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History of Milo

Milo was developed in the 1930s during the depression in Australia as a direct response to the fact that children were not receiving enough nutrients from their daily diet.


Thomas Mayne, a Nestlé Engineer, created the nutritious and delicious beverage using local milk knowledge and Swiss cocoa expertise. He named the drink Milo after the Greek athlete Milon of Croton, who was known for his strength.

Milo is the world's leading chocolate malt beverage today, and a much loved and trusted brand that is deeply rooted in Sri Lanka. Renowned for its unique and delicious chocolate malt taste, Milo is enjoyed by generations of Sri Lankan children.


Made from the goodness of milk, malt and the finest cocoa beans, and enriched with vitamins and minerals, Milo stands for wholesome and balanced nutrition. Inspiring consumers to achieve their very best by supporting their drive to succeed, the brand embodies the positive dimension of sports, energy and wellbeing. It has supported the development of school level sports in Sri Lanka for over three decades.