As part of my conversion to a cheapskate, I was comparing low-fat milks. For a while I’d been buying Pura Light Start or Rev. The supermarket brands are a lot cheaper, and maybe my taste buds are AWOL, but I can’t really detect a huge difference in taste.
But how do they stackup on nutrition? Lacking anything better to do, I decided to compare.
|per 100ml||Pura Light Start||Rev||Safeway low fat||Coles lite|
|Fat – Total gms||1.0||1.3||1.4||1.4|
|Fat – Saturated gms||0.6||0.8||0.9||0.9|
|Carbohydrate – sugars gms||5.0||4.9||5.0||5.0|
|Cost per 2 litre carton||$4.37||$4.69||$2.79||$2.99|
I’ve listed the Safeway online prices here, with the Coles online price for the Coles milk. I haven’t checked the Aldi nutritional information, but their Farmdale light milk is $2.57 for two litres.
Nutrition-wise it appears the Pura Light Start has a bit less fat, but other than that it’s much of a muchness.
I find it amazing that Rev is so similar to the Safeway or Coles Lite milks, but there’s such a huge price difference. I doubt I could pick it in a taste test.
At least it’s all simpler than back in the day when it was Rev for me, Skinny Milk for her, and full-cream for the young-uns.
What milk(s) do the rest of you buy?