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Jan 12, 2011 08:01 PM

ISO malted milk powder in Vancouver

The real stuff, not Ovaltine or Horlick's. Any ideas? We've tried health food stores, Safeway, Capers, the former Dan-D-Pak on Broadway at Stephen's and Famous Foods. May have to resort to a U Brew...

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  1. I don't know if the cost would be prohibitive, but King Arthur Bakery sells a bag for around $7.00 of the real stuff. Here's the link to the actual page. It is very good quality.

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    1. re: Ginger Wolf

      Ginger, thanks so much for your response. I had managed to find a couple of sources on line but was hoping to avoid that hassle. There must be a source locally as there are a number of restaurants that still serve "malted" milkshakes...

      1. re: grayelf

        Going to try some resto suppliers tomorrow who apparently have syrup. Also was told that whey powder might work. Ovaltine and Milo have cocoa powder (looking for vanilla malteds) but may revisit Horlick's if I can remember where I saw it.

        LOL, the CH software keeps trying to attach an Ovaltine Cafe link to this post!

        1. re: grayelf

          You can get Horlick's and white Ovaltine at T&T I think. I'll have to double-check next time I'm there.

          1. re: fmed

            Have seen malted products @ T&T-also Famous Foods.


            1. re: Sam Salmon

              T and T is a good idea. FF no dice on mmp but maybe Horlicks?

              1. re: grayelf

                Horlicks procured at Kitsilano Organics (formerly Dan D Pak) for $8.99. May also try Milo ($4.29) and Ovaltine ($5.99 Thai) from New Apple on Broadway.

    2. I stopped by Granville Island on the way home and remembered your post as I was passing the bulk foods shop.

      They have one bag of "malt powder" in stock (looked like might have been there a while but I didn't check for a best before date).

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      1. re: kinnickinnik

        Bless your tiny cotton socks, kinnick! I'll call them tomorrow...

        1. re: grayelf

          Note that "malt powder" may be different than "malted milk powder". I actually have seen malt powder at various places (eg. Famous Foods, Galloways, etc). I believe I bought some malt powder from Galloways before. However, I have yet to try to make it into "malted milk powder". I can't seem to find any info online as to whether i'd be able to mix it with milk powder and sugar in the right portions to make it into malted milk powder. Most recipes seem to call for malted milk powder. I have yet to find a recipe that calls for malt powder.

          Also, there was a thread on this topic a while back so you may be able to find some useful info from that

          1. re: miss.foodie

            Thanks for the links miss foodie. I now know more about things malted than I ever thought I would :-).

            I picked up that last bag at the Grainery kinnick. Now for some experimentation.

      2. This post reminds me of the Eric Clapton song, Malted Milk. How does it drive your blues away? :-)

        nice to know there are difference in Malt Powder and Malted Milk Powder. As there are differences in Tapioca Maltodextrin and just Maltodextrin.

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        1. re: betterthanbourdain

          The malt powder is a hit. Horlick's still to be test driven...

          1. re: grayelf

            @grayelf have you seen frosted malts for sale in Vancouver? not the package kind, but from a soft-served machine? eager to know, thx