Devondale Milk is THE BEST
Afer over 2 years of buying and drinking Devondale Long Life Full Cream Milk, I still Love this milk, it is creamy and perfect, I usually buy the long life cartons as I live a long way out of town, and even the cartons are perfect, they have a great screwtop which is very easy to undo, which is a great thing for me as I have arthritis in my hands, I had been buying cheap store brand milks which are all very watery and the tops usually have underneath the screw top a pull tab which always breaks and I was having to use a knife, I first boug...ht Devondale when I noticed it was on special the same price as the Coles brand I know Devondale is Australian and it shocked me as to how much better it actually tasted, when not on special it is not that much dearer than "home brands" and to get a QUALITY product I now ONLY purchase Devondale milk,
Milk is good but seals are rubbish
Every. Single. Time. This milk leaks. You just cant put it on it's side. It's disappointing because the milk itself is good but if you have a full fridge and need to put this on its side, don't bother. You'll wake up to a milk pool in the morning.
Purchased in January 2020 for A$5.00.
The seals on your milk
4 times it's happened to me now ive tried as hard as i can to open the bloody this and plastic bit just breaks I've had to open with a knife no other milk uses them so its costing you more to put the stupid things on when you already have a sealed lid to take off in the first place anyway so save yourself a million or 2 and just used a normal lid sealed like every other milk.
Opened and off!
Contacted them but as shown above have as yet not received any response. At least a Week ago. Opened it and poured into coffee, milk on top of coffee curdled and the taste was awful. It still had over two Months before use by date. Hopefully they will eventually get back to me.
Bad is to the response, surely they'd want to see the batch number or similar.
Disgusted. Not happy
I was really pleased to read the blurb this milk is all about Aussie Farmers. (That attracted me to the product). Now I find out all Devondale Products pay for Halal Certification. Unbelievable, I would love you to answer why? I will be actively supporting Boycott Devondale
In days of old if the glass milk bottles caught 20 minutes sunlight the milk got a. Bad flavour . 45 years later I am buying milk in the plastic bottles, it gets that sun strike flavour so I ask shop keeper, he explains it is rehydrated/reconstituted milk powder, this is why it now tastes odd. The flavour transfers all the way to the coffee in my cup. I tried Devondale UHT it tastes like old school milk, I buy nothing else now. My only concern is if it too is reconstituted with fluoridated water.
tastes the same and convenient
I used to drink only normal milk then i tried longlife as i was always discarding some normal milk. Friends say that longlife is disgusting so I did a taste test and couldn't taste any difference. However i worry about co-ops and how individual farmers are treated. Now this price war has really made me feel i need to buy branded milk not a duopoly driven milk where they rip off farmers in all food types. But in the end make sure u buy Australian grown and packaged.
Worst milk on the market.
Did you know that Devondale Milk and Coles branded milk are exactly the same? They all taste like water. My son got sick on this DEVONDALE thing that they call it milk. When I called main head office to complaint, rude lady at the phone told me to call some other number for complaints, so I did but there was no answer. So I called back and asked for complains department and once again another even more rude lady told me that they milk is the best and great quality and is cheap at the same time and I should be great full and hung up on me. C'mon, there is no need to be so arrogant. Anyway they are the worst possible company to deal with I can tell from experience the worst milk there is.
Here is our Journey
My Little DS is now 15 months old, what a journey I've had with him and his formula (Went from NAN HA, to Karicare, to Soy Formula and then he finally settled for Karicare Goat) So I kept him on that from 6 months until he was about 13-14 months old until MIL suggested I should start him on fresh milk as according to her it has more nutrients and mineral (which is totally whack) . Ultimately I decided it was time for him to have big boy's milk aka Cow Milk rather than formula. I switched him straight to Devondale's Long Life milk, the full crea...my taste made me gag but DS and DH loved....loved ..loved it !! Then MIL grilled me on why I give him milk in a box, its not good because apparently (again according to her) it has alot of preservative to keep the milk from going bad.. So I just found his article on UHT milk http://baby-toddler-club.coles.com.au/ask-the-experts/questions-answers/natasha-murray/is-full-cream-uht-milk-as-good-as-fresh-milk/ I wish I could translate this and give it to her. So bottom line, Little one has been thriving and gaining more weight with Devondale's long life milk. I'd like to think he is walking more because of it :) Convenient, easy to find, Reliable, Baby loves the taste and alot cheaper than Goat Formula Has to be refrigerated after opening but I'm not complaining
Reliable and consistent
While I do not particularly like UHT treated milk, the Devondale product is acceptable. It doesn't have a huge adverse taste. It keeps well, which is the main point of buying it in this form.
The quality is fine. I store one in the kitchen cupboard so that when I forget to purchase fresh milk, I have some to hand. It never fails and lasts once opened for a reasonable time period.
The company is well regarded and one whose products I buy a fair bit.
I was disgusted to find that in all the time that I have been buying this product I am being ripped off by 1cup per 2lts I have only just started to measure things to what products are ripping us off with and Devondale is one of a few so far it will interesting to see if I get an answer
as i am a diabetic i have to use low fat products we use skim milk and buy 5 cartons at a time . it can be stored in your pantry unopened for a long time as the use by dates are a long way ahead. we compared this brand with all the other brands and found devondale had a much better taste and is more versital in cooking etc a than the other brands. we live 10 kilometres from a town so in using this product we dont have to pick up milk every day . my grand children drink it by the glass full and really enjoy it I so like the easy pour t...op as before squeeze out part of the cartoon pourer now it is much more cleaner and easier we have been using this product for 16 years and we are very happy with this product great taste and the easy pour top some dessert recipes it doesnt set well
This company is not serious about servicing their customer base and I have found that they are disconnected from having the required critical systems and procedures in place to deal with genuine health and medical related problems shame on you Murray Goulburn
This was our favorite milk since this product was launched; up until recently when we became violently sick through vomiting and Diarrhea on two separate occasions; it was found that the milk was from the same batch and appeared to be contaminated
The total lack of customer service and sup...
My son absolutely adore this one, I am glad I switched from using the normal watery milk that we always get at the chiller at the supermarket. My kids are now eating well and drinking their milk and getting back to a healthy weight. I would recommend that you give it a go!
Very yummy and creamy. I Love the convenience that it gives me since I can stock up the milk in the pantry and to never worry ever again about running out of milk for the family and my toodler.
Price can be quite high sometimes but this can be remedied if you buy in bulk when on specials at the supermarket shelves.
Questions & Answers
we bought Devondale full cream milk every fortnight, at least 12liters, as shop fortnightly, this is the first time we have found the Permeate on the side of the carton, why and what is it, we have never before had this on our milk, and our grandsons dont like it, nor my husband, it taste's off, NOT HAPPY JAN
Not sure if your talking bout fresh or the shelf stuff. My fresh full cream devondale milk says permeate free on back. I havnt noticed any taste change. Sorry i dont know what permeate means. Good luck
We bought a liter of Devondale full cream sterilized milk in Manila, Philippines. The taste was off. I can't quite describe it, but perhaps the cows were eating some feed that imparts an off flavor. My wife was about to throw it out, but instead she'll use it for bathing. Sorry Devondale, next time we are buying New Zealand milk.
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