“ Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Chocolate Drinks „
We buy quite a lot of chocolate milk from Tesco. The picture on this review isn't what we buy as I have not been able to buy a plastic chocolate milk from Tesco for ages now as I think they have swapped them for the more environmentally friendly cardboard cartons which I pay just over one pound each for. However, I can sometimes get these on special offer if I buy two cartons at once.
This chocolate milk is really tasty. Both me and the little lad love this on our breakfast cereal or we just like to drink it straight in a glass but with loads of ice cubes. It makes a very refreshing drink.
The milk is the consistency of just normal milk, it's no thicker, though you might have expected it to be. It is light brown in colour and has just a hint of chocolate taste. The tase of chocolate is not too overpowering otherwise it would make it a bit sickly to drink a lot of it I personally think.
It is smooth and tasty and quite sweet and I believe it has quite a few calories in it so you'll have to be careful if you are watching your weight, ladies, as I always say. My other half doesn't like the taste of any flavoured milks or smoothies and this is no exception. She says the smell alone puts her off.
I think it's an excellent way to get the little lad to get his calcium as we have a lot of problems in getting him to just drink normal milk and this is the best way we have found him to get to drink mlik. He likes it through a straw.
Great stuff, not expensive and good for you too - not to mention tasty.
I am not a milkshake fan so the other day when my mate purchased me one of these when she was out and handed to me I wasn't very thrilled at all. When I'm thirsty I prefer juice or pop than anything thick and/or milk based to quench my thirst.
However it was nice that she treated me to a bottle of this and not being ungrateful I decided to give it a try with an open mind!
I have only seen this in Tesco in the size she bought me which was 330ml and the bottle is white plastic and it has a twist on/off brown coloured lid. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Tesco 'Goodness' Chocolate Milk and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and on the back of the bottle ingredients and allergy advice is given, the size is stated and contact details for Tesco are given. Nice, handy sized bottle this and its informative enough of course.
The Drink Itself:
Well this is made with semi skimmed milk and is light brown and chocolaty in colour. Although it is pourable and not too thick it still contains a decent thickeness and isn't the consistency of water. Nicely and naturally sweetened with cocoa powder and vanilla flavouring, I do get the taste of chocolate in a nice, milky way but can't taste the vanilla at all within it.
Smooth and delicate in the chocolate flavouring stakes this is best served chilled though if you want something really highly tasting in chocolate this may not be for you as I don't find it all that rich.....just as I have said delicate!
Nutritional Information Per Bottle:
Only available in Tesco stores priced at 61p a bottle.
My son recently broke his leg and was advised to drink plenty of milk, take yogurts etc. The tesco flavoured chocolate milk was a great way to get him to take the calcium he needed to help the bone heal, he is not very fond of plain milk, but drank this milk with great enthusiasm. there is some sugar in it, however the calcium content far outweighs any problems this may present.
This is a reasonably priced product which young children will find appealing especially if you want more calcium in their diet and they are not too fond of plain milk. It is also lovely mixed with some whiskey for the adults, a sort of home made baileys??
my sons leg is well on the mend and his bone density has improved greatly, which I like to think this milk had some bearing on this. There are other flavours of milk but if your child likes chocolate this one is hard to beat.
Money: Around the £1 mark when on offer but normally up at £1.20. Only a bit more than normal milk and so much nicer!
Taste: Choccy fans with love this! It's so good! I buy this all the time and it's my little achilles' heel! I don't mind shelling out a couple of quid on it now and again because I can make it last (see below). Bit high in sugars and stuff but that's bound to happen with anything made with chocolate, it's a sacrifice we must make as humans!
Ease: Unless you're lactose intollerate, drinking milk is pretty simple. I recommend a straw, for some reason, choccy milk tastes so much better through a straw.
Downsides: Probably the price. It is a fair amount but the cheapest option out there. Make it last though by using my tip below.
Moneysaving tip: Remember mini milks? If you liked the chocolate one, you can make a similar version with this! Just find something that you could make a phallic shaped lolly in, use the handle of a spoon of something to that extent for the handle of the lolly, bang it in the freezer, couple of hours badda bing badda boom, mini milks! I usually do this with about half of the milk and drink the rest when I want it. Grabbing a lolly instead of drinking the milk will make it last longer.
Overall: Fun, and a nice little treat, especially the mini milks on a hot day! NOM!
I first started buying Tesco's chocolate flavoured milk last year after we had just come back from holiday in Spain where we drank copious amounts of Lumumba which is basically ice cold chocolate milk and brandy served in a tall glass with a straw. The locals told me that they usually have it as a hot chocolate drink with brandy but adapted it to an ice cold drink to serve to the tourists who would baulk at drinking hot chocolate and brandy in such high temperatures.
