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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 Protein 3.4g Carbohydrate 5.0g of which sugars 5.0g Fat 0.1g of which saturates 0.1g Fibre 0.0g Sodium 0.1g Salt N/A
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!!