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
Unlike other fresh milk
Member Name: oChrisoCo
Advantages: Long shelf life, last 7 days once open
Disadvantages: White packaging makes it a bit harder to see milk level
These where bought more out of necessity than choice, there were also on offer which made them a good deal. My parents were going on holiday for two weeks and having to shop constantly wasn't going to be ideal for me, as I was unwell. So they had to stock up on groceries that wouldn't go past their sell by date. As you know one of the things that never seems to last very long is milk.
This is an area which Cravendale have caught onto and offer these milks which have a much longer shelf life than your average milk. Not as long as long-life milk but I believe it was dated to last 2/3 weeks after purchase. This made it extremely useful in this case as long-life milk just wouldn't be right and regular milk wasn't going to last so it fitted the bill. One thing which they do make clear however is that it will only last about 7 days once the milk has been opened. The long shelf life is only if it remains sealed. The reason that Cravendale states their milk is capable of this is because of the PurFiltre process the milk goes through. From my experience all the milk lasted for the two week period and I never exceeded the 7 days once opened.
Having quickly looked at some other reviews I have seen some people posting about a strange taste to this milk. However, I can only say that from my experience I didn't notice anything extremely different in the taste of this milk. Not anything noticeable enough that put me off drinking it or caused me to throw it away. I'm no expert and I don't think about my milk hard enough to compare tastes between brands but I know when I don't like the taste of something and I never had this scenario. I could only assume any difference in taste would be down to the PurFiltre process making it last longer, but again I didn't notice anything.
The only downfall I had with this milk is the packaging which is white, when most milk bottles are cloudy/see through. Not a major pitfall but it did make it slightly harder to see how much milk remained in the carton.
Served a very good purpose and reduced my need to shop and I would happily buy the product again, only if it was on offer though. As it's no doubt more expensive than regular milk.
Summary: Was good for its purpose and would use it again in that situation or similar