“ Drink / With added vitamins. „
The idea of drinking milk takes us back to the days of childhood where you had milk at playschool or in the infants. To this day I still enjoy milkshakes and I consider myself to be somewhat of a milk connoisseur. I have sampled Yazoos, Nesquik and Krush milkshakes and enjoyed them all, so I wondered how the Asda milkshake mix might compare in the stakes.
You can buy several flavours, the one I had was chocolate. You get a generous sized tub for your one pound twenty, a tub of over 300 grammes which looks like it could last a good month or two if one dipped into it everyday. One accesses the mix by peeling off the protective topping then exposing the powder. It is rather like dust and it has a cocoa like whiff to it which is subtle enough to make your nose perk up and take attention.
The powder must be added to milk to make it dilute. On first attempt I used two heaped teaspooonfuls to a pint and then found this to be very wea. I upped the dose to four and this cut through with more conviction. The chocolate taste was pleasant without being overly creamy and also not too bitter. While it could have been a bit more creamy I reckon, the powder was on a par with the taste that on gets from Nesquik, so in this respect it met my expectations. I also like the fact that it comes fortified with vitamins, as this gives you a naughty excuse to have a glass of this a day!
A light and refreshing milkshake mix that will please kids, though for me it could have had a twist, like a minty aftertaste or maybe a dark chocolate aroma to give it some oomph.
**Firstly my review is of the same product, just the Strawberry flavoured version**
My 2 year old twin boys love their milk. It took me 2 years to get them off bottles as they adored them but despite being off bottles they still got to have at least one glass of milk a day, it's routine now. Milk to me though gets a bit boring so I like to liven up their drinks a little.
You can purchase plenty of milkshake mixes these days, Nesquik being a very popular one however trying to save money where possible I opted for Asda's own the other day.
Asda Strawberry Milkshake mix, with added vitamins, costs just over £1.20 for a 350g tub, which to me is really good consdering nesquik is mostly double that price. You can also buy it in other flavours, including the banana one pictured above, but our favourite flavour is strawberry.
The milkshake mix comes in a bright yellow cardboard box, with a yellow plastic pull out lid. When you first buy it the milkshake is protected by a foil film underneath the lid which you do have to peel off to get to your powder. The stawberry milkshake mix version is decorated in pink coloured 'milkshake' bubbles with a super cow (a cow with a pink cloak) which clings onto a straw coming out of it. Obviously the other flavours are decorated in different coloured bubbles to resemble their flavour. We are told on the tub that this milkshake mix contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat.
A 20g serving of this milkshake mix in 200ml of semi skimmed milk contains:
3.0g fat of which
The added vitamins within the milkshake mix include Vitamins A, D3, C Folic Acid amongst others.
By adding 2-3 teaspoons of this strawberry milkshake mix to your glass of milk and stirring you will soon have a lovely glass of strawberry milkshake.
The powder itself is a very pale pink in colour, therefore your glass of milk only turns a pale pink but don't be put off or don't add more as it tastes lovely. It tastes sweet, and it also tastes fruity, yet it doesn't taste too sweet or sugary or even 'fake' like I find nesquik does as I often find that quite sickly and too fake and sugary rather than a fruity tasting milkshake. This provides a very light tasting strawberry milkshake drink which is more than welcoming. This to me provides your typical milk drink with a bit of fruity flavour, and colour, so it's not quite as boring. Lovely!
We get through a lot of milkshake in our house, and usually have the ready made Yazoo bottles in the fridge. These work out very expensive if you are drinking it every day, so we opted for Asda's own banana milkshake mix.
Costing only £1.28 for a 350g box, it is considerably cheaper than others on the market. e.g Nesquik are charging £1.00 for 100g box. Sometimes when Asda have offers you can pick these up at two for £2.00. The packet doesn't look like it is cheap, it's bright yellow, very similar to Nesquiks colour. It then has a picture of a cow with a straw, stiring some milkshake. Very simple but its easy to spot and appealing to children.
These are also available in chocolate and vanilla flavours, and the price is the same. As with most of Asda's products, this contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat.
Each serving with 100ml of semi skimmed milk contains 167 calories and 3 grams of fat, not too bad considering this can pretty much replace a meal if you are not hungry enough to eat.
To make this milkshake you just fill a glass with cold milk and add two or three teaspoons of the powder, give it a good stir and you're ready to get drinking! When it comes to the taste, i could not tell any difference between this and Nesquik, it was very sweet in flavour and the powder dissolved well. Overall a very good product.
This milkshake carries the Asda brand guarantee, if you are not completely happy with it just give them a call, tell them what the problem is and they will issue a no quibble refund.
5/5 from me!
I always shop at asda, as they always have great offers on every time i go in. This time, i noticed there was an offer on their own brand of milkshake. This was 2 boxes for £2, which i thought was a bargain as my boyfriend loves milkshake.
