MILO®

 

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 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.

Malt 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 8 essential vitamins and minerals. Together with milk it is a nutrient rich drink for active kids.

A glass of MILO and milk is:

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

 

NUTRITIONAL TABLE

Servings Per Pack:  10 per 20g Serving per 100g per 20g with 200ml Trim Milk (%DI †) per 20g with 200mL Trim Milk per 100mL (prepared with 200mL Trim Milk)
Serving Size: 20g
Energy 340  kJ 1680 kJ 660 kJ  8%  300 kJ 
    81 Cal 402 Cal 158 Cal    72 Cal 
Protein 2.4  g 11.8 g 10.2 g  20%  4.6 g 
Fat-total 2.0  g 9.8 g 2.6 g  4%  1.2 g 
    - Saturated 0.9 g 4.7 g 1.1 g  5%  0.5 g 
Carbohydrate 13.1  g 65.5 g 23.1 g  7%  10.5 g 
    - Sugars 9.2 g 46.0 g 19.2 g  21%  8.7 g 
Sodium 21  mg 105 mg 99 mg  4%  45 mg 
 
VITAMINS & MINERALS     %RDI**  
Riboflavin (B2) 0.38 mg 1.9 mg 0.85 mg  50%   mg 
Niacin (B3) 3.1 mg 15.5 mg 4.6 mg  46%   mg 
Vitamin B6 0.5 mg 2.5 mg 0.6 mg  38%   mg 
Vitamin B12 0.5 µg 2.3 µg 1.0 µg  50%   µg 
Vitamin C 11 mg 55 mg 11 mg  28%   mg 
Vitamin D 3.3 µg 16.7 µg 3.9 µg  39%   µg 
Calcium 190 mg 970 mg 400 mg  50%   mg 
Iron 3.8 mg 19 mg 3.8 mg  32%   mg 
Phosphorus 100 mg 500 mg 320 mg  32%   mg 
 
All values specified are averages 
RDI - Recommended Dietary Intake 
† Percent Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700kJ 
MILO prepared with trim milk has a Health Star Rating of 4.5 stars