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  Reply # 1319009 7-Jun-2015 23:39
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Presso: Why would you muck around with something so iconic , Have not tried it yet myself but seems there are a few peeved off people and not really a good PR result for Nestle

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/69169715/milos-new-recipe-slated-as-disgusting


From stuff: *snip* and took out vitamins A, B1 and magnesium and vanilla flavouring.*snip*

Err is this why it tastes rank? A lack of vanilla. And nzers are generally magnesium deficient because of a national soil deficiency. Umm this seems like someone brainless has made some decisions.

The funny thing is a new packet got opened tonight here and everybody is complaining. And now I read the article ... it explains it all!

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  Reply # 1319012 8-Jun-2015 00:29
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hairy1:
eXDee:
Ibell was motivated to act after her three year old child refused to drink the new formula.

Im sure you can find better things to feed a 3 year old.


Ibell's three year old was tube fed for two years.

No one can comment on what to feed someone until they have had a tube fed child.

Having been through the nightmare of tube feeding a child for a year I would know.

Cheers, Matt.


I hear you.
I have a 12 yr old who is allergic to more foods than not. She has been tube feed most of her life.
We've learned to tolerate the ignoramuses out there on account that they are too uneducated to know any better

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1319013 8-Jun-2015 00:30
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it will all come down to the mighty dollar. Probably cost 1c less per packet to produce now. 

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  Reply # 1319562 8-Jun-2015 17:06
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I'll be honest and say that Milo simply does not do anything for me. It tastes of almost nothing - certainly not chocolate - and I think I would need half a tin per glass to make it taste of much.





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  Reply # 1319564 8-Jun-2015 17:08
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eXDee:
Ibell was motivated to act after her three year old child refused to drink the new formula.

Im sure you can find better things to feed a 3 year old.


We once had guests turn up in our B&B with a child of about that age and ask "where is the nearest McDonalds so we can get him some dinner?"

They were a bit put out to discover it was an 80km round trip to the nearest one....





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  Reply # 1319565 8-Jun-2015 17:10
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joker97: not sure what the other 20% is lol


Soylent Green......





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  Reply # 1319568 8-Jun-2015 17:14
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Geektastic: and I think I would need half a tin per glass to make it taste of much.


Pretty much how I eat it.. tongue-out

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  Reply # 1319570 8-Jun-2015 17:15
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Does anyone remember "Coca Cola II" AKA "New Coke" - a notorious marketing fiasco for Coca Cola in 1992?

I hope that "Milo II" dies an equally rapid death.




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  Reply # 1319625 8-Jun-2015 18:14
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I predict people will keep buying it out of habit, and eventually forget there was a problem.  Ever tried to mix cocoa powder and sugar and make your own chocolate drink?  Not as tasty as you might think unless you chuck in some kahlua.

I used to eat milo out of the packet with a spoon when I was a kid.

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  Reply # 1319677 8-Jun-2015 19:38
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rmt38: I predict people will keep buying it out of habit, and eventually forget there was a problem.  Ever tried to mix cocoa powder and sugar and make your own chocolate drink?  Not as tasty as you might think unless you chuck in some kahlua.

I used to eat milo out of the packet with a spoon when I was a kid.


Not sure if you can get it here (never looked tbh!) but when I was at boarding school we had a school tradition which was Cadbury drinking chocolate mixed with cold milk. Drank it every day of term for 5 years and never touched it since! I recall the method well though - 4 teaspoons of chocolate powder plus a little milk, mix to a creamy paste and then slowly add more milk until the cup is full.





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  Reply # 1319766 8-Jun-2015 22:19
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Just another thing I'm going to have to buy at the local South African shop.

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  Reply # 1319769 8-Jun-2015 22:26
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I tried some today, and it actually isn't bad. I would go as far as to say I prefer it. Not sure though about the use of palm oil in it.

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  Reply # 1319771 8-Jun-2015 22:28
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eXDee: Just looked at the facebook page. If there's one thing NZ'ers seem to be good at, its starting a movement to change back/bring back/alter a foodstuff.
I expect this will be covered on seven sharp, known for its high quality programming and coverage of important issues like this.

 

Great to see NZers getting up in arms at the important things again.

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  Reply # 1319782 8-Jun-2015 22:58
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It's gone global.

From the BBC:

New 'healthier' Milo causes uproar in New Zealand

"Parent company Nestle said it had made some changes to the New Zealand formula to make Milo healthier for children, and more environmentally sustainable."

Is New Zealand being used for testing purposes (again)?




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  Reply # 1319788 8-Jun-2015 23:33
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Sideface: It's gone global.

From the BBC:

New 'healthier' Milo causes uproar in New Zealand

"Parent company Nestle said it had made some changes to the New Zealand formula to make Milo healthier for children, and more environmentally sustainable."

Is New Zealand being used for testing purposes (again)?


So what's the alternative to Milo?

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