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Aug 14, 2008 01:37 PM

Where can I find a good malt in Edmonton?

When I was a kid I used to love eating the cold, super- thick malts at the little snack counter in the basement of Woodwards in Southgate Mall. Does anyone know where I can get one these days? I know Wendy's has a Frosty but it's a sad imitation to the real thing.

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  1. Ohhh those were so good. I used to enjoy them at the Bay's lunch counter too. I now work in the converted Bay building downtown, and when they had the grand opening of the building, we had malts brought in. They were very good too, though they were pretty melty. I will ask around to see if I can find out where they came from.
    Good luck in your quest!

    1. I think I may have seen malteds on the menu at the Motoraunt. This may just be the excuse I need to go have the best, messiest burger in Edmonton in the most unique locale.

      Also I know I saw them at Marble Slab Creamery.

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      1. re: pengcast

        I was so excited about having a great malt on this particularily hot day that I went straight to Marble Slab and it was on the menu beside the milkshakes at $5.70. I knew I was in trouble when I had to repeat my order to the manager who gave me a vacant look. Then she had to consult an instruction sheet and came back to me to ask what flavour ice cream I wanted in it. I didn't know what to say. Has anyone ever been asked this question before in regards to a malt? I chose regular chocolate, but in hindsight I should have chosen vanilla. She eventually got another employee to make it and it turned out like a very runny slushy cappuccino. I politely told him that a malt should be thick. He admited he had never made one before so he made me another and I was handed a...chocolate milkshake. Oh, well. It was cold and chocolatey. Far from a malt, though. I will put Motoraunt on my list of places to visit next.