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      21.01.2014 11:42
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      A lovely refreshing drink

      Having recently found out that I was pregnant, I have been advised by my Midwife to avoid caffeinated drinks and instead look for other options. Whilst I do enjoy a cold glass of water, there is only so much of the stuff that I can drink and so I went out over the weekend to find something else. I have in the past enjoyed a glass of Nesquik strawberry milkshake and therefore, seeing a tub in my local Sainsbury's I popped it into my basket.

      This milkshake is rather brightly packaged in a bright yellow tub which certainly makes the product eye catching and quite child friendly to look at. On the front of my tub a large glass of pink milk is illustrated giving a good indication of the flavour of milkshake powder inside together with rather a cute brown rabbit slurping the milk up through a matching pink straw. Although this presentation does lend itself to a young market, I still have no qualms with buying this product for myself as it certainly is easy to spot in my crowded kitchen cupboards.

      Opening up my tub via the pull open lid the powder is protected inside with a foil wrapper which requires removing before you can dip your spoon in. I like the fact that there is a foil layer as it ensures that I have no worries over the product having being opened in store before I purchased it. The powder inside is a lovely baby pink colour and has a very sweet strawberry smell that reminds me of candy. It is perhaps unsurprising therefore that every 200ml glass of this milkshake contains 154 calories (8% RDA), 24.2g of sugar (27% RDA) and 0.30g salt (12% RDA). Therefore this is not a very healthy drink choice but nevertheless I do not feel too guilty about having one glass a day as it does contain calcium and Vitamin D which is a positive in my opinion even if this is not the most natural source of both nutrients.

      To use this milkshake, Nesquik recommend that you use 3-4 teaspoons of powder per 200ml of milk. The basic principle is one of spooning the powder into the bottom of a glass, mixing with a small amount of milk until all the powder has been absorbed and then filling the glass up to the top. In my experience this is quite easy to do although I sometimes find remnants of powder at the bottom of my glass when I haven't mixed it enthusiastically enough. It is also of my belief that four teaspoons of powder is too much for 200ml of milk as this creates a milkshake that is incredibly sweet and very pink, therefore I tend to use around three for a paler mix.

      In terms of the taste of this milkshake it really is delicious in my opinion and far more preferable to that of an ice cream based milkshake such as McDonalds. The mixed milk tastes of strawberry and is quite sweet on my tongue which makes this drink a perfect afternoon treat and one which I often award myself when I have been for a long walk down the beach. As this is a powder it also means that the milk does not gain a thick consistency but stays thin and therefore is easy and refreshing to drink both quickly and slowly.

      I purchased a 300g tub of Nesquik from my local Sainsbury's and paid £1.95 for it which I consider good value for money considering how long it will last.

      All in all this is quite a lovely milkshake drink from Nesquik and one which I really enjoy. As a result it does come recommended and 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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        12.03.2013 18:08
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        A great way to get kids to drink more milk

        We started getting Strawberry Nesquik after my son got hooked on the strawberry milkshakes at McDonald's. The Nesquik is of course much cheaper than going to McDonald's and although sugary is probably a lot more healthy as there are no added vegetable fats.

        To make the drink just 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. The Nesquik is a lot thinner than a proper strawberry milkshake but using a straw to drink it makes it more like the McDonald's experience (and is a pretty good idea as it helps keep the sugar away from their teeth).

        We call these strawberry drinks Pink Milk in our house - as immortalized in the Charlie and Lola books - this helps to make it feel special. Despite this, my daughter is not very keen on the strawberry Nesquik although she loves the chocolate flavour. Luckily I have found another excellent way to use it - Pink Icing. Just mix some Strawberry Nesquik with a little icing sugar and a few drops of water. It's really easy and great for using on cup-cakes or for icing biscuits when you want to entertain a small child.

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          31.08.2011 09:09
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          A nice drink

          I remember when I was younger and I used to love having a milkshake made using Nesquik powder made by my mum. My son also seems to have inherited my love of the drink and so at home I often have a tub of the milkshake powder so I can make us a drink when we fancy one! You can buy this in strawberry, banana and chocolate varieties but we usually opt for strawberry.

