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Buying a litre of milk in Canberra?

By 21 January 2012 40

A quick and hopefully easy question for Rioters.

I’m after tips on the best place to buy a litre of milk in Canberra. So far my travels have taken me Woolworths, Coles, IGA, Aldi, Supabarn and the local takeaway.

The first two specialist stores have been quite good and I will probably end up buying from them.

However, internet research indicates there are heaps of products around but in-store research hasn’t backed that up.

I was a little surprised by the lack of products on display at Aldi and the takeaway.

Even IGA didn’t have a lot.

There must be more than two decent milk retailers in Canberra.

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40 Responses to Buying a litre of milk in Canberra?
#1
Voytek10:45 am, 21 Jan 12

Is this a legit post? Buy a cow if the milk in the shops isn’t up to your standard.

#2
Thoroughly Smashed11:37 am, 21 Jan 12

If there’s a joke in there, it went right over my head.

#3
poetix11:59 am, 21 Jan 12

Voytek said :

Is this a legit post? Buy a cow if the milk in the shops isn’t up to your standard.

I think that it relates to the BBQ thread. They both start with the same sentence: ‘A quick and hopefully easy question for Rioters.’ The BBQ one then goes on to comment about the specialist stores, like this one.

Someone may be attempting to beat the meat! (I mean that in a purely vegetarian sense.)

#4
dks00k12:02 pm, 21 Jan 12

Have you tried BBQ’s Galore? Domayne and Harvey Norman also have some on display however the range isn’t as broad. Also see if you can try before you buy. Although a seveveral cartons of milk can look identical, the method and length of storage can severely alter the taste.

Good luck

#5
niknak12:15 pm, 21 Jan 12

Lucky you’re not looking for a BBQ!

#6
260012:27 pm, 21 Jan 12

Just go to a Milk Bar

…hang on! Canberra doesn’t have any.

#7
miz12:39 pm, 21 Jan 12

Assuming this IS legit, why not get a Canberra Milko to deliver Canberra Milk? – it means you never have to worry about running out of milk, and you are supporting regional dairy producers who have had a hard time of late (daft govt policies, drought, etc). You will also be supporting a local business (the milko), who employs local kids as runners. That’s three birds with one stone, and you get a small yet satisfying bit of schadenfreude for ‘sticking it’ to the supermarkets!
http://www.ccfa.com.au/
If you live in Woden or Tuggers, ring my milko Joe (P&J MIlk Vendors) directly on 6284 4627. Delivery is usually twice a week (usually early evening). Alternatively, contact them via the website for your local milko http://www.ccfa.com.au/contact .

#8
el12:46 pm, 21 Jan 12

You could try buying online and having it shipped in from overseas – might end up cheaper that way.

#9
harley2:13 pm, 21 Jan 12

el said :

You could try buying online and having it shipped in from overseas – might end up cheaper that way.

Unless you bought more than $1000 worth. Customs might pick it up and hold it till you convinced them it was GST exempt.

#10
Jethro2:21 pm, 21 Jan 12

Has anyone else noticed that a lot of the time milk from Woolies at Kippax is slightly off? It’s like it has been left out on the back dock for a bit too long – not lumpy or sour, but just a bit of a funny taste. It has been across brands, so I would assume it’s coming from the store, not the producers.

#11
BimboGeek2:25 pm, 21 Jan 12

I’ll feed the troll. I hate milk!

“Pardon me, do you have lactose removed milk?”

“Can you steam this soy milk for me? I don’t like the one you use.”

“You should start stocking goats milk.”

“Pouring cream on the side.”

“Low fat soy milk.”

“Soy iced coffee … Yes, cream and ice cream are fine.”

“Dairy free thick shake … Oh, you don’t have soy ice cream?”

As a picky eater it’s just embarrassing. And if I’m forced to make coffee I always leave work smelling like baby vomit.

#12
Henry822:53 pm, 21 Jan 12

Just buy a cow, put a collar on it and give it a name. If anyone asks, it’s a large dog.

#13
creative_canberran3:02 pm, 21 Jan 12

Think the OP has some issues.

#14
screaming banshee3:24 pm, 21 Jan 12

Bravo Pork Hunt.

Awareness fail for some, try modulating the frequency of your sarcasm detectors.

#15
milkman3:56 pm, 21 Jan 12

Gimme a U
Gimme an H
Gimme a T

#16
Waiting For Godot5:09 pm, 21 Jan 12

Don’t buy full cream milk at all. It is expensive, unhealthy, fattening and gives you wind and diarreah. Buy packets of skim milk from the supermarket and make it yourself by mixing it with water. It is also a great source of protein.

It is significant that bodybuilders and other sportsmen wouldn’t touch full cream milk with a 40 foot pole.

#17
el5:16 pm, 21 Jan 12

Henry82 said :

Just buy a cow, put a collar on it and give it a name. If anyone asks, it’s a large dog.

This.

A cow also works as an excellent mosquito trap. You just need to vacuum it once a day.

#18
Darkfalz5:34 pm, 21 Jan 12

Are you talking about buying a single litre? True, many places only offer 2L these days. 2L is too much for a single person to drink before the expiry date in many cases. Most places tend to only offer Farmer’s Best / Lite White in 1L, and it’s usually more expensive than the cheapie $2 2L milks. Mind you I buy 2L A2 which is $5.

