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The Luxe: Miloholics Anonymous

By Mariko on 30 June, 2009

Miloholic's Drug of Choice
Miloholic’s Drug of Choice

After seeing what Franco and Grace wrote about, I’m almost embarrassed to admit what I indulge in. It isn’t a four-figure steak in a fancy restaurant. Or a truffle-infused burger. Or a slice of cake that costs about a day’s pay.

It’s Milo.

Yes, you read right. Milo. That good ol’ chocolate powder that we grew up with. I sometimes do use it for its intended purpose—mixing it with milk (low-fat, thank you very much) and drinking it before heading off to the gym (ha!). But I have a Milo-drinking ritual which I strictly follow:

I rip open one of those little green single-serve packets, dunk all the contents in a glass of milk, and stir. I don’t allow all the chocolate bits to melt into the white liquid—I leave a thin layer floating on top of my milk. I scoop up the partly crunchy, partly gooey mixture with a spoon. I put the Milo, moistened with some milk, into my mouth and allow it to melt on my tongue a little before I chew. I down my chocolate milk.

More often than drinking it though, I have Milo as a snack. I thought it was normal behavior until a co-worker gave me a strange look when I talked about it. I brought a packet for him the next day and insisted that he put a spoonful in his mouth. “Well?” I asked. “It tastes like…” he began, with a hint of fear in his eyes, “…Milo.”

So I wasn’t able to convert him, but that didn’t and hasn’t deterred me from indulging in what said co-worker deemed a weird snack. Milo is my guilty pleasure on late nights when everyone is asleep and my sweet tooth starts acting up. I’d sneak into the kitchen, scoop some Milo into a bowl, and feast on spoonfuls of the brown powder while watching The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (another—far worse—guilty pleasure). I have a Milo-eating system as well, one that involves pressing it into the back of a spoon, taking little licks until the powder turns into something that’s half solid-half liquid, and then licking the whole thing off. Interspersed between these licks, I gobble down spoonfuls of the stuff.

And while I could probably convince myself into thinking that Milo is really, truly good for me, and that I could have as much of it as I want (“Milo Everyday,” right?), there’s no escaping one simple fact: It’s frickin’ chocolate.

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  • JULY 5, 2009 10:18 AM

    goodfor2 said...

    d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.

  • JULY 9, 2009 7:17 AM

    jen said...

    We like eating Milo powder here at home, too! >:D And friends have always given me strange looks about it. When there's nothing to eat in the kitchen, there's always Milo. Good old Milo. I think I've been eating Milo powder for as long as I've been alive. Hahaha. Very amusing to know that someone else on this planet likes eating Milo as a snack as well!

  • JULY 9, 2009 10:50 AM

    Mariko said...

    It's nice to know I'm not that weird after all. Haha.

  • JULY 10, 2009 1:47 PM

    *mrsMartinez* said...

    love ko din ang milo~ everyday milo~

  • AUGUST 8, 2009 4:08 PM

    Badet said...

    I grew up snacking Milo when I was a child, hehe, even until now. I scoop 2 or 3 spoonfuls while watching TV...

    The Milo photo of you reminds me of the Milo Overload drink I ordered in Grilled Tomato in Timog.

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