          The milkshake powder comes in a bright yellow tub which contains 300g of the powder. On the pack there is a picture of a rabbit drinking milkshake from a straw and this couple with the bright yellow colour of the tub ensures that it will be noticed by children. We are told that the strawberry flavoured milkshake powder contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and that it is also suitable for vegetarians.

          When you lift the lid off the tub you need to remove a paper film designed to keep the powder fresh. Once you remove this you can see quite a bright pink coloured powder which smells very sweet and of strawberry although it is quite an artificial strawberry scent.

          The idea with this product is that you add two to four teaspoons of the powder in to a cup or glass and add a little milk to make a paste before adding the rest of the milk and stirring until it is smooth-you then have strawberry flavoured milk! To be honest I never actually make it this way because I don't usually bother reading the tub and instead I pour a glass of milk and then add the powder and stir. I like to do it this way because as you stir you can see the milk change colour and gauge how strong it will be. This way I can make my son quite a weak flavoured milkshake but he can still see me add the powder and the milk change colour which he likes.

          I love the taste of this milkshake especially if it quite strongly made because it is just so sweet. My son enjoys it too and so whilst he isn't usually fussy when drinking plain milk allowing him to have this pink, strawberry flavoured milk encourages him to drink it on the occasions he is being fussy.

          If you make this drink with 200ml of semi skimmed milk and 15g of the Nesquik powder you have the following:

          158kcal
          7.2g protein
          24.4g carbohydrates
          3.5g fat

          I don't think these nutritional values are bad at all, and most of them come from the milk itself, and so I am happy to give me son a drink using this powder every now and then. I would advise that the powder can settle in to a clump if not used in a while as the tub can't be totally air tight but it is still fine to use. The powder always has a good use by date too making it a handy store cupboard item.

          You can buy Nesquik powder in a few varieties from supermarkets where it costs around two pounds. My son and I both recommend it as a nice treat!

          Thank you for reading my review!

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            20.11.2010 11:18
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            Well worth stocking up on when the supermarkets have it on offer

            Nesquik had always been a firm favourite in my childhood home. But once alcohol and going out became a big past time it was soon forgotten. That was until a recent trip to the supermarket with my two boys and the other half I came across the once loved product. Well I couldn't resist, not for the boys for me of course! I insisted on getting the chocolate flavour like a little spoilt girl but he insisted the strawberry was much better. So we came to a conclusion we would get both!

            Nesquik is a powdery substance you add to milk to give your milk that particular flavour. Nesquik began in 1948 in America by Nestle and made its way across Europe two years later. Its name began as Nestle Quik but once it hit Europe it became Nesquik to us. In 1999 everyone followed suit and the brand became world widely known as Nesquik.

            Since then the brand has expanded beyond just the original chocolate flavour to banana then strawberry and then vanilla. Other flavours were introduced but only for a small amount of time we had cherry, cream, triple chocolate and honey.

            So after trying the chocolate flavour I remembered how gorgeous it was but I did reluctantly try the strawberry. All I can say is wow what had I been missing out on. After making the milk up as recommended on the packaging it had a lovely very little baby pick shade to it with bubbles on top from stirring it rapidly. The flavour has an instant sweetness to it but funny enough it tasted fresher then the heavy chocolate flavor. Depending on the amount of powder you add depends on the strength of the strawberry flavour coming through. I didn't find it sickly and could just keep drinking it more and more. I love it!

            The Nesquik powder comes in a yellow tub with a push off lid that fit snuggly back on after use to keep the powder dry. The bright yellow tub has a wrap around label on it with lots of relevant information. The famous Nesquik bunny (which first appeared on the launch of the strawberry flavour just before 1970) is engraved on the lid of the tub and in colour form on the label. Everyone knows this famous bunny as the Nesquik bunny I remember him from my childhood.

            The great thing about Nesquik is there isn't any artificial colours, no artificial sweeteners, no preservatives and is full of vitamins. On the front of the packaging there is splash of milk with the message it 'contains Vitamin D for strong bones'. A 15g serving with 200ml of semi skimmed milk contains 154 calories.

            The thing I love most about the packaging is the recommended way to make a Nesquik it reads: 'Eagerly pour the milk into a glass with a smile on your face, add 2 - 4 teaspoons of Nesquik to the taste you like (we think 3 teaspoons is the best). Try not to jump up and down in excitement as you stir it up and ...gulp...now you can enjoy the scrummy yumminess of Nesquik.' I mean it just makes the product sound loved and it is going to be a quality product.