I never thought about drinking chocolate milk before, but a few days after coming home I had this immense chocolate craving, I don't have a sweet tooth normally but all I could think about was chocolate milk and the brandy might have crossed my mind as well.
In the afternoon I was looking for yoghurts in Tesco and what did I spy, yep chocolate milk. 'Should we get some?'I asked my husband who immediately grabbed the Tesco chocolate flavoured milk brand, always one to watch the pennies is my other half, and you know the type, the one that would buy a jumper with one sleeve missing if it were cheap enough. 'Do you think it will taste like chocolate maybe we should opt for a better one?', I asked but hubby who always has an answer for everything when it comes to saving a little says 'Oh no honey this will do just fine, if it is a good one it might be too thick and unable to get up the straw.' I had no answer for this logic but in an act of defiance grabbed two off the shelf, 'one to make Lumumba's with and one to drink for the hangover' I said cheerfully, hubby mumbled something about not needing to buy any more brandy as we already had some at home.
As it goes we drank the first bottle outside the store and I was pleasantly surprised. The chocolate milk comes in plastic bottles with a handle similar to the ones used for their ordinary milk with a screw cap which is very easy to remove though they do tend to change the packaging sometimes and use cartons instead. The chocolate milk is fairly thin much the same as ordinary milk just a tad thicker I would say and it does taste very much like chocolate but is no way sickly, and it did indeed find its way up the straw when we made our Lumumba's later that evening which were absolutely delicious and identical in taste to the ones we had sampled in spain.
Tesco's Chocolate flavoured milk is made with semi skimmed milk which is a healthier option than some of the other brands that are made of either whole milk or a combination of both. It has 145 calories per 250ml serving, must be kept refrigerated and consumed within 3 days of opening, but in my house it doesn't usually last 3 hours specially if there is a little spare brandy around! It retails at around £1.20 but at the moment Tesco have an offer £1.18 or two for £2.00, I know I bought 2 cartons earlier hush don't tell the other half I bought a small bottle of brandy as well.
The wife picked up a carton of this in Tesco the other week. I like the odd Chocolate Milk and Milkshake, so I helped myself to a glass of this yesterday. This was the first time either of us had tried it, and have to say it was pretty nice.
This Milk is made with Semi Skimmed Milk and Chocolate flavouring. Found at the same place that all the other Milk products are in the chill section.
This was in a plastic carton, just like the picture, and like a 1litre Milk cartons - which it is anyway.
Per 200ml serving of this this has 145 calories and 3.6g fat.
This cost us around £1.20 for the 1litre, which was an ok price.
This had a decent enough use by date on it, which I think is 1 week. Won't last that long in our house.
This tasted nice. SOmetimes I find that Chocolate Milk can be that bit strong tasting, which is ok, but I would rather you can taste the Chocolate but still taste that it is a creamy Milk as well. Just like an enhanced flavouring. This tasted fresh, sweet and you could tell it was Semi Skimmed, and the Chocolate flavouring was Milky, a bit malty, and just a nice taste. Not too heavy which was good for me.
We will be buying this again. as it is cheaper than the brand named version and just as good.
You can find Tesco's Own Brand Chocolate milk with the other ready made milkshakes like Frijj in the aisle with the fresh milk. The price is around the £1.20 mark although it can vary & it regularly appears in the reduced lines section when the sell by date is about to expire. You can usually get it for half price when it's here.
I'm very fond of milk. I drink a lot of it & I really like milkshakes too. My wife likes shakes but she isn't that fond of milk. She doesn't drink milk at all. We have had lots of shakes including home made & shop bought.
This shake is nice. You do need to shake the bottle a bit as some of the chocolate flavour sinks to the bottom although you do have to shake most ready made shakes. It isn't very sweet but does have a good flavour of chocolate which is probably just about right. Thickness wise, it isn't very. It's maybe slightly thicker than milk but to be fair not that much. If you want a thick milkshake, your better with Frijj.
On the downside, you can make chocolate milk at home with Crusha or Nesquik. To be honest, this milkshake is nice, but I think homemade milkshake made with Crusha is just as nice tasting if a little thinner, but for the money that you save & the fact you only need to keep the concentrate on your shelf, I think that it's a better option.
I do recommend the product. It tastes good, isn't too expensive & can sometimes be picked up at a bargain price. I do only recommend it though if you can't be bothered to make your own.
