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Jamie's Epic Hot Chocolate - What is Horlick's and what can I use instead and choc

itryalot Dec 11, 2012 03:44 PM

Want to make some of these for give aways...
What ia a good quality cocoa/dark chocolate (% unsweetened?) and what is Horlick's? What can I use to substitute.

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    DWB RE: itryalot Dec 11, 2012 04:15 PM

    Horlicks is malted milk drink powder. Much info on Google.

    1. C. Hamster RE: itryalot Dec 11, 2012 04:26 PM

      Horlicks is malted milk. Used to be easy to find.

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        Caitlin McGrath RE: C. Hamster Dec 11, 2012 04:57 PM

        Horlick's is sometimes available in Indian and Chinese (especially geared toward HK) markets, as it's popular in Asia. OP could use something like Carnation malted milk powder, though Horlick's is more flavorful.

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        itryalot RE: itryalot Dec 24, 2012 09:27 AM

        I couldn't fnd either but bought Ovaltine...thoughts?

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          ratgirlagogo RE: itryalot Dec 25, 2012 10:04 AM

          Hey, not a crummy commercial!!

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            JungMann RE: itryalot Dec 25, 2012 10:36 AM

            Not quite as malted as Horlick's, but you'll get the basic flavor in there. Milo, which you can often find at stores that cater to Asians and Latinos, has a more pronounced malted flavor as well.

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              CathleenH RE: itryalot Dec 25, 2012 12:17 PM

              Ovaltine is much sweeter than Horlick's. It's a greatly inferior substitute.

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                paulj RE: itryalot Dec 25, 2012 12:18 PM

                "NOTHING! Thank you! I'm a little - tired! " :)

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                  Caitlin McGrath RE: itryalot Dec 25, 2012 12:56 PM

                  If you live where there are Cost Plus World Market stores, I saw Horlick's there just the other day.

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                  Harters RE: itryalot Dec 25, 2012 01:56 PM

                  Both Horlicks and Ovaltine are deep British food icons. Somewhat different in taste (and I detest both) but one would usually substitute for the other in a recipe. But, if you want my opinion, don't waste your time on doing the recipe, it will be as deeply unpleasant as it is deep as an icon.

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                    paulj RE: Harters Dec 25, 2012 02:07 PM

                    Horlicks was originally American

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                      Harters RE: paulj Dec 25, 2012 03:08 PM

                      Indeed. Funny that, eh?

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                    Querencia RE: itryalot Dec 25, 2012 04:34 PM

                    For good hot chocolate I recommend Cadbury's Drinking Chocolate. It's not sold off the shelf in the United States but if you google it you can order it from jobbers that stock UK products and sell retail from a US warehouse. Cadbury's is good just plain, made with milk, but with a shot of Myer's Rum it is celestial on a cold night.

                    1. goodhealthgourmet RE: itryalot Dec 25, 2012 04:51 PM

                      If you have a Trader Joe's nearby their unsweetened cocoa powder is excellent, and you can use their dark (72%) Pound Plus bars for the grated chocolate.

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