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Milo have changed their recipe back to the original

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After years of complaints, Milo have gone back to their roots with Nestlé reverting to the drink’s classic taste.

The recipe change in 2015, which Nestle said was an "improvement" for health benefits, involved adding vitamin D, B3, B6, B12, removing vitamins A, B1 and magnesium and - crucially - vanilla flavouring.

The public was not happy.

Nestlé Business Manager Anna Stewart said the company put the Milo formulation through extensive development and taste testing to create the best possible taste.

“We’ve had ongoing feedback that Kiwis missed the old taste of Milo, so we knew it was time to bring it back.

“But this wasn’t a process we took lightly. We knew it was vital to nail that classic taste and we weren’t going to stop until we had that perfected,” said Stewart.

“Our absolute focus has been on recreating this much-loved flavour – and we’re excited for Kiwis to try the new Milo Classic NZ Taste and let us know what they think,” added Ms Stewart.

It's a change that the 90,000 people on the "Change Milo back to the old recipe" Facebook page will be welcoming for sure.

Milo Classic NZ Taste is due in stores nationwide from Monday 20 May.