UK expat is confused by Australia's 'complicated' milk range

UK expat is shocked after trying to understand Australia’s ‘complicated’ milk range: ‘I’ve never been so confused’

  • UK writer Jordana Grace was baffled by Australia’s milk range 
  • In a TikTok video she explained the different types of milk 
  • Full cream, skim, reduced-fat and lactose-free milk are available  
  • While in the UK she said only three kinds are offered  
  • ‘I honestly never thought milk would be complicated,’ she said 

A British woman has been baffled after trying to understand Australia’s ‘complicated’ milk range. 

Writer Jordana Grace seemed to be confused by the wide variety of milk, which includes full cream, skim, reduced-fat and lactose-free milk.

‘Things they should tell you before coming to Australia… Like how to understand milk,’ Jordana said in a now-viral TikTok video, adding: ‘I honestly never thought milk would be complicated.’

Australian supermarkets also offer plant-based options, such as almond, rice and soy milk, along with long-life and flavoured milks. 

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British expat Jordana Grace (pictured) seemed to be confused by the wide variety of milk available in Australian supermarkets, which includes full cream, skim, reduced-fat and lactose-free milk. She detailed the different types in a now-viral TikTok video

In the UK Jordana explained there’s only three different types of milk to keep things simple.

‘We have a pretty simple colour coded system,’ she said.

‘Blue lid is full fat, green is semi-skimmed and red is skimmed milk – pretty easy, dabby dozy, lemon squeezy.

‘But then we come to Australia… How do I explain this? The blue milk is full fat. I know you’re thinking, ‘This is the same’.’

With a sarcastic laugh, she said ‘no’ – implying the two systems aren’t the same. 

Jordana explained how the bottles with the ‘dark blue lid’ contain full fat milk and bottles with the ‘light blue lid’ contain ‘light’ milk.

‘Pink milk is skim – not to be confused with Trim [low fat] red milk. Aren’t they the same?’ she said.

‘And then there’s a purple for lactose free which can also be green.’

But the range doesn’t end there – yellow lids signify reduced fat, which is different from light, skim and Trim.

‘Then you have grey, which is cold pressed… how do you press a cow?’ she added.

‘I don’t even know what the black ones are for. And then gold is homogenised.

‘Never been more confused in my life. I’m going to lie down now.’

Jordana said: ‘Never been more confused in my life. I’m going to lie down now’ (pictured: Australian milks)

The video has since been viewed a staggering 1.3million times and received more than 75,000 ‘likes’. 

In the comments many Aussies suggested to simply ‘read the label’, while Jordana jokingly said that’s ‘too much effort’.

‘Never ever paid attention to the lid colours and always just read the label,’ one person wrote. 

‘I’m an Aussie and have never noticed that there might be a colour code,’ another added.  

A third wrote: ‘I cried today when my partner from Canada told me they get milk in bags. Not even goon bag kinda bags, just… just bags. Sealed bags.’

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