            Nesquik contains the following ingredients: sugar, glucose, syrup, natural colour: beetroot red, flavourings, calcium carbonate, vitamins (C, Niiacin,E, D, B6, Thiamin (B1), Pantothenic acid, folic acid) and magnesium carbonate.

            My eldest son is two and a half and he does have a Nesquik from time to time and as you can imagine he loves it. I don't give it to my 14 month old as I like him to have his two mugs of milk a day without having to add something to it every time, I'm not too sure it would be advised by health professions either!

            Currently in Tesco you can get a 300g tub or a 500g tub. 300g is priced at £1.72 but currently reduced to a £1 and the 500g is £2.75. We currently have a 300g tub of the strawberry flavor and have found it has lasted a couple of months. I don't have one every night but probably once a week! It has stayed very fresh in its tub.

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              08.11.2010 19:26
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              Yummy

              I absolutley adore milkshake and think it is great for a sweet treat.

              Nesquik Strawberry Flavour Powder is powder which you add to milk to make strawberry flavoured milkshake. It comes in a cartoon containing 300g of powder and costs around £1.50 in the supermarkets though you can sometimes get it in the poundshop for £1!

              The powder itself contains no artificial colours, flavours, sweetners or preservatives bt each 15g serving with 200ml of semi skimmed milk will set you back 158 calories lol. So it really is a sweet / chocolate alternative. I still love it though.

              You are advised to use between 2-4 teaspoons of the powder in milk. I usually go for 3 as I find 2 and I can't really taste it and 4 and it is to sweet for me. Its good to have the option though you can make it as sweet as you like.

              The powder is a baby pink colour and you can smell the strawberries as soon as you lift the lid off the container. Once added to your milk it turns it pink as well and it tastes delicious really strawberry flavoured.

              I also use milkshake powder when baking and add it to cake mix to give the mixture a special strawberry tastes and it works cakes taste delicious and also have a pink tinge to them.

              I also make strawberry flavoured milk lollys in the summer by freezing the milkshake powder with milk in the freezer in a lolly mold its a cheaper alternative to buying mini milk icecreams.

              I give this product 5 stars it delicious and not just for milkshake

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                06.10.2010 17:21
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                A great wle way to make a simple milkshake

                I'm not a huge fan of milk by itself, but I absolutely love milkshake. In fact, alongside my porride every morning, I take a glass of milkshake, mostly because I prefer it to orange juice or tea in the morning, but also because I like to get enough calcium into my body. Years ago, the doctor advised me to drink more milk to heal a broken bone that I had at the time, as he said I wasn't drinking enough milk. When I started to drink more milk, tthe bone seemed to knit together a lot quicker. Coincidence maybe, but I am determined to keep my bones strong.

                Currently Tesco have a 500g box of this Nesquik strawberry flavour milkshake powder on offer or £2. I just to only use milkshake syrup but after noticing aspertame in it I stopped and changed to nesquik, which doesn't have such an ingredient. Nesquik powder comes in several different flavours, but I only ever buy the strawberry.

                According to the front of the yellow box, a 15g serving alongside 200ml of semi skimmed milk contains 158 calories. It also states on the front of the box that nesquik contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and in fact this milkshake powder contains added vitamins such as Vitamin D and Vitamin C.

                The instructions for using nesquil are on the side of the box and they are simple to follow. All it requires is that you add between 2 -4 teaspoons on nesquik into your milk and stir. It also claims that you can use it to make some nesquik ice lollies although I have not used it for that purpose ever. I find that I only need 2 teaspoons for an average size glass of milk, although I do not take it very strong.

                I have previously tried the ASDA own version of this milkshake powder and found that it does not dissolve well into the milk unless this nesquik powder, where there is no such problem. Depending on how much you like the taste you can adapt the strength of the flavour, but evn with only two teaspoons there is still a nice strawberry flavour that comes out and just adds a little bit of sweetness to the milk, which is what I am after.

                All in all, I think the brand of Nesquik milkshake powders is hard to beat. The other supermarket brands don't live up to the quality of the nesquik powder and other milkshake syrups contain aspertame, which I would rather avoid, so I am very pleased with using this product, and I find that the jar lasts for quite a long time, even with daily use, so it does demonstrate good value for money.

