Flavored milk contains the same nutrients as unflavored milk. According to the National Dairy Council, flavored milk is a palatable alternative that helps ensure children consume adequate amounts of calcium each day. The main concern regarding flavored milks is their sugar content. On average each 8-oz serving of flavored milk contains 56 more calories than its unflavored counterpart. Flavoring milk with Nesquik makes milk attractive to children and those who would otherwise skip milk, and its nutrient-fortified varieties provide additional vitamins and minerals.
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Nesquik Chocolate Powder is sold in multiserving containers. To make chocolate milk, mix 2 tbsp. of the powder with approximately 1 cup of milk. A 2 tbsp. serving of Nesquik powder contains 60 calories, 5 of which come from fat, 0.5g of fat and no cholesterol. Each serving also contains 30mg of cholesterol and 14g of carbohydrates. Nesquik provides 10 percent of the USDA recommended daily allowance of calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, biotin, zinc copper and manganese.
Sold in easy-squeeze bottles, Nesquik Chocolate Syrup can be mixed with milk to make chocolate milk, or it can be used as an ice cream or dessert topping. Each 1 tbsp. serving contains 50 calories, 0g of fat, no cholesterol, 30mg of sodium and 13g of carbohydrates. Unlike the fortified powder, Nesquik syrup provides little additional nutrition. It contains no vitamin A or C, no additional calcium and no iron.
Nesquik also sells premixed drinks. An 8-oz serving of Nesquik Calcium-Fortified Chocolate Low-Fat Milk contains 170 calories, 2.5g of fat and 10mg of cholesterol. Each serving also has 29g of carbohydrate, 8g of protein, 160mg of sodium and 400mg of potassium.
Nesquik’s Calcium-Fortified 100-Calorie Chocolate Low-Fat Milk also contains 10mg of cholesterol, and 8g of protein, but it has fewer calories, at 100 calories per serving, and it has just 2g of fat, 140mg of sodium and 13g of total carbohydrate. This no-sugar added formulation does not contain potassium.
At 180 calories per 8-oz serving, the Double Chocolate flavor contains just 10 more calories than the original low-fat chocolate milk. It provides the same amount of cholesterol and protein as the original and no-sugar-added varieties, but it does contain 530mg of potassium.