The Malt Shop
Ok, we know the gang hung around a place called
"The Malt Shop", but,
Unless you grew up in the 60's and 70's like I did,
you missed out on something very special.
Actually, the malted milk shake dates from the 1950's and it is quite a tasty treat. In those days, there really were places called Malt Shops. They served Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Fries, Milk Shakes, and Malted Milk Shakes! Recently, I had a craving for one and found out it is all but impossible to find malt in the stores. The closest think I could find was Chocolate Malted milk mix. (not the same thing!) I finally found a food distributor whom I purchased the 40 ounce industrial sized can above. ( A Malt usually requires one or two teaspoons! ) Malt powder is a light beige colored powder made from extracts of malted barley, and is actually a little bitter in taste if eaten straight out of the can. (I did!) When mixed into a milk shake, it takes on a whole new and wonderful flavor! For those who would like to give one a try, here is some info that may be helpful:
Carnation was actually bought out by Nestle, and the malt powder is distributed by:
Nestle Brand Food Service Company
Sorry, no phone number!
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