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                  29.08.2010 19:46
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                  A tasty drink that can be made quickly, it can also be frozen in to ice lollies, yum!

                  I absolutely hate milkshake usually but now and again I'll get a craving for a Nesquik Strawberry one, curiously enough that is the only type and flavour of milkshake I actually like.

                  Nesquik is made by Nestle and as well as the milkshakes they make cereals and dairy products. Nesquik milkshakes come in the usual flavours of Banana, Strawberry and Chocolate, today I will be reviewing Nesquik Strawberry Flavour Powder.

                  The powder is available in both 300g and 500g tubs, each tub is bright yellow in colour and decorated with the Nesquik bunny as the target audience of this product is younger children though I'm sure many adults enjoy it too - I know I do!

                  The original Nesquik recipe has been improved by the addition of essential vitamins, especially vitamin D to the mixture. Vitamin D helps to aid the absorption of calcium for healthy teeth and bones - a must have for growing children.

                  It's worth knowing that for each 15g serving of Nesquik Strawberry Powder with 200ml of semi-skimmed milk there contains a whopping 22g of sugar! This is 26% of a child's recommended daily amount so although this drink gives your child their much needed calcium it unfortunately contains quite a lot of sugar.

                  Nesquik is great as you can whip up a tasty milkshake in a flash, simply add powder to milk, give it a stir and voila! One scrummy milkshake! It really couldn't be simpler. The smell of this milkshake is not as nice as the flavour, to me it doesn't even smell like strawberries which is a shame, however it doesn't contain any artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives which is a huge bonus. The flavour reminds me of the strawberry ice cream I used to eat as a child, it's sweet in flavour with a nice strawberry taste that's just right, I love it!

                  As well as drinking this as a milkshake you could always freeze it in to tasty ice lollies, kids love Nesquik and it's a great way to get them drinking more milk.

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                    Nesquik strawberry milkshake powder is a popular favourite amongst many people, more so among younger children. It has continued to outsell many other types of milkshake brands sold in shops.

                    It was first developed in the US back in1948, and introduced as Nestle Quik. It wasn't until the 1950's that it was launched in Europe as Nesquik.

                    The milkshake comes in strawberry, banana and chocolate flavours and perhaps vanilla, all of which can be bought from many retail shops and a 300g size retails for around £1.68. It may seem a bit dear, but I can assure you that because it is of a powder form it can last for quite some time unlike some other non powder liquid milkshake drinks which can finish very quite quickly, leaving not much to spare.

                    The Nesquik strawberry milkshake powder is very recognisable as it comes packaged in a bright yellow eye catching plastic sturdy container, with the ever so popular nesquik image and blue nesquik logo printed on the front.

                    The product is best kept stored in a cool dry place. To prepare and use when making a nesquik you just basically pour some milk into a glass. Then add 2-4 teaspoons of nesquik to the taste that you like, then stir everything together and then enjoy drinking it, with or without a straw, which ever is best for you.

                    I tend to buy this quite frequently, more so when I have a bigger shopping budget. Every one in my household really enjoys drinking it as it has such a lovely and refreshing wholesome like taste. In my opinion a much nicer taste then most of the other milkshake brands that are sold.

                    The powder milkshake contains a good balance of calcium and added vitamins.

                    It is basically just an all round pleasant milkshake to drink which also has a nice pleasant smell. The great thing about the milkshake powder is that you can add as much powder as you like in your glass to get either a thick or non thick flavour milkshake consistency, which ever suits your preference.


                    Nutrition
                    Typical values per 100g
                    Energy 1646kj
                    Protein Nil
                    Carbohydrate 98.1g
                    Fat Nil

                    I would recommend you try some for yourselves if have not done so already, as it comes from a popular brand, available in different tasty flavours, made of good quality and can last a great deal longer then most milkshakes.

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                    28.04.2010 14:02
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                    A nice tasting product but no wonder it tastes sweet with 92.4 % sugar.

                    My children love milkshake and I usually buy those bottles of bottles of Frijj, which are gorgeous but quite expensive. My sister suggested this Nesquick powder that you add to milk to make a milkshake, it sounded a good idea and on my next shopping trip I popped one in my basket. Here is what I thought of it ......

