Ovaltine

Ovaltine

About Ovaltine

Ovaltine is a brand of milk flavoring product made with malt extract, sugar, and whey. Some flavors also have cocoa. Ovaltine, a registered trademark of Associated British Foods, is made by Wander AG, a subsidiary of Twinings which acquired the brand from Novartis in 2003, except in the United States, where Nestle acquired the rights separately from Novartis later on. Ovaltine was developed in Berne, Switzerland, where it is known by its original name, Ovomaltine. Soon after invention the factory moved out to the village of Neuenegg a few kilometers west of Berne, where it is still produced. Ovomaltine was exported to Britain in 1909; it was a misspelling in the trademark registration that led to the name being shortened to Ovaltine in English-speaking markets. A factory was built in Kings Langley which exported to the United States as well.

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