Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about Nesquik® here.

Frequent Questions

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.

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 Bunny's name is "Quickie"

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 1 cup of lowfat vitamin A&D milk beverage of your choice. The 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 (in the bottle) products are gluten free. None of the NESQUIK Powder varieties are gluten free and may contain wheat. The NESQUIK Powders do not contain wheat, but are made on equipment that processes wheat, they are therefore not considered gluten-free.  Please refer to the product packaging for the current gluten information.

How much sugar / carbs are in NESQUIK Chocolate Lowfat Milk?

An 8 fl oz serving has 23 grams of carbohydrates and 21 grams of total sugars. Half of the sugars are naturally occurring in milk (lactose). Refer to 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 sometimes clump 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.

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.

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. 

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 the Best By Date printed on the carton. 

Can I consume expired product?

For best quality, we do not recommend consuming products past the Best By Date. 

Ready to Drink

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.

Do NESQUIK milk products use the Artificial Growth Hormone rBST?

No, NESQUIK uses milk from cows not treated with the Growth Hormone rBST. The FDA has found that no significant difference has been shown between milk from rBST treated and non-rBST treated cows.

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.

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)

Does NESQUIK have Vitamin A&D?

Yes, all NESQUIK Lowfat Milk and NESQUIK Protein Power products have Vitamins A&D added.

How much protein is in a Bottle of NESQUIK.

Each fluid ounce of milk provides 1 gram of protein. This means our 8 fl oz Bottle of NESQUIK lowfat milk contains 8g of Protein and our 14 fl oz Bottle contains 14g of Protein.

Where does the protein in NESQUIK Lowfat Milk come from?

It comes from 100% Real Milk.

How much protein is there in the 14 fl oz Protein Power Bottle of NESQUIK?

NESQUIK Protein Power Chocolate Flavored Milk Beverage is packed with 23 grams of protein per bottle.

Does NESQUIK Lowfat Milk have calcium?

Yes, NESQUIK Lowfat Milk is an excellent source of calcium and includes 30% more calcium than chocolate lowfat milk. Our 8 fl oz Chocolate Lowfat Milk contains 420 mg calcium per serving vs. 320 mg calcium in regular chocolate lowfat milk.

Does NESQUIK Ready to Drink have High Fructose Corn Syrup?

No, it does not contain High Fructose Corn Syrup.  

Syrup and Powder

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.

Why does large canister of NESQUIK powder look half-filled? Why is the NESQUIK powder canister not filled all the way to the top?

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

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.

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.

Do you have any no/reduced sugar offerings no sugar added NESQUIK?

Yes, 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 in 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.