How Good Is Your Milk?

While we don’t claim to be experts in milk, we do consume it and we’ve been checking out the newest milk brand on the market.

The Complete Dairy is a new brand to our shelves and when a milk is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Sport and claims to be “high protein” we like to do some real comparisons.


We bought three milks to compare; Paul’s full cream milk, a2 Milk full cream and The Complete Dairy full cream. All of which are readily available at Coles or Woolworths so it made sense.

Firstly, all three taste like milk. All three with cereal tasted fine, prepared for coffee or tea tasted fine and if we had a cat we’re certain it wouldn’t complain either.

The Complete Dairy Full Cream

Secondly, the nutritional information. Let’s compare the three on numbers based on a 250ml serving.

Fat Content

Pauls Full Cream: 9.5g (total), 6.3g (saturated)

a2 Milk Full Cream: 9g (total), 7g (saturated)

The Complete Dairy Full Cream: 8.5g (total), 5.9 (saturated)

Sugar Content

Pauls Full Cream: 12g

a2 Milk Full Cream: 12.5g

The Complete Dairy Full Cream: 8.8g

Calcium (aka “Cow”cium) Content

Pauls Full Cream: 288mg

a2 Milk Full Cream: 293mg

The Complete Dairy Full Cream: 430mg

Protein Content

Pauls Full Cream: 8.5g

a2 Milk Full Cream: 7.7g

The Complete Dairy Full Cream: 15g


The Complete Dairy is fair dinkum. It isn’t a fancy label with big claims and nothing to back it up. In all categories this milk brand had better numbers. The milk does not contain anything artificial or additions to make the numbers up either.

For those who have been busy shaking up their protein powders, this is worth a look. For those looking to lose weight, a small change like this will certainly help. And for those who struggle with lactose, this will leave you feeling a little more comfortable.

The great thing about a new milk variety? Giving it a try for yourself is easy (and cheap!).


1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. tardis3 (@tardis3)

    February 9, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Milk contains animal fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, and diets high in these substances increase the risk of several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. Other dairy products, such as cheese, yogurt, butter, and ice cream, also contribute significant amounts of cholesterol and fat to the diet. Even low-fat and fat-free milk and dairy products carry health risks because of cholesterol. In addition, natural and artificial hormones are present in all types of milk and dairy products, regardless of fat. Organic milk may not contain the pesticides and antibiotics that nonorganic milk contains, but it is still high in fat and cholesterol. Organic cow’s milk, which does not contain artificial hormones, does contain naturally occurring hormones. The combination of nutrients found in both organic and nonorganic cow’s milk increases our own production of some types of hormones. These hormones have been shown to increase the risk of some forms of cancer.

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