South Africans have voiced disappointment with Nestlé South Africa’s plan to phase out its flavoured milk drink Nesquik in the country.
Nestlé South Africa has decided to phase out Nesquik chocolate and strawberry (250g and 500g) by August 21, 2023.
According to News24, the flavoured milk drink will no longer be available in South Africa due to “lower demand” for the product and a drop in sales.
“Nestlé understands that this may disappoint some consumers,” the company said.
Nestlé stated that it would continue to manufacture its Milo, Hot Chocolate, and Cocoa products.
“These brands have shown remarkable performance and consumer loyalty, making them the focus of Nestlé’s efforts to build a healthier and sustainable business for the future,” it said.
South Africans rushed to social media to express their disappointment.
Richard Spoor said: “I am not much into millenarianism and doomsday cults, but this persuades me that we are fast approaching the end of times.”
The Wayward Son said he is going to miss the Nesquik.
“Alas, I can’t deny it any longer…my prolonged childhood is now truly over! Sorrows, sorrows, prayers!”
Another Twitter user Kajoor Badaam Jannat Jelebae said people will be stocking up on the Nesquik now that it’s been discontinued.
“Gonna buy nesquik like how yall bought toilet paper in 2020.”