If you’ve been visiting supermarkets in Singapore lately (especially NTUC), you might have noticed a rather odd brand and packaging that doesn’t blend in at all with all the other milk brands.
What am I talking about?
It says on the bottle that it’s pure cow’s milk, fresh from Singapore’s own dairy farm.
Wow! We have cows in Singapore? That’s cool.
More cool is the fact that someone’s growing cows here and milking them for profit! (I know the right word is “rearing”)
I wonder… How many cows do we have here in Singapore? Well, apparently there’s enough to sell milk in our supermarkets!
Anyway, Vishnu Fresh Milk is a dollar cheaper than the other brands of milk. I got this for SGD$2.55!
Buying and drinking this has been quite an adventure for me and The Fiancée!
Firstly, the product packaging looks VERY VERY dodgy! Nobody sells milk like this in supermarkets! In fact, this looks like an oversized cough syrup bottle – you know, the kind you get from a GP – except that the bottle is made of really good plastic. And there’s nothing on the packaging that assures me that the milk is delicious and yummy! It’s quite intimidating, really! (If anyone from Vishnu Dairy Farm is reading this (or if anyone knows someone working there), PLEASE CONTACT ME! I’ll happily redesign your milk bottle into something less intimidating and do your marketing and publicity for a short while! The packaging is so bad I feel a strong need to do something about it!)
And secondly, almost nobody has ever heard of this. It just silently popped up on supermarket shelves, with no fanfare or publicity! The only context where I’ve heard of “Vishnu” is Hinduism. Milk? Nope, not at all! Who’s drinking this stuff?
So unfortunately, due to the lack of publicity and marketing, and REALLY bad product packaging, this milk comes across not only as dodgy, but SCARY too!
Yes, The Fiancée and I have been pretty scared to give this a try – before and even after buying it. Seriously, the packaging is quite a turn off!
Anyway, this morning, we plucked up our courage, opened the bottle, poured a small amount into our cups, and… we took a sip!
Our thoughts about Vishnu Milk?
It’s ok. It tastes a lot like Daisy Fresh Milk! That’s not too bad actually! So if you like drinking milk that’s like Daisy, you might want to consider switching over to Vishnu Milk, save a dollar, and support local business! If not, you can give it a try. It’s not too bad if you’re not too fussy about milk.
As for myself, I wouldn’t buy Vishnu Milk again, though. Personally, I’m in loooove with Meiji Milk (see Delicious Milk!). Vishnu Milk’s texture is a bit too light for my liking. I prefer milk that’s really creamy! It makes your coffee, tea, or milo especially delicious!
Well, that’s some adventure for the morning!