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When going round the supermarket last month my daughter spotted this on the shelf and insisted that she wanted to get it. I was less certain because she isn't very keen on the Strawberry Nesqik and hasn't really liked hot chocolate in the past but I gave in and bought it. It turns out she was right because she loves it!
You can use it at least two ways:
Mix a couple of heaped teaspoonfuls of the powder with a small amount of milk to make a paste and then top it up and mix with more milk. Having a straw makes it extra special (and avoids the chocolate moustache look!). This is a great way of having chocolate milk and is a particularly good way to get calcium into kids who don't want to drink plain milk.
You can of course heat it up to make hot chocolate - we use the microwave to heat it after it's been mixed (you don't need to do the paste thing if you're heating it up). I actually really like to drink it myself - it's a very nice hot chocolate. The children particularly love it with some tiny marshmallows sprinkled on the top (you can cut up some larger ones to sprinkle on top).
Apparently a 15g serving with 200ml semi-skimmed milk contains 156 Calories (almost 10% of a child's guideline daily amount - depending on the size of the child). That's quite a lot, although some of it is coming from the milk.
Typical Price (UPDATED MARCH 2014)
£2.99 in most supermarkets for the 500g tub (this is the cheaper option)
£1.99 for the 300g tub
Updated March 2014 to say that I've discovered Goody Cao from Lidl is just as delicious, also makes great hot chocolate but it costs a lot less for a bigger pack, so I've downgraded the Nesquik version!
Last year I was trying to get my daughter to drink more milk, she was drinking juice like it was going out of fashion and seemed to turn her nose up at plain old boring milk flavoured milk. She wasn't eating much at meal times and I thought if she had milk in her system that would at least give her something in her stomach. I decided to purchase a tub of Nesquik, just to see if she liked it, if not, I would certainly drink it, as I hadn't had it since I was a child.
== What is it? ==
Chocolate Nesquik is a chocolate flavoured milkshake powder made by Nestle. Nesquik chocolate powder first came out in the USA in 1948 and in the 1950's it was launched in Europe.
On the front of the tub it boasts to being "For healthy growth and development, containing vitamins D, B & C, iron and magnesium.
Vitamin C - 67.2mg per 100g
Vitamin B6 - 1.8mg per 100g
Vitamin D - 7.1mg per 100g
Magnesium - 230mg per 100g
Iron - 14.8mg per 100g
So despite the fact that it's chocolate flavour, it contains the essential vitamins and minerals that a child needs.
== Directions for use ==
You put about 3-4 teaspoons of powder into a glass (depends on the size of the glass of course and how much milk you're going to use), add about a 1/10 of the milk and mix into a paste, top up with the remaining milk. This is best drunk through a straw, my daughter insists on it, and as an adult drinking through a straw, gives you that little taste of childhood.
Someone I knew used to put this in hot milk (to make hot chocolate), but I think that's just wrong, there is such a thing called hot chocolate powder for those shenanigans
== Taste ==
I find it difficult to find a nice chocolatey milk shake, they all seem to taste bland, and this is no exception, no matter how much of the powder you put in, I can never find a decent taste from this. I only have this in the cupboard in fact, because I bought chocolate and strawberry flavours of Nesquik for Lily's birthday party, so the kids would have a choice, they chose strawberry and since then, so has Lily.
== Price ==
You can purchase Chocolate Nesquik at most supermarkets and grocery stores and prices vary.
Sainsburys - £2.52 per 500g
Tescos - £2.99 per 500g
At the time of writing ( 18th January 2013), Tescos have a half price offer on the 300g tub, and you can get it for 97p, yes that isn't a typing error, I said 97p, so it is cheaper buying 2 of these rather than the 500g tub.
== Verdict ==
I have to say, this was an instant hit with Lily, she even started drinking plain old boring milk when I told her that it was milkshake, so I didn't have to give her Nesquik all the time. Her eating was still a bit of a problem for a while, but since she's been at nursery she's eating me out of house and home. I am not overly keen on this particular flavour, I much prefer the strawberry one and so does Lily. I find this one doesn't dissolve as easily as other flavours, so you do get a lot of bits floating on top of the shake making it look like pond sludge, and I have to get the old milk frother out rather than use my trusty spoon. I am only going to give this 3 stars, it loses two on the count of the bland taste and the floating residue.
I have bought nesquik powder in strawberry or chocolate for years, I noticed this time that there was a hot chocolate version, so I bought it and made one, I had to write a view so impressed was I! it can also be used as cold milkshake too so double advantage!
What is it?
Nesquik is a powder that can be added to milk usually cold milk for milk shakes. It's main ingredients are: sugar, fat reduced cocoa powder.
