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Naxet 76, my oldest son used to love strawberry Quik, until an unfortunate episode of carsickness. My daughter’s nine-year-old friend will only drink milk if it’s pink (strawberry Quik), even on her cereal! Everyone else looks at it in horrified fascination. I wonder if she has noticed the difference that you mentioned. I have one of those huge cannisters of original chocolate Quik. Maybe I’ll buy a new cannister before the old one it totally empty for comparison.
Ovaltine. The original "less sugar" version is sold in the Vermont Country Store catalog.
I happen to have orignal and less sugar strawberry Quick and there is a difference in the color. The original has a darker pink color to it and a more intense strawberry smell. The less sugar one is way more pale. As for taste….i’m not a fan of any kind of milk except chocolate milk, so sorry. (i’m peculiar like that) i only drink milk when mixed with chocolate or in my cereal.
Hershey’s syrup in the can, seems to me, to be more thick and "dark chocolatey" tasting than the stuff in the plastic bottle.
QUIK and BOSCO! Quik was the main ingredient in the home-made hot fudge sauce that was on my ‘chore list’ to make each week. My parents loved it on their ice cream that was a Sunday treat in our home for years. I would melt some butter, add QUIK and a little water and heat it up. Mother had a ‘gravy boat’ set aside for the sauce when I finished my ‘cooking’. Any leftovers after treat-topping would be spooned onto graham crackers and refrigerated for school lunchbox snacks.
BOSCO was ever-present also, but I never had the craving for it that I developed for that buttery fudge sauce that was QUIK !
hershey’s syrup over both quick and ovaltine
We always have a can of Ovaltine in the kitchen. I prefer it over Quik as the Ovaltine tastes richer and more chocolatey to me. I make cocoa with it, sprinkle it on ice cream and sometimes sprinkle it over peanut butter. My SO calls it a "candy sandwich." [:p]
Ovaltine…accept no substitutes. Plus those Ovaltine jars come in handy for a variety of uses after you have used the product.
I grew-up on both, and now have both in my home(you never know what you will be in the mood for !). Do they still make Bosco syrup ?
I’m with the capt. on this one–definitely the Ovaltine on the ice cream is yummy, but I LOVE it straight out of the jar as well, maybe preferred! (that powdery chocolately goodness half choking you, OK, maybe my spoon is too big, whatever, rock on ovaltine lovers).
Here’s the response:
March 30, 2007
Dear Nestl� Consumer,
Thank you for taking the time to contact us about Nestl�� Nesquik�. We welcome questions and comments from loyal consumers such as yourself and appreciate this opportunity to assist you.
Nestl� Nesquik developed a new proprietary break-through manufacturing process that allows the delivery of great Nesquik taste with 25% less sugar! Extensive research and taste tests were performed in which Nesquik 25% was overwhelmingly chosen as the best tasting product. 88% of Nesquik consumers who tried the product said that the sweetness was "just right". Nesquik is still fortified to provide 33% more calcium than milk alone, is 99.9% caffeine free, and is also a source of Vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals to help build strong bones.
This reformulation caused the density (weight) of the product to change. It is now lighter in weight; however, the serving size and amount of servings per package have not changed. Additionally, there is a noticeable color difference in the strawberry flavor. When mixed with milk, it will have the same great appearance. The new formulation does not contain any artificial sweeteners and also improves the solubility so that Nesquik now dissolves more easily into milk.
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yeah, I’ve seen those commercials, too. I was thinking the same thing, they probably don’t have the same vitamins as Ovaltine so they’re using the "less sugar" tactic. I don’t mind Quick but I totally prefer Ovaltine now–despite their silly commercials![:)]
I prefer Quik, but with a catch. I put in half what they call for, then add a packet of Equal to balance the sweetness level so it tastes just right for me.
Dennis in Cary
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