“ Manufacturer: Nestle „
I admit that I am a bit of a chocolate fiend. I really love chocolate, but eating it can make me put on weight so I occasionally like the odd drink of chocolate milk. Usually I buy the Nesquik powder and add it to my normal semi-skimmed milk, but when I saw this on offer in Tesco Metro, I thought it would be worth a little try!
Nesquik is probably best known for its powdered milkshakes which you just add to milk. However, they also do ready-to-drink milkshakes which can be found in the chiller cabinets of your local supermarkets. I have seen them in both chocolate and strawberry flavour, so there is a bit of room for variety in there for you!
The carton is pretty distinguishable on the shelf. It is a bright yellow, much like the powdered milkshake you can buy from Nesquik, and has the blue Nesquik logo on the front, with the Nesquik bunny on holding a glass of the milkshake. It also has the word 'Fresh' on the front, showing you it is a fresh milk product. The nutritional information for the milk is displayed at the bottom of the front of the carton, so if you are a health conscience person, you can consider it before you buy!
Nutritionally, this milkshake isn't too bad, but it isn't great either! This carton comes in a 1 litre size, and according to the box, a 250 ml serving (so 1/4 of the carton) is 190 calories and 4.3 grams of fat. The percentages of your GDA ( Guideleine Daily Amount) is for a child's allowance, as I guess this product appeals more to children than to adults, but you could always look them up online if you really want to find those out for yourself.
Okay, to the milkshake itself. It is quite a dark brown chocolately colour, which looks nice and rich when you pour it into a glass. When you unscrew the lid, you get a nice waft of chocolate up your nose, it smells rich and incredibly chocolatey straight away. This was good, as in the past a few milkshakes I have had just don't smell too great and luckily for me, this wasn't one of them!
It also happens to taste pretty divine! It actually tastes pretty much like the milk you make from the Nesquik powder, but it is a bit richer and stronger than this. The colour is also a lot darker. When you first taste it, you can really taste the strong chocolate, its quite creamy and milky, but this works well with the strong chocolate taste. The milk is really smooth and easy to drink, not bitty or anything, which is good.
The only thing I am not too keen on with this milkshake is the after taste. Although it isn't really horrible, it isn't overly great either which is a bit of a shame. Straight after drinking, there is a nice chocolate after taste left in your mouth, and is pleasant. However, after a few minutes, the initial chocolate hit dies down a bit and you are left with a more muted and strange taste. It is much more milky than chocolately, and seems almost like incredibly weak chocolate milk. I can't say that I hate this, but it isn't the best after-taste either, which as I said before is a bit of a shame after such a great first impression from the milkshake.
Harry tends to go a bit mad when I get something like this and once he saw the carton sitting in the fridge, I didn't hear the end of it. So I put a bit in his cup and he drank the whole lot in one go, so it was pretty popular with him too! It is made with semi-skimmed milk so I thought it couldn't be too bad for him, and after all, it was a bit of extra calcium in his diet! However, I have noticed if he dribbles it on his clothes, it sinks in fast and it is hard to get out. Even after washing, a few traces remain on his tops so make sure you try not to spill it on yourself lol!
So would I recommend it? Yes I probably would, for an occasional treat. It is a very nice creamy milkshake with a lovely strong chocolate taste which lingers for a while. The only downside is a not-so-great aftertaste but this wouldn't discourage me from buying it again! It isn't terribly unhealthy, so as an occasional treat, I think its fine! The packet recommends you consume the milk within 3 days of opening, pretty easy for me to do lol!
The milkshake is made by Nestle, who manufacture all of the Nesquik products. You can get the milkshake from most larger supermarkets, and it retails at £1.31 for a 1 litre carton, however I purchased mine for £1 in Tesco when it was on offer. For more information on the Nesquik products, see their website www.nesquik.com.
It's worth noting that the milk is Artificial flavouring, colourings and sweetner free too, and also contains no preservatives, so it's pretty safe to give to your children. Even better!
Thank you for reading!