Plant-based chocolate drink launched by Nestlé

Nestlé has launched a plant-based version of its canned cocoa malt beverage powder, Milo.

First launched by Nestlé Australia in 1934, the new Milo has its milk powder replaced with soy and oats, but the basic ingredients – malt, barley and cocoa, are the same.

The new Milo is also lower in sugar and has a combination of vitamins and minerals to help manage energy.

Nestlé says Milo contains:
● essential nutrients such as zinc, iron and vitamin B12 which may be limited in plant-based diets
● a source a calcium and vitamin D for strong bones and teeth
● and vitamins B2 and B3 to support effective energy release in the body.

Because the plant-based Milo is produced in the same plant as regular Milo, it can’t be called dairy or lactose free.