Milo, it seems, is sold pretty much everywhere except Europe. In fact, it’s so common in some parts of the world that my Ghanaian friend insisted it was an African thing… until I showed him this bag (from Malaysia) and pointed him to the Wikipedia article which states it’s actually originally from Australia.
So where better place for me to pick up this bag of nuggets than my local Tesco. In North London.
Originally a chocolate malt drink, Nestlé introduced Milo Bars about 10 years ago, but this is the first time I’ve seen this ‘nugget’ form.
As you can see, they don’t look particularly special, but inside those chocolate droppings is a sweet, malty honeycomb centre. For UK readers who have never had Milo before, these little nuggets can be summed up in three words:
Maltesers on LSD.
They’re weird, deformed and utterly delicious.
The malted honeycomb centre is darker than Maltesers and has a bit of chocolate flavour to it, but so far as overall taste and texture goes, they’re very similar. Yet somehow I prefer these little nuggets. They seem that little bit more crunchy and chocolatey. And they melt away just that bit quicker.
But mostly I like the shape. They may look a little like they have been expelled by a small woodland creature, but I much prefer that to the shiny, uniform Maltesery spheres.
So the message is clear. If you’re a Maltesers fan, go and pick up a bag of these from the ‘weird food from foreign places aisle‘ at your local Tesco and give them a go.