#19
enrique6:04 pm, 21 Jan 12

heh heh, nice one Pork Hunt!

Over the years RiotAct has had a fairly large number of ‘review’ posts but that’s what makes the site what it is. It’s Canberra – it’s local – it’s a place where people can catch up on a bit of relevant news while having a chat to others about whatever else they want.

RiotAct is the online equivalent of the local pub and that’s what makes it so good!

Now how can I get a beer around here JB?!

#20
dvaey6:46 pm, 21 Jan 12

miz said :

Assuming this IS legit, why not get a Canberra Milko to deliver Canberra Milk?

I live in Kambah, and its been probably over a decade since Ive seen a milk delivery truck in this suburb.. do they really still exist? Ive heard some people around Canberra talk about their milk delivery, but they often say the service only covers their local suburb.

#21
miz9:17 pm, 21 Jan 12

Waiting for Godot, you are wrong about ‘full cream’ milk. ‘Full cream’ is still only 4% fat, which is very low, given that ‘low fat’ is defined as 3% fat. Full cream milk is only full cream in the sense that it contains the natural proportion of fat found in nature, as opposed to milk that has been processed to change that.
Also, I understand that calcium absorption is better when some fat is present in the milk. Can’t find a link for this though.
I personally try to eat things as close to their natural form as possible. Besides, full cream milk is yummy!

#22
JC9:14 am, 22 Jan 12

2600 said :

Just go to a Milk Bar

…hang on! Canberra doesn’t have any.

We have a lot of wog shops though. When I was growing up they seemed to stock milk, and even made milk shakes. Guess though in this day and age the term wog shop is maybe a little politically incorrect though.

#23
JC9:15 am, 22 Jan 12

Jethro said :

Has anyone else noticed that a lot of the time milk from Woolies at Kippax is slightly off? It’s like it has been left out on the back dock for a bit too long – not lumpy or sour, but just a bit of a funny taste. It has been across brands, so I would assume it’s coming from the store, not the producers.

That’s my local and never ever noticed it.

#24
troll-sniffer11:12 am, 22 Jan 12

Jethro said :

Has anyone else noticed that a lot of the time milk from Woolies at Kippax is slightly off? It’s like it has been left out on the back dock for a bit too long – not lumpy or sour, but just a bit of a funny taste. It has been across brands, so I would assume it’s coming from the store, not the producers.

More often than not it’s symptomatic of milk that has been left in the sun. Direct sunlight somehow affects the proteins within giving the milk an off taste. Not everyone seems to be able to taste the change however. Whether indirect sunlight has any affect I don’t know. You could speak to store manager and get him or her to review the supply chain from the warehouse.

#25
I-filed5:21 pm, 22 Jan 12

troll-sniffer said :

Jethro said :

Has anyone else noticed that a lot of the time milk from Woolies at Kippax is slightly off? It’s like it has been left out on the back dock for a bit too long – not lumpy or sour, but just a bit of a funny taste. It has been across brands, so I would assume it’s coming from the store, not the producers.

More often than not it’s symptomatic of milk that has been left in the sun. Direct sunlight somehow affects the proteins within giving the milk an off taste. Not everyone seems to be able to taste the change however. Whether indirect sunlight has any affect I don’t know. You could speak to store manager and get him or her to review the supply chain from the warehouse.

Certain grasses and feeds can taint cow’s milk too …

#26
milkman7:27 pm, 22 Jan 12

Waiting For Godot said :

…gives you wind and diarreah.

Yeah but what if I want these things?

#27
KeenGolfer7:42 pm, 22 Jan 12

miz said :

Waiting for Godot, you are wrong about ‘full cream’ milk. ‘Full cream’ is still only 4% fat, which is very low, given that ‘low fat’ is defined as 3% fat.

IMO that’s very misleading. Milk is about 88.5% water and of the remaining 11.5% it’s 3.4% fat. So in reality it’s about 30% fat and if taken by caloric value it’s about 47% fat (figures from Woolies whole milk).

Having said that I drink a litre of the lower fat white stuff every day.

#28
rbw8:02 pm, 22 Jan 12

More trolling required in this thread.

Humans are the only species on the planet that does two things:
1. Continues to drink milk after they’ve been weened.
2. Drinks the milk of a another species.

When is it finally going to be considered no longer manly to still be sucking at the cows teet?

#29
rbw8:06 pm, 22 Jan 12

KeenGolfer said :

miz said :

Waiting for Godot, you are wrong about ‘full cream’ milk. ‘Full cream’ is still only 4% fat, which is very low, given that ‘low fat’ is defined as 3% fat.

IMO that’s very misleading. Milk is about 88.5% water and of the remaining 11.5% it’s 3.4% fat. So in reality it’s about 30% fat and if taken by caloric value it’s about 47% fat (figures from Woolies whole milk).

Having said that I drink a litre of the lower fat white stuff every day.

sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you are omitted Milks largest ingredients: blood and pus.

200 million pus cells per liter is considered ‘normal’ and ‘safe’ and ‘acceptable’.

Yummy!

#30
Holden Caulfield11:31 pm, 22 Jan 12

Keep at it PH, you’ll have made your own Gentleman’s Milk in no time. :P

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