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Australian mums have declared Aldi’s version of Milo as good as the original product

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‘The kids are obsessed’: Mums are in a frenzy over Aldi’s $3.99 malt drink and claim it is BETTER than Milo

  • Australian mothers are saying an Aldi version of Milo is as good as the original 
  • The Aldi malted drink costs $3.99 for a 450g tin; Milo is priced at $7 for 460g  
  • Some who’ve tried the budget alternative have said the product tastes great
  • Others say it tastes more like Ovaltine, but it’s a flavour they’ve grown to love 

Mums with a keen eye for a bargain are singing the praises of malt-flavoured drink available from Aldi Australia – with many saying it’s as good as Milo.

NRG Maxx, a chocolate flavoured product made using a syrup derived from malted barley, is priced at $3.99 for a 450g tin.

Whereas a 460g tin of Milo is priced at $7. Shopping at Aldi for the alternative version of the malted product means a savings of $3.

Those who’ve tried NRG Maxx have recently taken to an Adli Facebook group to say they thought the product not only tasted great but was excellent value. 

Aldi's NRG Maxx, priced at $3.99 for a 450g tin (pictured) is being hailed by mums for being as good as Milo

Milo is a drink made from powdered granules which contain malt barley, milk powder and cocoa

Aldi’s NRG Maxx, priced at $3.99 for a 450g tin (pictured right) is being hailed by mums for being as good as Milo (pictured right)

The ingredients list of the Aldi product reveals it contains 11.4g of sugar per 25g serving

The ingredients list of the Aldi product reveals it contains 11.4g of sugar per 25g serving

‘I love it! I actually had Milo the other week because Aldi was shut and I didn’t like Milo. I used to be obsessed but Aldi has me converted definitely,’ said one person. 

Another wrote: ‘My kids drink a Milo a day, we go through lots of Milo but when we run out we buy this and it’s a good substitute for them. They love it.’

While many agreed Aldi’s take on Milo was reasonable, some said they thought the taste was more like Ovaltine (a product that also made from a malted barley extract).

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‘I think it tastes nothing like Milo. But now that I’m used to the taste I can’t go back to Milo,’ wrote one.

While another added: ‘I think it’s a cross between Milo and Ovaltine. It’s nice but it’s not Milo.’

While the Aldi product doesn't tick all the boxes in terms of flavour, shoppers say it can't be beaten on price (file image)

While the Aldi product doesn’t tick all the boxes in terms of flavour, shoppers say it can’t be beaten on price (file image)

A third said they thought Aldi’s version was more like a cross between Milo and Ovaltine, although, the Aldi product was sweeter than both. 

Some commenting on the thread were keen to know if Aldi’s NRG Maxx contained more sugar than Milo.

Aldi’s product list reveals NRG Maxx contains 11.4g of sugar per 25g serving. Milo contains 8.8g of sugar per 20g serving.

‘I think it’s sweeter and has less chocolate flavour than Milo,’ said one. 

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