When was Milo invented? 

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Milo was introduced in 1934 by chemical engineer Thomas Mayne. 

The product’s manufacturer, Nestlé, wanted to develop a tasty drink that contained the vitamins and minerals that children needed. The drink also had to be made from local ingredients, without costing families too much.  

Thomas spent four years developing what is now known as Milo. 

Read more about this iconic Aussie drink or see a vintage Milo ad from 1960.