Aussies stunned by overlooked detail on Milo tin: 'False advertising'

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All good Aussies know the perfect ratio of milk to Milo is several heaped tablespoons of the malted powder.

But a recent revelation about one of the country's favourite treats has left many questioning their beliefs.

The outrage began after a diehard fan pointed out an overlooked detail on the Nestle 1kg tub in a Reddit forum last week.

The post, titled "flagrant false advertising", focuses on part of the green label that reads "50 serves".

Broken down, that works out to just 20g a drink.

Or, just over a tablespoon.

The discrepancy has left users reeling.

The 1kg tin of Milo.
One Aussie called the recommended serving size 'flagrant false advertising'. Source: Milo/reddit

“What a bald face lie,” one person wrote. “It’s like five [tablespoons] tops.”

“Maybe 19 serves for me, depending if I do top and bottom of my cup,” another claimed.

“50 serves if you’re giving it to ants maybe,” someone else joked before another person added: “If you don’t need a spoon to eat it, is it even really Milo?”

“I think I’ve been doing Milo wrong all my life,” a user said.

“It’s un-Australian to not shovel that malty goodness into your cup til there’s more Milo than milk,” someone else wrote.

A glass of Milo.
Thousands of people took to Reddit to express their disbelief that a glass of Milo only required 20 grams of malted powder. Source: Twitter/Nestle

More than three thousand people have responded to the post, which has since garnered almost three hundred comments.

Among them, were some Aussies who said they would only give the meagre ratio to someone they “truly despise”.

“Your cranky great uncle who also makes you use 50/50 milk and hot water,” another person responded.

Others blamed the original poster for giving “thousands of people bad school camp flashbacks” and “repressed memories of Milo brewed thinner than tea”.

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