Review: OAK Classic Chocolate Flavored Milk

Delicious, decadent beverage that’s still nutritious? That’s chocolate milk for you.

Whether you’re looking for post-exercise feed or just up for an indulgent cocoa fix, choccy milk can do wonders for you. This time, I am reviewing one of the most popular chocolate-flavoured milk brand out there – Oak. Originated in Newcastle, the brand’s recent Slurpee-style frozen drinks venture has caused frenzy all over the country. But does Oak chocolate milk really deserve all the love?

Short answer: yes. The chocolate milk, which is sold at $5.50-6 per 2L bottle, is rich, creamy and sweet. There is no watered-down taste that is often apparent in some other brands. With the full chocolate flavour, one glass is enough to keep you satiated for a while.

Some people may find Oak a little too thick and fatty, but for me, that’s what chocolate milk is all about. Enjoy your chocolate milk in moderation!

 

+:

  • Full flavours (creamy and chocolatey)
  • Fulfilling quality

 

-:

  • A little more expensive compared to competitors
  • Some might dislike the richness

 

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Review: Fresca Natural Deodorant

The interest in natural beauty product has grown exponentially in Australia, and Fresca Natural has benefited from this. The brand’s deodorant, in particular, has received rave reviews on the Internet.

Granted, Fresca Natural’s deodorant is not the same as the ones you find on supermarket shelves. Fresca Natural’s contains no aluminium or other antiperspirant ingredients – which means that it doesn’t block sweat. “Fresca Natural deodorants will allow your body to cool itself the way nature intended and does not block your pores or sweat glands,” the website says.

What this deo does is prevent body odours, using a combination of essential oils and aerated salt. But does it do this job properly?

It is debatable. While the smell of the deodorant itself is nice, it does not seem to work well with my body. The Citrus variant left my body with a weird whiff, which I think is a mixture of the essential oils and my sweat. Moreover, the smell is quite strong and long-lasting throughout the day, which made me feel self-conscious. Finally, the deodorant fragrance sticks to the clothes and stays even after washing.

With retail price starting at $15 a bottle, I had high expectations for this deo – unfortunately, those expectations were largely left unmet.

+:

  • Smells great on its own
  • Palm oil and aluminium free

 

-:

  • Does not help with sweat
  • Leaves a weird whiff
  • Fragrance sticks to clothes

 

Rating: 2/5 Stars