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Expecting the milk (and more) man…

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.

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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. 

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9 Comments

  • Reply Kirsty

    I love the idea of the milkman coming back but for us it isn’t practical as we have a little shop one minute walk away. I can see how, if you lived in a rural location without easy access to a local shop, then the ability to order a few bits in the evening and have them arrive in the morning would be so handy.

    26/02/2014 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Hellie's Corner

    Only last week, we were saying how the blue tits use to pinch the cream from the top of the milk :-)
    I now buy it as and when from the supermarket, but I do buy the organic type from a co-operative of Welsh farms, rather than the super markets own brand.

    26/02/2014 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Lucie Aiston

    What a fab idea! I remember the Milkman from living at home with Mum n Dad too! I’d never think to do this, mine is all supermarket bought.

    26/02/2014 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Mary Keynko

    I remember having a milkman as a kid and saving the foil lids on the bottles for Blue Peter. We tried some years ago at our own house but cancelled it pretty quickly, people were taking stuff all the time and he never came at the same time each day so we couldn’t rely on there being milk when we needed it!

    26/02/2014 at 12:03 pm
  • Reply Bek

    We used to have milk delivered by this company, plus bread and anything else I needed last minute! I found their service to be brilliant and our milk was usually on our doorstep by about 6am. We only stopped using them when my daughter and I found out we were lactose intolerent. Hopefully they will do soya milk soon.

    26/02/2014 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply agatapokutycka

    I would love to have a milk man… for me lack of a milk for my morning coffee = disaster

    26/02/2014 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Kate Williams

    I miss having the milkman deliver stuff, it feels such an old fashioned thing to do but my brain is like a sieve so it’d actually be pretty handy!

    26/02/2014 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Kim Carberry

    I would love to have milk delivered by the milk man….My dad was a milkman….lol We never went short of milk….hehehe
    Shame they don’t deliver in my area yet :(

    26/02/2014 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Lori

    ooh I love the idea of a milk delivery service, I remember we used to get OJ delivered too. This would be so handy as I always forget to buy it at the supermarket x

    27/02/2014 at 12:34 am
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