When our grandson was ill, we had a lot of this in the house as it was a good food substitute for him when he wasn't eating properly. It's by no means a meal replacement for either an adult or a child, but the high fat content and calcium and protein made it an ideal drink for our grandson when he was struggling to eat properly due to an illness.
This costs £1.18 for a litre, which is a bit on the high side but then milk has become increasingly expensive of late. For that price, you do get a really nice chocolate milk.
I find that this is a lovely thick drink that's superb for chilling the throat as it goes down. A little tip is that this is ideal for you if you've ever got severe tonsilitis and are struggling to swallow food. It fills you up and chills your poor throat at the same time! I wouldn't say it's as thick as the premium brands like Frijj, but I would say that it's plenty thick enough.
I find the flavour of this is strong without being over powering. It's quite sweet, but the strongest flavours to come through are milk and chocolate, rather than sugar. I like that there's an undertone of cream to the flavour as well, as it gives the flavour depth. I also really like the after taste of this drink, and find it lingers for a good little while after drinking a glass.
The only problem with this is that it's high in fat and sugar, and of course it shouldn't be a substitute for water or no added sugar squash which are both much better for you. It's great as a treat though, and great for slim kids who need a boost due to illness or with their breakfast if they refuse to have regular milk.
Note that the packaging for this has recently changed. Up until very recently, you could get this in a plastic bottle, but it now comes in a carton which isn't as convenient as it's more awkward to hold and pour. I've knocked off a star for the new cheap packaging.
We all know that milk in the right quantity is great for your body. It is full of calcium.
I HATE Milk. I can never eat cereal. The only way I can have milk is to make it chocolate flavour. Milkshake, coco pops, smoothie.
Okay so the price. A litre of Tesco chocolate milk currently costs £1.18. Last Saturday it was on offer 2 for £2.
The ingredients are:
Semi Skimmed Milk, Sugar, Dried Skimmed Milk, Concentrated Banana Juice, Stabilisers (Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Agar), Natural Flavouring, Colour (Carotenes)
I am very surprised to see that is contains banana juice as the milkshake does not have this taste to it. So this milk is fairly healthy. Although full of chemicals.
A 250ml serving contains 145 calories and 3.2g of fat. You need to keep the milk refrigerated and once opened it needs to be used within 3 days. This product is suitable for vegetarians.
Okay so this product is round in the fridge section of Tesco in a colourful carton. The carton includes the ingredients and nutritional information. The expiry date is printed on the top of the carton.
When you open the carton there is not a strong smell of chocolate. I think it smells like powdered chocolate.
I have to admit is does taste good. The chocolate taste is not overpowering and it is very creamy. I would suggest drinking it ice cold. The texture is somewhat thicker than milk.
I started buying the Tesco Flavoured Chocolate Milk about 6 months ago after my favourite Frijj Fresh Classic Shake Chocolate having sold out in my local Tesco store. I looked at a few of the others but thought I'd give this one a go, and now this is my first choice. The chocolate milk is made using fresh semi-skimmed milk and also suitable for vegetarians.
I really like the fact that this product has changed from being in a plastic bottle to in recent months in a cardboard carton with the only plastic being a lid. On the carton is a picture of a glass of chocolate and all the relevant information that you would expect to have. Also, easily viewable on the fold at the top of the carton, the expiry date is located.
The Guideline Daily Amount (per 200ml) is as follows:-
Calories - 145 (7%)
Sugar - 20g (22%)
Fat - 3.6g (5%)
Saturates - 2.2g (11%)
Salt - 0.3g (5%)
The cost of this is £1.18 for a litre of chocolate milk. This is fantastic value for money considering Frijj Fresh Classic Shake Chocolate costs 96p for 500ml (equating to £1.92 for the same quantity). I'm saving myself quite a bit by having changed my choice.
There is a slight smell of chocolate, as you would expect but it is certainly not overbearing.
Complete and utter perfection in my opinion! It has a slightly creamy flavour and the perfect amount of chocolate. I'm not a fan of them when they are too strong.
The texture is smooth and ever so slightly thicker than milk.
Advantages of this product are that it includes all of your essential vitamins and minerals and tastes absolutely divine when really cold. It is suggested that once opened, it should be consumed within 3 days and prior to the 'use by' date. To be honest, I'd be surprised if it did last longer than that, it definitely doesn't with me. It's also easily accessible at any Tesco store.
The only negative I can suggest is that it is occassionally out of stock. Not often though.
Overall, I love this drink. It's superb value for money and not actually all that bad for you. It gets a massive thumbs up from me! What more is there for me to say than try it and let me know what you think.