Milk

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BatInaHat
Milk

Is it me.... or does anyone have problems with milk specifically from our local Sainsbury's not reaching its Use By date?   Sometimes it'll be a bit whiffy a good 3 or 4 days short of the date- especially the low fat milks.  I'm convinced that my fridge temperature is cold enough.  I don't seem to get this problem with milk from any of the other shops in the 'hood.

semajnitram
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I have indeed, and I'm regularly double charged for items.I've complained to head office about it as I now have to always check my bill.

railtonnanny
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No matter how many times I point it out to staff (and the manager - twice), they're still freezing their bags of salad and letting them thaw out so that what's on display is bags of green mush, yuck.

I'll keep an eye on the milk from now on too!

Ravel
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I too have pointed out the frozen salad!

jeanb
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Support your local shops, buy your salad from the veg shop.

Ravel
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Support your local shops, buy your salad from the veg shop.

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I know you're right - point taken!

bearc
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I like the veg shop but i think they could be a little bit more friendly.

Big_Mick
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Well, I suppose you could stick with Sainsburys, that beacon of friendliness.

Have a chat with the people in the vedge shop. Tell them what you are after, what you've had before. Ask for recommendations. I'm sure they are nicer than you think.

brixton_hatter
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or you could get your milk from your local milkman...delivered fresh whenever you want it.

www.milkandmore.co.uk - they are brilliant. And they don't just deliver milk.

I avoid Sainsbury's at all costs - the illusion of convenience sold to us because we 'don't have time' to do anything else.

BatInaHat
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@brixton_hatter    Good point re milkman, but in my case I buy about a pint (or whatever it is these days) a week at the very most as I don't really drink it.    I'm constantly being embarrassed by lumpy milk in my otherwise unrivalled cups of tea for my guests!   

And agree in principle re avoiding Sainsbury's (which @Big_Mick I find very friendly actually) but unfortunately it's often the only place open outside my work hours therefore it is becoming a convenient convenience store. 

I stock up well from local small shops at the weekend though. Hold on. I feel like i'm defending myself all of a sudden!

Veg shop is much improved stock wise, and I find the staff very approachable, but the prices really aren't too easy on the pocket... may be things will pan out price wise when they find their feet.  NB I've noticed they're now open on Sundays which is great.  Any other shops newly started doing that in the 'hood?

Big_Mick
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With Milk and More, you can place an order until about 9 the night before. Do it online and the milk will be waiting for you when you wake up. And then you are billed by direct debit at the end of the month. They deliver all sorts as well.

The people who deliver the milk are local businesses. It's a very good service.

BatInaHat
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@Big_Mick     Thanks for that!! I've never spotted Milk & MOre before. Looks really good and particularly because it's local businesses benefitting.

jeanb
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Just got all the ingredients for chicken fajitas around Herne Hill without setting foot in Sainsburys. Approximately £14 for family of 5, not bad. Now all I have to do is make them!

bearc
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About the veggie shop, if I can't have their smiles they won't have me money :–)

it's kind of good that the Herne Hill Sainbury's still use real people at the cashiers, not those silly self-check out machines. But I swear, I only go there when all the other shops are closed. Promise.

northlondongal
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Brixton Hatter

I am a little confused as to how supporting  milk and more  counts as using your local milkman?

It appears to be run by DairyCrest thus absolutely no superior in terms of shopping local than shopping at Sainsburys.

It does appear to offer a useful service though.

rumbers
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Just on the veg shop - we've switched to buying all our fruit and veg from them.  Price-wise, I actually find them cheaper than Sainsbury's (though haven't done a direct apple by apple price comparison).  The main plus for me, aside from supporting a local trader, is that they offer a fantastic range of locally grown produce - their Kent apples and pears are SO much better than anything at Sainsbury's.  Yes, they could be a bit friendlier at times, but they're market traders at heart.  If you try praising their produce and asking their opinion for locally grown stuff, they soon show their friendlier side - might take a few visits, but I certainly feel like a valued customer now.  

Big_Mick
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Northlondongal, it is the same as any other milkman service.

They have to get their milk from somewhere, they don't have time to deliver the milk, lift the empties as well as milk the cows!

If you stick in your postcode to  the website, you'll see it is an independent lad called Kevin O'Driscoll delivering Dairy Crest milk in the Herne Hill area.

geedels
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About the veggie shop, if I can't have their smiles they won't have me money :–)

it's
kind of good that the Herne Hill Sainbury's still use real people at
the cashiers, not those silly self-check out machines. But I swear, I
only go there when all the other shops are closed. Promise.

 

The staff in the veg shop are always charming in my experience.  They respond very well to chatty customers and have longer opening hours now to cater for later commuters.  

tonight_we_fly
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I've found that staff in the veg shop definitely become friendly after a few visits. The chap I most frequently see in there now says hello when I walk past, even if I'm not popping in to buy anything at the time.

jeanb
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Salsify in the veg shop yesterday (yum), well done Grant for trying new produce.

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