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# 249497 13-May-2019 20:53
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So after 4 years of complaints, and probably reduced sales, the old Milo flavour is coming back.

 

We didn't like the new flavour, so changed to Cadbury Drinking Chocolate.

 

Will be interesting to see if they have got the flavour right, and how many former Milo fans will go back to it.


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  # 2236303 13-May-2019 21:19
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/food-news/112626354/milo-reverts-back-to-its-original-flavour-after-four-years-of-complaints

 

Someone liked it! :)

 

Now if only Cadbury would do the same thing and, I don't know, listen to its customers (or what's left of them...)


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  # 2236338 13-May-2019 22:57
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Probably 4 years since I’ve had a Milo. Probably won’t tell the difference

 
 
 
 


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  # 2236340 13-May-2019 23:48
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i can't say i noticed the difference... about 4 years ago is when i changed to having a barista make mine...

 

 

 

Now i'm just all picky.

 

Maybe they can fix the Chocolate Milk while they are at it... Primo is so much different now....





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  # 2236346 14-May-2019 06:43
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Senecio: Probably 4 years since I’ve had a Milo. Probably won’t tell the difference


Same, after 4 years the question is why go back?

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  # 2236370 14-May-2019 09:06
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I thought it had gone anaemic and weak. Nice to know it wasn't my imagination.

 

Milo is quite expensive, and you need table-spoons of it to get a decent strength, but people often mistakenly think it is cheap. When I was in charge of buying the tearoom supplies at work I started buying drinking chocolate at 1/2 the price (in addition to the milo). Drinking chocolate was a hit with the punters but the boss thought I was being extravagant until the receipt proved it was better value for money. Because the drinking chocolate is stronger a tin lasts longer, so it is an even bigger saving that the price-tag suggests.


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  # 2236377 14-May-2019 09:18
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hio77:

 

i can't say i noticed the difference... about 4 years ago is when i changed to having a barista make mine...

 

 

 

Now i'm just all picky.

 

Maybe they can fix the Chocolate Milk while they are at it... Primo is so much different now....

 

 

they reduced the sugar which seems stupid , why would anyone who's drinking chocolate milk be worried about the sugar level.





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  # 2236481 14-May-2019 09:56
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Milo, Drinking Chocolate, they are all crap. Trade-aid hot chocolate is where it's at.

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  # 2236505 14-May-2019 10:43
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k1w1k1d:

 

So after 4 years of complaints, and probably reduced sales, the old Milo flavour is coming back.

 

We didn't like the new flavour, so changed to Cadbury Drinking Chocolate.

 

Will be interesting to see if they have got the flavour right, and how many former Milo fans will go back to it.

 

 

We did the same - it's one of the few products that Cadbury makes that is actually superior to their competitors.

 

I'll probably buy a new Milo to see how it is, and which my kids prefer and take it from there; it's not like I'm a big fan of Nestle either.

 

Coincidentally we recently found a sachet of the 'old' milo when cleaning out a kitchen cupboard - can't recall the best before date but was many years in the past, so probably not ideal for a comparison test between new and old!


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  # 2236525 14-May-2019 11:12
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I wonder if whats happened to Cadbury has scared them. I say give it 4 years and cadbury as a brand wont exist in NZ.


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  # 2236526 14-May-2019 11:13
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Delphinus: Milo, Drinking Chocolate, they are all crap. Trade-aid hot chocolate is where it's at.

 

 

 

Jarrah hot chocolate is amazing





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  # 2236688 14-May-2019 13:54
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IMHO almost any brand of tinned drinking chocolate beats milo, but Cadbury is my current favourite.

 

I find most sachet drinking chocolate (particularly Nestle) tends to be lumpy/clumpy and hard to dissolve.


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  # 2236706 14-May-2019 14:21
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BTR:

 

I wonder if whats happened to Cadbury has scared them. I say give it 4 years and cadbury as a brand wont exist in NZ.

 

 

We buy whittakers now. 

 

Cadbury ruined their chocolate bars, then ruined their marshmallow eggs.....Cadbury is banned from our house now , for being so rubbish!

 

I wonder if tip top will go the way of cadbury too? 

 

 


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  # 2238659 15-May-2019 21:51
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I haven't had Milo in as long as I can remember. We got the Cadbury's Drinking Chocolate for a while, but went off all things Cadbury for a number of well-documented reasons. So for the last couple of years I've been a fan of Gregg's Cafe Gold Hot Chocolate sachets, made with milk frothed by the espresso machine. Pretty damned good. 


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  # 2238731 16-May-2019 01:25
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vexxxboy:

hio77:


i can't say i noticed the difference... about 4 years ago is when i changed to having a barista make mine...


 


Now i'm just all picky.


Maybe they can fix the Chocolate Milk while they are at it... Primo is so much different now....



they reduced the sugar which seems stupid , why would anyone who's drinking chocolate milk be worried about the sugar level.



Probably just to try and claim that it is now “healthy”.

Especially in relation to Milo having a 4.5 health star rating. Which then had fine print saying that the rating only applied when you mixed a tiny amount with skim milk, as per the instructions. (which no one in real life actually did).





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  # 2238758 16-May-2019 08:07
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Aredwood:

Probably just to try and claim that it is now “healthy”.

Especially in relation to Milo having a 4.5 health star rating. Which then had fine print saying that the rating only applied when you mixed a tiny amount with skim milk, as per the instructions. (which no one in real life actually did).

 

That's like when all the packet pasta got the heart tick by changing the instructions from butter to some chemically sounding spread thing as the ingredients. Just BS to use some mark on the packet for people too stupid to work out what is bad for them.





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