Ovaltine has been an integral part of life in the UK for more than 100 years. Loved by kids and grown-ups alike. Delicious recipes, some fun facts and many ways to add a bit more comfort and wellbeing to our everyday lives.
Ovaltine is totally caffeine free which makes it the perfect bedtime drink. We love its delicious 'chocolatey' malt taste - cosiness, relaxation and comfort in a mug. Super easy to make and the best bit - it is full of vitamins and minerals, too!
MALTED DRINKS FUN FACTS
- Recipe originally developed in Berne, Switzerland.
- Original name: Ovomaltine - however, when the drink was first exported to Britain in 1909 someone got the spelling wrong (Brits and foreign languages!) on the trademark application form. That's why its called Ovaltine in all English-speaking countries.
- Over the years the formulation was changed which is why there are different versions available around the world. The UK version contains malt, milk, cocoa powder, minerals & vitamins.
- Tastes nice hot or cold!
- Ovaltine is an anagram for 'Vital One'.
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GET A GREAT START TO THE DAY
Ovaltine is delicious and a brilliant breakfast option for everyone. Charge your energy reserves and get a head start on your daily recommended intake of vitamins A, B6, B12 and C, as well as zinc, calcium and magnesium.
PERFECT FOR MUMS
When you are pregnant paying extra attention to living a healthy lifestyle and adding those essential nutrients to your and your baby's diet is key. Pregnant women are advised to enjoy a varied diet as this will help you get the vitamins and minerals you need.
Once the baby has arrived, making sure to look after yourself is important but not always easily achieved. Taking a little moment to indulge in a delicious mug of barley, malt, milk and cocoa could be the answer - anytime of the day - or night! And you top up on vitamins and minerals which are essential for new mums, too. Win - win!
GREAT FOR FAMILIES
Brought all my children up on this drink before bed.
Mums are busy no matter whether they are looking after little ones, juggling family & work or trying to keep their teenage kids happy.
Why not give yourself a little break? Sit back and relax with a mug of Ovaltine.
We also stock Ovaltine in handy sachets. Perfect if you can't fit much else beside the kitchen sink into your handbag or need a quick pick me up at work.
Very handy to take when out and about.
THE ATHLETE'S CHOICE
Ovomaltine sponsored the first sporting event in 1923 and has been involved with anything from school sports days to the Olympic Games ever since. A famous Ovo fan is Didier Cuche - former alpine World Cup ski racer - who once said that a day without Ovo is not a good day.
Energy booster and source of minerals and vitamins.