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Ovaltine - Nutritiously Delicious

There's nothing quite like Ovaltine's delicious 'chocolatey' malt taste. It's the perfect, comforting hug-in-a-mug.

Ovaltine - Nutritiously Delicious
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There's nothing quite like Ovaltine's delicious 'chocolatey' malt taste. It's the perfect comforting hug-in-a-mug. Welcoming, reassuring, restoring; Ovaltine warms you right through - body and soul.

When it’s wet and cold outside, unwind and warm up with your favourite Ovaltine. Choose from Original, Chocolate, Chocolate Light and Original Light. They're all easy to make and packed full of vitamins and minerals too.

Millions of homes all over the world have grown up loving and trusting the fabulous 'chocolatey' malt taste of Ovaltine. Make Ovaltine a loved and trusted part of your home too.

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So Easy to Make...

Just add water or milk for a delicious, comforting drink. You can enjoy Ovaltine whenever the mood takes you, because all Ovaltine drinks are totally caffeine free.

Ovaltine - A Rich and Proud Heritage

The Ovaltine story began almost 120 years ago in a humble Swiss laboratory with a Swiss chemist by the name of Dr. George Wander. It was 1904 and Dr Wander was investigating the nutritional qualities of barley malt. He made a very happy discovery. His research showed him that barley malt was full of complex carbohydrates and naturally occurring vitamins.

The scientist then decided to combine the healthy barley malt with other nutritious ingredients like milk, egg, and cocoa.

The result of this combination was named Ovaltine.

Ovaltine - a Rich and Proud Heritage
Ovaltine full of vitamins & minerals

Full of Vitamins & Minerals

Ovaltine was launched as the very first convenient and complete milk fortifier. It was intended to provide hot, nutritional drinks that would strengthen.

By 1909, news of Ovaltine had reached the UK. The British people started their long and happy relationship with the delicious drink. It's a relationship that continues and strengthens today.

Because of the busy world we live in, Ovaltine is even more relevant than ever. It's easy to make, warming and restorative. No wonder Ovaltine is loved and trusted by so many.

Since its beginnings in Switzerland, millions of families across the world have grown up enjoying the fabulous 'chocolatey' malt taste of their friend Ovaltine.

Discover the Range

The unique Ovaltine recipe contains barley, malt, milk and cocoa with essential vitamins and minerals. It's the fabulous 'chocolatey' malt taste you can enjoy at any time of the day.

The original Ovaltine recipe is still as good as it was when we first created it, more than 100 years ago but there are now four great tasting Ovaltine drinks.

Ovaltine Malt Drinks

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Ovaltine history

Timeline - From 1904 to Today

  • 1904 - Swiss chemist, Dr. Wander, invents Ovaltine while investigating the nutritional qualities of barley malt. 
  • 1909 - Ovaltine begins its great success story in the UK. 
  • 1913 - The first iconic Ovaltine press ad appears. 
  • 1919 - 20 Ovaltine begins to be exported to Australia, India, South Africa and other parts of the British Empire. 
  • 1932 - Athletes at the Olympic Games are served Ovaltine as a healthy boost. 
  • 1935 - The Ovaltineys make their first broadcast. 
  • 1953 - Explorer and hero Sir Edmund Hilary uses Ovaltine when climbing Mount Everest. 
  • 1974 - The famous Ovaltine 'lady' is reintroduced on new packaging. 
  • 1997 - Ovaltine Chocolate is launched to the world. 

Ovaltine is now enjoyed in over 54 countries worldwide. It's the perfect comforting and tasty drink for the busy lives we live today.

By the way, did you know that in many countries Ovaltine is called Ovomaltine ?

Ovaltine & Our Ethically Sourced Cocoa

We all want to know that our favourite drink has been produced with respect to people and the environment. That’s why we buy UTZ certified cocoa for our Ovaltine products.

Ovaltine & Our Ethically Sourced Cocoa
Ovaltine - Malted Drinks

Malted Drinks

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.
Salted Caramel Ovaltine

Salted Caramel Ovaltine

Savour the sweet and salty taste of caramel with the malty goodness of Ovaltine in this rich hot drink. It works perfectly as a soothing pick-me-up or bedtime treat.
Ovaltine Chai Shake

Ovaltine Chai Shake

Warm up with a hot Ovaltine Chai Shake on a cold winter day or enjoy a cold shake on a hot summer day! Either way, this deliciously spicy recipe is perfect for a quick pick-me-up!