Fifty per cent of people chose Norco as their favourite milk in a taste test, but Vanessa McKinnon, pictured with son Blair, was among the minority, selecting Woolworths home-brand milk.
Fifty per cent of people chose Norco as their favourite milk in a taste test, but Vanessa McKinnon, pictured with son Blair, was among the minority, selecting Woolworths home-brand milk. John Gass

Norco milk gets nod

THE glass of milk is half full for Norco when it comes to people’s choice.

Fifty per cent of people surveyed by the Tweed Daily News chose Norco milk as their favourite in a blind taste test with cheaper alternatives.

Without knowing which brand they were drinking, people tasted Coles, Woolworths and Norco milk – all full-cream – and picked their favourites.

Kingscliff resident Beryl Seabrook was confident her loyalty to the Northern NSW brand would help her choose.

“I love milk. I always buy Norco,” she said.

Mrs Seabrook winced a little while tasting the Woolworths milk and then deliberated on her final decisions.

“This is the best one, it’s creamier,” she said, correctly identifying Norco.

Tweed Heads resident Louise Warner joined Mrs Seabrook and eight others in selecting the Norco milk.

“It had a slightly different taste, quite creamy,” Miss Warner said.

She was surprised to hear it was Norco milk.

“We actually buy the cheap brand,” she said.

Maree Bradbury, from Pottsville, chose Norco after describing the Coles milk as “watery”.

“I try to buy the Norco one anyway because I support the farmers,” she said.

Twenty people took part in our survey, with Coles receiving 30% of votes and Woolworths the remaining 20%.

Casuarina resident Royce Hohaia was surprised he had chosen Coles milk as his favourite.

“I think it was the best because it was creamy,” Mr Hohaia said.

Pottsville mother Vanessa McKinnon, who admitted to usually drinking lifelong milk, chose the Woolies milk as her favourite.



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