John Lewis restaurant

(40 Posts)
salsmum Sat 30-Nov-13 19:09:09

When I'm in John Lewis (and can afford it) I like to visit their restaurant and have a bite to eat and cup of tea cake in my tea I like to have full fat milk...yesterday when I asked for full fat I was told that they only have semi skimmed ...but have full fat milk in the children's lunch box meals AIBU to think that in this age of healthy eating for children and some adults that the full fat milk should be available for adults (their choice) and the healthier semi skimmed to be put in the children's lunch box meals instead of the less healthy FF milk??? not a major 'issue' in the grand scheme of things but just think it's 'odd' IYSWIM

Patilla Sat 30-Nov-13 19:10:51

There is more calcium as I understand it in full fat milk than semi skimmed so why wouldn't it be in the childrens' boxes?

TurnOffTheTv Sat 30-Nov-13 19:11:50

Children need full fat fat!

OneUp Sat 30-Nov-13 19:12:52

Children under 5 (I think) are supposed to have full fat milk as they need fat in their diet.

CaroBeaner Sat 30-Nov-13 19:13:04

Except that children are supposed to drink full fat milk, and most adults prefer semi skimmed in tea because f/fat is too rich for the clean taste of tea.

Did they open a carton of F/fat from the children's boxes so that you could enjoy your preference?

Full fat is healthier for children.

phantomnamechanger Sat 30-Nov-13 19:14:38

full fat is fine for kids, and they probably have it in individual cartons for the lunch boxes, so not easy to give you some.

TBH I have never even considered asking what sort of milk comes with my hot drink!

MmeLindor Sat 30-Nov-13 19:15:07

What everyone else said. FF is better for kids.

DeepThought Sat 30-Nov-13 19:15:34

Yeah yeah whatevs but omg at their Rocky Road om nom nom

BigFatGoalie Sat 30-Nov-13 19:15:40

biscuit

NCISaddict Sat 30-Nov-13 19:16:45

i stayed in a hotel last weekend where I was told I could only have wholemeal toast.

salsmum Sat 30-Nov-13 19:26:47

Well thank you for letting me know I really didn't realise that FF is better for children...but to be fair my youngest is 25 nearly! and I've always used FF milk phantomnamechanger I did not ask which milk came in my tea they had those little plastic carton things so I read the top which said SS milk! BigFatGoalie why the biscuit??? confused

Unless milk has changed since mine were little ... There's no less calcium in semi-skimmed than in full fat...and back then full fat was recommended up til 5.

moldingsunbeams Sat 30-Nov-13 19:28:52

Children under 2 should have full fat milk, over 2 semi skimmed is fine as long as the rest of their diet is balanced.

I do not however think that you can call full fat milk unhealthy given as part of a balanced meal.

There is actually more calcium in skimmed milk I believe.

Sparklingbrook Sat 30-Nov-13 19:30:11

But does it matter what they have once in a while in a shop restaurant? Give them whatever milk you like the rest of the time.

The calcium is in the watery part of the milk, not the cream, so semi skimmed and full fat have similar levels of calcium, the fat in milk contains vitamins A&D which are removed in the skimming process.

MrsDoomsPatterson Sat 30-Nov-13 19:31:09

Full fat milk, in TEA?! UABVU!!

Sirzy Sat 30-Nov-13 19:35:38

I think for adults providing SS as the milk makes sense as its a middle ground. I drink skimmed at home but will drink SS when out, but full fat makes me feel sick so I avoid that.

For children where possible providing full fat makes sense

moldingsunbeams Sat 30-Nov-13 19:39:26

The fact that the cartons of milk in the kids boxes were FF is irrelevant really. Your issue is that the store did not have FF milk in small plastic cartons. I do not think that the store did not have small plastic cartons of FF milk because they were in the children's boxes instead.

in other words

YANBU to want to have full fat milk instead of semi skimmed if it is available but in this case it wouldn't and opening it would have left probably three quarters of a carton of milk empty and wasted.

YABU to make comments about children should not have it and fat adults (assuming thats what you meant by SOME adults) in order that you can.

judgejudithjudy Sat 30-Nov-13 19:43:17

yabu to tell the world you prefer to pay the overflated prices jl charge than anything else?! why add that?!

everlong Sat 30-Nov-13 19:44:27

I expect ff milk in a child's lunchbox not semi.

