Which Milk brand is the best? Quick Seattle Milk Review

    Last week, we ended up with a bad, nasty batch of milk. As a result, I wanted to try several types of milk, to finally see how they stack up. Brands were chosen to represent a good sample of milk available in the Seattle area.

    All milk brands compared were 2% and rBST free.

    “Normal” Milk

    Lucern [Plastic Jug]
    Thickness: Medium
    Flavor: STRONG, yucky flavor
    NASTY aftertaste (we believe this was a bad batch, it’s normally like the cardboard results below)

    Lucern [Cardboard]
    Thickness: Medium
    Flavor: Milky, slightly creamy
    Good, delicious (our favorite)

    Darigold [Cardboard]
    Thickness: Medium
    Flavor: Strong creamy flavor
    Ok, but the stronger flavor was unusual for us.

    Trader Joes [Cardboard]
    Thickness: Thin
    Flavor: Bland, watery
    No milk aftertaste… or much of a taste at all. The 2% was like drinking skim milk.

    Organic Milk

    Trader Joe’s Organic [Cardboard]
    Thickness: Thin
    Flavor: Bland, non-creamy flavor
    Practically the same as the non-organic from Trader Joe’s.

    Horizon Organic [Cardboard]
    Thickness: Medium
    Flavor: Strong cream flavor
    This was the best of the “organic” milk we tried, but we still prefer Lucern.

    Twin Brook Creamery [Glass] – Non-homoginized.
    Thickness: Thick, chuncks of cream
    Flavor: Non-creamy, very strong.
    There is just something odd and undesirable about drinking milk that still has chunks in it (even after mixing it a lot).


    My pick for winner: Lucern, followed by Darigold or maybe Horizon.

    Leave a comment with the brand you buy, and why you choose that brand.