Nestlé’s Milo brand has released a plant-based version of its signature malt beverage powder in the Australian market.
The core ingredients in the new plant-based Milo powder are the same as the original Milo – malt, barley and cocoa – but the company has replaced milk powder with soy and oats to create a dairy-free version.
Nestlé claims that the product contains less sugar than the traditional Milo powder, and it includes a combination of vitamins and minerals to support energy release.
The release of the plant-based product represents Nestlé’s latest attempt to broaden its global plant-based portfolio. It follows on from the introduction of oat- and pea-based Ninho Forti + drinks in Brazil in December 2019, as well as the launch of oat-based and pea-based Nesquik GoodNes in the US earlier this year.
Trevor Clayton, head of the dairy business unit at Nestlé, said: “People are looking to vary their diets with more plant-based options, including to lower their environmental footprint and for health reasons.
“We already have some great plant-based products and are now adding one of our biggest global brands with Milo. We’re continuing to make good on our promise to offer consumers food that is right for them and right for the planet.”
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