Whilst in asda i decided to compare the asda milkshake on offer to the nesquik milkshake. I was instantly drawn to the asda more than the nesquik, as the size of the box of asda milkshare was double the size of the nesquik! I thought, not only is it cheaper but you get more for your money aswell! I was wrong there as when i looked at both boxes, even though the nesquik milkshake box was smaller, it had 300g of milkshake powder in it. I thought surely being a much bigger box the asda one will have double. But the asda box said it had 350g, so only a 50gram difference when the box was double the size!
When i got home i opened the milkshake box and as i expected, it was only just over half full! I hate it when shops do this, why do it in such a big box if your only going to fill half of it!
The box was bright yellow, the same colour as nesquik but with a bit simpler packaging and advertising. They stated the same facts as nesquik - no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or hydrogenerated fats. In fact the asda brand, told you all of this twice on the front of the box?! This shows how keen asda are to tell you about how good there food and drinks are.
They both also stated they had added vitamins. The asda brand didnt tell you what vitamins where added, where as nesquik were clear that it was vitamin D, which helped you have strong bones.
To make the milkshake, all you need to do is add 2-3 teaspoons, depending on how strong the taste you like it, to a glass of cold milk. Stir the milk and its ready to drink!
Although i dont usually like milk myself, i cant stand the taste, this milkshake does help me get a bit of calcium as i can drink it with the banana taste. I dont like much i only manage half a glass! But i always try and drink it a few times a week to get some calcium, and those added vitamins for stronger bones!
I hate thick milk shakes, like the ones you get in McDonalds! These milk shake powders are not like that, the texture is the same as the milk you put in, just with a nicer taste!
There are 167 calories per 200ml drink of milk with this milk shake mix, which is quite a lot i think for a drink? I think it must be the sugars and sweetners they add to the mixture.
Asda has a refund policy on this product if you are not happy with it, but what is there not to like about it! My boyfriend loves this product, and also drinks the chocolate and strawberry flavours.
The taste is no different at all in mine or my boyfriends opinion, having tried the nesquik milk shake mix aswell.
Deffinately give this a go if you love milk shake! It works out so much cheaper than buying it ready made in bottles and a box lasts for ages!
I have two little girls who both love milkshake and to be honest I quite like some every now and then as well. So while I was in ASDA with my mum I thought that I would buy some but rather than buy some in a bottle I thought I would buy the powder stuff so it would last a little bit longer.
At the time that I bought this milkshake paid £1.28 for a 350 gram box. You can every now and then find it on offer for 2 for £2 which is even better in the long run as its only a pound a box. In my opinion, this is great value if it is on offer or not.
You can find this in most supermarkets in the coffee and tea isle but some supermarkets have it in the home baking isle instead. I'm not too sure why the reason for this is but you will either find it in one isle or the other.
It comes in a bright yellow container with a picture of a glass of banana milkshake on it. You can see that it is ASDA own make as the bold blue sign at the top of the box gives it away lol. It states that it is banana milkshake and also that it has added vitamins with a little sign saying 350 grams on it as well.
To make the milkshake it is really rather simple. You pour out a glass of cold milk and add 2 or 3 big heaped spoons of the banana flavoured powder. If your wanting a suttle taste of banana then I would say use two spoonfuls but like me and my girls I recommend that you use 3 spoonful's for that full banana flavoured taste.
Per 20g in 200ml of semi skimmed milk
2.0g sat fat
Only this milkshake is ready to drink you will notice that its not a thick milkshake as it is only as thick as the milk itself. I look at this milkshake as more flavoured milk than milkshake but I am not complaining as it is perfect for me. I'm not a fan of banana I am more of a chocolate and strawberry in general but I really enjoyed this kind, and more importantly so did my two daughters. It does say add 2 to 3 spoonfuls but I add three for a better tasting banana flavour. I was actually rather surprised and how good it tasted as I think that I was expecting it to kind of taste artificial but it wasn't at all. And I was also surprise to find that it was full of vitamins and even folic acid which is great for women who are pregnant or women that are trying for baby.
I would defiantly recommend this product for both children and adults and me and my little princess both enjoyed it. Even more so as It lasted me about a month or so rather than it all finished in one go like the bottles that you buy like Yazoo. I would also highly recommend this to pregnant women as when I was pregnant I was told as well as take my folic acid pill every day to eat or drink food that had it in them which at the time is actually really difficult to find in it. If I had known this when I was pregnant I would of made sure I had at least 2 glasses per day along with my daily tablet and other food that I could find. I would rate this milkshake full marks. It is a 5 out of 5 for me:o)
Thank for taking the time to read my review, it is very much appreciated and I hope my review was useful for you to make your mind up if this milkshake is for you or not. Thanks again.