How to make it
For a cold milkshake add about 3 to 4 teaspoons of powder to cold milk, stir in and mix well - ready to drink. For hot chocolate, take 3 to 4 teaspoons of powder and add to cold milk in microwaveable mug, then microwave for approx 1 to 2mins depending on power of microwave, stir half way through, then it's ready to drink.
Cold milkshake tastes lovely sweet and smooth, the thing I was surprised with was the hot chocolate, it was really creamy and smooth (even with semi skimmed milk), it is really silky tasting, I was really suprised as I love hot chocolate and have tasted many versions from galaxy to cadburys, this I have to say comes out one of the top I've ever tasted the best thing was there were no lumps, often with hot chocolates it's hard to mix it in or they don't melt well.
Very reasonable I feel, it's £2.99 (June 2012) for a 500g tub which should last a while although because it tastes so good and can be used cold or hot - it may not last that long!!
I'm over the moon with this find, like I say I've tried lots of expensive hot chocolates and this really is good. I hope they bring out other flavours and I'd love to know their secret!
I do like the odd glass of flavoured Milk and I am torn between Strawberry and Chocolate Milk. Although I mostly buy ready mixed flavoured Milk from the chiller cabinet in the shops I like to make it up in the house with Powder as well and this is the best Powder that I have used.
This isn't the cheapest Powder but it is a brand named one, and a tub of this does a good few goes. This comes in a 300g tub and I bought this about a month ago and it cost me £1.55. I think this was a tiny bit cheaper than normal due to Asda's Rollback prices but not too much cheaper.
The tub for this is alright. A bright enough yellow coloured plastic tub with the Nesquik Bunny on the front. All looks colourful enough and stands out on the shelf. Just pop the seal in the tub and you get into the fine grained Chocolate powder. This smells nice and Chocolatey when you open the tub.
You just mix a few teaspoonfuls of this into some Milk. The recommended ratio is 2-4 scoops of this in 200ml of Milk. I've never meticulously measured the Milk out but I would guess that the glass that I use is probably about 200ml anyway. The measurements are depending if you want a stronger tasting Chocolate Milk or not so strong. I find that 2 scoops are ok, but 3 of them is probably just right for me. Just stir the powder in and you will see the Milk Changing to Chocolate coloured straight away.
The taste of this is nice. It has a nice flavour to it. It doesn't taste powdery and the taste of this is nice and sweet and just makes a nice drink.
I have never counted how many goes this does and it will obviously depend on how many scoops that you use, but this does at least 9 but I would say more than this anyway.
A nice Chocolate Milk that is handy to have in the cupboard.
We always had nesquik as kids as I guess it was a good way to make us to drink milk!!
Nower days I still buy Nesquik, usually Strawberry flavour but on occassions Chocolate flavour.
Best made with Full fat millk as i makes the shake a bit more thicker! With a glass of milk the power is dropped onto and then mixed or wisked to within an inch of its life! If it is not mixed properly there will be lumps of powder at the bottem and if one of them gets free and ends up in your mouth it may well out you off for life, not a nice experience.
I like Milk on its own but having this to mix into it makes the milk tastes a little more fun! It is nothing like the milk shakes you can get made with thicker cream. It does not make the milk thick at all, it remains the same consistancy as milk just a different colour and flavour!
It is fortified with vitimins and minerals so doesnt do any harm and gives you a few more healthy additives to your drink.
After the box is opened, one tub lasts ages. As only a few spoon fulls are needed each day it does go a long way! And it lasts a long time, however it does tend to start clumping together a bit one the air has got to the powder! It is still useable, just needs a bit of crumbling up!!
I really like Nesquik, it is a bout £1.50 for a tub which makes a fair few glasses of milk shake!
I was always allowed nesquik Chocolate milkshake as a treat after school when I was younger! I recently brought some as it was on offer in ASDA and im glad I did!
Nesquik comes as powder in a yellow tub (looks a bit like cocoa powder but not as dark), you simply add some teaspoons of powder (usually 3-4 depending on how chocolately you want it) and then add roughyl 200-250ml of milk. I've always made it was skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. When I was younger i was allowed to mix it up in a blender/whisk as it gets rid of all the lumps you might get when mixing by hand!
The average serving is 15g and contains (when made up with semi-skimmed milk) 160kcal,and 3.8g fat. It is great for kids, especially when getting them to drink more milk as milk is a great source of Vitamin D and calcium to help their growing bones!
There are other uses for nesquik other than just milkshake! you can use it for a number of things such as:
Nesquik comes in either 300 or 500g tubs and are £1.92 for the 300g box or £2.79 for the 500g box, but this will depend on where you shop! This product will last you quite a while though!
a great tasting drink that takes me back to my childhood!
