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Jul 20, 2006 10:54 PM

Ovaltine Candy bar?

Growing up about 25 years ago in Villa Park, Illinois we were able to eat a candy bar called Ovaltine. It was chocolate with very tiny crunchies in it, possibly ovaltine powder. Does anybody remember it but my sister and me? We lived near the ovaltine factory, could that be why we had it in our area?

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  1. I don't remember anything from 25 years ago, but the good news is that you can get essentially the same product today! The bad news is that it is made in Switzerland and is very difficult to find outside of Switzerland itself (I could not find it in Germany at any of 10 stores with good candy selections).

    The product is trademarked "Ovomaltine" in Switzerland, and the milk chocolate bar with ovaltine crunchies throughout is definitely available. Here is the product page (not in English):

    When we were in Switzerland a few years ago we brought back something like 5-10 bars and enjoyed slowly for more than a year.

    Maybe you can find it in the US via an importer.


    1. Wow, I forgot all about those. When I lived in Paris like 25 years ago I used to buy them all over, I think in England also. They were awesome!

      1. I lived in England for two years ust a couple of years ago. I got those bars over there.

        I would suggest trying a British shop. We have quie a few of these in my area in Toronto. They usually seel all things British including Walkers, chocolate bars, and sometimes the most divine British food ever....Cornish Pastis!


        1. Hi Jenna, I'm not familiar with the Ovaltine Candy Bar, but I loved Ovaltine itself. Sounds really good.

          On another note, my boyfriend is from Villa Park, and his parents still live there.

          Have a great day!

          1. I grew up in Addison and remember the candy bars, I also liked their cocoa mix in canisters, great flavor and you could make a big mug without opening 3 packets.

            Remember Tae Fu chinese restaurant in the old Arbys?