I love banana milkshake but buying the ready made bottles works out expensive, I use the Nesquik powder regularly and thought I'd try this Asda version of banana milkshake powder instead because it's not only cheaper than Nesquik but also comes in a bigger tub,
To make the milkshake up you pour out a glass of cold milk and add 2 or 3 big spoons of the yellow banana flavoured powder. Through trial and error I have found out that 3 and a bit spoons makes the perfect milkshake for me, but when I did my mate one the other day she only used 2 spoons so you'll have to suss that one out for yourself.
The powder is very easy to mix into the milk and you don't end up with a load of clumps in the bottom of your glass when you drink it. I always mix mine with a fork because I think any milkshake powder you use is a lot easier to mix in with a fork rather than a spoon.
When it's mixed properly you'll see that there isn't much difference between this milkshake and the more expensive Nesquik. This one from Asda is delish, it's got a lovely sweet flavour and tastes proper strong of banana. It doesn't taste like fresh banana obviously but has got the same sort of FLUFFY taste as those foam banana sweets you can buy. I love how this milkshakes transforms a boring glass of milk into something so sweet and yummy.
The sweetness I think might be too much for a lot of people because this has got a mega sugary flavour, that's the only difference really between this and Nesquik so if you think it's too sweet then it's worth you faffing about with the amount of powder you're putting into the glass because it could be that.
If you use 20g of powder and 200ml of semi skimmed milk then each glass contains 167 calories and 3g fat. That doesn't look too bad but I think it's a bit scary considering I can get through 3 or 4 glasses of this milkshake a day..... time to look for a low calorie version I reckon! lol
This 350g box of milkshake powder cost £1.28, compared to Nesquick that's very good value because their 300g cartons are £1.67 AND this Asda one also has added vitamins such as Vitamin C and folic acid.
I am going to review the Asda chocolate milkshake mix but since the only one in Dooyoos catalogue is the banana then i will write it under here.
My nan bought me a tub of this after she went shopping. Ive notices that they have tried to copy the nesquik style with the yellow tub because as soon as I saw it I thought it was a nesquik.
The taste of it is very nice. When I first made it i put in 3 big scoops of a tea spoon because thats how much i normally put in if i was using nesquik but when I tasted it i realised I could do with an extra scoop just to get it how I like it but apart from that you cant fault it. I think thats its just as good tasting as nesquik which I thought it wouldnt be when I first saw it.
If you put 20g worth of powder in a glass of 200ml of semi skimmed milk then it will be 166 calories which is very good since if you had a can of coke then that would be over 200 cals. It would also be 3.6g fat.
Using this mix is a great way to drink healthy and to get calcium into you all at a great taste. This will also be good if you had kids because they will also love it.
In conclusion save your money and buy this version instead of the expensive versions because they taste just as good as each other.
My son has a milk allergy and will not drive rice milk. So getting some kind of milk in to him is hard work
It was only when the health visitor told me about adding a flavour powder to his milk.
I noticed this one while walking round ASDA I can not remember the price. But it was a lot cheaper then nesquick
Bight yellow container with a big yellow bubbles with a cow swinging off a big straw.
Bright yellow and bold ASDA Text written on the top,.
With Banana Flavour Milkshake mix in white with yellow outline.
With added vitamins in yellow text.
Comes in 350grams
How to use and allergy advice on the back.
*** Product it self***
It's a yellow powder with a very strong smell of banana - its not over powering either. Very sweet smell.
When made up it turns the milk a nice shade of yellow and smells like bananas and tastes very much like banana milk shake.
You can really taste the banana taste which is nice as I find some milk shake mix can taste very powdery this didn't have any powder taste.
Per 20g in 200ml of semi skimmed milk
2.0g sat fat
These are all your added Vitamins - I was surprise to see how many were added. And its nice to know my children are getting the vitamins
*** How to use**
Task a nice glass of ice cold milk (I like the milk nice and cold) and add 2-3 teaspoons of the mix to the milk and stair well . And now drink and enjoy .
** what I thought**
Great product and helped my son drink rice milk, and now my son will always ask for Banana milk, a cheap and simple way and best of all we all enjoy a nice drink of this.
Having children you always want what is best for them and we all know that milk is an important part of their growth to support healthy bones teeth and nails.
When they are babies they only have milk which is full of the nutrients that they need once they get to the age of 1 they are able to consume cows milk unless there is an allergy. This swap from a different milk is hard and can be a challenge to get them to drink it. I was lucky with my son he couldnt stop consuming milk and still cant its getting him to leave it alone. My daughter however used to love it and would have 2 bottles a day now she will only have 3oz twice a day so we had to find a way to get some more calcium into her.
When I was shopping on line the other day I was going to get the nesquick mix because that was what i used to have when I was younger and I stumbled accross asdas own brand on a special deal at £1 so I decided to invest in the two flavours chocolate and strawberry just incase she didnt like the one. So far this has gone down lovely she will have it slightly warm to go to bed and cold in a morning before her breakfast she also seems not to mind what flavour it is as long as it is not plain milk.
