Where Does Aldi Milk Come From?

Have you ever wondered, “Where does Aldi milk come from?”. If you have, Aldi’s private brand milk, Friendly Farms, comes from a partnership between the store and British Farms across the United Kingdom like Arla Foods. This union is known as the Aldi Dairy Farm partnership and was created in 2018. It has since been supplying quality milk to Aldi customers.

Aldi buys the milk from the farmers at wholesale volumes and prices, then repackages it with its private labels, and then sells them to customers.

Got any more questions about Aldi milk? We’ve answered the most frequent of them in this post. Keep reading to learn more.

Is Aldi milk real milk?

Aldi’s private label milk, Friendly Farms, is natural and organic. As aforementioned, the store works with various farmers in the UK. So that means the milk was sourced from a real farm by real farmers.

The milk has the seal of approval from REAL. The REAL seal guarantees that the milk you’re buying is sourced directly from cows raised in the United States of America.

A cow in a meadow

If you’d like to see and meet with Aldi’s farmers, the store works with them during every Open Farm Sunday event. The event allows customers to see first-hand how their dairy and farm produce is made.  

Activities for that day may include a walkabout, trac­tor and trailer rides, farm demonstrations, and so on. 

What other brands of milk does Aldi’s carry?

Aldi only sells one brand of milk, Friendly Farms, which is the store’s private brand. Other products like yogurt and soy milk are sold under the brand name “Simply Nature label”, also owned by Aldi. 

The Simply Nature dairy products are all organic. Aldi claims they’re free of artificial flavors and coloring, high fructose corn syrup, fully or partially hydrogenated oils, and many other ingredients.

One might think that Aldi’s milk is expensive because of these factors. On the contrary, you can buy a pint of milk at Aldi for as low as £0.60. Aldi’s milk is cheap because the store operates a low-cost model to offer the best quality products to customers at affordable prices.

The following factors characterize Aldi’s low-cost model:

  • Self-service: customers bag purchases themselves, and they have to pay for shopping bags.
  • Rent a cart: At Aldi, you need to pay a quarter to use a cart. If you return the cart to the proper station, you’ll get your quarter back.
  • Small stores and product variety: As with their milk, Aldi has few selections of products. Their building sizes are also smaller than other big names. E.g., Walmart.

Our recent article sheds more light on why Aldi is so cheap. 

How to tell where your milk was produced

If you have doubts about Aldi’s milk or any other milk, there’s a way to know the source without asking the store. This section will show you how to check your milk’s actual source.

Step #1: Check your milk bottle

Every milk product has a dairy code on the body of the package or bottle. It’s usually near the expiration or Best Before date. Check for the number, copy it down, or memorize it. You’re going to need the number soon.

Step #2: Go to the “Where is My Milk From” website

Where is My Milk From?” is a website that tells you where a milk product was originally sourced from using the dairy code you just obtained. 

Go to the milk locator page using the link we’ve provided above. Enter your dairy code into the provided box and click on “Find it”. 

Where is my Milk from website
Photo source: whereismymilkfrom.com

Your browser will redirect you to a new page containing information on where your milk is originally from.

Where is my milk from? website
Photo source: whereismymilkfrom.com

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