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Sep 25, 2007 05:58 PM

Where can I buy Ovaltine Classic Malt?

Does anyone know of any stores in the DC area that sell this? Thanks for your help!

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  1. You mean the powder? I've bought it at Giant, but you have to dig around on the shelves. At mine, I think it's with the coffee and teas.

    1. I'm guessing, but I think you'd have really good luck at any of the Chinese grocery stores. That's where we used to get it when I was a kid, but I haven't looked for it in years. As an alternative to Ovaltine, you can get Horlicks, which is pretty much the same thing.

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      1. re: winger1930

        Where can you find Horlicks in the area? I've never seen it at an Asian grocery store, but to tell the truth, I'm not often looking for it at an Asian grocery store. Love the stuff, but I usually wait til I schlep out to the British Pantry in Aldie, VA.

        1. re: takajin

          I'll take a look at the Lotte in Germantown this weekend, but I'm the same as you. I never look for it but I know I've seen it around before. If I find any, I'll let you know. I used to eat the Horlicks candy when I was a kid, but I haven't found that in the US in years...

          1. re: winger1930

            Kam Sen in Rockville and Annandale has Horlicks and Classic Ovaltine. These are the versions made in Asia for that market.

            1. re: dpan

              Wow, you guys are the greatest. Kam Sam happens to be stone's throw away from my work and I never even knew it existed. Thanks!

              1. re: dpan

                Thanks for both tips. Next time I'm at SuperH, I'll try to remember to look there. And if not, either the Kam Sen or wait til British Pantry day.

        2. I don't know if they have Ovaltine Classic, but I've found a number of "nostalgia" foods at Home Town Favorites:

          1. I was just in my neighborhood Giant, nothing special of a place, in Springfield. There were three different kinds of Ovaltine, including the original malt.....plenty of each too.

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            1. re: BigEats

              I believe the OP was looking for the classic British Ovaltine, which is different than the American version.

              1. re: BigEats

                Could you tell me which Springfield Giant? Thank you!

                1. re: BigEats

                  Could you tell me which Springfield Giant store? Thank you!

                  1. re: Avalyn

                    This was in Saratoga. I wish I could remember which aisle, but it was toward the front of the store on the top of the aisle, and I think other mixings like hot chocolate were there too. It was definitely three different kinds of Ovaltine.