First ever Milo variant with no added table sugar introduced in SG
The first ever Milo variant with no added table sugar has just been introduced in Singapore, a move that was inspired by the company’s conversation with Singapore’s President Halimah Yacob a few months ago.
The variant, according to Milo, will only contain sugar that is naturally present in milk and malt, which are the two key ingredients in making the popular chocolate milk brand.
At the pop-up Milo Gao Kosong Pit Stop at Plaza Singapura, Nestle Singapore managing director Rajiv Deraniyagala said the drink is the result of a challenge posed by the President, a Channel News Asia report showed.
“It was about eight, nine months ago when we had this conversation with President Halimah Yacob on what we can do to reduce the sugar in Milo. We were introducing our new Milo Gao Siew Dai to her at the time and she challenged us and asked the question: Is it possible to have a Milo with no added sugar?” Deraniyagala said in the report.
“Today, inspired by President Halimah Yacob, after many months of research here in Singapore, we are extremely excited to unveil the first Milo without added (table) sugar,” he added.
The Gao Siew Dai version of Milo has 50 percent less table sugar and 30 percent more protein than the original formula.