Aldi fresh filtered milk (produced by the Cravendale people) now reduced to £1.09 for 2 litres
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Aldi fresh filtered milk (produced by the Cravendale people) now reduced to £1.09 for 2 litres

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Found 20th Feb 2015
Forget the high prices charged by the big supermarkets for filtered milk.

Aldi pasteurised, homogenised, fresh filtered milk - produced for Aldi by Arla Foods, makers of Cravendale: now £1.09 for 2 litres.

2 litres of Cravendale in Tesco - £1.90
2 litres of Tesco Pure Milk - £1.49
2 litres of Aldi Fresh Filtered Milk - now reduced to £1.09

Exactly the same as Cravendale - a long use-by date, and keeps for 7 days after opening.

55 Comments

Tastes no different, lasts no longer.

This stuff is excellent. It doesn't as sweet as cravendale to me, but it is exactly the same container as the one sold in Asda and Tesco for their own branded one.

Heat. Next best is Asda @1.25 if there's no aldi near you. No reason to buy cravendale with all the supermarkets now doing their own version.

Didn't know that Aldi sold this.
Cheers for the heads up.

Buy this all the time and lasts for longer and tastes better.People who can't tell the difference are obviously heavy smokers.Heat from me

Enjoy all the cheap milk while you can, the rate the supermarkets are putting dairy farms out of business, it won't last. Cravendale and other long life milks so taste a little different, better is subjective but the plan is to get us used to it so we don't reject the inevitable imported milk further down the line. Arla are no better then Tesco morally

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cynikill

Enjoy all the cheap milk while you can, the rate the supermarkets are … Enjoy all the cheap milk while you can, the rate the supermarkets are putting dairy farms out of business, it won't last. Cravendale and other long life milks so taste a little different, better is subjective but the plan is to get us used to it so we don't reject the inevitable imported milk further down the line. Arla are no better then Tesco morally



Agree, all this price war is doing is hurting the suppliers. Milk is stupidly cheap lately

Yet more processing! What exactly are they filtering out?

muckspreader1

Buy this all the time and lasts for longer and tastes better.People who … Buy this all the time and lasts for longer and tastes better.People who can't tell the difference are obviously heavy smokers.Heat from me


Heavy smokers are also less intelligent.

IWork on a diary farm if these prices carry on for much longer I will be out of a job.Cost of production 27p a litre farmers being paid 23p a litre.

Complaining. At the end of the day, a price is a price. Don't look down on others just because they don't buy cheaper stuff.

I dont know if itll change the countryside ( hedgerows removed etc) , but what the pubic seems to want is one great superheard somewhere pointless like Norfolk or just to import their milk - heaven knows how this can be cheaper though
its not the way i want it



But supermarkets and council house child breeders dont give a stuff either way

Tossco have been proven to have fcuked over their suppliers

slapped wrist , insig fine ( for them ) . Carry on

:rolleyes:

wurzbound8

IWork on a diary farm if these prices carry on for much longer I will be … IWork on a diary farm if these prices carry on for much longer I will be out of a job.Cost of production 27p a litre farmers being paid 23p a litre.



It's an absolute disgrace. I would rather pay a bit more and keep people in work, problem is all supermarkets are doing it now.

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I filter my own milk by drinking it.

Don't go blaming the public for cheap milk. We are always being told that we 'demand' cheaper stuff, but this is utter baloney. The supermarkets drop the price and we accept the cheaper cost (who wouldn't), but it is always the supermarkets that start off the process and then try to pin the blame on us. Of course the motivation is for the supermarkets to steal market share; they're not trying to be kind to us.

I never asked for cheap milk, but then neither am I going to pay a higher price simply to give myself some moral high ground. In fact I would prefer a return to doorstep deliveries, but the supermarkets screwed that up by demanding their supplies before opening time, for which the industry duly obliged, and ensured that the public got their doorstep deliveries later, AFTER leaving for work, so the deliveries became pointless. Warm milk was never a good selling point.

