Well, according to the results of the MILO debate of 2020, apparently a whole 35% of Australians reckon MILO is better... hot? Like, are you all aware that hot chocolate exists? You can find it in the same aisle? Hot MILO removes entirely removes the textural enjoyment MILO gives us. It disperses the MILO into a sad milky nothingness. You require even more to achieve even a vague concentration of flavour, and even then it's never satisfying.
In terms of the hard numbers—because this an issue we take extremely seriously—#MILOTeamCold gathered 58,199 votes while #MILOTeamHot nabbed 31,388 votes. If you told us at the beginning of the year that more than 30,000 Aussies exist who willfully add an extra step to their MILO preparation that makes it worse, we'd have laughed our questionably nutritious sugar drink out of our noses. Now though, we're just sad.
Breaking down the voting by states and territories also gave us a clue to where these MILO heathens are heating their milk.
Australia's Northern states preferred their MILO cold: NT got a perfect 100% preference to cold, followed by QLD with 72%. However, as we move further south, the divide grows, with SA (67%), NSW (66%), VIC (61%), WA (60%) TAS (54%) all preferring cold. The ACT was the only state or territory to prefer hot MILO, at 52%.
So concerning. Is the ACT okay? Anyway if you need us we'll be enjoying MILO the correct way: