Back in the day, when I was a carefree teen living at my Parents house and sleeping in until noon, we had a milkman. He would always deliver us a pint or two of bottled semi-skimmed milk every day and the fridge was always well stocked for milkshakes, angel delight and great big cups of tea.
I left home, went away to university and we had to buy milk from the supermarket and the milkman was long forgotten. Until now.
We were recently offered a free trial of Milk and More. Part of the Dairy Crest group, Milk and More is the easy way to order fresh milk to your door online. Order by 9pm the night before a delivery is needed and a local milkman (or lady in our case) will deliver your fresh milk order. You can also order lots of other essentials such as baked goods, cheese and eggs as regular deliveries or one-off orders such as wine and chocolate if you need a last minute gift.
A week last Friday (the only weekday I don’t work) I ordered our first delivery. A simple order of a couple of bags of milk (no bottles or cartons here), a JugIt milk jug, a packet of croissants and some sliced bread. I was apprehensive about ordering from the service as I didn’t know what time delivery would be, I was worried the milk would get stolen from our doorstep and I wasn’t sure how well the order would survive the recent elements (rain, hail and sleet) should we not be in when delivery took place.
Our first order arrived just after 9:30am which was fine as I was waiting in for a parcel to arrive. All our items were present and correct and I had fresh milk to feed Little Mr with. Fab! We ordered again over the half-term break as again there was going to be someone in to accept delivery. This order was delivered before hubby got up which must have been before 7:30am. Perfect! Except something from our order was missing. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to ring up customer services so I’m not sure if the order was delivered whole and some tea leaf pinched the milk or the order was delivered unfulfilled. Lesson learnt.
I’ve got another order planned for this week so I’ll let you know how we get on.
Do you order milk and other goods from the milkman or lady? Or do you just buy fresh milk throughout the week?
Disclaimer: We were given a credit to use against a number of deliveries for the purpose of this post and a further review of the Milk and More service. This is an honest and unbiased review.