Canberra Milk Kid?

iCanberran 30 July 2008 47

On the TV, on the radio in the car, I keep hearing “Ah ah ah ah-I’m, a Canberra milk kid”.

Am I the only one growing tired of this marketing tune flooding the airwaves?

It isn’t even appropriate anymore.

The milk isn’t from Canberra.


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Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 8:26 pm 26 Apr 10

A couple of more recent updates from Mark Webber and Jezza!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be3-J9XtJCw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs9NxImSN60

hellworks hellworks 1:33 am 26 Apr 10

Guess those who go for the cheapest don’t give a stuff about the farmers – they have to live as well. Buying Coles or similar is a vote for the company that screws the producer.
If Canberra is free range milk then it will be from better managed herds and should have more nutrients in it.
Pay for what you get but realise you get what you pay for.

H1NG0 H1NG0 12:34 pm 12 Jan 09

Uhh yeah, thanks for dragging up that post.

robyncatwoman robyncatwoman 12:03 pm 12 Jan 09

people who don’t like radio or TV ads can turn the radio or TV off or leave the room; I know some people struggle with sorting things out for themselves but this one is fairly easy. …and there are a lot worse ads than “ah, ah ah ah ah’m a Canberra milk kid”.

The Canberra milk factory is in Kingston ACT, though we don’t have cows roaming around the streets. You have to go to Tingha to see that.

Roadrage77 Roadrage77 9:27 am 31 Jul 08

lionelvioletguyandslingsby said :

We love the way we can buy a three litre bottle of Coles own brand milk for $3.20 or shell out an extra $2.00 plus for the same size bottle of Canberra Milk. Their ads are pitched not just to the parochial, but idiots as well.

I’m happy to pay the extra $2 since Canberra Milk apparently uses free-range cows.

Thumper Thumper 8:22 am 31 Jul 08

You= tosser, obviously.

Granny Granny 2:05 am 31 Jul 08

There is nothing like a nice, icy-cold glass of milk with a slice of vegemite toast. *sigh*

I would like to support the local producer, but the product is just too expensive compared with the Woolies brand. We do always purchase free range eggs, though, despite the extra cost.

I haven’t seen the ad myself, as I don’t watch much tv, but I would think the absence of any nagging from my children to buy Canberra milk must be a pretty sad indicator for the marketing people.

lionelvioletguyandslingsby lionelvioletguyandslingsby 1:50 am 31 Jul 08

We love the way we can buy a three litre bottle of Coles own brand milk for $3.20 or shell out an extra $2.00 plus for the same size bottle of Canberra Milk. Their ads are pitched not just to the parochial, but idiots as well.

You You 10:54 pm 30 Jul 08

Thumper = freak

Thumper Thumper 9:44 pm 30 Jul 08

I don’t drink milk, or eat any animal products at all, so i couldn’t give a stuff 😉

Overheard Overheard 9:32 pm 30 Jul 08

Freakin’ superb! Thanks for the mental images and the larf, smokey.

smokey4 smokey4 9:28 pm 30 Jul 08

Gee you guys live sheltered lives.
I grew up in an area down south serviced by milk carts and horses. Poor milko was a bit slow so he got the worst horse whose name was Sh!t can. Sh!t can often would take off half way through the round and head for his home. Milko in tow screeming Sh!t can! This at 4:00 am in the morning. I found out later the full story etc but I grew up in an area where some wierdo would be screeming Sh!t can in the middle of the night.

Overheard Overheard 9:09 pm 30 Jul 08

frank2112 said :

aaah. The good old days of home milk deliveries. Fell off the truck and still have the scars and the limp to prove it. I remember gold tops had the cream. Red tops wer pasteurized & homogenised (No Cream) and skim was for the health freaks.

Red: pasteurised and homogenised, of course. Thanks, Frank. My father (of that name!) would never tire of taking the bottle, sweeping in front of one the faces of those around the table and declare, ‘NOW it’s past-your-eyes-d’.

Dad joke…

frank2112 frank2112 9:02 pm 30 Jul 08

aaah. The good old days of home milk deliveries. Fell off the truck and still have the scars and the limp to prove it. I remember gold tops had the cream. Red tops wer pasteurized & homogenised (No Cream) and skim was for the health freaks.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 8:38 pm 30 Jul 08

For those that haven’t seen it here’s the version with Michael Milton – http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbn_Lzb5deY&feature=related

Braggs Braggs 7:47 pm 30 Jul 08

It’s very hard to for Canberra Milk to differentiate their brand from others, so the jingle is their attempt to keep the brand name in everyone’s head. Not a bad jingle either, just a pity it’s let down by piss poor production values.

O’h yeah, all those Milko delivery posts remind me of the time my brother was a “Buttercup Baker” and home deliver bread. He had a customer who insisted that the bread be still “warm”, so she knew it was freshly baked. My brother obliged by keeping a loaf lodged in the engine bay of his van.

iCanberran iCanberran 5:11 pm 30 Jul 08

Wide Boy Jake said :

At one stage Sunblest bread had the day of the week on the wrapper.

I heard about that. More than a few people found that a useful feature after having a bit too much to drink the previous night.

Wide Boy Jake Wide Boy Jake 5:08 pm 30 Jul 08

jakez said :

tylersmayhem said :

“Canberra Milk” to me is when the milkos used to hoon around in the afternoons and drop off milk and pick up the old bottles. Often they’d hand out a bunch of Moove stickers too.

Ahh yeah, good times.

I once fell off the back of a Milk truck. Slight groin related pain but no lasting damage.

That’s nothing – when I moved here in 1969 we had the local Tip Top bakery delivering bread to your front door every morning. At one stage Sunblest bread had the day of the week on the wrapper.

Beserk Keyboard Warrior Beserk Keyboard Warrior 5:00 pm 30 Jul 08

Overheard said :

“skim or lite milk was for pussies”

Yep, but in these enlightened times we’re told that milk is not good for cats’ digestive tracts.

Red tops were for your standard, homogenised milk, were they not?

When I was doing milk-run homogenised had blue tops and “country cream” had gold tops. For the life of me I can’t recall what was in the red-tops.

As for skim milk, only freaks drank it. Most of us would sooner drink our own urine.

FB FB 4:55 pm 30 Jul 08

Could have been red, I can’t really remeber that far back to be honest, I thought they were gold with blue for the lite or skim.

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