                    The box -
                    It was easy to spot the milkshake powder in the shop, with its bright yellow box and cute bunny rabbit on the front it almost jumped off the shelf into my basket.
                    The powder comes in a solid box with a lid that can come completely off. It is easy to remove and replace so small independent children could do it with little or no help.
                    The box has a clearly set out label with list of ingredients, nutritional information, contact details and directions.

                    What's in the box ?
                    The powder is a bright candy floss pink colour, it has an incredibly sickly sweet smell it doesn't smell like real strawberries at all. It smells very synthetic like strawberry bubble bath. I didn't find it very appealing but both my children thought it smelt delicious.
                    The powder is grainy but quite fine much thinner than sugar but not as fine as flour. It starts off quite loose but I have found over time the granules tend to stick together and needs a good dig with a spoon to release it.

                    How to make the milkshake -
                    the directions on the box says add 2-4 teaspoons of the powder to a glass of cold milk and stir. I find I need to add about 6-7 spoons of the powder to get any real taste. It may be that my glasses are bigger than the ones they are suggesting it doesn't say what size glass to use.
                    When you add the powder it will settle at the bottom so you need to give it a good stir and if not drunk straight away it may need another stir later on.
                    The process of making the milkshake is very easy and my five year old son can do it himself with ease.

                    The taste test -
                    Well it is not really a patch on the Frijj milkshakes we have become accustomed to but it has a nice strawberry flavour that isn't at all as synthetic as it smelt.
                    The children love the taste and find it easy to drink as it has a nice consistency.
                    I have made lollys with it and they are delicious. My son also likes strawberry milk on his Cornflakes.

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                    The milkshake powder has no artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives. It is fortified with eight different vitamins. Each 15g serving with semi skimmed milk contains 154 kcal, 3.3g of Fat and a staggering 24g of sugar. In 100g of the powder there is 92.4g of sugar. I am shocked at this statistic and didn't realise until writing this review how much sugar it contained.

                    Where to buy and how much -
                    You can buy this from most supermarkets and grocery stores. A 500g pot of which 462g is sugar (I am gobsmacked) costs £2.75 and will make about 30 drinks.

                    Would have been a four star product but have to knock off a star for the amount of sugar it contains.

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                      22.03.2010 20:57
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                      Can be enjoyed as part of a child's healthy diet.

                      This strawberry flavoured milkshake mix can be enjoyed as part of a healthy balanced diet for children. Nesquik comes in a bright yellow recyclable tub (500g) although there is a smaller size (300g) available and can be bought in most supermarkets and other various smaller retailers where it retails for around £2.74. You can choose from Strawberry, Chocolate and Banana flavours although it is strawberry being reviewed here. Once you remove the lid there is a protective film covering the container which I think is always a good and reassuring thing. Also, this product has a very long shelf life so if you do not use often it will keep. Don't allow a damp spoon to be used to scoop out the powder though as this can make the powder congeal and harden in the tub.

                      Featured on the tub is Quicky, a happy looking bunny getting ready to enjoy his own Nesquik milkshake. Quicky also gives ideas on how to enjoy this product. On the tub we have at the moment, he recommends after making up your milkshake, pouring it into lolly moulds and freezing them to enjoy that way.

                      The powder is pink and rather like sherbet in consistency and does not smell anything like strawberries and is slightly artificial smelling despite many references on the package relating to how healthy and non-artificial it is. However, Nestle is a fairly trusted brand and the ingredients are few and mostly made up (after sugar and Maltodexrin) of essential vitamins. The other pluses are that it contains no artificial colours, sweetners or preservatives. Personally I am not keen on the taste of it but my kids love it and they are who it is aimed at.

                      I find that my children actually enjoy having a small quantity of this as a nighttime drink and I literally put a level teaspoon into about 125mls of warm milk and this is how they have it.

                      For use as a milkshake drink they advise 2-4 teaspoons being added to a glass of milk but I think this is quite a lot as it is basically mainly sugar even though it does have the benefit of added vitamins, expressly vitamin D which as the packaging points out allows for better absorption of calcium making it a perfect partner for the milk and helping to develop healthy bones and teeth which is particularly important for growing children especially as many don't have milk as their main drink of choice.

