They stopped making Raiders’ Milk because it was awful. But it’s coming back with a taste of Brumby

johnboy 10 August 2012 32

The Canberra Times has the unfortunate news that Canberra Milk’s appalling lime flavoured green milk of yesteryear is coming back to convince dog sex enthusiasts of the merits of drinking milk.

Even worse they’re working on a Brumby flavoured milk as well.

Dear Reader, what would Brumby flavoured milk taste like?


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32 Responses to They stopped making Raiders’ Milk because it was awful. But it’s coming back with a taste of Brumby
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RB78 RB78 8:14 pm 27 Jan 13

Noticed Canberra Milk Chocolate and a Honey Choc Malt in the shops today. They’d sold out of the latter in all but the 2L bottle, so I gave the chocolate a try as it was in a small carton.

Wasn’t too bad. Not quite as chocolatey as Oak. Will be interested to see how long this local production of flavoured milk lasts.

muscledude_oz muscledude_oz 4:45 pm 27 Jan 13

Many people might not know that Canberra Milk actually discontinued Raiders Lime in the 1990s and replaced it with Raiders Malt. Interesting to hear that it is making a comeback and the fat content will be reduced in an attempt to get it into school canteens.

The ad campaign in the 1990s was completely bogus, claiming that Raiders Lime was “what they really drink in the dressing room”. I am the nephew of a Raiders player of the period and was in the change rooms quite often. It was always awash with beer, in fact the whole game was. If anybody tried drinking milk – flavoured or otherwise – they would have been laughed out of the place.

poetix poetix 9:01 pm 11 Aug 12

Here are some Brumbies really getting stuck in.

http://victorianparis.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/boucherie-chevaline2.jpg

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 8:20 pm 11 Aug 12

LSWCHP said :

Gerry-Built said :

ummm… hello! All they need to do is add 8 espressos worth of caffeine and put “energy” in the title and it’ll go ballistic… it’ll still taste like ball sweat… but then so does every other energy drink…

So…uhh…you know what ball sweat tastes like then?

yes – your mum told me

Deref Deref 8:10 pm 11 Aug 12

I’d imagine that it’d taste like a horse smells.

Still, if they’re grinding up brumbies to make it, I’m all for it. It’s about time we got rid of those pests.

poetix poetix 8:02 pm 11 Aug 12

Trunking symbols said :

poetix said :

What’s the significance of the Cthulhu tags?

The thing that should not be? Perhaps the milk should taste metallic.

I broke my brain trying to figure that out.

Oh, no. Don’t tell me we are to have another load of postings about that Bill and Boyd song from the 1960s. If you want to reference it, the proper spelling is Chulu Chululu. I don’t know where that other spelling came from.

It comes from H.P. Lovecraft, creator of Cthulhu in 1928.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu

Trunking symbols Trunking symbols 7:25 pm 11 Aug 12

poetix said :

What’s the significance of the Cthulhu tags?

The thing that should not be? Perhaps the milk should taste metallic.

I broke my brain trying to figure that out.

Oh, no. Don’t tell me we are to have another load of postings about that Bill and Boyd song from the 1960s. If you want to reference it, the proper spelling is Chulu Chululu. I don’t know where that other spelling came from.

SnapperJack SnapperJack 7:11 pm 11 Aug 12

The advent of Raiders Lime in the early 1990s reinforced to me what a second rate place this was. When I visited Qld for holidays in the early to mid 1980s the thing I really liked was the wide selection of milks in the chilled cabinets in the milk bars and supermarkets. Egg flip, Ovaltine, Natural, Oak flavoured milk and about three other great varieties. I returned to Canberra and all I could find was Moove in four flavours. A few years later it was joined by Raiders Lime. When the ads came on, all I could think about were those fridges full of goodies up north and I wondered why we had to put up with such crap.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 4:29 pm 11 Aug 12

Gerry-Built said :

ummm… hello! All they need to do is add 8 espressos worth of caffeine and put “energy” in the title and it’ll go ballistic… it’ll still taste like ball sweat… but then so does every other energy drink…

So…uhh…you know what ball sweat tastes like then?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:43 am 11 Aug 12

screaming banshee said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Wtf johnboy? It may have been like 20 years ago, but I lived raiders milk! Milkman ed to sling us some free cartons every few days!

So, they had to give thm away?

We had awesome milkman. Would always give the kids moove as well.

chewy14 chewy14 10:23 am 11 Aug 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Wtf johnboy? It may have been like 20 years ago, but I lived raiders milk! Milkman ed to sling us some free cartons every few days!

Agreed. I loved the stuff. Would be great to see it come back.

screaming banshee screaming banshee 9:25 am 11 Aug 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Wtf johnboy? It may have been like 20 years ago, but I lived raiders milk! Milkman ed to sling us some free cartons every few days!

So, they had to give thm away?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:41 am 11 Aug 12

Wtf johnboy? It may have been like 20 years ago, but I lived raiders milk! Milkman ed to sling us some free cartons every few days!

screaming banshee screaming banshee 7:25 am 11 Aug 12

Is it for anyone that wants to experience the taste of defeat?

poetix poetix 11:17 pm 10 Aug 12

What’s the significance of the Cthulhu tags?

The thing that should not be? Perhaps the milk should taste metallic.

I broke my brain trying to figure that out.

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 10:51 pm 10 Aug 12

just noticed: possibly your best tags every, JB

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 10:46 pm 10 Aug 12

beefsack said :

Glue.

+1. Clag…

Meconium Meconium 10:43 pm 10 Aug 12

beefsack said :

Glue.

That could have actually been a real joke if you’d put a bit more effort into it.

Good thread, but I’m going to dispute the apparent consensus that Raiders Lime was that bad. Lime milkshakes are good – while the citrus and dairy combination sounds like a bad idea in theory, it sometimes works, such as in chocolate orange and lemon in various milk- and cheese-containing desserts. Raiders Lime wasn’t a great example of a lime milkshake, but it was an acceptable effort for a flavoured milk drink you can buy at the servo.

I’m glad it’s coming back, give it a try if you’ve never had it, at least for the reason that in twenty years’ time we’ll all be here having this conversation again and reminiscing. I hope it stays, but for some reason the standard flavours seem to remain the same (I’m not huge on banana flavoured milk but I’m not arrogant enough to think that my personal preferences mean nobody likes it).

I expect that Brumbies milk will be honeycomb flavoured, because the colour is about right, it’s a tried and tested flavour and Canberrans aren’t fond of daring originality.

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 10:07 pm 10 Aug 12

ummm… hello! All they need to do is add 8 espressos worth of caffeine and put “energy” in the title and it’ll go ballistic… it’ll still taste like ball sweat… but then so does every other energy drink…

beefsack beefsack 9:23 pm 10 Aug 12

Glue.

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