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      03.12.2013 11:59
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      A lovely addition to my glass of milk

      It is no secret in our house that both myself and my husband would probably rate milk as one of our favourite drinks. Nothing can beat a nice glass of cold milk in my opinion although it is always nice to spice it up a little. This being the reason why, on Saturday, I purchased a carton of Nesquik Banana Milkshake Mix.

      This product appealed to me with its bright colourful packaging and fun rabbit character adorning the front of the box. Always one to succumb to childish packaging, it was a no brainer when I put a box of this mix into my trolley. The box is plastic in construction and has a very yellow colour theme which certainly makes it eye catching. On the front of the box the light yellow coloured milk illustration indicates that this is banana flavoured and the Nesquik logo is a stamp of quality in my opinion. In terms of nutritional content, this mix contains around 154 calories when used in a 200ml glass of skimmed milk together with 24.2g of sugar and 3.3g of fat. I am quite wary of the high sugar content in this drink as I am only too aware of the amount of sugar that I already have in my diet however, in comparison to fizzy drinks which I tend to avoid, this drink is a nice treat a couple of times a week.

      Once home, I was keen to mix up two glasses of flavoured milk for both my husband and I with our latest purchase. The box opens easily by simply removing the plastic seal around the lid and pulling the lid open. Inside, the mix is in powder form and looks and smells quite delightful in my opinion. The mix is a light yellow in colour and has a powder consistency which makes it ideal for blending in milk. The smell of this powder unsurprisingly smells very banana in flavour and this is not too artificial a fragrance in my experience.

      I have found two ways of blending this powder in my milk drink. The first being to put three heaped teaspoons into the bottom of my glass before filling it up with around an inch of milk, stirring thoroughly and then pouring the rest of the milk in till the glass is full. The second being to pour myself a glass of milk and then put three teaspoons of powder in whilst mixing. It is my belief that the first method is the best for ensuring that the powder is well dissolved into the milk although nearly always I have a small blob of yellow residue at the bottom of my glass despite mixing rigorously. Nesquik recommend that you use three teaspoons of powder per 200ml of skimmed milk and I would guess that they advise on skimmed milk to reduce the fat content. Although we now only use skimmed milk at home, it is my opinion that this drink mix works just as well in any type of milk although obviously the creamier the milk the more rich this milkshake will taste.

      Once thoroughly mixed, my milk smells lightly of banana and has a very pale yellow colour. This mix does not change the consistency of the milk, i.e. make it any thicker, and I like this as I am not a big fan of trying to sip thick, especially ice cream based milkshakes. The taste of this milkshake is lovely and one which I really enjoy. The flavour is that of a slightly artificial banana with very sweet undertones and it is a lovely accompaniment to my usual glass of milk. The liquid is tasty and refreshing and is one that I really enjoy as part of a meal or on its own.

      We purchased a 300g box of Nesquik from our local Asda and paid just £1.94. Although the price has risen in the past couple of years, I still feel this is great value for money particularly when considering the amount of drinks which one box will provide.

      I really love this milkshake mix and as a result it does come recommended. As a result this mix scores an excellent five stars from me.

      I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x

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        15.05.2013 22:35
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        Brilliant!

        I absolutely love nesquik banana milkshake powder. I have been having it ever since I was little as a way to get calcium into me. I absolutely hate the flavour of milk naturally. I can't drink it on its own. If cereal doesn't have a chocolatey or sugary coating that will help flavour the milk, it gets left at the bottom of the bowl.
        Therefore drinking a glass on its own is completely out of the question. Putting a couple of spoonfuls of this in does the trick.

        Nesquik isn't the cheapest brand on the market, but I think it is the best. For 300g it is £1.95 full price whereas the supermarkets own brand is around £1.40. I definitely think that it is worth it. The flavour is intense, sweet and very pleasant, so a little goes a long way. I prefer mine to be quite strong so I tend to go for 3-4 heaped spoonfuls in a glass of milk. I have also done different flavour combinations with the chocolate flavour powder, 'choconana' milkshakes are also very nice.

        The powder comes in a little oval shaped tub with a pull on and off type lid. The powder itself is a bright yellow colour which also turns the milk yellow when it dissolves. It is very easy to dissolve. However if you put too much in you can be left with some sugary residue at the bottom which doesn't bother me at all. The only bad thing is if you have it open for too long, the grains do stick together when it dries up. It becomes very hard to scoop out of the tub and you end up scraping the top layer to try and get it out. I think it takes around 6 months to dry up, so if you use it quicker you will not have such a problem.

