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Horlicks Malted Milk Drink
Member Name: helpa4eva
Horlicks Malted Milk Drink
Date: 26/10/04, updated on 27/10/04 (5998 review reads)
Advantages: Tasty, Healthy, Beneficial
I have written this review, after recently, i just fancied a mug of good old Horlicks:
1. Go to cupboard, get out Horlicks
2. Add precise amount in to prevent over-maltiness.
3. Mix with warm milk (involves warming up milk)
4. Add water.
A very long process when its late and you just want to go in bed and not wake up for a long time.
So after this experience impatient me decided to get some of the newer Horlicks, the type were only adding water is necessary. I now drink it every night before i go to bed, almost like a ritual now, to get more restful sleep, relieve the stresses of the day and just to enjoy the loveley malty goodness.
II: WHAT IS THE PRODUCT?
The infinitley tasty product in this op is called Horlicks, and is a malty drink that is made with hot water and acts as a calcium supplement, an aid to unrest at night time, and, if this is the decider on wether to buy a product for you:
*Drum roll, please*
Its low in fat!
Unlike its predecessor, original Horlicks, or what i like to call the classic version, it is actually GOOD to drink, and supplies you with restful sleep and energy the next morning!
Because of the high nutritional values it is suitable for older people, people who need a better diet, and others.
III: WHATS NUTRITIOUS ABOUT IT?
Horlicks contains easilt digested Folic Acid, which aids sleep and fertility for women, Vitamin B12, Vitamins A, D, C and E, Riboflavin, and Niacin. Such nutrients in such a tasty night time drink means you cant go wrong! Very rarley is something nice also good for you, so, luckily, the term Naughty but Nice need not be applied to this great stuff!
IV: HOW IS IT PACKAGED?
Whilst classic Horlicks is made in an upractical, clumsy and frankly ugly glass jar, Horlicks Light is in a much more practical strong cardboard cuboid tub, with a blue plastic hinged lid. You even get a cool little blue matching scoop for ease of making.
The packaging is dark blue at the top with the shade going to a lighter blue, and a doorknob with one of those "DO NOT DISTURB" Door hook things on it. Also, appropriatley, a Sleeping moon makes up the bit that is hung on the door handle.
On the back of the tub is tips for restful sleep, which include instructions on making Horlics Light. Then on the side there is Nutrition Information, and ingredients, and on the other side the adresses to write to for questions and comments, which will be included at the end of the review.
V: HOW IS HORLICKS MADE?
Horlicks could not be any more simpler to make. The most complicated part is probably stirring it! All you do is add 2 or 3 scoops of Horlicks powder to taste, add hot water, and stir well to prevent getting some not very nice lumps of neat horlics powder at the bottom of your bed time drink. This is a lot more quicker and efficient than the Classic Horlicks version, which is made as detailed above.
VI: WHATS IT LIKE?
Before being made, the horlics powder just slightly smells of malt, which makes the need for it even greater! After being made, Horlicks has a great strong malty and milky smell, that soothes the body and just gives that great warm feeling that you love just before you go to sleep!
Other hot drinks such as Coffee or tea, are too strong and just dont give that "Aaah now im gonna sleep well!" feeling. Nor does Hot Chocolate, even though that is a little bit better. But the creamy, milky malt taste from Horlicks Light just takes the cake! Its just a great drink, and words cannot be used to completley describe the great taste that you get after a hard days work where you can just leave your troubles in an empty mug.
In a hectic or busy lifestyle, where maybe the only free time you really get is during your sleep, Horlicks gives you your vitamins in preparation for the next day, and we all know that Calcium is very very good for bones, which helps arthritis, osteoporosis, and just generally strengthens the bones.
It is both pointless, time wasting, and as i now know (Thank you, trampus) frowned upon to list ingredients in food and drink ops, i can only say that there are NO artificial sweeteners, flavourings, or additives. One especially nutritious ingredient in Horlicks light, and i didnt know this as i dont really pay much attention to the small things in my food (tut-tut), is Potassium Carbonate. I would like to thank Ciaoer thingywatsit, as her review was the source that the following information was attained from.
"Potassium Bicarbinate is a good ingredient as it is something that an allergy specialist told me about. Potassium Bicarbinate actually neutralises the acidity of the stomach, and I need this to cut down acidity as I sometimes suffer from acid reflux." - Thingywatsit.
This shows how important Potassium Bicarbinate is and is another plus factor on Horlicks Light.
IX: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Horlicks cost me around £2 from a branch of Tescos, and there is 500g in a box, although obviously prices will vary around different stores and shops, and probably online if you do your shopping online.
Horlics. A great drink that is the perfect beverage to have just before you want to go to sleep, or on a cold and rainy day, where you want to curl up on the sofa and watch TV. Mmmm. Sounds gooood. Or after a hard days work, where you can just leave your troubles at the door and relax.
It is good for your sleeping, for your digestive system, and is suitable for anyone over 1 (according to the tub, although 1 year olds dont really drink hot drinks do they?! apart from milk.).
As another source from thingywatsit, aparrantly Horlicks is a long established company, and i have drawn from this statement that that is the reason they have perfected such a great drink.
You can visit the Horlicks website by typing in Horlicks into any good search engine such as www.google.com, www.ask.com or a lesser known one, www.alltheweb.com.
I would definitley rate this to everyone, even if they do not suffer from sleeping problems, this is just a great tasty drink.
Thanks you for reading this helpa4eva review on:
Also, a thank you to fellow ciaoer thingywatsit for information that i really didnt know about the drink.