“ Milk „
I used to drink semi-skimmed milk until I started going to Weight Watchers a few years ago and switched to skimmed as it was less points. There is a slight difference, but to be honest I got used to it really quickly and buy it automatically now. Semi-skimmed tastes a bit too thick now and if I'm ever given full fat it tastes awful, practically like cream! Hopefully my waistline and my arteries agree with me that skimmed is best too!
Tesco skimmed milk comes in a variety of sizes to suit every lifestyle, from small 1 pint bottles to huge 4 litre ones, you can also buy it in long life cartons. I generally buy a small 1 pint bottle as I live alone and that's usually enough. At about 50p I think its pretty good value. Skimmed milk works for everything from cereal, to putting in tea and coffee, to cooking and baking and even drinking as it is. Some people find skimmed milk too thin and watery to drink on its own but I think its fine, and is in fact more thirst quenching than fattier types of milk as its less thick and creamy so feels more like a drink than a food.
Tesco milk tends to have a pretty good shelf life, usually when you buy a fresh bottle the best before date will be a week or even more in the future, so there's plenty of time to use it all and no need to waste any. Unfortunately I can't recycle the bottles where I live, but I believe some councils do accept them for recycling, so check before you throw them away!
Being diabetic I've always watched my weight and one easy way to help to do this is to stick to skimmed milk. I always used to have skimmed at home and when I bought my own home I carried on buying it. I always buy my milk from Tesco.
The milk is available in 1, 2 and 4 pint plastic bottles which have a red screw top cap. The plastic bottle is recyclable and is the standard design for this type of product with a handle on the side making it easy to pour the milk out. Underneath the plastic cap there is a small foil piece that needs to be removed before using the milk. This can be a pain to get of sometimes but does prevent leaks and allows me to lay the bottles down in the fridge when there isn't much room in there.
The label on the bottle is also red and tells the customer that the milk contains 0.1% fat. The label is only small but gives instructions for freezing and all the nutritional information, its in very small print and quite hard to read. There is a small amount of information on storing the milk and how long to keep it. The bottle I buy contains 4 pints or 2.272 litres of milk and is suitable for vegetarians. The label does advise the milk is used in 3 days but personally I find it lasts longer than this.
A lot of people I know refuse to drink skimmed milk claiming its too watery but in my opinion this just isn't the case. The milk is the same off white colour as full fat milk and to my taste buds has a nice fresh quite creamy flavour. Its perfectly nice to drink on its own or even hot. Its perfect for any drinks where milk is required whether its tea, coffee or milk shake.
Its also ideal for cooking, when a recipe has milk in it I always use the skimmed milk, not only does it make no difference to the taste of the end product but its saved on fat and calories which is always good. Cereal is something else I use the milk on once again cutting the calories without making any significant difference to my breakfast.
It is suitable for home freezing although I personally have never tried doing this.
Tesco skimmed milk costs £1.18 for 4 pints, 2 pints will cost you 89p while 1 pint is 49p. All in all Tesco skimmed milk is good, it doesn't taste like watery milk its surprisingly creamy for a skimmed milk, its low in fat and has fewer calories. I would certainly recommend it to anyone and will continue to use it myself.
I used to think of skimmed milk as greyish water and really not good to drink at all, I was always a semi-skimmed milk drinker as that is what I had when I lived at home, but after my parents switched to skimmed milk and I didn't notice the difference, I decided to give it a go myself.
This bottle of skimmed milk is is 2 pints (1.14L), comes in a bottle with a red lid and a red label and currently costs 89p. Skimmed milk is also available in 1 pint and 4 pint bottles and you can get semi-skimmed (green lid and label) and whole milk (blue lid and label) in the same 3 bottle sizes. You can also get organic milk which costs slightly more than just the bog standard milk.
The milk is 0.1% fat and contains and contains 34 calories per 100ml, this is compared to semi-skimmed milk which is 2% fat and 48 calories per 100ml and whole milk which is 4% fat and 64 calories per 100ml.
