Previously known as Ovaltine Light, Ovaltine Chocolate Light is an instant chocolate drink from the Ovaltine malt drinks range that contains at least 20% of the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of 11 vitamins and 3 minerals, as well as being a good source of calcium.
Ovaltine Chocolate Light is made with the wholesome goodness of barley, malt and cocoa. Ovaltine’s unique recipe contains essential vitamins and minerals that provide a good source of nutrients to complement a healthy balanced diet. For anyone out there who finds it difficult to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, this drink is great to ensure that you are getting all of you vitamins and minerals.
A 20g serving (4 teaspoons) made with 200ml of water contains 302 kj, 72 calories, 1.2g of fat and 11.3g of sugar. Ovaltine Chocolate Light contains around 20% of your Recommended Daily Amount of the following Vitamins and Minerals: Vitamin A, Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin, Pantothentic Acid, Vitamin (B6), Biotin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium and Calcium. Each 300g jar contains enough for 15 servings and Ovaltine Chocolate Light is also available in a 20g sachet which is ideal to take to work as an alternative to tea or coffee.
To make the drink, put 4 teaspoons into a cup and simply add 200ml of hot (not boiling) water and stir. I prefer to heap the teaspoons and if I am using a mug to only fill it half full of water. This makes the Ovaltine chocolatier and richer. It is quite sweet and even though I have two sugars in my tea, I don’t feel the need to add any sugar to this.
Ovaltine Chocolate still retains that unmistakable barley and malt flavour that we all loved with Ovaltine original and has an added smooth chocolate taste. As it is ‘Light’ and made with water you don’t get that full feeling after drinking it and it doesn’t make you feel sleepy and want to go to bed.
In my opinion, I now prefer Ovaltine Light to the original drink where you add milk, as I find the Original can be too heavy. It makes a great change from tea or coffee and can be drunk at any time of the day. It is packed full of vitamins and minerals which we all need and has a lovely smooth chocolate taste. I would definitely recommend this to anyone as it makes an ideal drink for all the family.
Ovaltine is a great course of vitamins and minerals for those who are pregnant. Did you know that compared to plain milk, Ovaltine contains nearly twice as much calcium, five times more folic acid and zinc and 25 times more Iron, based on a 25g serving of Ovaltine Original made with 200ml of semi-skimmed milk.