Food manufacturers have absolutely NO qualms about ‘finding shoddy ways’ to get more anything especially more sales, higher consumer prices, lower fabrication costs and higher profits. Why do you think cans, bottles and jars with domed bottoms are so popular with the manufacturers? Or useless/baseless claims such as ‘superfood’, “no cholesterol” (on foods that never had any in the first place e.g. tinned fruit,) ‘all natural’ (- all natural what?) Deadly nightshade? Arsenic?) ‘no added sugar’ (completely ignoring the mountain of sugar the food source may hold e.g. honey, agave, coconut nectar), ‘fat free’ (ignore the extensive list of other additives and the mountain of sugar to improve taste and ‘mouth feel’), and now the spurious “gluten free” bandwagon. The list is endless.
So why are we now so surprised that Milo is NOT actually a healthy food at all, its the skimmed milk that has that claim (although even that is now rather contentious and perhaps full cream milk is not the baddie we thought it to be). If you mix milo and water the GI score is the same as Coca Cola! Mixing with skimmed milk lowers the GI score to about 33 (because the fat in the milk prevents fast absorption of the sugar, but the milk also adds more sugar in the form of lactose pushing up the sugar level further). Buy Milo, enjoy it anyway you like it. But don’t kid yourself it is healthy.