My mother used to make a cup of hot Milo for my breakfast when I was a young child. To a poor family, it was affordable and a good nutrient supplement for growing kids. Each child was only allowed a cup a day.
My brothers and I love this awesome chocolate malt drink. Following the tradition of our mother, we give a cup of Milo to our kids every morning, they love it too. :)
Since we could afford to drink as much Milo as we want now, our kids are making Milo Dinosaurs which is very popular in Singapore.
Milo Dinosaurs is a cup of Milo with extra spoonfuls of powdered undissolved Milo added to it. Another luxury version is the Milo Godzilla where whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream is added to to a cup of Milo. A huge tin of Milo can disappear within a week if they make these luxury drinks frequently. kekeke....
The Milo van - photo courtesy of oceanskies
At some events around Singapore, we can still see the Milo van! It brings back fond memories because when I was in elementary school, we always had the Milo van at our Annual Sports Day.
In my school, there were many children who came from the nearby villages and from not well-to-do families like myself. The village children looked forward to this annual event where we could have as many cups of chilled Milo as we want - for free! I was never allowed to drink chilled Milo at home. What a treat!
Several years ago, Milo held a huge giveaway at Suntec City. Every adult who bothered to queue, got a free tin of Milo. Many elderly turned up from all corners of Singapore, each one went home happily carrying a tin of Milo.
To the many people who drink Milo everyday, it is really more than just another chocolate malt beverage.