“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Milk „
There's nothing worse than getting up in the morning and realising you've run out of milk. After doing this a few times and having to do a quick dash to the shop before I've had my coffee I decided to keep a couple of cartons of UHT milk in the cupboard. UHT or Long Life milk as its sometimes known has a long shelf life and doesn't need to be kept in the fridge so its an ideal item to keep in the house.
I always use Tesco Value Skimmed UHT milk, its a good price at just 49p for a 1 litre carton, and to be honest it doesn't taste any different to their regular UHT milk.
The milk is sold in a carton which has the Tesco value logo at the top and across the front in a large red banner it informs the customer that it is Skimmed UHT Milk which is high in calcium and has been sourced from British farmers. The carton has the outline fo a cow on the front and at the bottom it gives the nutritional details, these are given for 200ml's : calories 75, sugar9.8g, fat 0.6g, saturates 0.2g and salt 0.2g The nutritional information is given in more detail on the side of the carton for those who wish to see it.
The carton doesn't have a fancy opening its just a case of snip of the corner and pour, but as this is a value product its what I would expect. On opening the carton the UHT milk looks and smells exactly the same as regular milk. It does however taste slightly different, in my opinion the UHT skimmed milk tastes slightly creamy, nothing like full fat milk but it just has that little bit of creaminess to it that fresh skimmed milk doesn't making it very nice to drink.
As I mentioned I always keep a couple of cartons of this in my cupboard for emergences, I've used it for drinks, cereal, cooking just about anything really that you would use fresh milk for and its perfectly alright. Its also ideal for those times when people call round unexpectedly!
This is a very useful item to keep in your cupboard. It has a nice long date on it, I bought some last week and the use by date isn't until August so it will last a long while. It doesn't need to be refrigerated until its opened and then you should treat it as fresh milk, its also suitable for vegetarians.
I would certainly recommend Tesco value skimmed UHT milk, its saved us many an early morning dash to the shop.
When it comes to milk its something I buy regulary. Both myself and my mate who visits me every day and stays over most nights love our teas and coffees. However with fresh milk I have a habit of leaving it out of the fridge and it going off and then recently when here in Weston Super Mare we were issued with severe weather warnings I decided to stock up on this as its long lasting and its what my Mother has always bought.
The milk comes in a red, blue and white box and the front and the back appear the same and on that we are told that it is Tesco 'Value' Skimmed UHT Milk 'High in calcium and fat free too' and that it is sourced only from British farms, working in harmony with animal welfare and environment 'Enjoy the great British taste for longer' and then we are also told that it is a 1 litre size and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. Other infomration on the box includes letting me know that this gives me as much calcium, vitamins and minerals as fresh milk does, that its suitable for Vegetarians, there is a full nutritonal chart stated, storage advice is given and contact details for Tesco are listed. With its picture on the front and back in a blue colour of a cow scribbled on there and the general colourscheme of the box you can see that this is very obviously a bargain buy, also you do have to cut the top of the box to pour the milk out which do that wrong you could end up with a mess however what do you expect really from a 49p carton of milk anyway!
The Milk Itself:
Right well the milk is of course white, very thin (it is skimmed after all!) and tastes that way really. I use this in hot drinks and for making up custard and the likes but hate this on my cereal becaause it does taste watery, like I say though its fine for other things!
Once opened this, according to the information on the box should be kept refridgerated and used up within 3 days. Well I always forget to pop mine back in the fridge and have found it to stay fresh (though my kitchen is a freezing ice box!) for 4 days at least however I can buy this and store it for about 5 months without opening it and it still remains fresh which is of course why I bought it when I thought the bad weather was about to hit us.
Although I don't like to drink this on its own or use it in cereal I'm more than happy to use it as I have listed above with only 37 calories per 100ml and barely any in fat in it its suitable for me!
Only available in Tesco stores.
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---Why I Buy This---
As we live out in the countryside I do online shopping with Tescos.
I try not to shop too often and try and do a big shop once every 1-2 weeks.
That means that fresh products are not always fresh by the time we want to use them - so as a standby I always keep a few cartons of UHT milk in the cupboard so I always have something to eat with my cereal - I cannot function without a proper breakfast!
One of Tesco's budget lines - basic but functonal.
Ultra high/heat treatment is a process invented in the 1960s whereby food is sterilized by heating for a very short time to a temperature exceeding 135c. UHT milk has a typical shelf life of six to nine months, until opened. (Wikipedia)
A standard red, white and blue carton - with the Tesco five stripes and Tesco Value written on it.
* Skimmed UHT Milk.
* High in calcium adn fat free.
* Sourced from British farms.
* 1 litre.
* 200 mls contains 75 calories.
* Long shelf life.
* Low GI.
* Suitable for vegetarians.
* Once opened keep refridgerated.
* Use within three days fo opening.
* Produced in UK in a recycalble carton - Tetra Pac.
* Ultra heat trreated and packed for longer life.
49p per litre.
This, being skimmed milk, is more watery than the semi skimmed - but that is only to be expected.
I find it perfectly adequate - I do not notice a certain taste - as some UHT products used to have.
Also I use it for hot and cold cereals and for tea and find it just as good as the standard milk we buy.
These cartons have a really long shelf life and only need to be put in the fridge once opened.
I must admit my son does not like this so much - but he prefers semi skimmed himself as he drinks it from the glass finds this a bit too thin for his liking.
I find for the price it is very good value - other Tesco UHT milk, being Semi Skimmed, sells for 81p a litre.
When every penny counts I find this a very useful store cupboard product and the fact that it is 'fat free' is also a bonus for my cholesterol!
---Would I Recommend?---
* Energy 156kJ (37kcal)
* Protein 3.6g
* Carbohydrate 4.9g
* Sugars 4.9g
* Fat 0.3g
* Saturates 0.1g
* Mono Unsaturates 0.1g
* Polyunsaturates 0.1g
* Fibre 0g
* Sodium trace 0.1g
* Vitamin B12 0.4µg (40% of RDA)
* Calcium 124.0mg (16% of RDA).