@OB1 - they are mainly filtering out the dead bacteria from pasteurisation, some live bacteria that survived it and some other crud. The live bacteria is why this lasts longer. The proteins/sugars/water/fats that make it recognisable as milk pass through unaffected.

Haven't tried the Aldi variant, but am a huge fan of Cravendale/Tesco Pure. They taste a lot 'fresher' than standard milk and they last long enough for me to finish the bottle without going off, which isn't the case for the pasteurised stuff. I have converted a fair few of my friends after they have tried it. You can't really taste the difference in drinks (coffee/tea etc), but it's very noticeable on cereal and drunk straight.

wurzbound8

IWork on a diary farm if these prices carry on for much longer I will be … IWork on a diary farm if these prices carry on for much longer I will be out of a job.Cost of production 27p a litre farmers being paid 23p a litre.



I have a lot of sympathy for dairy farmers in this situation. It's scandalous how little they pay you.

I just wondered though how much the government pay in subsidies to the dairy industry, through the likes of the common agricultural policy etc?

It is scandalous that the supermarkets pay you so little for milk but it would be even more scandalous if the government are effectively subsidising the supermarkets.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 21st Feb 2015

cynikill

Enjoy all the cheap milk while you can, the rate the supermarkets are … Enjoy all the cheap milk while you can, the rate the supermarkets are putting dairy farms out of business, it won't last. Cravendale and other long life milks so taste a little different, better is subjective but the plan is to get us used to it so we don't reject the inevitable imported milk further down the line. Arla are no better then Tesco morally


Booths and Waitrose pay their farmers more.

I buy Tesco Value dried skimmed milk powder which is £1.15 for 454g and makes 4.5L !

easier to carry as I walk everywhere and easier to make my cocoa using hot water boiled in my kettle and cheaper than fresh, half the price!

if higher prices were charged , it would not necessarily be the farmers receiving the extra cash. its a vicious circle : poor economy, tough times, demand for cheaper prices, immoral supermarkets, shareholder leaches, etc, etc. = capitalist system (Greed) all the way no regard for anything else. so who is to blame : the public, you vote it .

jjav

if higher prices were charged , it would not necessarily be the farmers … if higher prices were charged , it would not necessarily be the farmers receiving the extra cash. its a vicious circle : poor economy, tough times, demand for cheaper prices, immoral supermarkets, shareholder leaches, etc, etc. = capitalist system (Greed) all the way no regard for anything else. so who is to blame : the public, you vote it .



Exactly. When I told my mum that I found milk in the Irish Republic a lot more expensive she said it was good that the Irish farmers got more money. But they didn't! Glanbia has a stranglehold on the Irish milk market and pays the farmers not much at all but supermarkets mark up the milk a lot!

Why is milk the only item where people whinge it's too cheap? If it's too cheap, don't bloody sell it for that cheap! No one's going to cry if I open a shop where I sell £50 Amazon vouchers for £25 a piece and then go out of business.

neon123

Why is milk the only item where people whinge it's too cheap? If it's too … Why is milk the only item where people whinge it's too cheap? If it's too cheap, don't bloody sell it for that cheap! No one's going to cry if I open a shop where I sell £50 Amazon vouchers for £25 a piece and then go out of business.



It's to do with the long term sustainability of the industry that upsets people and I completely agree with them. Successive governments in the UK have only taken short-termist views on various aspects of the economy (think privatisation) and we're just left importing basic needs and killing our own industries. But that's ok as long as shareholders get their fat wedge of the profit eh.

This is a good deal (heated) and a few years back I would have straight down to aldi. I now buy raw milk straight from the farmer- money goes straight to the farmer, and zero processing means it's far healthier. Not to mention it tastes lovely. I used to think this extra filtered milk was nice until I tasted it raw-now I can't stand the stuff.