                      Whether your kids like it as a milkshake, a warm drink, a refreshing ice-lolly or as a dessert (by adding icre-cream and fruit), this is a great way to get your kids' drinking more milk if they don't usually do so although I would recommend putting in much less than recommended on the product.

                      Warning: Many contain traces of Gluten.

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                        Nestle Nesquik Strawberry Flavour Powder

                        I have been having this milk shake powder since I was a little girl and I absolutely love it. It has to be so much better than Crusha and all the other milkshake powders. I have tried all of them and I think this one is far better. This is not my favourite flavour as I love Banana but Strawberry is lovely too!

                        This comes in a different shape than the one in the above image as that image is a little bit dated but I do remember when it was that shape. It is now in a 300g tub which is smaller in size than the one above but it is wider. The colour of the tub is exactly the same and the little rabbit on the front! It actually has the same layout which is great and on the back of the pack there is some useful information and guidance on how to make this.

                        To make it, all you have to do is add 2-4 heaped teaspoons of the powder into some milk and mix it up with a spoon and in the end it will taste like heaven.

                        Per milkshake there is 154 kcal which is not too bad at all. I stopped drinking this for a while as I thought it was a little bit sugary but I think it tastes great now, I just need to stop being so silly!

                        This comes in chocolate and banana as well and the powder for this one is pink which matches the flavour.

                        Per tub this is about £2.00 from supermarkets which is great value.

                        I really like this but the only problem is that some powder sinks to the bottom if you don't stir it well...

                        You should definitely try this.

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                        Not like the real thing but a definite second best

                        I absolutely adore strawberry milkshake and the flavoured powder wirks out as a cheaper alternative when I'm at home than buying Friji at £1 each.

                        It is well known in our home as pink milk as when you add the powder and give it a stir, the milk turns to a pale pink colour. I have to say that I am awful at drinking milk so this is an easier way of knowing that I am getting the calcium I need.

                        All you need to do is mix 3-4 level teaspoons full with a glass of milk. Simple. I sometimes like to add a scoop of icecream which makes it frothy and creamier.

                        Personally, I like the flavour, it doesn't taste artifical but then again it doesn't taste like freshly made strawberry milkshake. My only problem that I have incurred is if you don't use it that often, the powder goes hard and it can be difficult to get it out the box.

                        The packaging is clearly labelled with instructions and nutritional advice, so you know what you or the kids are drinking. It contains vitamins B1, B4, C, D , E and folic acid. The Vitamin D is essential as it helps the absorption of calcium, so you know what you're getting. The ingredients are:
                        Sugar,Malotextrin, artifical flavors, citric acid, red 40, salt, blue 1.
                        Vitamins and minerals include: Calcium Carbonate, ascorbic acid (vitamin c), zinc oxide, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6) coppercluconate, manganese sulfate, biotin.

                        It is inexpensive and a container always lasts ages inmy house. You can find it on sale for around the £1.70 mark in most big supermarkets. I will defintely continue to buy this.

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                          Good brand not so the flavour

                          Nesquik is perhaps most well known for its "rabbit dropping" shaped chocolate cereal also makes milk shake!

                          ~~~PACKAGING~~~
                          Nesquik milkshake comes in a plastic "thing". It is such a weird shape, I don't even know what to call it. It is kind of semi a semi-cylinder in shape, and has an opening at the top for you to take the powder out... the whole thing is made of plastic and a bright yellow in colour so it is quite easy to recognise.

                          ~~~VARIETY~~~
                          There are a few varieties of milkshake apart from the strawberry variety which includes Chocolate and Banana.

                          ~~~APPEARANCE TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~
                          The powder is a nice pink in colour and you can see the strawberry powder as well as the sugar and milk powder. Preparation is easy, just add milk and stir.

                          You must stir it quite well or you get lumps which to some are nice to eat, but I like mine smooth. Once it is complete, it is a nice pink colour and semi viscous. I find this flavour too sweet and the strawberry taste too manufactured and not genuine enough. I much prefer the chocolate variety.

                          However, I found with this I drink milk more, so perhaps for children who don't like milk plain, you can introduce the milkshake to them to help.

                          I would highly recommend you have these chilled, it makes it SO much nicer.

                          ~~~PRICE~~~
                          They cost around £1.

