Ovaltine is a malt mix for preparing hot or cold beverages. The original formula was made with milk, eggs, malt and cocoa. Several other versions have been developed over the years, including Ovaltine Classic Malt, Rich Chocolate Mix and Chocolate Malt Mix. Customers can also purchase egg-free Ovaltine in the U.K. and India.
This popular beverage is marketed as a source of vitamins and minerals. It contains no artificial sweeteners or synthetic flavors, tastes amazing and can be served before bedtime without affecting your sleep. In fact, Ovaltine has long been considered a natural sleep aid for children, thanks to its high magnesium levels.
Ovaltine may not have solved the planet’s nutrition woes, but it is a lot more wholesome than such sweet rivals as Yoo-hoo and Nesquik.
Four teaspoons of Ovaltine mixed with 8 ounces of skim milk provides a solid helping of vitamins A, C, D, B1, B2, and B6, as well as niacin and, yes, that all-important phosphorous.