Nestlé u-turns on new Nesquik milkshake recipe after complaints of ‘vile sludge’ | EUROtoday

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Nestlé has ditched its new method for Nesquik milkshakes after receiving backlash from loyal prospects complaining of “vile sludge”.

The foods and drinks firm modified its recipe for its basic milkshake powder earlier this 12 months, however has since admitted it has “not been popular” and introduced plans to alter it again.

The model tweaked the recipe in April to swap out maltodextrin for rice flavour in its banana and strawberry flavours, in response to The Grocerhowever makes an attempt to enhance the product’s texture had been unsuccessful.

Shoppers seen the change, with one indignant buyer writing on X: “Whatever you have done to the strawberry powder recipe? Please change it back.

They added: “I opened a new tub yesterday and it tastes weird and gets really thick at the bottom.”

Nestlé changed the popular milkshake formula in April
Nestlé modified the favored milkshake method in April (Getty Images)

Another wrote: “The new recipe for banana #Nesquik is utterly disgusting with a vile sludge left at the bottom of the glass. Your quality control has messed up big time here.”

Other prospects vowed to not buy the product till the problem had been fastened, writing: “Been drinking @Nesquik strawberry powder for years but the new recipe with rice flour is nasty. Please change it back again. Not buying it again until you do.”

One shopper even mentioned that they had ventured out to discover a store nonetheless promoting the outdated method to keep away from buying the brand new one.

Months after the preliminary change, Nestlé has now responded to critics and mentioned it has determined to change again to the outdated recipe.

Nestlé responded to critics and has decided to switch back to the old recipe
Nestlé responded to critics and has determined to change again to the outdated recipe (Getty Images)

A spokesperson for Nestlé informed The Grocer: “Our aim is always to have the best possible recipe on the market and we sometimes make changes that aim to improve on existing recipes.

“On this occasion, the change has not been popular with consumers and we have listened to their feedback.

“We can confirm the old recipe is going back into production and it should be in stores in July. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.”

The milkshake powder has been a household favorite in America and Europe for greater than 70 years. It was first developed within the US in 1948 as Nestle Quik the place it quickly grew to become standard, and the product was launched in Europe as Nesquik.

It was launched within the UK in 1957 and is offered in additional than 100 international locations worldwide. It continues to be the market chief in powdered milk flavourings within the UK, in response to Nestlé.

The Independent has contacted Nestlé for remark.