The bonus about this is that it is still filled with essensial nutrients that will benifit your child so they are getting that added health requirement.
I would recommed this to anyone with children or who is not keen on milk themselves it tastes nice and is cheap you cant go wrong.
The product I will now review is "Asda's banana flavour milkshake mix, with added vitamins".
Anyone with children know that it is recommended that children should consume at least half a pint of milk a day, to top up their calcium intake, this can also be topped up with things like cheese, yoghurts and some green leafy vegetables.
If you have children like mine, you will also be aware of how difficult it can be, to get them to eat anything even resembling "healthy" food.
My daughter has a particular aversion to yoghurts, so I feel needs to be encouraged slightly more than my son, who in fairness eats so much dairy, he gets quite milk bound!!
My way around this is to encourage a glass of milkshake and a biscuit for supper, mixing the healthy with a little bribery in the form of biscuits!!
~~~~~~ THE PACKAGING ~~~~~~
The packaging (in the case of the banana flavour), is a bright yellow cardboard rectangle, with large paler yellow swirls across the front, in the centre is a large picture of a glass of banana milkshake, frothy and inviting and topped off with straw for the child factor.
Above the picture is " Banana flavour milkshake mix", in funky blue coloured writing.
The lid is again yellow and plastic, under the lid the milkshake powder is sealed into the box with a gold film of foil.
I do have a gripe about the foil inner lid though, for some reason it doesn't have a pull tag, so is not particularly easy to remove, I usually take a pair of scissors to it and snip around it, this does however leave it will a jagged edge, no matter how carefully I cut it, and with it being foil, it does tend to be a bit sharp, so when spooning out the remnants at the bottom can actually slice your hand.
~~~~~~ THE PRODUCT ~~~~~~
The powder comes almost to the top of the box, which is reassuring, some products under fill their boxes, so you don't always feel like your getting your money's worth.
The milkshake mix is not a fine powder, it is more like a fine crumble mix, and of course yellow in colour, not bright yellow though, so you don't look at it and think it is full of additives.
The mix smells lovely and is quite strong on opening the box, but obviously doesn't have a true banana smell, It reminds me more of the foam banana sweets you can get, delicious!
~~~~~~ HOW TO USE AND TASTE ~~~~~~
The "how to prepare" instructions are as follows - take one glass of cold milk, add 3-4 teaspoons of the banana milkshake powder and mix...... Easy peasy! If after you have put the powder into the mix, you whisk vigorously you get a lovely frothy mixture, which if my memory serves me, is very reminiscent of the shakes I got when I was a child, delicious!
The taste is very sweet and again very much like foam banana sweets. My children have a truly disgusting habit which involves them having one spoon for the milk, then one spoon for their mouths, they could eat a whole tub this way, I'm sure!!
~~~~~~ ADDED GOODNESS ~~~~~~
This product attracted me initially by the price but secondly by the added vitamins, not only are my children benefiting from the calcium in the milk, but from the many, many vitamins and minerals added to the mix, these include -
Vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B6, which for anyone that read my previous reviews will be aware that these are used for some of the building blocks of life.
These vitamins cover formation of red blood cells and regeneration of cells through to promoting good muscle tone and healthy skin and hair, these vitamins (B vitamins), are recommended to be taken together as they seem to be more effective that way!
Vitamin A - (beta carotene), helps with the growth and repair of tissues and maintains skin quality, also a diet rich in beta carotene supposedly reduces the risk of contracting certain types of cancer, (lung and oral).
Vitamin C helps to maintain healthy teeth, gums and bones. It also helps to prevent and treat the common cold, and finally aids absorption of iron.
Vitamin D is like many other "vitamins", it doesn't actually have a specific role, other than to encourage absorptions of other vitamins, this helps to absorb calcium from the vitamin C.
~~~~~~ NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION ~~~~~~
Per 20ml serving of mix in 200ml of semi-skimmed milk - 167 calories
28g of which sugars
2.0g of which saturates.
~~~~~~ PRICE AND AVAILABILITY ~~~~~~
These are available from Asda, (obviously!), and retail around the £1.10 range, which considering how many servings you can get from the one box is well the money. (A box lasts me two weeks, using the recommended amount of powder and serving two children once a day, did you get that!!)
The milkshake is also available in chocolate and strawberry and both are just as delicious.
~~~~~~ CONCLUSION ~~~~~~
Would I recommend this product.....yes I definitely would. Ok, so it is high in sugar content, but for a once a day treat I think the positives outweigh the negatives, the added minerals and vitamins are such a boost to my children's diet. My children, or at least my son is rather a picky eater, so even though I know these added vitamins are no competition for the real deal, it is a welcome second best!
Thanks for reading x