People are including more plant-based options in their diet, Nestlé is releasing plant-based versions of some of its most-loved international brands. That now includes the Milo, world’s leading cocoa malt beverage.

Nestlé Australia is introducing a plant-based version of the popular powder, first introduced in 1934.

The new Milo replaces milk powder with oats and soy. The basic ingredients coincide as the original Milo– malt, barley, and cocoa. The Milo development team strove to see to it kept the same unmistakable choc-malt taste and great crunch.

The beverage is also lower in sugar compared to the original Milo and has a combination of minerals and vitamins to support effective energy release. The new Milo gives people a plant-based choice, alongside the original, reduced-sugar and extra protein versions.

Trevor Clayton, head of the Dairy business unit at Nestlé, stated: “People are aiming to vary their diets with more plant-based options, including to reduce 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 remaining to make great on our promise to provide consumers food that is right for them and right for the planet.”

The new Milo follows on from other recent releases of plant-based beverages. Nestlé in Brazil introduced pea- and oat-based Ninho Forti + on shelves, in an RTD carton with a paper straw. The United States launched Nesquik GoodNes based on oat and pea protein with the great chocolate milk flavor of Nesquik.

Nestlé is using all its knowledge in plant-based protein along with dairy to make sure the new beverages are high in nutritional value and taste delicious. Internationally, the company has around 300 R&D scientists, engineers, and product developers who are dedicated to the r & d of plant-based products.

The need for plant-based dairy options that taste great and offer strong Nutritionals is rising, as more families are following a flexitarian diet.

Nestlé has focused on providing more nutritious alternatives for children, with their Nestlé for Healthier Kids program. Their focus areas are accelerating the healthy change of Nestlé’s product portfolio along with the WHO recommendations and inspiring healthier eating with supportive programs and solutions.

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