The girls are on school holiday for the next two weeks, which means I am up at 5:45 a.m. to get Dusty off to work and will likely have a good 2 hours to myself while the kids sleep in! Which means that YOU will likely hear from me more often since my favorite past-time of late is bloggin’.
I wrote the other day about a new hot drink we are recently exploring. You can read about it’s unexpected jump into my shopping cart here.
That drink is OVALTINE.
Or as we have come to call it in our house “Hot Tina“. Mmm Hmmm.
I can’t believe I’ve never tried this before! And as I noted in my referred-to post, I felt it was an out-going supermarket item (just cuz I don’t drink it 😉 ) but apparently NOT.
Today’s bloggin’ feature is going to be THE PERFECT CUP OF “HOT TINA”…
Yes. Ma’am. Oh, we’ve figured this Ovaltine thing out!
To top up your cuppa Hot Tina you may be interested in these little factoids about Ovaltine:
-Ovaltine was developed in Switzerland in 1904 where it was known as Ovomaltine
-In 1909 Ovomaltine was exported to Britain where, because of a misspelling when registering the trademark, its name shifted to ‘Ovaltine’.
-Thailand is the #1 consumer of Ovaltine.
-Brazil is the second highest consumer of Ovaltine in the world. The flagship product of their top-fast-food-chain “Bob’s” is Ovaltine milkshakes (they call it “Ovomaltine” like the Swiss).
-To my amazement Ovaltine is popular all over the world! Britain, Switzerland, United States, China. It didn’t work out very well in Japan. However Australia loves it (which is where my bottle came from) and they even make the powder into “ovalteenies” which are round tablets of compressed Ovaltine eaten as candy.