something new - and Cravendale was what I found, and since then I've always drank Cravendale.
There are two main sizes for Cravendale milk - you can either get the bigger 2 L containers, or the 1 cartons (I believe they have replaced the cartons with a plastic bottle recently though, the last I popped into a supermarket). I usually buy the larger ones unless there's an offer on the cartons (which can make the smaller cartons actually cheaper - so make sure you do some calculations before you buy!).
CRAVENDALE MILK ITSELF
The milk comes in three types: full fat, semi-skimmed and skimmed and each is noted by the colours blue, green and red respectively. For the sake of 'health' I typically drink the skimmed, which can taste a bit like water - but still better than skimmed supermarket milk, thankfully. As you rise up the milkfat-ladder, it typically tastes more and more like milk - so it's really your personal preference. I drink the skimmed milk with cereal, so honestly I can't really feel much of a difference, but I think, if you drink milk by itself on the side with bread or with crackers/fruits, you would certainly feel like the skimmed version is (very) lacking in taste. ALTHOUGH, nutritionally-wise, for 100 ml of milk, there is 0.3 g of fat in skimmed vs 3.6 g in whole milk, which can be quite a difference if you're trying to lose weight. Each 100 ml serving of milk provides you with about 125 mg of calcium which is about 15-16% of your recommended daily allowance, which means that a cup of 250 ml will probably provide you with close to 40% of your RDA - the remaining can be topped up by consuming cheese, or certain vegetables like broccoli!
Cravendale sells itself on being pure filtered, that means that the milk is filtered through ceramic filters that remove more of the bacteria that turns sour. Therefore, they claim that you can keep the milk for up to 8 days after opening -- which I have to say, IS true. This is especially useful if you are the only one who drinks milk, so you can buy a larger (and cheaper) carton of milk without having to waste some just because the milk has gone bad! I have also yet to experience mold growing in my milk - unlike with Tesco's own brand.
Cravendale tends to be slightly more expensive than supermarket milk, at about 1.88 pounds for 2L. There are regularly offers though which brings the price down to about 1.5 pounds per bottle if you buy two or something, which makes it almost comparable to supermarket milk.
This is one basic product that I would certainly recommend that you have simply because it's pretty tasty for its price!
Summary: I would recommend this product as your daily choice of milk!