I always loved Nesquik drinks as a kid and have recently rediscovered a love for them whilst at University! We always had arguments in my house over what flavour was the best and my opinion was always the chocolate drink. Usually I just drink water, coffee and tea so it's nice to have something a bit different every so often as a treat.
The Nesquik comes in a powder form and you simply add it to some milk and stir in to make a lovely chocolate flavour milkshake drink. On the box it recommends using 2-4 teaspoons of powder added to about 200ml of milk. I usually use only 2 teaspoons as I find if you use any more you end up with a lot of powder residue in the drink (eww). I also always use semi-skimmed milk just through personal preference as I find the full fat one too creamy. If you wanted a more creamy rich drink then you could use full fat milk instead.
The powder mixes with the milk quite well but you do end up with powder left at the bottom of the glass. I have found the best way to mix it is to use a milk whisk. This was a bit of a random addition to our kitchen equipment and is now usually only used for Nesquik! It makes the milkshake more bubbly and mixes it well.
On the box it states that the product has no added colours, artificial flavours, sweeteners or preservatives which is a big thumbs up for me and I guess would appeal to parents giving it to their kids. The product also has Vitamin D added to it which aids the absorption of calcium from the diet. Again this is a good feature that would appeal to parents.
Honestly, I could drink this non-stop all day and I have to limit my intake! A 15g serving made up with 200ml of semi-skimmed milk contains 156 calories which could easily add up if you drink a few glasses a day. It also has 4g of fat, 2.5g of which is saturated which I guess mostly comes from the milk and cocoa powder. So as a treat this isn't too bad but I wouldn't want to get into the habit of drinking it all the time like water!
Last week I was craving some hot chocolate on a cold evening. The only problem was that I hadn't bought any hot chocolate powder since winter. I then discovered that Nesquik could be used instead. I mixed it like the milkshake and just put it in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds and voila! The hot chocolate was just as good as the milkshake drink and was lovely and smooth. This discovery means I will save money by not buying a separate product for hot chocolate in future.
A 300g box of Nesquik costs £1.92 from Tesco and is currently on a 2 for £2 offer (which means I may well go down and stock up!). It does last me quite a while since I try not to drink too much of it. The recommended serving is 15g which means that the 300g box should make 20 servings.
So, in summary, I love this product and will continue to buy it for the foreseeable future.
There's only 2 of us in the house so when it comes to getting in stocks, some of the offers in the shops just aren't suitable and we have had our fair share of waste because we just can't get through the stuff. Now we are trying to be a bit more rational in our purchases.
There are an increasing number of offers around whereby the price for 2 of something is little more than the price of 1 of something and there are products where this suits us nicely. One of those products is milk and the 2 x 2 litre containers for £2 is one such deal. We always have lots of milk.
Now that we have been spoiled by some summer weather, we are having as many cold drinks as hot and we tried some of this chocolate milkshake the other day. Fortunately, it was a new purchase; I suspect a huge number of households have got one or other flavour in their kitchen cupboard which is rendered impenetrable due to the powder solidifying in the plastic container and indeed we have one such banana option which for some reason I haven't thrown out - still half full - seems such a waste. I think I might need to bring out the power drill because nothing else will shift it.
The chocolate milkshake powder comes in a plastic container containing 300g with a label telling us what it is and providing us with all the nutritional detail etc. Calorie wise it doesn't seem as damaging as I thought it might be - a mere 1128 for the full container.
Many manufacturers now tell us that their product has no artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners and preservatives and Nesquik is no different with this statement prominently featured on the container. However, this means little when you examine the make-up of the powder. Each serving contains 13.3g of sugar.
What I like about Nesquik is the taste. Provided you have stirred it properly - I use a hand whisk - and use nice fresh cold milk, it's a nice refreshing drink and the chocolate variant tastes a bit more like chocolate than the banana one tastes like banana. If you don't stir it properly you get coagulated lumps of powder - not a good taste sensation if you get one of these in your mouth.
What I don't like about it is that it really doesn't store well in the container. Any air getting to it will turn it into chocolate concrete, so even though it's not a regular purchase for us - you'd be well advised to use it up quickly or transfer it to an air tight container once opened.
On its own the drink is a bit thin and light. It is improved by the addition of a dollop of ice cream and maybe some chocolate sprinkled on the top - but of course this does increase the calorie count somewhat.
I don't know of anybody who doesn't like Nesquick milk shake drinks. I personally like all of the flavours including the chocolate. I buy the chocolate one for my daughter; she really loves it. I have always bought the Nesquick powder, as it really lasts quite a long time; its very easy to make and saves you money too.
