Definitely do the research. Mungali and Highland Organics are not co-OP's. They actually produce, process, package and distribute their dairy products themselves locally.
They both also make cheeses and yoghurt. Mungali does use a distributor for their yoghurt as you can even buy it down here at speciality stores!
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20-05-2016 17:12 #61
20-05-2016 17:33 #62Senior Member
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Is there a list of brands that we should buy? Or a website to find brands to buy in local areas?
20-05-2016 17:41 #63
We use about 10L of milk a week. I don't think we could afford to buy branded milk. We usually get Aldi milk - so no idea who produces that.
We use milk for coffee, tea and cereal, and dh occasional has a glass. We don't even buy soft drink. :/
20-05-2016 17:55 #64
I certainly won't be weaning DS on to cow's milk if I can help it.
Now cheese is a different story altogether - but I tend to prefer goat / sheep over cow.
20-05-2016 18:04 #65
20-05-2016 18:04 #66
Branded here but that's because it's lactose free and the Coles/Woolies ones are horrid and don't mix into coffee properly.
20-05-2016 18:05 #67
I got the $2 one from our IGA today and read the fine print - made by Parmalat.
I thought the local milk (at twice the price seemed very watery and blue looking - like skim milk (I like skim milk strangely enough). It is labelled "low fat", it's non homogenised, so I guess the only way to make non hom milk reduced fat is to skim off the cream. The nutrition panel shows much lower fat than 'lite'. Interesting.
Doing some searching and looks like Gippy milk might be an option at around $3.40 2l. More costly but not such a ridiculous jump. I didn't see it last time I was at woolies though (have seen it there before).
I might also just aim for 1-2 bottles of local milk per week. That way I'm supporting as much as everyone who only buys local but only drinks a couple of litres a week. How's that for Friday night logic?
20-05-2016 18:13 #68
20-05-2016 18:26 #69
This link may help:
It lists country of origin of the companies that own the brands and ranks by ethical practices.
Smaller producers are missing eg Maleny Dairies are local to SEQ but not on the list.
I've bought A2 milk for years but am not happy that it is a NZ company. I will give Maleny Dairies unhomogenised milk a go.
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