Nestle has dropped its 4.5 star health rating on Milo products after health experts criticised the food and beverage company for 'tricking' its customers into believing that Milo is healthy.
The rating was based on the premise that consumers of the chocolate malt powder would only have three teaspoons and pair it with 200mL of skim milk.
Choice Australia tested to see how many Australians actually consumed their Milo with skim milk.
Milo has a 4.5 star rating based on the idea that people would have three teaspoons of the malt powder with 200mL of skim milk
It found that only 13 per cent of people use skim milk.
However 55 per cent drink their Milo with full cream milk.
The consumer advocacy group said that if Nestle used the full cream method to measure the health star rating it would only score a 2.5.
Milo on its own would be