Over the last month I’ve been trialling the milk (and more) delivery service from McQueens Dairies. For quite some time I’ve been trying to find a way to make sustainable changes to all of the plastic we acquire from milk, especially since having our son which has more than doubled the amount we purchase.
I’m not a huge fan of milk, I don’t like cold milk and prefer non-dairy alternatives in my coffee. I am however, a tea addict and nothing suits a mug of Yorkshire tea better than a splash of semi-skimmed! Due to the small amount we consume our local milkman’s deliveries just didn’t stay fresh for long enough, so I resorted to going back to plastic cartons from the farm shop or supermarket. When McQueens dairies contacted me about a collaboration I thought I’d have the same problem…I was wrong! The milk stays super fresh & the deliveries arrive early enough that I’m never waiting for a morning brew. The deliveries are twice weekly which means we can order a treat bottle of orange juice to be delivered on a Friday ready for weekend breakfasts.
At this point, I feel the need to tell you that despite the trial being a paid collaboration I have signed up at full price for my weekly deliveries and have no plans to cancel them anytime soon.
The reason I was so keen to find a ‘milkman’ that suited our needs was for the obvious environmental reasons. McQueens Dairies offer a range of milk products aswell as orange juice in glass bottles that are returned each week. They also deliver eggs (use code NATALIE to get your first box free), these are delivered in plastic boxes to avoid any issues with the weather & wildlife BUT the boxes are made from at least 85% recycled materials and are fully recyclable.
You can use McQueens Dairies in most parts of the UK, there is a postcode checker on their homepage and it’s really simple to order & set up a direct debit for your payments.
Overall I’m very pleased with the delivery dates/times, online shop and quality of the products available (which is why I’ve signed up). Do you use a milk delivery service or would you be tempted to in the near future? If you’d like to read more about sustainable foodie stuff then check out my review of Allplants from earlier this year.
N.B – This post is written in collaboration with McQueens Dairies but all opinions & words are my own.
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