Best-Rated Flavoured Milk

Canstar Blue’s flavoured milk ratings compare Woolworths, Farmers Union, Ice Break, Oak, Dare, Big M, Dairy Farmers Classic, Barista Bros, Coles and Almond Breeze on taste, texture, ease of use, packaging, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Best flavoured milk 2022

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Aussie shoppers rated Woolworths number one in Canstar Blue’s flavoured milk ratings, giving the supermarket brand five-star reviews across the board!

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Aussies go bananas for Woolworths in flavoured milk ratings

Flavoured milk isn’t just for kids’ lunch boxes. It also makes a sweet substitute for a cup of morning coffee or plain milk and can even help support bone health. In fact, one in five respondents to our survey (20%) drink flavoured milk to help increase their calcium intake, while a quarter (25%) simply drink it because they prefer iced coffee over a hot cuppa.

But what’s the best brand to chug down? We asked more than 1,000 Aussies for their feedback on the flavoured milk they’ve purchased and consumed within the past three months. Respondents scored their respective brands on taste, texture and consistency, ease of use, packaging appeal, value for money and overall satisfaction. Brands that met the minimum sample size (30 responses) are rated and compared in the table above.

In our first-ever flavoured milk ratings, supermarket Woolworths proved to be the crème de la crème after receiving the only five-star review for overall satisfaction. It also scored full marks everywhere else.

Best Flavoured Milk

These are the best brands of flavoured milk in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s inaugural ratings:

What is the best flavoured milk?

  1. Woolworths
  2. Farmers Union
  3. Ice Break
  4. Oak
  5. Dare
  6. Big M
  7. Dairy Farmers Classic
  8. Barista Bros
  9. Coles
  10. Almond Breeze

Woolworths topped our ratings with five stars for taste, texture, packaging, ease of use, value for money and overall satisfaction.

Farmers Union, Ice Break and Oak proved to tickle Aussies’ tastebuds just as well as Woolies, each scoring full marks for taste. Farmers Union additionally scored a five-star review for value for money and texture (as did Oak). Oak similarly saw five stars for packaging appeal, alongside Big M and Barista Bros, with Ice Break also getting the same result for ease of use.

Top Flavoured Milk Brand – Woolworths

Woolworths flavoured drink compared

Supermarket homebrands like Woolworths have proven to be popular among shoppers not just for convenience, but also for providing taste and quality that’s on par with some pricier brands. Woolies has a couple of milk flavours to choose from, including the classics – chocolate and iced coffee. They are available in 2L bottles.

For kids, you can get the 250ml banana flavoured option. It’s said to contain 25% less sugar than some other banana flavoured milk.

  • Woolworths earned five-star reviews across all research categories, including for taste, texture & consistency, ease of use, packaging appeal, value for money and overall satisfaction.

Is flavoured milk healthy?

Flavoured milk is not healthier than plain milk, since many products are packed with high amounts of sugar and sweeteners. Although, it can still be enjoyed in moderation. Dairy Australia even claims that flavoured milk has the same nutrients and health benefits as regular milk, and can help some people meet their daily dairy intake. Flavoured milk is also healthier than soft drinks and fruit drinks, but it’s important to check the sugar levels of each product and be aware of portion sizes. Keep in mind that one serve of flavoured milk is 250ml.

Our survey showed one in four consumers (25%) worry about the sugar content in flavoured milk and a third (30%) are conscious about the sugar content. Many respondents said they enjoy flavoured milk weekly (23%) or a few times a week (23%).

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and consumed flavoured milk (i.e. strawberry, chocolate, iced coffee, etc.) within the last three months – in this case, 1,048 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

  • Best flavoured milk for overall satisfaction: Consumers rated Woolworths best overall.
  • Best flavoured milk for value for money: Woolworths was also seen as the best bang for buck.
  • Best flavoured milk for taste: Ice Break proved to be the tastiest.
  • Best flavoured milk for texture and consistency: Woolworths took the top spot for texture.
  • Best flavoured milk for packaging appeal: Oak was rated to have the best packaging design.
  • Best flavoured milk for ease of use: Consumers rated Woolworths’ flavoured milk as the easiest to use.

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