I have this milk with my cereal every morning and I use it for cups of tea and baking and I can honestly say it is just as good as semi-skimmed milk. When I first started it I have to admit I did notice a difference compared to semi-skimmed milk but that is to be expected, it wasn't different because it was horrible, it just tasted less creamy and rich than semi-skimmed milk. I like the fact that I am still having the same amount of milk I've always had, but am consuming a smaller amount of calories and a lower amount of fat, without noticing any taste difference.
If your looking to reduce your calorie or fat intake and you don't drink skimmed milk it would be worth giving it a go, it might taste strange to start with, especially if you currently drink whole milk, but you will get used to it and if you don't like it you can always switch back :)
I have been advised by my doctor that I need to reduce my intake of animal fats and this includes me now having to use skimmed milk, apparently, whereas normally I like to use the full fat version, especially in hot chocolate and on my breakfast cereal. My other half has been buying me Tesco skimmed milk in a large plastic container with a bright red screw top lid.
I am not so keen on this milk as it actually tastes to me like it has been watered down or diluted. I cannot compare it to other skimmed milks as this is the first one I have tried but to me it is tasteless and a real disappointment when I eat it on my cornflakes. I don't notice too much difference in tea but I do if I have the odd cup of coffee, it tastes weak and watery.
This milk costs about 90p for a large plastic container and as I am the only person in the house who drinks this then one bottle does seem to last for ages. The plastic carton can be recycled and it always seems to have a very long shelf life so I am always surprised that it hasn't gone off by the time I manage to get to the end of the carton, as it is so large.
I cannot say I am happy with this milk but I daresay I might have been unhappy with any skimmed milk I was being forced to drink as I miss the full fat variety.
Two stars is the most I can give this product.
==Tesco Skimmed Milk==
I used to think that skimmed milk should not even be classed as milk but since loosing a few stone I have tried to cut out most of my fat and one extra way I found to do this was to change my milk from the semi skimmed I was so used to having to the skimmed variety.
The price is no different from buying the skimmed or the full fat and himself thinks I should just water down the full fat which would eeke the milk out a lot more but the fact that this milk is more treated by the makers actually makes it more difficult to produce therefore I would assume it would be more money.
However 86 pence will buy you are 2 litre bottle of this skimmed milk which has both a red lid and a red label distinguishing it easily from the other semi skimmed milk with a green lid and label and full fat milk with a blue lid and label.
I more often than not buy my milk from Tesco's but really I find the price and quality no different from buying it at Morrison's or anywhere else for that matter.
The good thing about buying Skimmed milk is that there is less than 0.2% fat in it and really its pretty much not like having milk at all. I think once you get used to the thinness of it, it's not at all that bad. I only really drink it in tea now a days but I found I was able to have in on my Bran Flakes of a morning and one I had got used to the change in tastes I found it just as good as having semi skimmed.
On the whole, the Tesco Skimmed Milk is a good buy. It is lower in fat than all others and still of a good quality.
I think a score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
My review is on the Tesco Skimmed Milk, which comes in a carton, rather than the Tesco Skimmed Milk in a bottle.
Before I start, let me tell you, that I am no health conscious guy - who only consumes low calorie products. You only need to read my chocolate reviews to see that. However over recent years I have found that if I cut down on calories, on certain products, it leaves me a few more to indulge on other products.
One particular product, as part of a family of five, we consume a lot of, is milk. Wind the clock back 10 years, and our milkman would bring our fresh full fat daily pinta to our door. It was something that I thought myself (and especially my children) should have as part of our balanced diet.
However it was shortly after this, as my eldest two children were growing up, that we moved to semi skimmed. I mean after all, 'every little helps'. I thought if I could cut down on a little bit of fat, that could only be a good thing. The kids loved it. I loved it. My wife loved it. So this was a big yes now on our shopping list.