Once made up, the milkshake tastes chocolaty, slightly creamy and smooth. You get full instructions of how to make the drink on the box. I usually add about 3 teaspoons to cold milk and stir vigorously. On the box it recommends you make a smooth past first with a little milk and then add more milk and stir. Provided you stir it well or make the paste first, the drink comes out smooth without lumps.
You can also have Nesquick as a warm drink by heating the milk, but I havn't tried it this way so can't comment upon its taste when made up warm. .
There are some good things in Nesquick chocolate powder including vitamins, calcium, iron and protein. Each 15g serving made 200ml of semi-skimmed milk has 159kcals in it. There are no added colours, artificial flavours or preservatives included.
Some children who have perhaps been to other places and tasted the milkshakes that are made with icecream, may and most likley will, prefer these. However, i think that this milkshake powder is much healthier for kids. It is also a really refreshing drink on a hot day.
You can buy Nesquick powders in 3 different flavours; the chocolate, banana and strawberry. It comes in two sizes too; 500g and 300g size. The 300g size has just been on a special offer at Tesco's for only £1.00 but unfortunately the offer ends today; so you'll have to be quick if you want to buy it!
Nesquik is a great little drink; quite healthy and very refreshing; highly recommend.
You may find my review on CIAO under user annie247
I love the taste of nesquik, my favourite is the ready made chocolate one that you buy in a carton but often find this hard to get so end up buying the powder one alot of the time.
The last time I bought this it was on offer at tesco for a pound which is definatly worth it. You can buy this at almost every major supermarket and also comes in strawberry and banana flavour. You can find it on the shelves in a yellow tub with a paper band wrapped around the middle which has a picture of the nesquik rabbit on the front and the nutritional values/ingredients/instructions on the back. Also on the packaging it states:
-contains vitamin D
-no added colours
-no artificial sweetners/preservatives
which I think is quite good for a chocolate milkshake.
To make the drink you simply add 2-4 teaspoons of the powder to milk and stir. It tastes delicious and isn't sickly or too sweet. however, I do find that if you dont drink it straight away the powder starts to settle at the bottom of the glass, because of this I tend to leave the spoon in the glass so I can stir it up whenever I need to, which I dont mind but some people may find annoying.
Quick tip: Add warm milk to nesquik for a yummy hot chocolate :)
Nestle Nesquik Chocolate Flavour Powder is expensive stuff at £1.72 for a small 300g tub. If you shop around it's available in a couple of different sized tubs for various prices, but the price per kilo doesn't really vary by much. No matter what sized tub you buy it in - it's expensive.
Nesquik chocolate powder is a flavour you can add to cold milk to flavour it. If you've got a 250ml glass of milk, you need to add about three or four teaspoons of the Nesquik powder to make a decent flavour with this stuff. You can use less, but it really doesn't make for a palattable drink if you do.
They say you can use this in hot milk too, but seriously, you're better off just using proper drinking chocolate for that. We did try making it into a hot drink for the grandson one time, but when I tried it to check the temperature, I had to spit it out again because it tasted so nasty. The grandson said he liked it but had one mouthful before leaving it sat on the side to go cold.
Made up properly this has a pleasant flavour. The milk gets a chocolate flavour which is subtle but very sweet. The final dregs of a glass of Nesquik nearly always contain about a teaspoon of sugar granules from where there's so much of the stuff in the mixture. Now don't misunderstand me, I do like a good sugar fix, but if the chocolate flavour was a little stronger and nicer then they could afford to leave a little of the sugar out.
15g of powder with 200ml of milk gives you 154 calories, 23.6g of sugar, 3.5g of fat and 0.1g of salt. Let's be honest, this isn't just unhealthy it's borderline counterproductive to your health. And it doesn't even taste that great! I guess this is one of those products that you really do outgrow, I know I have. It's nothing more than a sugar-fix in my opinion and I could consume less calories and fat by simply eating a spoonful of sugar straight out of the pot.
I love Nesquik, I like all of the flavours but chocolate is definitely my favourite. I absolutely love chocolate milk, and this is so much better that buying a milkshake as you can make it as strong or as weak as you like. I personally like about 5 teaspoon full in a tall glass. The chocolate tastes good if you mix it with the banana powder, but it is best if you have a couple of real bananas, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream then put the 5 teaspoons of chocolate Nesquik in and wiz it all up! Its amazing, but even better if you use chocolate ice cream!
I just can't get enough of milkshakes, and they aren't too bad for you, I probably shouldn't drink them to the extent I do, but I guess at least I will have strong bones and teeth.
