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    Parmalat - has there been a recent taste change?

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    I have been using Parmalat low fat organic milk for milk based coffee for more than a year now. *Normally I have found it to be fantastic. *However lately the taste has changed and I dont know why. *There seems to be a sickly artificial unpleasant sickly sweet taste. *Has anyone else noticed this?

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    Re: Parmalat - has there been a recent taste chang

    Hi cNc

    I dont use Parmalat myself, though I am aware that milk changes from season to season, and I believe this is mainly due to what is available in the cows diet. Now Spring has sprung, that may account for the change youre experiencing.

    Why not contact Parmalat and offer them your feedback and ask the question? I think they would value consumer feedback and could offer a better explanation...then you could let all of us know!

    Cheers

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    Re: Parmalat - has there been a recent taste chang

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis link=1221402692/0#1 date=1221430957
    Hi cNc

    ...though I am aware that milk changes from season to season, and I believe this is mainly due to what is available in the cows diet.
    Correct.

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    Re: Parmalat - has there been a recent taste chang

    Indeed it is correct.

    Between March-April and September the milk changes due to the change in cow dietary intake of different lucerine/hay. Good news, it only lasts roughly about 2-3 weeks. And this is all coming from our Mr Parmalat milk man.

    Almost like putting them onto a diet. [smiley=grin.gif]

    This causes the milk to become more watery...that equals less fat and less texturing...and getting those awful airy bubbles. [smiley=sad.gif]

    -Linda

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    Re: Parmalat - has there been a recent taste chang

    I called Pamalat. They were not aware of any changes. However they did mention that there was a particular weed (I dont remember the name) the cows occasionally ate. Apparently that weed could have a significant impact on the taste.
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    Re: Parmalat - has there been a recent taste chang

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeNcake link=1221402692/0#4 date=1221475333
    I called Pamalat. *They were not aware of any changes. *However they did mention that there was a particular weed (I dont remember the name) the cows occasionally ate. *Apparently that weed could have a significant impact on the taste.
    cNc
    Yeah that happens too.

    Some of the local farmers were growing paddocks of turnips (?) a few years back and they strip grazed them. The cows eat the leafy tops.
    The milk factory got a heap of complaints about weird tasting milk ;D

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    Re: Parmalat - has there been a recent taste chang

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeNcake link=1221402692/0#4 date=1221475333
    I called Pamalat. *They were not aware of any changes. *However they did mention that there was a particular weed (I dont remember the name) the cows occasionally ate. *Apparently that weed could have a significant impact on the taste.
    cNc

    red clover?

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    Re: Parmalat - has there been a recent taste chang

    Quote Originally Posted by ezralimm link=1221402692/0#6 date=1222309974
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeNcake link=1221402692/0#4 date=1221475333
    I called Pamalat. *They were not aware of any changes. *However they did mention that there was a particular weed (I dont remember the name) the cows occasionally ate. *Apparently that weed could have a significant impact on the taste.
    cNc

    red clover?
    Didnt Starschmucks buy the rights to the red clover just prior to going bust ... or was it the yellow model, cant recall. :-?

    Thatd explain their disdainful coffee then.



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