Did you know that Ovaltine was developed in Switzerland and its original name was Ovomaltine? Nope, neither did I! In my youth I drank Ovaltine daily. As I grew older, the pull of caffeine got stronger and coffee and tea took its place. After a recent panic attack where I lamented my aging body and worried that my bones were fast disintegrating, I embarked on a mission to get more calcium into my daily diet.
I have never found much joy in drinking a glass of plain milk, and there are only so many yogurts one person can eat in a day. So I trawled the supermarket shelves to find something that would entice me to drink more milk and then I saw it: Ovaltine. I had completely forgotten that it existed! And not only did I remember that Ovaltine delicious, but one glance at the nutrition label reminded me that it is pretty nutritious too: lots of vitamins and importantly, lots of calcium.
Then my mind started whirring, what else could I do with the GIANT container of Ovaltine I had just bought? Well, it turns out that with a little bit of imagination and a few google searches, you can do much more than just add this to milk. First of all, Ovaltine chocolate chip cookies. Possibly the best cookies I have made in a while and gobbled up in record speed. As well as serving my family members a glass of milk with a scoop of Ovaltine at any given moment, I also added a scoop to my daily oatmeal (ovalmeal), and sprinkled it on top of ice cream. Other places where Ovaltine can, and should, be added: brownies, pudding, frosting, milkshakes. The list goes on.
In conclusion, Ovaltine is delicious, add it to everything. Also, re-discover something you used to love as a child. And this post was not sponsored by Ovaltine. Sadly.