The tub the Nesquik comes in is very informative, it tells you that they have used lots of essential minerals in Nesquik including vitamin D which aids the absorption of calcium fir healthy bones and teeth.
For a 200ml glass of semi skimmed milk and 15g of Nesquik, there are 150 calories, which really isn't that bad! I feel I can drink more now!
The best thing about Nesquik is the taste, it is incredible! It is also multifunctional; you can use it in all sorts of puddings and cakes. Nesquik and milk heated up in the microwave makes a divine hot chocolate, especially if you put whipped cream on top and sprinkle Nesquik on top.
As you can probably tell I'm a bit of a Nesquik monster, but it really is that good, and it's not too unhealthy either.
I am a huge milkshake fan and just cannot get enough of it. I normally buy the crusha milkshake as I have previously bought powdered milkshake and not enjoyed the texture to it as it tends to leave lumps.
One day whilst shopping I went to pick up my usual bottle of crusha mix and found it was out of stock. Intially being rather annoyed I picked up a tub of Nesquik milkshake powder and hoped that it was better then the one I had previously tried.
I poured a nice cold glass of milk and began to make my first Nesquik milkshake. I put a couple of scoops of powder into the milk and began to stir it in.
A few stirs later there was still powder settling on the surface of the milk so I stired ........ and I stired .......... and I stired.
I even got out a handheld whisk!
No matter what I did the lumps of powder stayed.
I fished them all out eventually and found that the mikshake was very nice and I did enjoy it it was just a pain trying to fully disolve it.
I think in future I will stick to my normal crusha but it is a nice flavour if you don't mind the powder.
According to my teen the only thing to drink when suffering a throat infection is milkshake - just before christmas I got the lurge complete with raging throat so I decided to try this out - not normally a fan as I seem to exist of a diet of coffee and coffee but I needed something cold to soothe.
Ladies will mainly (hopefully)agree that if you have to have a flavoured drink then choclotate ranks at the top! This milkshake is made by Nestle and comes in a sort of squat looking plastic container which is bright yellow and the words Nesquik in blue lettering beneath a bunny showing off the drink. This currently costs £1.72 for 300g of the chocolate powder which will make about 14 drinks.
It contains around 8% of a childs daily allowance of calories, does not contain any artificial flavours, colourings or any preservatives and is fortified with vitamins - especially vitamin D which helps childrens bodies absorb the calcium from the milk and grow healthy bones.
To make a shake simply pour some milk into the glass (be careful to leave a space for the powder) and add around 3 teaspoons of the chocolate powder. This will vary - a small glass will need less unless you really want a rich tasting drink. Stir the powder into the milk and then drink.
The downside to this drink is that no matter how fast or vigourously i stirred I could not get all the powder to dissolve so I was left with a small amount of chocolate lumps floating in a rather unattractive way on the top of my glass.
However this is a very rich, sweet (but not overly so) chocolate tasting milkshake and is definately one of the most convincing, it has a good benefit for children who won't drink milk because it gets calcium into them without a struggle (providing they like chocolate of course)
Adults and children alike should try it!
If you are thinking for chocolate milk with lot of calcium and protein for your grown up kids,go for Nestle Nesquik Chocolate flavour powder.
There's increasing global evidence that children are susceptible to health problems stemming from inactivity and a high fat diet. Eating healthy is essential not only for adults but also for growing children. Children are most influenced in their food habits by their peers and by advertisements. Most parents who give in to their children's constant pleas for unhealthy food often end up eating this food along with them. For better results according to me NESTLE Nesquik Chocolate Flavor Powder is best for a grown up child.
NESTLE Nesquik Chocolate Flavor Powder avable in a yellow plastic tub which is very easy to use. It got the large opening through which we can easily spoon out the milk powder. Your child can also use it easily. It is available in many flavors, but the favorite flavor of the children is chocolate. Just add 2-3 teaspoons of NESTLE Nesquik Chocolate Flavor Powder into the mug of a milk and see how your child will enjoy each drop of that milk. The 15 gm of powder with 200 ml milk will give your child 154 calories. Every doctor advice, that a grown up kids require more calcium, more protein, more vitamins, etc then the teenagers. So this drink is the best way to give them healthy, strong and confident life. No preservatives, no artificial sweetness and no colors. It is available in 300gm tub which can be recycled easily. You can easily buy it from your any nearest supermarket. It is not expensive, so you can easily afford it and give your child a healthy life.
If you dont tried it yet, try once, you will have it again n again.
Mix the greatness of Nestle Nesquik with a tall glass of milk and transform your milk into a glass of fun and richness!