Nestlé Milo

A favourite yet mildly toxic beverage

In 1934, Australian industrial chemist and inventor Thomas Mayne developed Milo and launched it at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Milo was then produced at a plant located in Smithtown, near Kempsey on the North Coast of New South Wales. The name was derived from the famous Ancient Greek athlete Milo of Crotona, after his legendary strength.

Milo soon became a favourite children’s drink in Australia and New Zealand, and we are not sure if it was developed for Nestlé or bought by them soon after it was introduced. But it has proved a winner and is widely sold around the world today.

Most people love the taste of milo, but what’s in it?

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A Kiwi Favourite

Most New Zealanders love the taste of milo mixed with milk (as well as eaten off the spoon, directly from the container!) Many children will heap 2 or 3 big tablespoons full of milo and stir in some milk and then add some extra milo onto the top. But is it really as good for us as Nestlé would have us believe? And what about all those added nutrients?

Nestlé milo review!

I’ve seen babies with milo in their bottle, and what could be wrong with this?

Milo is made by Nestlé who are considered to be one of the worlds corporate criminals and Nestlé tell us that milo has 6 essential vitamins and minerals? In fact,

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Chicorium intybus or kasni

Chicory is known to the western world as a hot beverage. Chicory root is dried, roasted, powdered and added to coffee. When mixed with coffee it adds to the taste, flavour and stimulating effect of coffee. In combination, both of them give instant energy and help in reducing fatigue. In addition they help in maintaining body temperature in cold weather or at high altitudes.

Chicory is a perennial herb with long roots, which, along with the deep green leaves and bluish flowers are the useful parts of this plant having medicinal value as well. All these parts are bitter but when this particular taste is cultivated, chicory and coffee lead to addiction. This taste has created

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