Goat milk? Milton Keynes woman is new face of milk carton

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You have goat to be kidding - a Milton Keynes woman has been chosen to become the face of over one million milk cartons.

Marilyn Hearn was selected after writing to Yorkshire-based goat dairy producers, St Helen’s Farm to explain how goats’ milk products have helped her to maintain a low cholesterol diet, while easing her acid reflux problem.

Marilyn from Two Mile Ash, was first prompted to research goats’ milk when a friend recommended that she varied the dairy she ate, and after reading about the health benefits, she decided to start enjoying it as part of her diet.

Marylin, said: “I’m amazed at how creamy goats’ milk tastes and how well it suites my diet and the transition from cow’s milk was suprisingly easy.

“It’s frustrating that coffee shops don’t widely offer it, as I usually have to settle for soya milk which I’d never use at home.

“It’s a huge shame that more people aren’t aware of goats’ milk - you don’t need to have a health issue to enjoy it and it tastes great. I feel so much better.”

Goat based dairy is becoming increasingly more common and easier to purchase these days.

St Helen’s Farm, which is based in Seaton Ross in the Vale of York, supplies Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Ocado with a wide range of products including goats’ milk, cheese, yogurt, cream, butter and ice cream.

Vicky Unwin, marketing manager at St Helen’s Farm said: “Marilyn is a great example of someone who is feeling the benefits of making the switch from cow to goat dairy, and we urge everyone to give it a try.

“We started our carton stars programme to help showcase real life case studies and spread the word about cow dairy alternatives. It’s wonderful to hear that goats’ milk is helping our customers with their health and wellbeing”.

St Helen’s Farm showcases a different customer from across the country on its cartons every four to six weeks.