Move over, Nutella, and make room for Ovomaltine!
I love Ovaltine and Milo when I was a kid. I actually can't decide which I like better between the two. There were times our pantry was stocked with either or both. Usually, I would put 2 scoops of this powdered malt milk in a mug, and just munch on it with a spoon while watching TV or reading a book. When Ovalteenies came into play, it was like bringing my favorite snack with me anywhere and everywhere; too bad it was sometimes pretty hard on the teeth, so after a while I stopped eating it altogether.
Fast forward to the present. With the emergence of all things butter and spread, here now comes Ovomaltine Crunchy Cream. And as with most novel food items in recent months, it's still unavailable locally, making it pretty hard for people to get a hold of.
Did you know that Ovomaltine is supposedly the original name of Ovaltine? Somewhere along the way, the misspelling of the name during its trademark registration application led to the shortened version that we're now familiar with. Well, at least they finally get to use it again.
So where to get Ovomaltine??
I got a bottle from Fran of Frannywanny.com. As soon as I saw her announce on her Facebook page and blog that she was going to be selling this in Manila, I ordered one right away via her online ordering form. It took about a month, but I'm used to waiting, with the cookie butter craze and all, so it wasn't a biggie. And she did state the target arrival of the goods, so I know what I'm getting into, and I know what to expect.
When I finally received the package, I was thrilled. Opening it, I could already smell the strong fragrance of malt and chocolate. It is indeed redolent of childhood memories.
Oh wow! I dislike Nutella as it is, even more so now, when I put a spoonful of this creamy and crunchy Ovomaltine inside my mouth. I just love the Ovaltine granules packed in every bite. It was like having my favorite snack once again -- more indulgent and sans the toothache.
While some people enjoy spreading their Ovomaltine on a toast or bagel, smearing it on top of crackers or a loaf of bread, I do prefer to eat mine in a simple, straightforward manner -- loaded copiously on a tablespoon. Nothing more, nothing less. No distractions; just plain Ovomaltine goodness.
If you want your own bottle or two, I suggest ordering from Fran right now 'coz this offer may be for a limited time only. Each bottle is sold for P490 plus shipping charges (mine was P80).
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