Ovaltine flavors!

Ovaltine flavors and vitamins.

I was looking for an alternative to regular chocolate milk that might be a little bit healthier. The chocolate milk I was buying was 15% saturated fat, so I switched to the 1% chocolate milk.  There is however another option – ovaltine.  Ovaltine isa powedery mix that is added to milk for flavor.  Ovaltine is also popular because it comes fortified with vitamins and minerals – in one of the flavors up to 12 vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, C, D, E, Thiamin, Calcium, Niacin, Riboflavin, and Phosphorus amoung others!  Originally known as ov0maltine, it was originally advertised as being “malt, milk, eggs, flavored with cocoa”.

Today, the three flavors of ovaltine are rich chocolate mix  (this is the newest of the flavors, it gives milk a nice chocolate flavor), chocolate malt mix, and classic malt mix.

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Ovaltine flavors and vitamins.

I was looking for an alternative to regular chocolate milk that might be a little bit healthier. The chocolate milk I was buying was 15% saturated fat, so I switched to the 1% chocolate milk that contained  8% saturated fat. I am not a health nut but I do realize that cutting back in the saturated fat in one area will help a little especially since the chocolate milk is more of a luxury item, and the fact that I buy ice cream on a regular basis. So I picked up a can of Ovaltine Rich Chocolate Malt flavor while browsing the aisles of the beverage section of the grocery store. I am not from the generation that grew up drinking ovaltine on a regular basis, in fact I had not even had a taste of it until I bought this can. I had only heard of it and was curious, I was looking for chocolate, and looking for “healthier” and this seemed to fit what I wanted. So I got home and mixed the 4tbs of ovaltine with a glass of 2% milk. I was expecting a malt taste, and was expecting chocolate, but was surprised to find that it was actually more of a “grown up persons” taste. The malt is very subtle, but you can taste it in there, then you get the chocolate which is also subtle. The two flavors actually mix together nicely. No after taste, not addictive,  and “healthy- er! Of course the 15% saturated fat chocolate milk I was drinking tasted better, there is no doubt, it’s rich, creamy, chocolaty, you can’t beat it! But the benefits of the ovaltine outweigh the traditional chocolate milk. The ovaltine packs in atleast 10 different vitamins and nutrients including:

Vitamin A, C, D , E, calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin, and Niacin. 

That is a few of the benefits to the ovaltine drink. This is a good alternative to anybody thinking they need a change in the chocolate milk routine, atleast try it. And for those who have had tried it, maybe one of the people who grew up drinking it but didn’t like it, try it again! A comment made to me form oen who used to drink this is that, “it never tasted that good before.” So maybe it’s worth another try.

The Ovaltine website  provides 3 different flavors of the ovaltine  powdered drink. Ovaltine Classic Malt Mix, Ovaltine Chocolate Malt Mix, Ovaltine Rich Chocolate malt mix.

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