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So I have been on the look out for numerous years for anywhere you could buy fresh cream out here, but I never thought of asking on the forum.

I am sure it doesn't exist and the best you can get is UHT, or alternatives like creme fraiche or Mercadona sour cream (which they label as nata fresca!) 

But maybe someone would care to surprise me and let me in on their secret cream dealer? Big Grin


* on a side note, fresh milk in Mercadona & Lidl has gone North on prices recently, a casualty of Corona it would appear.....?  Huh Any better options around?
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I never buy the fresh milk it goes off very quickly, I use the extended shelf life milk, you get used to the taste, it’s a bit better than UHT, not great at the same high temperatures. Also bought Leche de Cabra - goats milk one time, it tasted fine on my corn flakes, I don’t take milk in my coffee but my wife used it in her tea and never noticed the difference.
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We have got milk from Mercadona and as mentioned it has gone up in price and we noticed before we left that the bottles don't have as good a shelf life as the cartons used to. Cream (Whipping we get from the Spar in the Atlantico)
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We have always purchased the red packet, Leche Entera, knowing only it is our preferred whole milk we have stuck with it, it does become a little confusing with all the different long life milk on the shelves. Maybe we should try different brands but how do they differ? Do they or is it just branding?
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(07-08-2020, 12:41 PM)windermeregolfer Wrote: We have got milk from Mercadona and as mentioned it has gone up in price and we noticed before we left that the bottles don't have as good a shelf life as the cartons used to. Cream (Whipping we get from the Spar in the Atlantico)

Which cream do you get?
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Think it is whipped cream from the fridge at the front in Spar in Caleta. Comes in a blue and white packet.
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(07-08-2020, 05:36 PM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote:
(07-08-2020, 12:41 PM)windermeregolfer Wrote: We have got milk from Mercadona and as mentioned it has gone up in price and we noticed before we left that the bottles don't have as good a shelf life as the cartons used to. Cream (Whipping we get from the Spar in the Atlantico)

Which cream do you get?

I think it is called NATA and as Jason has mentioned is in the fridge nearest the check outs where butter is.
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(06-08-2020, 11:25 PM)Can the Man Wrote: I never buy the fresh milk it goes off very quickly, I use the extended shelf life milk, you get used to the taste, it’s a bit better than UHT, not great at the same high temperatures. Also bought Leche de Cabra - goats milk one time, it tasted fine on my corn flakes, I don’t take milk in my coffee but my wife used it in her tea and never noticed the difference.

First important thing to note about Fresh milk, NEVER buy it from SPAR. I have tried numerous occasions and they don't store it at a low enough temperature and so it is always atleast on the turn when you buy it (once it actually had lumps  Thumbs Down straight from the shop). I regularly checked it in the shop beforehand to make sure it wasn't just my bad luck, but the expanded packet that looks like it wants to burst is the tell tale sign. The SPAR supermarkets when you enter do not have that cold shock like Mercadona/Lidl because their AC is not up to the job, and then they use open fronted fridges which don't keep the milk at the correct temperature either.

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What Mercadona was selling before corona (fresh milk in a Brik style packet) seemed to be triple filtered extended life and as you said, you do learn to live with the slightly more watery taste (due to the super-homogenised milk fat). I did try goats milk once but I found it a little more acidic to the taste.
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(08-08-2020, 03:51 PM)windermeregolfer Wrote:
(07-08-2020, 05:36 PM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote:
(07-08-2020, 12:41 PM)windermeregolfer Wrote: We have got milk from Mercadona and as mentioned it has gone up in price and we noticed before we left that the bottles don't have as good a shelf life as the cartons used to. Cream (Whipping we get from the Spar in the Atlantico)

Which cream do you get?

I think it is called NATA and as Jason has mentioned is in the fridge nearest the check outs where butter is.

Is it this that you are referring to? If so it is just another UHT Spray cream....


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(07-08-2020, 03:21 PM)Jason W Wrote: We have always purchased the red packet, Leche Entera, knowing only it is our preferred whole milk we have stuck with it, it does become a little confusing with all the different long life milk on the shelves. Maybe we should try different brands but how do they differ? Do they or is it just branding?

The majority of UHT milks state almost exactly same nutritional information on the back and taste exactly the same, I can tell the difference between one or two different brands but the fact is no UHT milk has the delicate flavour of fresh milk (It's just white acid water to me Dodgy) If you add some sugar and cocoa and serve it hot then UHT is bearable, otherwise it's more endurance than enjoyment for me  Tongue

Watch out for UHT packets that have 'Producto Lacteo' or 'Preparado Lacteo' slapped across the front, or simply 'Entera' (e.g. 'Celgan'), because you won't find them stating it is actual milk, because it isn't. Always the cheapest but it is dehydrated milk protein mixed with water (and sometimes sunflower oil) to make a cheaper UHT 'Milk'..... Wink
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Keep it coming! Anyone got a FRESH CREAM dealer they are willing to share?  Cool
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Thanks - very helpful.
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(08-08-2020, 07:11 PM)Jason W Wrote: Thanks - very helpful.

De nada Wink. So is it that spray can that you have been buying or is it something else? (I will leave no stone unturned on my quest for real cream Big Grin)
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