TV host-entrepreneur, Neelofa started her Nilofa flavoured milk business about 3 years ago and they offered milk flavours such as chocolate, banana, mango and durian.
Recently, a video showing several cars queuing at the Nilofa warehouse located in Meru, Klang went viral on TikTok. It turned out that the Nilofa Group was giving out cartons of durian flavoured milk to the public for free.
The campaign was also announced on their official Instagram page, saying “Free Durian For Everyone”, which will be held throughout March. In addition, it’s understood that the programme takes place every weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm.
However, things got ugly when netizens on TikTok claimed that Nilofa was giving out products for free because they are approaching the expiry date.
According to Twitter user @ZZulfikli, he said that the Nilofa milk product wasn’t as popular as people thought they are. In addition, the milk was manufactured in 2020 and expires on 9 March 2022 with so much stock leftover.
Aku pun dapat susu nilofa ni. Aku rasa susu nilofa ni tak laku, manufacturing date 2020, expiry date 09/03/2022. Sebab tu dia sedekah je lah.— ZaYeD ZulFikLi (@ZZulfikli) March 3, 2022
Jujurnya, bila aku rasa susu perisa durian ni, tak rasa durian langsung. Rasa durian sintetik je. Susu perisa pisang dia pun out. pic.twitter.com/4PfjTdyA5S
Since the expiry date was so close, he believed that was why the boxes of the milk were given away for free. Apparently, one box usually costs RM108.
Zulfikli also mentioned that the durian milk tasted synthetic and the banana milk didn’t taste good either.
On Twitter, netizens criticised him for being ungrateful for looking only at the negative side of things while Neelofa was doing a good deed for giving away the milk for free.
“If you don’t like her products, why did you went and grab them in the first place?” a netizen said.
Kalau betul 'sedekah', dia tak bagi susu yang dah nak expired.— Hanza Art 🇲🇾 (@az_hanza) March 3, 2022
Tapi tak salah pun, banyak je kilang yg buat macam ni (bagi free benda nk expired)
Tapi tak payah look up sangat lah dia cakap sedekah 😅 nk jimat cost je ni
On the other hand, some netizen said people should only donate things that are still in good condition and not nearly expired products.
One netizen also pointed out that with a shelf life of two years, he is curious about what additives are put in the milk.
Meanwhile, this did not discourage the Nilofa Group from continuing their “Free Durian For Everyone” campaign. Though the event was postponed until further notice in a more recent update, they said the new date and location of the programme will be announced in the coming future.