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Where can I buy Malted milk powder?

jaymie Sep 16, 2009 01:20 PM

Where can I find malted milk powder in the lower mainland? I want the stuff with no sugar, not Ovaltine. Real malted milk powder??

  1. fmed Sep 16, 2009 05:13 PM

    I don't know where you can get real Malted Milk powder (eg Carnation brand or old-fashioned Milo). I'll be on the lookout. You can get Malt powder at beer and wine U-brew places and at some health-food stores...maybe make your own?

    1. victoriafoodie Sep 16, 2009 06:04 PM

      Horlicks is sold at British food import places...

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      1. re: victoriafoodie
        grayelf Sep 16, 2009 06:11 PM

        I was going to suggest Horlick's too (I've seen it at odd places like our local greengrocer from time to time) but I think it has sugar in it??

        1. re: grayelf
          victoriafoodie Sep 16, 2009 06:13 PM

          Oh, you know, it might... very little if it does though (nothing like Ovaltine).

          1. re: victoriafoodie
            fmed Sep 16, 2009 08:14 PM

            I too was going to mention Horlick's (you can get it at some Asian stores too)...but it has sugar and all sorts of other artificial stuff.

            1. re: fmed
              grayelf Sep 16, 2009 11:10 PM

              And yet it turns rock solid if you don't use it up. English SO who used to love it and then went off it after buying a large bottle...

          2. re: grayelf
            Querencia Sep 27, 2009 05:34 PM

            I am on a crusade trying to find whatever kind of malt powder they used to use years ago in fountain malted milks. The only thing i can find in Chicago is Carnation, which I find too sweet and not with the strong malt flavor I remember. I googled Horlick's but the blurb says it has a mild malt flavor. Somebody on another board recommended barley malt, which I see online Barry Farms sells for $3.19 lb (Carnation costs $6 a small jar)---but it's recommended for baking and there's no mention of drinks. I haven't had a malt tasting malt for decades. This week I will check local health food stores. There must be a solution to this problem. Is there anybody out there who worked at a soda fountain forty, fifty years ago?

            1. re: Querencia
              fmed Sep 27, 2009 06:22 PM

              (I was never a soda jerk, but let me take a stab...) My guess is that it was regular non-diastatic malt powder (basically barley malt extract). You can get this stuff from brewers supply stores or as maplesugar posted below at King Arthur flour. Just make sure to get the NON-diastatic variety. Home brewery supply stores also sell malt syrup - which I believe is the same stuff but in syrup form. You can try this instead (I remember blending this to ice cream when I was doing home-brewing with friends and it tasted like a milkshake....just make sure it is un-hopped.)

              1. re: Querencia
                spookyjj Oct 26, 2009 05:06 PM

                if you find malt - anywhere in chicago area or on internet let me know - i am looking for some also - my father used to make the best, i believe it was with horlick's (i kept thinking hormel). ha ha.

              2. re: grayelf
                paulj Sep 27, 2009 08:12 PM

                I've bought it at a regular grocery in Abbotsford - one just north of the freeway - just before crossing back over the border.

                Manna Mills, just off I5 in Mountlake Terrace, WA. has been my source for bulk maltose powder and Aunt Pattys malt syrup. This is a couple of hours south of Vancouver. I've seen Horlicks at both large Asian (Chinese) groceries in the Seattle area, and a modest Indian shop (which seems to get a lot of its supplies from Canada).

            2. maplesugar Sep 17, 2009 09:20 AM

              Can't help with the lower mainland but King Arthur Flour carries malted milk powder and their site indicates they ship to Canada: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/i...
              HTH :)

              1. CheapAppetite Sep 17, 2009 10:43 PM

                Try T&T supermarket. They should have some. More likely the Horlick brand. But it may contain sugar. But call them first before you make a trip. Here's the link to their phone numbers. http://www.tnt-supermarket.com/en/con...

                You can also try asian grocery stores in Chinatown too.


                1. maplesugar Sep 27, 2009 07:37 PM

                  The differences between Carnation Horlicks et al have been discussed on an older thread - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/577977 Interesting read... makes me want to get ahold of some malt and finally make this cake: http://www.chow.com/recipes/12230

                  and from a post I read on that thread I went and looked up Aunt Patty's - turns out it's made in Oregon... much closer but still not this side of the border. Their site didn't have a lot of info on shipping but you can shop online and they appear to carry a real interesting assortment of sweeteners, along with the much sought dry malt powder:
                  http://tinyurl.com/auntpattysdrymalt Worth giving them a call/email.

                  Please do let us know where/if you find it =)

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                  1. re: maplesugar
                    fmed Sep 27, 2009 08:14 PM

                    That cake sounds amazing.

                    repartee posted an ISO for Malt Loaf (which is a UK thing) a few weeks back: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malt_loaf . I've been intrigued by it ever since. I haven't been able to find it - but it sounds fairly easy to make:

                    1. re: fmed
                      crigg Sep 27, 2009 09:36 PM

                      I wonder if it tastes like fruitcake....

                      1. re: crigg
                        fmed Sep 27, 2009 09:42 PM

                        Probably like fruitcake without the spices. Maybe more like a date cake.

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                    miss.foodie Sep 28, 2009 06:10 PM

                    Has anyone looked in Famous Foods on Kingsway? Just a thought... I don't know if they would have it... but I know they carry a lot of items in bulk and they carry items that I normally don't find a regular supermarkets like Save-Ons, Safeway or Superstore.

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                      pickygourmet2000 Jan 11, 2014 08:52 PM

                      Cash & Carry Store in Bellingham.

                      It's the real stuff: Carnation malted milk powder.

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                      1. re: pickygourmet2000
                        Georgia Strait Jan 13, 2014 04:05 PM

                        oh geez - now if only someone would bring that back over the border for us all ; )

                        choc malt flavour is one of my weaknesses

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