Friday, 8 April 2011

Taste Test: Milo Sejuk

Anyone who's grown up on that ubiquitous chocolate malt drink Milo in the green packaging would know if they want their Milo cold or iced, they would have to pour some hot water to dissolve the Milo powder first. You learn the hard way that pouring cold water into normal Milo = floating brown goop.

I don't know what took Nestle so long to come up with this, but they finally came up with Milo Sejuk ("Cold Milo") - just add cold water.

One of the claims of Milo Sejuk is that it tastes the same as Milo from the Milo trucks - the green Milo trucks that you see at schools and events, giving away delicious, ice cold Milo to the public - which is a pretty big claim to make. Those green trucks are harder to come by with age.

You can buy a box of 6 sachets (in my case, the nearby 99 Savemart) to try out if you don't want to splurge on the bag of 30 sachets.

I'm skipping pictures of me making the drink because you can all just imagine the process without the visual aids. But yes, it did dissolve in cold water cooler water; I've yet to test with ice- or fridge-cold water. But that's not necessary, right?

Taste test results: It DOES taste like it came out of the Milo truck - smooth, sweet and cold... provided that you don't add too much water, which dilutes the flavour. The taste of Milo from the green trucks is something you don't forget as a Malaysian. Plus, you don't need to stalk the Milo trucks, which is a plus.

I'm not usually a fan of the other Milo 3-in-1 sachet drinks, but this I like.

PS. It says "do not refrigerate" (presumably the sachets, not the final drink) on the box - what's the worst that could happen if they ended up in the fridge?

PPS. Am I the only one that thinks that this is what the Milo truck guys use to make that Milo truck Milo drink?