As people are including more plant-based alternatives in their diet, Nestlé is launching plant-based versions of some of its popular global brands. Now, Nestlé Australia has introduced a plant-based version of its cocoa-malt beverage Milo, which first debuted in 1934.
The new Milo replaces milk powder with soy and oats. The core ingredients are the same as the original Milo—malt, barley, and cocoa. The development team worked hard to make sure it kept the same unmistakable choc-malt taste and iconic crunch. The product is also lower in sugar compared to original Milo and has a combination of vitamins and minerals to support effective energy release.
“People are looking to vary their diets with more plant-based options, including to lower their environmental footprint and for health reasons,” said Trevor Clayton, head of the dairy business unit at Nestlé. “We already have some great plant-based products and are now adding one of our biggest global brands with Milo.”