Nestle Nesquik Low Fat Chocolate Milk Review

With most chocolate milks, you’ll find lots of added sugar in this  Nestle Nesquik Low Fat Chocolate Milk   product.  One serving a day might be acceptable for dieters.  But the alluring chocolate, creamy, and sweet flavors will likely entice you to drink significantly more than that; especially if you’re a feeble-willed sugarholic as am I.  Nonetheless, real chocolate milk is the best chocolate beverage I know, even beating those plant-based drinks.  So every once in a while, I like to return to real dairy.  It’s delicious.

The bottle says that this chocolate milk has 170 calories per 1-cup serving, which is approximately twice that of non fat plain white milk, which is what I typically drink at home. Vitamin A and calcium have been added to beef up the nutrition, and the fat content has been trimmed down to 2.g grams; thus the low-fat designation.

Health concerns notwithstanding though, I think dairy chocolate milk tastes fuller, richer, more chocolaty, and is more fulfilling than any of the soy, rice, and almond-based chocolate drink products I’ve sampled since they have been introduced.  Indeed, no farm I know of, has come up with a non dairy chocolate drink that tastes as good as real chocolate milk.  The Nesquik low-fat chocolate milk flavor is deep and strong.  But it’s also significantly thicker than the non fat varieties, resulting in an unmistakably creamy dairy chocolate pleasure.


Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features

  • It is made with real cow’s milk and is a grade A, homogenized milk product.  It displays the “Real” dairy symbol.
  • This drink keeps for roughly three weeks from the date of purchase in the refrigerator. That’s a decent shelf for a dairy milk product.
  • Contains no high fructose corn syrup.  It’s gluten-free.  It’s 99% caffeine free.
  • At roughly $1.80 per pint bottle at my local convenience store, this Nesquik brand low-fat chocolate milk is a decent buy for a pint.
  • The packaging protects the product from light, which can degrade the flavor as well as neutralize some nutrition.  While the plastic bottle itself is clear, the outer label is opaque, blocking all but the most trivial amounts of light from touching the encased liquid.
  • This chocolate milk has just 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, and roughly 1 gram of dietary fiber per cup.
  • The color of this beverage is a dark to medium brown, much like Nestle’s solid milk chocolate.  It matches other medium-strength chocolate milks.
  • Indeed, there’s little compromising on taste, color, or texture in this Nestle chocolate milk product.  No weak chocolate flavor here to base any legitimate gripes upon.
  • This product is available at most grocery stores big and small.  So it’s generally simple to locate.


Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns

  • It contain 28 grams of sugar per serving.  To be fair though, most of this occurs naturally in the milk; not added. Still though, be careful not to indulge too much at a single sitting.
  • Diabetics should monitor their blood sugar readings meticulously when consuming this milk, as it contains significant amounts of high GI sugar.
  • To produce a lower glycemic index product, thereby suiting it more for diabetics, Nestle might use pure agave nectar or Splenda instead of the sugar for sweetening.
  • It should always be refrigerated to get the maximum shelf life.  Unlike the soy and almond products, this dairy beverage should not be allowed to warm to room temperature.
  • Due to the sugar content, in my view, it’s easy to consume excess calories via this product. This product’s sweet chocolaty flavor tests one’s resolve to consume in moderation thus. It’s got a delicious, addictive, mild chocolate flavor.



Lowfat milk with vitamin A palmitate and vitamin D3 added, sugar, and less than 2% of cocoa processed with alkali, calcium carbonate, cellulose gel, natural and artificial flavors, salt, carrageenan, cellulose gum.


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cup, or 240 millilitres.  Servings per container: 2.
  • Calories: 170.  Calories from fat: 25.
  • Total fat: 2.5 grams, 4% DV.
  • Saturated fat: 1.5 grams, 8% DV.
  • Trans fat: 0 grams.
  • Cholesterol: 15 milligrams, 4% DV.
  • Sodium: 160 milligrams, 7% DV.
  • Potassium: 400 milligrams, 11% DV.
  • Total carbohydrate: 29 grams, 10% DV.
  • Dietary fiber: < 1 gram, 4% DV.
  • Sugars: 28 grams.
  • Protein: 8 grams, 16% DV.
  • Vitamin A: 10% DV.
  • Calcium: 40% DV.
  • Vitamin C: 0% DV.
  • Vitamin D: 25% DV.
  • Iron: 2% DV.


Product Rating

This low fat chocolate milk is a pretty sweet value. I like it.   This real cow’s milk with some of the natural fat retained, is a nice diversion from that entirely plant based soy, rice, and almond stuff, and a pleasant vacation trip down memory lane, to the truly wonderful chocolaty tastes of days gone by. So I’d rate it at 92 out of 100.


Where To Buy Nestle Nesquik Low Fat Chocolate Milk

Look for this milk in the bright yellow bottle with the blue letters near the top, the dark brown ring around the top where you break the seal, the happy brown bunny on the front, and the deep blue cap, in the refrigerated dairy section, at your favorite large or small grocers.




Revision History

  • : Adjusted category and tag assignments, fixed typos, and added white space.
  • 2012-07-24: Originally published.