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    Hi all, i just bought some Aldi full cream organic milk, its called just organics.It makes the best Microfoam cost me $2.09 for 1 litre.Has anyone else used this milk and did you get good results?

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    Re: ALDI MILK

    Quote Originally Posted by martybean link=1213944260/0#0 date=1213944259
    Hi all, i just bought some Aldi full cream organic milk, its called just organics.It makes the best Microfoam cost me $2.09 for 1 litre.Has anyone else used this milk and did you get good results?
    Yes- works well but a touch stinky. Really long use by dates on it though. Preservatives or is it UHT in a carton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1213944260/0#1 date=1213944530
    Quote Originally Posted by martybean link=1213944260/0#0 date=1213944259
    Hi all, i just bought some Aldi full cream organic milk, its called just organics.It makes the best Microfoam cost me $2.09 for 1 litre.Has anyone else used this milk and did you get good results?
    Yes- works well but a touch stinky. Really long use by dates on it though. Preservatives or is it UHT in a carton?

    2mcm
    With Aldi, you never know haha

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    Re: ALDI MILK

    Ive been using Aldi full cream for awhile now. Never tried the organic stuff tho. The regular full cream works pretty well.

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    Yes- works well but a touch stinky. Really long use by dates on it though. Preservatives or is it UHT in a carton?
    I dont think its UHT but it does say homogenised & ultra pasturised and use within 3 or 4 days of opening.The use by date says use by 08/08/08, yet it doesnt taste like UHT.
    Maybe ultra pasturised also has the same affect as Ultra Heat Treated.
    I didnt notice the stinkyness but I have a dreadful throat infection at the moment, maybe I cant smell as well as normal.

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    Re: ALDI MILK

    Yes, i am getting good texture from this milk. Its German, it must be good, I had a laugh.

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    Anything can be better than omega-3 enriched milk for texturing. Stuff smells like fish when you steam it.

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    Yum, Tuna Latte.
    Ultra Pasteurized:
    The official U.S. government definition of an ultra-pasteurized dairy product
    stipulates
    "such product shall have been thermally processed at or above 280 F
    for at least 2 seconds, either before or after packaging, so as to produce a
    product which has an extended shelf life under refrigerated conditions."

    Confusingly, ultra-pasteurized milk is oftentimes referred to as or labeled as
    UHT, for "ultra-high temperature." It is the high-temperature processing that
    gives the milk an extended shelf life (ESL).
    Quote from notquitecrunchyparent.blogspot.com

    I had no idea. Now we know.

    Anyhow, i still cant get good microfoam whichever milk i use. Itll come, sometime.

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    Ive just got Silvia and have done some milk drinks, seems to steam quite easily to a fairly good foam, though ive only steamed 2 or 3 times so far. Good job for the price it is

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    Re: ALDI MILK

    Quote Originally Posted by phrostyboi link=1213944260/0#8 date=1219059327
    Ive just got Silvia and have done some milk drinks, seems to steam quite easily to a fairly good foam, though ive only steamed 2 or 3 times so far. Good job for the price it is
    Agree "pb".... :)

    Ive tried all the varieties available from the usual supermarket stores in our little town and since Aldi moved in a short time ago, started giving their milk a try. I must say that their Full Cream Milk is pretty darn nice and textures up into some excellent microfoam.... 8-)

    Mal.

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    Re: ALDI MILK

    And for around $3.80 for 3lt, who can argue?

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    almost managed a rosetta with it a couple days ago too, 3rd time steaming with the silvia, seems to stretch quite fast, 30 secs is about all you need for enough milk for a single latte / capp

    its certainly nothing like UHT milk at all, have tried and failed with steaming that stuff many times

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    Re: ALDI MILK

    I agree with 2muchcoffeeman. Microfoams very easily (perhaps less heat sensitive when steaming due to heat treatment?) and has a slight and hopefully organic pong!

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    Re: ALDI MILK

    guys, does any one use the light (slim/skin/wanker) ALDI milk? Ive recently moved and now with an ALDI so close we do most of our shopping there.
    I just havent been having much luck with the skim variety

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    Re: ALDI MILK

    Quote Originally Posted by 7C747B7D752F2A1E0 link=1213944260/13#13 date=1236139980
    guys, does any one use the light (slim/skin/wanker) ALDI milk?
    ;D

    I just havent been having much luck with the skim variety
    I use it all the time, including the full cream. Just so you know, the ALDI milk is PURA milk with the Aldi packaging.

    You will find, and I believe most here do, that the Pura milk seems to do very well in the texturing department...full and light.

    -Linda

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    Re: ALDI MILK

    thank you Linda. Not the answer I was looking for however - I would much prefer to be told that my tools were the problem and not me! Ah well, back to the frothing board.... ;)

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    Re: ALDI MILK

    Can I ask what the problem is that you seem to be having?

    Maybe we can shed some light on it somewhere. :)

    -Linda

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    Re: ALDI MILK

    I think really its all just skill based. I havent yet done the steam wand replacement on my classic (another excuse), but apart from that, i just get shocking microfoam - really bubbly, no consistency throughout the milk, finding hard to get any whirlpooling during or after stretching - its probably just a matter of doing the wand conversion and then spending a few bob on a pile of milk!

    Thanks for your help! :)

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    Re: ALDI MILK

    There is at least one thread here about the current state of standard (i.e.--non-specialty) milks and their lack of microfoam.

    Greg



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