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Is it worth paying 9p more for milk because it has the red tractor?

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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
I think it is personally.

If you have a Lidl near you, I recommend you get four pints from there. Milk from [B]Lidl bears the Red Tractor mark
http://www.redtractor.org.uk/site/REDT/Templates/Home.aspx?pageid=1&cc=GB

which guarantees certain quality standards.

We all want quality food thats affordable and safe to eat. The Red Tractor is an independent mark of quality that guarantees the food were buying comes from farms and food companies that meet high standards of food safety and hygiene, animal welfare and environmental protection.


The cheapest place to buy milk per pint appears to be Iceland at £1 for four pints. However it doesn't appear to bear this mark. Most of the major supermarkets have milk that bears this mark but they're much more expensive.

So what do you think? Is it worth the extra 9p if you live close to one or shop there anyway?

PS: This is not meant to be an ad for lidl.
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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[mod]#1
Depends............if the red tractor is on Cravendale then i'm in................if it's not then i'm out.
#2
Doesn't seem to allow links so I've posted it below.
http://www.redtractor.org.uk/site/REDT/Templates/Home.aspx?pageid=1&cc=GB
suspended#3
Syzable
Depends............if the red tractor is on Cravendale then i'm in................if it's not then i'm out.


You can not beat Cravendale

Perfection :-D
#4
Syzable
Depends............if the red tractor is on Cravendale then i'm in................if it's not then i'm out.

Agreed i only buy Cravendale.
#5
Cravendale is th best by a mile, dont care if its got this red thing on it
#6
ffs!

Milk is Milk

why pay more when its all the same? it comes from cow's teats!

Also the UK has sonme of the highest standards for food in the world, any milk sold to the public must meet those standards, as well as European standards.

Thats like saying, should I pay more for a banana just because someone has stamped something on it
#7
Organic dairy products all the way!!
#8
My Dad has Cravendale,i've never tried it,what's the difference,i don't like milk really,but have it on cereal,but if there's any milk left in the bowl i leave it !!
suspended#9
karenhornby
ffs!

Milk is Milk

why pay more when its all the same? it comes from cow's teats!



:?

I'm amazed by your outburst.

Cravendale is so much nicer and it also has a longer shelf life, since switching i haven't had to throw any milk away at all. I'd normally waste quite a bit
[mod]#10
deb8z;7268461
My Dad has Cravendale,i've never tried it,what's the difference,i don't like milk really,but have it on cereal,but if there's any milk left in the bowl i leave it !!


As the advert says.............."Cravendale is soooo good the cows want it back" :-D
banned#11
i want to drink it, not ride on it
[mod]#12
sassie;7268532
i want to drink it, not ride on it


Filth, :x :p
#13
I like the stuff the milkman delivers, silver top with the layer of cream. I used to have a free pint every morning on the way to school. It all seems to be platic cartons now, very rarely see bottles of silver top. I just like blue top milk any brand
#14
Syzable
As the advert says.............."Cravendale is soooo good the cows want it back" :-D


I rarely watch ads!!
[mod]#15
deb8z;7268604
I rarely watch ads!!


Nor do i but the annoying ones tend to stick. lol

I think the main selling point is it's filtered to a more pure form.............it tastes very nice. :)
#16
Or maybe the producers dont want to pay for having the logo on the label and pass on the savings to the consumer, the milk from Iceland comes from the Robert Wiseman dairy which also supply the vast majority of supermarkets

Last time i got milk from Lidl, it didnt have the logo on, i know the £1 milk from Sainsburys does
#17
The Lidl milk definitely bears the red tractor mark. I think it's the cheapest place you can get milk which does.

As for Cravendale, it too bears the red tractor mark.
http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:DNJv1kf-E3kJ:www.redtractor.org.uk/site/REDT/Templates/GeneralNews.aspx%3Fpageid%3D89%26cc%3DGB+red+tractor+cravendale&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Or maybe the producers dont want to pay for having the logo on the label


The producers should not be paying to have the logo. The idea is that they pay to guarantee to their customers that the production of the milk adhered to certain standards, of hygeine, environmental quality, animal welfare etc. Although I admit, many probably do pay just to get the logo as though it's some sort of marketing tool.

That they meet the following

t. The Red Tractor is an independent mark of quality that guarantees the food were buying comes from farms and food companies that meet high standards of food safety and hygiene, animal welfare and environmental protection.


I think the more companies that adopt this mark the more likely it will become a legal requirement, so it can only be a good thing. I'd hardly say it pushes up the price of milk very much. Iceland seems to be abit of an anomoly. If anything pushes the price of milk up it's profiteering of the supermarkets.

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