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I love milk to drink and its very expensive, im from west europe and pricing in Lidll or Aldi are around 18 bht a liter. In Thailand 2 liter bottles 84 bht thats ridiculous....must be cheaper then europe.

And its not only milk, much food in Thai shops these days are more expensive then Europe.

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lidl, aldi, you are from belgium? start a business importing belgian blue cows, maybe you will become a success... a belgian fries shop would be nice to :)

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Umh... you likes milk and you bought it in Lidl??? Did you check from where it comes and wich kind it is...?

I like milk too... but i prefer to buy the fresh one coming directlty from the production factories and available in each one fresh shop in the city... just 3/4 days shelf life... but great taste and quality...

And, yes, it cost around 1,35 euro... so not that cheap...

Lidl is a place where to buy soaps...

We are what we eat... always think at this...

Milk is Thailand is not good as in europe... but looking well in the supermarkets something not too bad you can find.

But if you are looking for something cheaper than the one you found in Lidl you already got the answers... water... but tap water, because the bottled will looks you really expensive too...

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i just seen the name... no brain... i guess could be just a flame...

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Try soya milk! Much cheaper and considerably more healthy.

Though that's often super oversweetened here and milk has a lot of things soy milk doesn't.

Taste is one.

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Try soya milk! Much cheaper and considerably more healthy.

Though that's often super oversweetened here and milk has a lot of things soy milk doesn't.

You can get low sugar versions from any major supermarket. Yes, cow's milk has animal proteins. Not good for daily consumption. Some evidence here:

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rolleyes.gif Many S.E. Asians.....not only Thais....are Lactose Intolerant. They feel bloated and "gassy" after drinking milk.

It's genetic...the largest percentage of those who are born Lactose Intolerant in the native populations of their country is in S.E. Asia.

Also, even though refrigeration is now available, that hasn't always been the case in S.E. Asia.

I remember being in the U.S. Army in Vietnam...no refrigeration many places...and being served that blankety-blank warm powerd milk at meals.

So, milk is still not a major seller in Thailand...and therefore with fewer buyers it's more expensive....supply and demand (or in this case the lack of supply and the lack of a demand).

In Thailand Milk is still a "farang" food....and therefore more expensive.

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You're really complaining about nothing. 84 baht for 2 litres may be more expensive than back home but it's hardly what most would consider expensive. Some things are more expensive and some are less; the price of milk is hardly worth complaining about.

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I asked something about Thai Cows milk fat content a while ago in the farming forum, and was told that you do not get much milk from a Thai cow. Maybe this is why it is expensive? Imported and taxed. Or the cows are imported and taxed. Thai's don't drink it, so Farangs will buy it and have to pay more.

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