        Overall, it is very easy to dissolve, tastes brilliant, gets me drinking more milk, what more could you ask for!

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          13.11.2012 17:30
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          A great treat for the kids and for me!!

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          I first started drinking this as a child, it was one of my favourite drinks as it was very sweet and I loved milskhakes. I only started drinking this again when I saw it on offer in my local shop. I wanted to try it again and see if it was as good as I remembered. This drink is excellent for kids and also perfect for adults. I am so happy I have discovered this again, it is one of my all time favourite drinks. I will now go into a little more detail on this product and explain why you should give it a try.

          Price/bottle:

          This usually costs me around £2. My last pot I got for £1.50 on offer. For your money you will receive a brightly coloured pot containing 300 Grams of milkshake powder. The bottle says that you need to add 3 or 4 tea spoons into a glass of milk. The bottle is yellow and very childish, it's to make children want more of this! I really like the design as it reminds me of my childhood and how much I used to beg for a glass of nesquik banana milkshake.

          What does it taste like?:

          It is a very sweet milkshake. It tastes very sweet which is nice as a treat. I usually have a few glasses a week with my breakfast and it seems to wake me up. The flavour is very sweet and does actually have that great taste of banana that I love. This is excellent for kids but should only be given as a treat as it probably is not very good for them, a glass of plain milk is much better. However this is a good way of getting calcium into your diet. This drink is great for all ages, even my grandparents still use this for themselves. I have tried the other flavours they have to offer such as strawberry and chocolate, yet my favourite has always been this fruity banana. It's amazing how strong this powder is and how it can transform the milk with just a quick stir. This has to be my Faavourote banana milkshake and its even better than yazoo etc, I would seriously recommend that you give this a go, a tub will last you a very long time if this is used just as a treat.

          Overall:

          I really like this product, the only downsides is the high amount of sugar in it, I don't feel it is very good for me. It's expensive but a tub lasts for ages. I have tried supermarkets own brands of this, but this is much better and you get the full flavour with this. I a,m going to award this a 4 star rating, I love it a lot, but for me it needs to be made that little it healthier for the kids.

          Thanks for reading my review, I hope it helped you out. Thanks again.

          Josh - jlaker1992

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          30.11.2011 21:29

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          Great value milkshake powder

          The banana flavoured nestle milkshake powder is by far the best milk shake powder on the market, i have tired others such as morrisons own branded powder and asdas but for me the flavour is just not the same.
          The other powders do not dissolve properly leaving lumps in the milk, however the nestle nesquik dissolves perfectly, releasing its full flavours and making your dull cup of milk AMAZING!!!
          The packaging is small and contains plenty of shake powder, the pot is filled right to the top meaning that you get a good value for money.
          I would recommend this powder to get calcium in kids which do not like the taste of milk.
          Personally when I was younger I did not like the taste of milk, however with a few spoons of nesquik it made me want to drink more and more.
          The high amount of sugar can be seen as unhealthy however, in low quantity its a perfectly healthy product.
          Go ahead and buy it!!
          IT TASTES SOOO GOOD!

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          09.09.2011 14:16
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          A good filler, just beware of the calories

          Banana is by far the nicest tasting milkshake. Of course that is my own humble opinion, but you know it makes sense! We always have Nesquik milkshake powder in the house for those evenings when dinner didn't quite fill you but you don't fancy anything that's in the cupboard, or in our case the cupboard and fridge look like they've been raided by burglars.

          Nesquik milkshake powder is intended to be added to milk to create banana milkshake. We sometimes add real bananas and whisk it all up in the blender as this makes it thicker and smoother and is a good way of getting another portion of fruit in before bedtime. Obviously, you can add other things such as ice cream if you like, but I don't think this would increase your 5-a-day intake!

          The packaging for Nesquik milkshake is quite distinctive, although I notice that the supermarkets own brands tend to copy it so most milkshake packaging is yellow. It comes in a rectangular shaped box with a lid that lifts off, and on first time of opening there is a foil seal keeping the powder fresh. The powder is yellow in colour, which is reassuring considering it's banana flavoured, and the directions advise how many teaspoons to put in depending on the amount you're making. Life's too short to be measuring out milk and milkshake powder so we tend to just go by eye and start with three teaspoons - when the drink looks a good colour we'll taste it and adjust as necessary.

          The powder costs £1.92 for 300g, or £2.79 for 500g. This isn't the cheapest considering you can get non-branded alternatives for less, but I must admit this is one area I've never tried the non-branded alternatives because Nesquik is a name I trust. It does last a while though, as we only have two or three of these (each) a week, and the powder stays fresh in its container. We only get the small ones and we probably run out every 3 or 4 months.

