Milk. The taste of Kinder.

Milk is one of the ingredients that gives Kinder products the taste you love, that’s why we take so much care in getting it just right.

Our quality guarantee

Milk is a key ingredient for Kinder, in all of our products. That's why we only select milk from carefully selected suppliers, consistently guaranteeing quality and safety. When selecting suppliers, our requirements are very strict and only around 30 dairies in the world have become Kinder long-lasting partners.

The controls we have in place for the milk we use in Kinder products includes strict guidelines that go above, and even beyond, legal food standards requirements.

From farm to recipe

We use different types of milk across our products and for most of them we use powdered milk, obtained by removing most of the water.

Right after each milking, the milk is brought to a temperature of 4°C and shipped by tank to the dairy where it is tested. Here, the cream is separated from the milk to obtain semi skimmed and skimmed milk. The milk is analysed and standardised in fat and protein content. It is then pasteurised at 75°C for just few seconds and cooled once again, to make sure it is safe and free from harmful bacteria, yet maintaining its characteristics.

To transform the liquid milk into powdered milk we carry on one additional step, a “spray drying” phase, where a careful hot air treatment allows for most of the water content to evaporate. The process is carried out with technologies that best maintain the original properties of the liquid milk.

The milk is now ready to be used in our recipes. 

There are also other dairy products, milk derivates, like anhydrous milk fat, whey, and milk protein, that are also used for their specific qualities that make Kinder’s product taste unique. 

Other dairy products

Anhydrous milk fat

Anhydrous milk fat is made from the cream that is separated from fresh milk. The cream is first pasteurised and then centrifuged to be transformed into butter. It is an ideal ingredient in the making of chocolates and fillings and other confectionery products. Its creamy consistency and delicate flavour enhances some of our products' tasting experience and smoothness.


Whey is a component of cow’s milk deriving from fresh cheese-making process. Its food value has been recognised and exploited since ancient times, first by Egyptians and then by Romans. Today whey is a highly appreciated ingredient, thanks to its special flavour and aroma contribution to pastry products.

Milk protein

There are two types of milk protein: caseins and whey protein. Either skimmed milk or whey, depending on the product desired, is passed through special filters that catch the proteins and create a "protein concentrate", which is then dried. We use small quantities of milk protein in Kinder Joy and Kinder Bueno White.

Working with suppliers we trust.

We can trace all our milk back to the dairies globally.

We have developed long-term relationships with carefully selected milk producers who respect our strict quality standards.

We collaborate with them to drive continuous improvement and encourage them to adopt best practices in milk production. This enables us to ensure and even improve the quality of our milk. 

All our ingredients

Fats and oils
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