Original Poster

It all goes back to Margaret Thatcher, I'm afraid, when she got rid of the Milk Marketing Board because it didn't fit in with the privatisation model. The replacement system suited her friends running the supermarkets much better and allowed them effectively to control the price instead of the MMB. The MMB allowed farmers to make a profit and stay in business, but the supermarkets don't care about that because if the British dairy industry fails, they'll just import milk.

Thatcher also got rid of the publicly owned electricity and gas suppliers, which is why we're all being ripped off by the private (and largely foreign-owned) companies that took them over.

Wonderful woman, Thatcher - the creator also of the deregulation that led to the collapse of the banking system, and the destroyer of the NHS that Cameron's finishing off for her.

sotomonkey

I have a lot of sympathy for dairy farmers in this situation. It's … I have a lot of sympathy for dairy farmers in this situation. It's scandalous how little they pay you. I just wondered though how much the government pay in subsidies to the dairy industry, through the likes of the common agricultural policy etc? It is scandalous that the supermarkets pay you so little for milk but it would be even more scandalous if the government are effectively subsidising the supermarkets.



There are plenty plant based milks available that people should be buying. What's scandalous is people treating other sentient beings as nothing more than commodities and I have no sympathy for anyone who profits from the exploitation and suffering of animals. They all deserve to go under.

We may as well stop eating meat alltogether before this happens or along with it

where would our calcium come from though

Drink raw milk instead, much better for you

thermomonkey

This is a good deal (heated) and a few years back I would have straight … This is a good deal (heated) and a few years back I would have straight down to aldi. I now buy raw milk straight from the farmer- money goes straight to the farmer, and zero processing means it's far healthier. Not to mention it tastes lovely. I used to think this extra filtered milk was nice until I tasted it raw-now I can't stand the stuff.



drink what you like, but please don't give wrong and frankly dangerous information out.

cdc.gov/foo…tml

Bought this as Really like Aldi/Lidl expiry date 3 March however opened this morning in fridge and milk had gone off lumps smell etc only been open 3 days disappointed..

logohigh

We may as well stop eating meat alltogether before this happens or along … We may as well stop eating meat alltogether before this happens or along with it where would our calcium come from though



Of course we should stop eating meat as well as all other animal products. They are not necessary for human health and cause great suffering to the animals we use. Most non dairy milk drinks such as almond milk, soya, rice etc are fortified with calcium and there are also many plant foods that contain calcium.

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SillyFencer

drink what you like, but please don't give wrong and frankly dangerous … drink what you like, but please don't give wrong and frankly dangerous information out. http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/rawmilk/raw-milk-index.html



Hmm, in the UK it is tightly regulated and quite safe, especially now a days. Lots of facts here:

naturalfoodfinder.co.uk/raw…t-2
Edited by: "thermomonkey" 21st Feb 2015

Arla is a competitor of Aldi not it's supplier.

Original Poster

dwlodge

Arla is a competitor of Aldi not it's supplier.


Better check your facts. It supplies Aldi with a lot of its milk.

dwlodge

Arla is a competitor of Aldi not it's supplier.



It's funny how the trolleys they store the milk in have the arla logo on then...

Nice to see a raw milk debate - thanks for the links!

thermomonkey

Hmm, in the UK it is tightly regulated and quite safe, especially now a … Hmm, in the UK it is tightly regulated and quite safe, especially now a days. Chicken however.... http://www.naturalfoodfinder.co.uk/raw-milk-unpasteurised-safe-drink-blog-part-2



A cow produces something other than milk in abundance. That comes out nearby the place that the milk comes out of and splashes everywhere. I think you need more than an article from a website that contains the naturalistic fallacy (the belief that everything "natural" is somehow good and everything man-made or processed is bad) right in its title to convince me to ignore the massive scientific concensus and common sense.

As I say, drink what you like but before you give out recommendations on a public forum, you need to be sure that your advice is not going to make anyone ill.
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