          The drink itself is very smooth and tastes very much of bananas. It's quite sweet but not sickly, and it does a very good job of quenching your thirst, especially if the milk is straight from the fridge. We use semi-skimmed milk and it's not the thickest of drinks (which is why we usually add bananas), but it does slip down the throat easily and is very refreshing. You have to give it a good stir to make sure the powder's not all stuck at the bottom of the drink. I think psychologically it's a good alternative to chocolate or cake, as it makes you feel full. This is quite useful for children who are craving 'naughty' treats, as this is slightly better for them.

          Nutritionally I think the main component of this drink is the milk element, so it depends what strength of milk you're using (skimmed, semi-skimmed or full fat). The powder itself is quite surprising really, with one serving giving 159 calories, 22g sugars, 4g fat, 2g saturates and 0.3g salt. And that's BEFORE you've added the calories etc from the milk itself! I guess there's a lot of good stuff from the milk in terms of calcium though.

          Hmm, maybe I'll cut these down to just one a week. However, the added banana has to earn some brownie points surely!

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          05.08.2011 18:40

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          lovely drink, got to try it if you haven't already! :)

          Yummy. I'll start with the most important word! I used to drink this when I was younger as a way to get more milk into my body, it certainly takes me back to my child hood seeing this box on the shelf at the supermarket!

          Nesquik banana milk shake has a bright yellow coloured box with a pop off lid and a foil type thing for freshness. The powder itself is also yellow and somehow inviting? Dont ask lol. The box directs you to use 2 - 4 tea spoons in a glass of milk but I find three is sufficient enough, just give it a good stir and it is ready to drink.

          The taste hasn't changed over the years, its creamy and flavoursome and really refreshing - which is rare with milkshakes usually. It leaves a taste of actual banana in your mouth which I find amazing. Contains quite natural stuff and is suitable for even young children of about 3!

          I say - this is a yummy tasty drink that you have to try

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          05.08.2011 00:05
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          Best made with fruit.

          I usually have a packet of Nestlé Nesquik Banana Milk Shake in my cupboards because my kids really like it and, now and again, I don't mind a glass myself either. I don't particularly like milk, but flavoured milk, if it's served ice cold, I don't mind at all - and Nesquik is a flavoured milk drink which is very drinkable.

          A 300g packet of Nestlé Nesquik Banana Milk Shake costs £1.92 from Tesco and I would estimate that I manage to make about 30 glasses of flavoured milk from each packet. Obviously, in order to work out the cost per glass, you need to work out the cost of the glass of milk and the powder together - but I would estimate that each glass costs about 17p - which I don't think is excessive, but it is certainly not the cheapest option on the market either.

          The Nestlé Nesquik Banana Milk Shake comes nice and convenient packaging. It comes in a yellow box with a lip that opens from the top and then can be flipped closed and resealed to keep it dry and fresh. Instructions of how to make up the drink is written on the back of the box, but you can make up the drink really to your own taste. The way that it is suggested that you make up the drink is to add 15g (3 teaspoons) to 200mls of milk.

          How you make up the milk depends on your taste. I like to make up my milkshake by adding a few ingredients together and having the Nesquik there as the base. The recipe I tend to follow is to have a pint of semi-skimmed milk, add 4 teaspoons of the Banana Nesquik powder, and then also add some pureed fruit (for example, some pureed raspberries or strawberries). I find that by adding the fruit you make the Nesquik taste far less processed and makes it taste fresher and more wholesome. It absolutely has to be served iced cold - preferably with a few ice cubes thrown in.

          Overall, I enjoy Nesquik for an occasional treat, especially in the summer months - and my kids enjoy it too. It can have a slight processed and very sweet taste, but add the fruit and then this tends to make this less noticeable.

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            03.12.2010 22:42
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            Great for an occasional treat

            Many of us will remember Nesquik from our childhood and remember that lovely sweet taste. Of course, it is still available today and has been enjoyed by many generations of kids since first being introduced to the market.

            Banana, Strawberry and Chocolate are the flavours I recall and I enjoyed them in that order, which remains my favourite order today. I suspect that in many kitchen cupboards there is a tub of Nesquik milk shake and in a high proportion of those it will be half full and solid as a rock!

            This was always one of the problems with the product. Once you have opened the product and particularly if you leave it in the container, it quickly draws in water and solidifies. I have been known to set about it with a drill bit in an attempt to loosen enough to make a full glass of delicious Nesquik.