Now lets move forward a few more years. Mid noughties to be precise. I suggested we all try the skimmed milk. We always bought long life milk, due to it being practical. It came in a Tesco Value carton, and obviously did not need to come refrigerated. It only retails at 49p a litre, which is really cheap, and as a family we tend to consume about 7 of these a week.
We all have cereal of a morning, and many cups of tea throughout the day, and I can honestly say it is great. I can drink many cups of tea, knowing that the fat content is minimal
nutrient per 100ml
Energy 35 Kcal
of which sugars 5.0g
of which saturates 0.1g
I know a lot of you reading this review will be saying. No thanks. I mean my brother refers to it as 'white coloured water' but I can honestly say that once you have adapted your taste, you will never turn back. You don't have clumps of fat on the top of the milk. It doesn't go sour. It doesn't taste fatty. It is far nicer than whole milk. My eldest daughter who is 14, has said she would never drink anything else. Even my five year old just drinks this white milk now. Because I buy the longlife version I often buy trays at a time and we seldom run out. We also use it in baking, and find it is just fine.
I would highly recommend Tesco Skimmed Milk - both longlife and fresh. I don't buy the fresh very often, but it tastes much the same in my opinion and the long life milk. It is just that it doesn't last as long!!
copyright stebiz 2010 - also on ciao.co.uk
I was always reluctant to make the switch from semi-skimmed to skimmed milk - i thought it would taste watery and thin, and not like milk is supposed to at all. We tried a couple of supermarket brands of skimmed, and i wasnt impressed - it tasted exactly like i thought it would. But Tescos version is different.
This tases like milk. It still has a creamy taste, and you can still get that ice cold glass of milk you love, but with fewer calories - 200ml of this contains 68 calories and 0.2g of fat (semi skimmed has 96 calories and 3.2g of fat)
They sell in either 1 pint, 2 pint or 4 pint containers - but i buy the 4 pint at £1.53 each (tesco have a 2 for £3 offer on at the minute - which sounds good but is only a 6p saving!).
In your tea or on your cereal you would never know that this was skimmed, and my daughter hasnt noticed the difference on her porridge or in her nesquick milk - the only downside is that this milk isnt suitable to make angel delight, it just wont set.
This is a really easy way to save yourself some calories and fat without realising it!
Tesco's skimmed milk is not really of superior taste, nor quality, but it is of superior price in that it is one of the cheapest on the market, but isn't of dire quality.
The packaging isn't amazing: just red so you can identify it as skimmed milk. The bottle itself is clear, useful for seeing how mcuh milk is left, and the nutritional information is displayed on the front, as well as the definitive 'tesco' name. The milk comes in 1l size, which will set you back about 86p, or a larger 2l size, which may well be better value for money, although if it's just for personal use, probably not.
This milk is a lot less thick than whole milk, and most people don't like the taste, saying it's just water with a bit of milk. However, this is much healthier and lower in fat and calories, so is my personal choice.
Enjoy with cereals, on its own, or in a nice cup of tea or coffee!
As a child I always had semi-skimmed milk. I didn't like cream, so semi-skimmed was just the right taste and consistency for me. A couple of years ago I switched to skimmed as it has next to no fat, but it has a different taste (less creamy) and thinner consistency which took a while of getting used to. Now, however, I can't stand semi-skimmed as that is far too thick and creamy for me!
As do other brands of skimmed milk, Tesco Skimmed Milk comes in a plastic bottle (which can be recycled) with a red label and lid. It is available in a variety of volumes, for example 1 or 2 pints. To be honest, it tastes the same as any other brand of skimmed milk, even premium ones such as "Cravendale".
Not only good for use in tea, on cereal or just in a glass on its own, Tesco Skimmed Milk is also good in cooking (for example, in pancakes).
At less than 1% fat, skimmed milk is significantly healthier for you than semi-skimmed or full fat. If you are thinking of switching to skimmed, I would suggest trying it for a couple of weeks in cups of tea/coffee and on cereal. Even if you don't like it at first, you soon get used to it!