Support Your Southend Milkman!

With a local mini-supermarket on every street corner, the role of the milkman has changed. To keep pace, Dairy Crest taken milk deliveries into the 21st century. Here’s our review of their Southend-on-Sea ‘milk and more’ service.

The milk round?

Milk MontageFor years, milk was delivered by trusty, but slow, electric milk floats. They’re still about, and in an effort to get more custom, the milk delivery firm Dairy Crest has launched Milk and More. It’s available in the Southend-on-Sea area, and they now deliver much more than milk.

We’re about to review the service, called Milk and More, and see how well the service works in Leigh-on-Sea

Why consider Milk and More?

Things have changed since the days of the old milk round. Here’s what’s new:

  • Free delivery (No “delivery slots” to book!)
  • No minimum spend
  • Order items before 9pm and get them in the morning
  • Not just milk. 250 items available for next day delivery
  • Over 30 different types of milk
  • Pay monthly by direct debit or credit card. No payments at the door

Stuff that the milkman can delivery
Some of the stuff that the milkman can now deliver

How Milk and More works

Milk and More LogoA little sceptical of going backs to the days of the daily milkman visits? So were we, until we were told how much things have changed these days. No more leaving notes for the milkman and having to pay him on a Friday. It’s all different now. Now, you can get all sorts of things delivered to the door – you order online, and if you order by 9pm, you’ll have it in the morning. Set up regular deliveries (such as pint of semi-skimmed every 2nd day and a loaf twice a week), and add to or remove items as needed. Oh, and you pay by direct debit or credit card.

As there’s no contract, or minimum charge – sign up for free, and give it a try. That’s what we’re doing at the moment.

Give “Milk and More” from Dairy Crest a try:

Using the service

Signing up took about 2 minutes on the Milk and More website. After entering a name and address, we were told that our milkman’s chap called Peter M. We were asked how we’d like to pay – and saw Direct Debit or Credit Card as the options, so no mucking about with paying at the door on a Friday.

Once signed up – place an order, and get your first delivery next day!

Milk and More Order
Our first order placed online with the Milk and More website

Milk and More Review

We signed up in July 2011 to try the service. We’ll let you know how we get on.

What’s on offer:

  • Milk – 52 items available, including organic, kids and UHT. At the time of writing a 1 pint bottle / carton or milk costs 65p
  • Bread – Including hot cross buns, baguettes, pancakes, croissants and crumpets
  • Drinks – Fruit juices, tea, coffee, squash, plus bottles and cans of coke, fanta, sprite, etc. There’s also Yakult
  • Dairy – Butters, cheese, cream and yoghurts
  • Food – Eggs, bacon and soup, plus breakfast cereals. Fruit and veg too – apples, oranges, potatoes and peppers
  • Snacks – Biscuits, cereals, cakes and crisps
  • Cat and dog food – Cans, biscuits and pouches
  • Household – All sorts of things from Bacofoil, bin bags, loo rolls, washing up liquid and compost!


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