            Nesquik is made by Nestle and comes as standard in a 300g distinctive container. I have the banana Flavour which is yellow; strawberry is pink and chocolate is brown.

            To mix a Nesquik milkshake you stir in the powder to taste into a glass of cold milk. although interestingly there are no such instructions on the container.

            Although there is a stated 154 calories per serving this is really quite fattening and a glance at the list of ingredients isn't very inspiring. Although there are no artificial sweeteners or preservatives and although it does contain some added vitamins, most of the product comprises sugar and glucose syrup.

            This should be considered as a treat for your kids rather than an everyday drink. Also, I suggest you transfer it once opened into a sealed container to try to make sure you don't end up with concrete Nesquik.

            The pack I have in front of me is out of date and rock hard but nevertheless, since we have plenty of milk in the fridge, I'm going to hunt down a drill bit and liberate sufficient to make myself a nice milk shake. I may even add some Cornish Ice Cream and whisk it up!

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            03.10.2010 11:20
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            Yum yum

            Nestle Nesquick Banana Milk Shake is one of my all time favourite Milk Shakes. It comes in a plastic container which has the picture of the Nesquick Bunny on enjoying this delicious drink.

            The milkshake itself is a light yellow powder which which contains no artificial sweetners, colours or preservativies but it does contain Vitamin D which apparently helps your body to absord calcium so good for your bones.

            On opening the packet for the first time you get to pop the seal and release the banana powder. I then put 3 teaspoons of the powder into a glass and then add milk. All you have to do then is stir. Now it is personal choice how many teaspoons you put in but 3 is enough for me I find anymore make the milk taste to sweet but if you like things really sweet you can always add another one.

            As the powder dissolves in the milk it turns it yellow and you can smell the banana fragrance ready for drinking. On drinking my milkshake the lovely banana flavour get whooshed round my mouth and tastes great I also find it refreshing with the ice cold milk.

            Another thing I have done with this milkshake is added it to cake mixture to give my cakes a banana taste to them this works well to.

            I would recommend these milkshake powders to all milkshake fans out there. They are easy to make and they taste great.

            5 stars form me for this delicious banana milkshake. YOu can pick them up from all supermarkets for around £1.50 to £3 depending on whether they are on offer or not.

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            25.04.2010 15:30
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            A great product to enable people to really enjoy their milk.

            As someone who cannot drink milk on it's own this is a welcome alternative way of ensuring I have my daily calcium.

            Nesquick Banana Milk shake is easily identifiable on the supermarket shelf as the container is bright yellow with the large bold wording of Nesquick in bright blue lettering across the front of the packaging.

            The milk shake costs £1.72 in Tesco for a 300g container with each 15g serving with 200ml skimmed milk containing 154 calories. This product is free from artificial sweeteners and colours and contains vitamin D.

            All you need to make a delicious drink is a few teaspoons of the powder added to milk and stir - simply delicious. I find however, that you really need to mix this product well as otherwise you end up with a heap of powder in the bottom of your glass as it doesn't tend to blend into the milk very well, particularly the chocolate flavour!

            I like my milk shakes quite flavoured so tend to add quite a few teaspoons of the powder. Be careful thought as if you add too much the flavour tends to taste artificial and is a little overpowering so the best way is to keep adding a little more and keep tasting it.

            This is a really tasty product and comes in four delicious flavours. Whilst this review is in respect of banana, the milk shake mix is also available in strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. This is a great way to encourage people like me to drink their milk and receive their daily intake of calcium.

            I was a little alarmed when I looked at the nutritional information on this product as per 15g serving with 200ml of milk is 25.1g of carbohydrates!! Fat is 3.3g and protein is 6.8g

            A delicious way to enjoy your milk so 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars. Unfortunately, I can't award 5 stars due to the problem with mixing this product and the high carbohydrates.

            I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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              05.04.2010 12:30

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              Where is the answer

              Hi everyone. So this review must contain a minimum of 150 words eh? Well I have a moan.I normally do my shopping at Morrisons on a weekly basis and for the last three weeks I they have not had banana flavoured Nesquick in stock.(My favourite) So this week I asked why and was astonished to learn that this flavour had been discontinued. I have also tried to purchase Banana flavour at my local convenience store (co-operative)and they never had it in stock either, although I didn,t ask why.Now since Nesquick don,t have any comparable competition in this area of the market place and, arguably, banana is the biggest seller of the three flavours why is it being discontinued? (I am dragging this out now) I am hoping that the Management of Nesquick are going to read this since I have gone to great pains to contact them at various sources and failed, one assumes that they don,t liked to be contacted. There, done it.You get my drift then.Where is banana flavour on the shelves? Kind Regards Phill Walker.