They don't need lower calories.

BikeRunSki Sat 30-Nov-13 19:46:28

It is the fat soluble vitamins in milk which make ff milk more healthy for children.

LadyMedea Sat 30-Nov-13 19:46:30

And on a random note... Remember to sign up for the new John Lewis loyalty card. Free tea and cake once a month! brew cake

salsmum Sat 30-Nov-13 20:14:59

moldingsunbeams sorry if it read wrong but when I said 'some adults' I was actually referring to myself who's a happy,sometimes healthy, size 20 grin and yes JL did say to me we only have FF milk in the children's lunch boxes apparently they do not supply to the adults...my 'guilty pleasure' is definitely having FF milk in tea I find it cools the tea better and is not so 'watery' smile.

mrspremise Sat 30-Nov-13 20:44:46

I can't bear milk in tea, but even I think YANBU

YABU.
I love FF milk on cereal or in coffee but in tea? hmm

Motherinlawsdung Sat 30-Nov-13 20:58:01

The fat molecules in FF milk assist the body in absorbing the calcium, according to a study done a few years ago. So it's much better for people who need calcium, eg kids and post-menopausal women.
It also tastes nicer IMHO.

ThanSheSaid Sat 30-Nov-13 21:02:38

I prefer skimmed milk in tea and am always a bit sad that I can't get it when I go to John Lewis.

LaGuardia Sat 30-Nov-13 21:32:40

sometimes healthy, size 20

Try semi skimmed and you might be healthy more often.....

PartyFops Sat 30-Nov-13 21:38:33

LaGuardia ---> biscuit

ArgyMargy Sat 30-Nov-13 21:42:29

YABU. John Lewis can do no wrong. smilesmile

thecatfromjapan Sat 30-Nov-13 21:50:21

FF better for children.

I was in JL today - it truly re-kindled my love ...

If there was a heaven, it would be John Lewis, but you could sleep on the beds ... <sigh>

Snowbility Sat 30-Nov-13 21:53:43

Good old dairy fat is good for kids!

thecatfromjapan Sat 30-Nov-13 21:54:24

Oops. I see that many others have said this. And that you are mostly miffed about the absence of FF for adults. I like FF too, but I think other posters are right - it's because the majority of adults these days like SS.

They are weirdoes, salsmum. And very, very wrong. Especially when you put together SS and coffee. Why would anyone do that??

(And the poster who has suggested you have SS more often - she is rude and horrid. There is little worse than a charmless personality. It is a BO of the soul.)

ssd Sat 30-Nov-13 21:54:43

JL restaurants are way too expensive

Lorelilee Sat 30-Nov-13 22:28:48

I generally have double cream in my coffee <cue LaGuardia having conniption fit>

Daykin Sat 30-Nov-13 22:40:00

The amount of fat in milk is absolutely tiny. You would have to drink gallons of it for it to make that much of a difference.

salsmum Sat 30-Nov-13 22:47:42

LaGuardia I really didn't need to be insulted THANK YOU! I have lost 3 members of my family this year (my Mother on 4th Nov) I am also a full time carer to my daughter who is severely disabled with Cerebral Palsy. I have gym membership and go when I can but have understandably felt quite down of late and only get 1 day a week when I can attend! I am however a strong person and will get through it even though my daughter is dreading Christmas this year because her Father will not be here (he passed in January)...I do not want pity but also I think it's very unfair that you choose to judge me on my size alone (or others for that matter) and to 'generalise' is cruel....I may be a size 20 because I'm on medication...there could be a number of reasons...I mentioned sometimes healthy because I do enjoy the odd naughty treat sometimes
..like going to JL for tea and a slice of cake...obviously you are a perfect person hmm who can sit on your high morale ground, look down and judge others..lets hope you never have a shit year such as the one I've just had!

Hiphopopotamus Sat 30-Nov-13 22:49:22

Coffee is best with proper cream - sorry LaGuardia

Tea however, I find too delicate for full fat, so I tend to go semi skimmed. So on that basis YABU grin

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