                          ~~~OVERALL~~~
                          I would recommend Nesquik Milkshakes in general as they are quite nice (the chocolate one), but this strawberry flavour was NOT so good. It was too sweet and the strawberry flavour NOT real enough, very fake and manufactured.

                          It is a cheap way to make milkshake and somewhat yummy. I would recommend for children who don't really like milk, will be a great help, and not too expensive!

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                            13.11.2009 23:53
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                            Try it with a scoop

                            I have always really loved milkshakes but like them thick and creamy. I have always been a bit dubious about home made milkshakes as somehow they are never quite the same.

                            Nesquick is a strawberry flavoured milkshake that is formulated with a powder. It is so simple, you just use between 204 teaspoons of powder in a glass and just add milk. You then stir the powder and milk together and Voila! The tub that I have is a decent size at 300grams a tub. It also has an extremely long shelf life which is handy as you dont have to use it all up in one go or within a short time frame. I did for a time buy the milkshake ready made but can honestly say that this is a good taste.

                            The strawberry is very sweet and depending on taste you can have it as thick or as thin as you like. My own personal favourite is using 3 teaspoons in a tall slim glass with milk and then adding a spoonful of icecream. Try it, it really makes the difference. I paid around £1.70 for this tub in Asda which I think is reasonable.

                            To give you an idea on nutrition if you have 3 teaspoons with 200 ml of milk it is 154 calories, 6.8 grams of carbohydrates and 3.3 grams of fat. However, the bonus of this drink is that with milk and the powder it provides an awful lot of vitamins including Vitamins B1, B6, C, D, E and Folic Acid.

                            All in all I would reccomend this to people as it is good value, not that unhealthy in comparison to fizzy drinks and makes a nice change from the normal soft drinks.

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                              30.10.2009 00:39
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                              Instant milkshake!

                              The beatiful taste of milkshake has always delighted me whenever out and about, and I am very partial to freshly made juices and smoothies. As well as my passion for drinks I seem to be having less and less time on my hands after working commitments kick in, and when needing a quick refreshing sometimes you cannot make the trip required to the local smoothie shop to purchase a freshly made fruit juice.

                              This is why I always do have a bottle of Nesquik in my cupboard, as despite being grossly sugary it is a great way to refresh yourself or even relax yourself after a stressful day or the start of the day!

                              Aswell as being quick and effecient it is also an alternative to a child's bottled milk, and for the additional treat every now and then I tend to pop in two tablespoon's of one of the three nesquik flavours to add in some sweetness into the milk my son is drinking.
                              Yes it is unhealthy which is why I advise not to include too much of it and after drinking it to brush your teeth within a couple of hours.

                              Many think this milkshake powder is for children, however I disagree towards that statement. I find that it is a simple milkshake powder which isn't ageist or intended for a certain age group, I think it is a broadly used milkshake powder which is used by everyone!

                              The way to use the powder is as simple as many other product's on the market today. Either serve hot or cold milk and blend the powder into the milk. Yes a very simple method to produce the product but nowadays it is very common in instant powders on the market.

                              One thing I will say however, This powder is very motivational towards children drinking milk. As many children in the current world are drinking fizzy pop and drinks, this is a insentive for younger children to begin to drink milk and strengthen they're bones. Milk has been known as having very 'bone enhancing' qualities and if your child enjoys drinking healthy alternatives to unhealthy drinks I know I would feel a certain degree of comfort.
                              Another great inovative idea that nesquik has achieved is the 3 flavours - Chocolate, Banana and strawberry. The three are very attractive flavours are a good idea and are another eye catching way they shift they're stock.

                              The taste is sometimes said to be more of a 'fake' feeling which suggests that it isn't as fresh as freshly made fruit juices made from ripe ingredients. I completely agree with this statement as I know I would much rather have a taste of a fresh juice, however this dosen't mean that the milkshake powder dosen't taste nice!
                              It combines a very sweet edge to the typical milkshake powder, but when the initial flavour of the powder kicks in it leaves a bland taste in the mouth, and a unattractive after taste.

                              This is great dont get me wrong, but I feel that there are better instant powder's out on the market to provide you with a quick boost. The taste dosen't do it a great deal of favours however I still think that the sweetness over rides the flavour and that would more than satisfy me.
                              As long as it keeps the kids quiet what more could you ask for?

                              Thanks for reading

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