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Baby Food or Chocolate Coated, Malted Milk Balls Are Delicious

December 7, 2009 by
Chocolate Malted Milk Balls are one of our favorite candies and we offer Brachs Malts as well as Whoppers to name but a few brands that we represent

Chocolate Malted Milk Balls are one of our favorite candies and we offer Brachs Malts as well as Whoppers to name but a few brands that we represent

Sharability: 8

Denture Danger: 4

Convenience: 3

Novelty: 6

Overall: 8

Obviously, (almost) anything covered in chocolate is a taste treat. Even though the malted milk ends up stuck in your teeth it is worth the crunch that it adds to the soft melty milk chocolate. These little generic malt balls are tasty, but they don’t come close to the satisfaction you find when you bite into a real gourmet malt ball also known as Brachs Malts.  But not to say these malt balls aren’t delicious, they way they melt in you mouth or crunch between your teeth is quite unique. 

Malted milk is a powdered food that is made of malted barley, wheat flour, and evaporated whole milk, all mixed together in one crunchy, airy snack.
The idea for malted milk was originated by a pharmacist named James Horlick who was trying to develop a wheat and malt based nutritional supplement for infants.

In 1873, James and his brother William formed their own baby food company. Soon after, they patented their formula for of dried milk, trademarking the name “malted milk” and marketing their product as “Diastoid.”

Though the intentions were to make a healthy supplement for infants, malted milk became popular in may other respects. The fact that it was lightweight, non-perishable, and packed a lot of calories made it a perfect snack for exploring travelers worldwide. 

 It was also a popular drink that was commonly found at soda fountains and a delectable addition to ice cream. Now you can find malted milk within the shell of chocolate in almost any candy store.

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  • Reply sonia mcalear December 9, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    OMG, I love malted milk balls!!! My favorite!!! I’m trying to reach Sathers to tell them how “BAD” their matled balls taste these days! You know the two for a dollar in most convieneince stores? I used to love Sathers but things are changing with most companies because of the this economy. In my opinion by compromising taste you compromise your profits too!!! The chocolate in Sathers is utterly discusting now! Im glad to report though that Whoppers has not changed their formula and it is just as great as it was ten years ago!

  • Reply u8mypinkcookies January 10, 2010 at 9:20 am

    i Love choco-coated, malted milk balls… MALTESERS!!!! 😀

  • Reply Jill March 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Maltballs are my weakness, but in the last couple of decades it’s been impossible to find a good milk chocolate one. Brach has reformulated theirs’ which was my favorite to a cheaper chocolate, as I guess have all the other Mfrs. Where-oh-where can I find a good quality milk chocolate maltball?… One that will melt in my mouth and not taste like hydrogenated soy product?

  • Reply Carol May 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    My husband is addicted to the Jelly Belly Malted Milk balls. He thinks that there’s crack in them! They are expensive though!

  • Reply Sally July 24, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    I have to 2nd the vote for Maltesers! I’m an American but just discovered them a few weeks ago (Cost Plus is fabulous!) and think that they way outclass Whoppers.

  • Reply Zena January 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Where do you find Maltesers? Won’t buy Brach’s or Whoppers anymore. Need a replacement.

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