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              I can't have breakfast without it!

              I love to have a glass of milkshake with my breakfast in the mornings and Nesquik's banana flavour milkshake is my favourite for this.

              This is just a yellow milkshake powder which you need to mix with milk. The pot says that you should use 2 to 4 teaspoonfuls of the powder depending on how strong you like the flavour and my preferred amount is 3 spoonfuls. The milk doesn't turn that much of a different colour so don't think that it needs to turn bright yellow for you to taste the banana and add too much otherwise it will be far too strong. The milk should turn just a pale yellow colour. The taste isn't really like eating a banana but is just quite sweet and actually tastes like those banana shaped sweets you get in pick and mix pots.

              It comes in a fairly small tub which does mean that I get through it quite quickly which isn't great as it's quite expensive costing almost £2. However, these are much nicer than supermarket own brand milkshakes which seem to leave bits of powder floating in the milk and don't taste quite as nice, so the extra cost for Nesquik is worth it in my opinion.

              This is great for those people who don't just like plain milk as it gives the milk a different flavour that makes it much sweeter and drinkable whilst still providing the calcium that comes from milk.

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              Currently on offer!

              This drink is easy to make, just pour milk into a glass and then add 3 heaped teaspoons of powder and stir. There is no need to go crazy with the stirring as there is usually no powder residue left on the bottom of the glass even if you stir gently.

              I recently bought this gorgeous banana powder and the first sip took me to childhood flashbacks of hot summer days after school where the first snack of choice would be this wonderful milkshake. After creating this milkshake, the banana taste is powerful and delicious, unlike many premade milkshakes that you get in bottles, for instance, Yazoo.
              The powder is also available in other flavours such as strawberry and chocolate but I much prefer the banana.

              You can currently get a 500g box from Sainsbury's for £2.00 (was £2.69), an offer which you'd do best to take advantage of as the 300g box is £1.71.

              For those who may be put off by the idea of this sweetly luscious milkshake, you can rest easy as it has added vitamins to provide some healthiness at least.

              I would recommend this as an easy fix and the closest alternative to a milkshake that tastes like a proper banana shake.

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                25.10.2009 23:47
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                A Nice Milkshake But Doesn't Taste Like Real Bananas.

                Carrying on the milkshake theme, writing the Yazoo review I come over with a mad craving for milkshake. All we had in was powdered Nesquick in banana flavour so I had to settle for that even though I'm not that mad keen on powdered milkshakes.

                It's a proper sweet milkshake and looking at the ingredients list I'm not suprised because the first 2 ingredients are sugar and glucose syrup! It's deffo the sweetest banana milkshake I've tasted and it's ok but I think the sugary tastes spoils the banana flavour.

                The taste when you make it up in the quantities listed on the tub is like them foam banana sweets you can buy in a mix up. It's quite strong but as long as you have it in ice cold milk it takes on a nice creamy flavour that isn't overpowering.

                There's no way you could say it was anything like fresh bananas but it's still proper nice. It's suprisingly refreshing and it has quenched my thirst tonight, the main problem is that it's too easy to drink and I can glug a glass back dead quick, and then I just want another one like now!

                That's not great news because there's 3.3g of fat in 200ml semi skimmed milk and 15g of Nesquick powder and that's not a very big drink considering most ready made milkshakes come in bottles at least 300ml.

                I can easily drink 2 or 3 glasses of this once I'm in the mood and that's a lot of calories and fat just on a drink. A carton costs £2.69 and that's rocketed in price since I last brought it, I never thought it would have been that expensive.

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                  Great cupboard essential!

                  Milkshakes are not really my thing - unless it's from McDonalds and only then it's because it's made with ice cream. I don't like the ones you buy in bottles at all. But I love banana nesquick.

                  It comes in a powder form and you just mix one spoonful of it into a glass of milk. The powder is very sugary and so the milk turns really sweet with a refreshing banana flavour. I tend to put a little bit extra in it because I like it to have a strong flavour!

                  It's probably not the best thing for you - the powder is obviously not made with natural flavours - and there is a lot of sugar in it but nowhere near as much sugar as is in a fizzy drink. So it's not the worst thing you can drink either. And it is a great way to get kids to drink milk when they don't like it - they need their calcium!

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