Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nestle Milo Bar

Nestle Milo BarMilo is a chocolate malt beverage introduced in Australia in 1934 by Nestle. The powder is mixed with either hot or cold water to make the drink which boasts complex carbohydrates and added nutrients such as calcium, B vitamins and protein. It’s now become popular around the world including Southeast Asia, Europe and North America. Of course that kind of popularity means that there will be spin off products.

I’ve never had the Milo drink, but the idea of a malted beverage is right up my alley. When I saw the Nestle Milo Chocolate Bar at Mel & Rose Wine & Liquors recently, I knew I had to try it, even though the thing was nearly $5 for a 2.82 ounce bar. For that kind of coin I could get a really good chocolate bar, not just something from Nestle.

Even though Milo is an Australian drink, this bar was made in South Africa. The bar is thick and in a really easy to spot green thick plastic wrapper. The format reminds me of Cadbury big tablet bars, it’s compact at about 5.5 inches long, only 2 inches wide and thick. There are seven rows of double segments.

Nestle Milo Bar

Instead of being a malted chocolate flavored bar, this features big chunks of the Milo beverage mix. (I can’t tell if the stuff is also mixed into the chocolate as well.)

The bar smells rich and chocolatey: Sweet, milky and with a touch of malt and coconut. The melt isn’t quite as satisfying, it’s fudgy and rather similar to any cheap chocolate. It’s sweet and has a lot of dairy to it but then the malt notes kick in to mellow out the sugar. The chunks of Milo powder are crunchy and a little gritty, but dissolve quickly with a strong malt flavor with a hint of toffee, molasses and cocoa. However, there’s a lingering bitterness after all this, a little metallic and a lot like B vitamins. It’s not off-putting, just odd for candy.

I would love this bar to have actual good chocolate, stuff that’s creamy and smooth and less sugary. But it’s Nestle, so this is about as good as it gets unless you buy one of their branded names. I don’t think I’ll pick up this bar again, for a malt fix I’ll stick with malted milk balls or seek out the Ovamaltine bar sold in Europe.

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Name: Milo Chocolate Bar
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: Mel & Rose Wine & Liquors
Price: $4.99
Size: 2.82 ounces
Calories per ounce: 143
Categories: Candy, Nestle, Chocolate, Malt, 6-Tempting, South Africa, Mel and Rose

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:14 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewNestleChocolateMalt6-TemptingSouth AfricaMel and Rose

  1. I’ve eaten these before as a child and while it was perfectly fine I never sought them out. If I wanted a malt hit I’d go with Malteasers or Ovaltine as well.

    Comment by Leigh on 6/23/11 at 5:09 pm #
  2. Milo is big in South Africa too.  My partner is from Johannesburg and loves the stuff.  I saw the Milo bars all over the place there.

    Comment by Stephanie on 6/24/11 at 8:44 am #
  3. Love love love Milo, we grew up with it just like Vegemite, but I doubt they’ll ever make a candy with that c; just wanted to point out that it’s mixed with milk, not water. And it’s also good on ice cream! Never had the bar. Happy to just drink it c:

    Comment by Stacey on 6/24/11 at 10:54 am #
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