Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about Nesquik® here.

Frequent Questions

Where does the delicious cocoa in Nesquik® come from?

The cocoa in Nesquik® comes from farms in South America and around the world where farmers harvest the cocoa from trees to capture its natural goodness. Click here to learn more.

Can Nesquik® be consumed hot?

Yes, Nesquik® can be consumed hot or cold.

Where can I find coupons for Nesquik? 

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Does Nesquik expire or go bad?

Yes, for best quality and taste all Nesquik products should be enjoyed by Best By Date printed on the carton. 

Can Nesquik® be enjoyed with milk alternatives?

Of course! Nesquik® Syrup and all Nesquik® Powder can be enjoyed with your favorite non-dairy milk alternatives (like almond, rice or soy milk).

What is the right amount of milk that kids should consume?


Click here to learn about the proper portions for milk.

Can I consume expired product?

For best quality, we do not recommend consuming products past expiration date. 

Should I drink Nesquik® after being active? 

Research suggests that low fat chocolate milk, like Nesquik®, may contain the right mix of carbs and protein to help refuel and restore exhausted muscles. Low fat Chocolate milk naturally contains the 3:1 ratio recommended.

What is the Nesquik Bunny's name?

The Nesquik bunny's name is "Quicky"

Can Nesquik Bunny visit our event?

We only do bunny appearances for select sales team activities.

How to make Nesquik chocolate milk?

Follow instructions on packaging to mix Nesquik powder with beverage of your choice. Amount of powder added can be customized to your liking.

Can you make Nesquik with water?

You can mix Nesquik powder with any beverage of your choice - milk, water or plant-based milk.

Do Nesquik® products have any caffeine?

Strawberry, Vanilla and Banana Strawberry flavored Nesquik® are 100% caffeine free and the Chocolate and Double Chocolate flavors are 99% caffeine free. No buzz.

Is Nesquik gluten free?

All Nesquik ready-to-drink products are gluten free. None of the Nesquik Powder varieties are gluten free and may contain wheat. Please refer to current packaging for the most updated gluten information.

How much sugar / carbs are in Nesquik?

8oz serving of Nesquik has 23 grams of sugar, half of which is added and the other half is sugar from milk which is naturally occurring from lactose. Look at the packaging for the most up to date nutritional information.

How should I store Nesquik?

Unopened, Nesquik Ready-To-Drink can be stored at room temperature. Once opened, product has to be refrigerated. Nesquik Powder should be stored in a dry, cool location.

Why does Nesquik powder look so clumpy?

Powder products can absorb moisture, which can cause caking or clumping. For this reason we recommend storing the product in a dry, cool location and make sure the lid is on tight.

Can I give my toddler / 1 year old Nesquik?

Please discuss with your child's pediatrician if Nesquik products can be included in their diet. 

Why does a large canister of Nesquik powder look half-filled?

The product is filled by weight, not by volume. During shipment and storage, the product settles in the canister. 

Ready to Drink

Why do parents love Nesquik®?

Because Nesquik® has good stuff to help keep your kids active and healthy, and kids love it:

  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D

And none of this stuff:

  • No artificial colors and flavors (Chocolate and Strawberry Powder only)
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • No Nuts
  • No Gluten (Ready to Drink bottles only)

Are Nesquik® Ready-To-Drink products fortified?

Yes, all Nesquik® Ready-To-Drink products are fortified with extra calcium. The Ready-to-Drink products deliver 40% of the Daily Value for calcium.

How come Nesquik® Ready-To-Drink milk does not need to be refrigerated before opening?

Because Nesquik® is specially pasteurized, you can store it in your pantry without having to refrigerate it. Just remember to put it in the fridge once it is opened. So feel free to stock up – now you’ll never run out of Nesquik®!

Do the Nesquik® Ready-To-Drink bottles still have a foil safety seal under the bottle cap?

Nope. The safety seal is now a plastic wrapping around the outside of the bottle cap, so now all you have to do is break the seal and enjoy the deliciousness.

Syrup and Powder

Does Nesquik® no sugar added taste just as good as regular Nesquik®?

Yes, Nesquik® No Sugar Added has the same delicious chocolaty taste as regular Nesquik®, but with much less sugar. It’s a tasty alternative for anyone looking to decrease their sugar intake.

Why is the color of my strawberry powder different?

We listened to our consumer’s concerns over artificial colors and removed them from our products. In strawberry, we replaced them with natural colors derived from beet juice powder, which may lead to a deeper pink hue.

Does Nesquik® syrup taste just as good as the nesquik powder?

Yes, Nesquik® syrup has the same delicious chocolaty taste as Nesquik® powder but doesn’t have any high fructose corn syrup like other leading syrup brands. Stir it into fat free milk or use it as topping on fresh fruit or ice cream!

Nesquik® syrup also tastes great with non-dairy milk alternatives. Try it with your favorite almond, rice or soy milk.

Do you have no sugar added Nesquik?

No Sugar Added Nesquik powder is available in Chocolate milk flavor.

Why does Nesquik Strawberry powder taste so different?

We removed artificial flavors and colors from all Nesquik powder products. Starting 2020, the classic taste of Nesquik is back! Look for the "classic taste is back!" logo to try the new formula bringing back the classic taste you love.

How come I shouldn’t refrigerate my Nesquik® syrup after opening it?

Because Nesquik® syrup does not have high fructose corn syrup, refrigerating it will cause crystallization.

I've noticed that my Nesquik® powder tastes and looks a little different. Why?

We heard Nesquik® moms and sought to reduce sugar while maintaining the same Nesquik® taste you love! We now have 45% less sugar than the leading syrup brand and removed artificial colors and flavors. Artificial colors and flavors have been replaced with natural flavors like strawberry and natural colors derived from beet juice powder. While we’ve worked hard to ensure the great Nesquik® taste and experience remains, these improvements may result in slight differences in the way your product looks or tastes as compared to the previous recipe.