While we don’t claim to be experts in milk, we do consume it and we’ve been checking out the newest milk brand on the market.
The Complete Dairy is a new brand to our shelves and when a milk is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Sport and claims to be “high protein” we like to do some real comparisons.
We bought three milks to compare; Paul’s full cream milk, a2 Milk full cream and The Complete Dairy full cream. All of which are readily available at Coles or Woolworths so it made sense.
Firstly, all three taste like milk. All three with cereal tasted fine, prepared for coffee or tea tasted fine and if we had a cat we’re certain it wouldn’t complain either.
Secondly, the nutritional information. Let’s compare the three on numbers based on a 250ml serving.
Pauls Full Cream: 9.5g (total), 6.3g (saturated)
a2 Milk Full Cream: 9g (total), 7g (saturated)
The Complete Dairy Full Cream: 8.5g (total), 5.9 (saturated)
Pauls Full Cream: 12g
a2 Milk Full Cream: 12.5g
The Complete Dairy Full Cream: 8.8g
Calcium (aka “Cow”cium) Content
Pauls Full Cream: 288mg
a2 Milk Full Cream: 293mg
The Complete Dairy Full Cream: 430mg
Pauls Full Cream: 8.5g
a2 Milk Full Cream: 7.7g
The Complete Dairy Full Cream: 15g
The Complete Dairy is fair dinkum. It isn’t a fancy label with big claims and nothing to back it up. In all categories this milk brand had better numbers. The milk does not contain anything artificial or additions to make the numbers up either.
For those who have been busy shaking up their protein powders, this is worth a look. For those looking to lose weight, a small change like this will certainly help. And for those who struggle with lactose, this will leave you feeling a little more comfortable.
The great thing about a new milk variety? Giving it a try for yourself is easy (and cheap!).