I have notied that milk has increased specialy over the last few months. Do you have any tips on where to buy milk cheaper than 50p per litre?
Back in summer 2021, a bottle of 6pints of milk (~3.4 litres) was the cheapest way to buy milk, shortly after they rose the 4pint botles, this was accross most basic supermarkets like asda/tesco/lidl/aldi. A bottle of 6pints was £1.50, at 44p per litre. Since then it has had several increases and the cheapest it can be found in supermarkets now is £1.70-1.80 /6pints, or 50p per litre. An increase of 13.6%, prety steep!
I have not been able to fins a cheaper place to buy milk. I tried pounland but they have 2litres for £1, wich is namely the same price. Does anyone have any tips or stores (ideally chain stores) that you have managed to buy milk cheaper than 50p per litre?
In my case I buy whole/full fat milk (blue), but the prices tend to be the same for skimed (red) and semi-skimed (green).
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You do know drinking raw milk carries a lot of risk for anybody not just children. Pasteurizing the milk kills all the bad bacteria which can cause things like Salmonella, E.Coli listeria plus many more.
Exactly this. Supermarkets are also squeezing the farmers until the pips squeak.
The cost of producing the milk is also going to go up - as is everything else - fuel, feed, transportation etc etc.
There are other way to safe or drink water.
and that way you don't end up throwing half away.
Milk is under-priced. It got up to around £1.50 for 4 pints 10+ years ago, then the supermarkets had a price war bringing the price to £1 for 4 pints. Its only in the last 2-3 years its crept up to £1.15. Probably should be £1.50 or more for 4 pints.
I'd never thought about the milk vs coca-cola production cost/price before.
This is indeed true, especially when you consider that alot of Farmers don't regularly receive the cost of production for their milk. We need to be supporting our Farmers.
Ever thought of buying a cow mark ?
It has in Asda it’s jumped up a lot (edited)
Farmfoods by me are now £1.15 for 2 litres.
Ouch, there are no stores near me.
Farmfoods is also a good option, but as you said you don't have one near you
Poundlands price is great, but obviously isn't a big chain store.
All supermarkets are around £1.25/1.75 as you said, some homebargains sell milk.
Also try and grab yellow sticker milk
Also have a look at Trolley which would help you keep up to date with the full priced items.
I couldn't imagine needing to throw away milk, we use 4-6 pints per day
i buy from sainsburys and tesco and they have remained the same. i also buy evaporated milk and that has also remained the same.
But its not 4 pints, it's 2 litres! So it's about the same price than 1.70 for 6pints.
Yeah Tescos express around here have it for 1.80 (edited)
I'm surprised that some supermarkets haven't applied the loss leader approach to staples like milk, bread, eggs, flour, sugar, salt etc
I've done plenty of reading into it. Been drinking it for 3+ years without any issue. Pasteurizing also kills off good bacteria. Law is quite stringent on the sale of raw milk. But thank you. (edited)
It just got to a point that it grossed me out so much. I'm not vegan or a veggie, but I can't do Milk (Shudders)