The Nutritious drink kids love

Did you know that MILO comes from humble Aussie roots? MILO was developed in the 1930s during the depression as a direct response to the fact that children were not receiving enough nutrients from their daily diet. Thomas Mayne, a Nestlé Engineer, created the nutritious and delicious beverage using local milk knowledge and Swiss cocoa expertise. He named the drink MILO after the Greek mythical character Milo, who was known for his strength. MILO was launched in 1934 at the Sydney Royal Easter show in an area used to showcase new products to the public. This coincided with the opening of a local production plant for MILO located in Smithtown, in rural NSW, where it is still produced today.

MILO proposition remains relevant today when despite a wide variety of food products being available to New Zealand families, many kids are still not getting enough vitamins and minerals in their diet.

Malted barley is one of the key ingredients that give MILO the unique great taste and crunch you love. It is naturally rich in carbohydrates (including starches and maltose), the preferred energy source for the brain, nervous system and working muscles.

Including calcium, MILO contains 6 essential vitamins and minerals. Together with milk it is a nutrient rich drink for active kids.

A glass of MILO and milk is:

- High in protein
- Low GI
- Nutrient rich – particularly calcium where it provides 50% of Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)

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Servings Per Pack:  20
Serving Size:  15g (3 level teaspoons)
Average Quantity per Serving Average Quantity per 100g Avg qty per 15g with trim milk %DI per 15g with trim milk
Energy 260  kJ 1730 kJ 590 kJ  7% 
Protein 1.8  g 11.8 g 9.9 g  20% 
Fat-total 1.5  g 9.8 g 2.1 g  3% 
    - Saturated 0.7 g 4.7 g 0.9 g  4% 
Carbohydrate 9.8  g 65.5 g 20.2 g  7% 
    - Sugars 6.9 g 46.0 g 17.3 g  19% 
Sodium 16  mg 105 mg 96 mg  4% 


Vitamin A 100 µg 670 µg 106 µg  14% 
Vitamin B1(Thiamin) 0.5 mg 3.3 mg 0.54 mg  49% 
Vitamin B2(Riboflavin) 0.21 mg 1.4 mg 0.75 mg  44% 
Vitamin C 20 mg 140 mg 20 mg  50% 
Calcium 150 mg 1000 mg 400 mg  50% 
Iron 6 mg 48 mg 6 mg  50% 
Magnesium 32 mg 210 mg 56 mg  18% 

*Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700kJ.
  Your daily intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs.
All values specified are averages
RDI - Recommended Dietary Intake