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Thread: Are the Coles brand plastic milk bottles still leaking?

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    Are the Coles brand plastic milk bottles still leaking?

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    Last weekend I bought not one, but two bottles of Coles skim milk and they both leaked. I got a refund and I was told a lot of the Coles brand milk bottles were leaking. So I bought a different brand of milk.

    Has this problem stopped?

    I tell you what. After spending the previous week purely catching public transport and then paying for my car’s clutch to be fixed and buying 4 new tyres this was “one problem too many”.

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    They are manufactured in such a way as that process is cheaper.

    Any of the 2l containers these days cannot be stored horizontally with confidence.

    Coles for me appear the worst with what we got at work. I tend to these days but different milk for home.
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    Yeah, all the house brands (2L and 3L) as far as I've seen have switched to the bottles with the heat-bonded foil seals on top, after you open any of them you have to keep them upright or they leak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrewster View Post
    Yeah, all the house brands (2L and 3L) as far as I've seen have switched to the bottles with the heat-bonded foil seals on top, after you open any of them you have to keep them upright or they leak.
    For me, they started leaking before I opened them. How good is that?

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    To be honest have never even contemplated storing milk/juice containers on the side, I always assumed that they will leak.
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    I haven't had a problem storing unopened plastic milk bottles horizontally, but if for some reason I need to store an opened bottle horizontally I elevate the business end a little....they have a good chance of leaking.
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    I should point out my problem isn't to do with storage. I noticed each bottle leaked after I took them out of my car, after having them lie horizontally on my car seat. Fortunately the plastic bags caught all the milk.

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    I'm a milk snob or should that be milk aficionado ;-)
    I don't use Coles, or Woolies cheapo branded milk. Only Norco or Pauls full cream and sometimes even pasteurised for me, plus they don't leak when stacked sideways.
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    Coles branded milk is bottled by Murray Goulburn who recently went belly up and are selling assets off.
    I have always found their bottle seals to be poor, which is not only a leak issue but a food safety issue. I buy Woolies milk when possible. Never had a leaker.
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    We get the 3L Aldi milk and have noticed a few of them leaking when stored horizontally over the past few weeks. They do not have the foil seal, which I don't mind as its frustrating to remove.
    As we only shop once a week we need to store the 12L of milk horizontally before being opened where it is moved to the fridge door.
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    ... glad I buy Bannister Downs in glass bottles with a proper screw on cap. No plastic also improves the taste no end...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TampIt View Post
    ... glad I buy Bannister Downs in glass bottles with a proper screw on cap. No plastic also improves the taste no end...
    I don't think I've seen that brand here in Melbourne. Be nice if I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pamount View Post
    I don't think I've seen that brand here in Melbourne. Be nice if I did.
    If you're keen on glass, Schultz is available in 1L glass bottles at various farmers markets. I hit up the Abbotsford Convent and Collingwood Children's Farm markets each fortnight.



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