Coffee and tea may have been top favourites among many Malaysians. But let’s not forget about chocolate malt drinks too, specifically Milo. Besides the famous Nestle brand is synonymous with the chocolate malt beverage that has been enjoyed by kids and adults for decades. Still, other than Milo, there are other chocolate malt brands worth trying from Aik Cheong to Vico, all listed in alphabetical order.
1) Aik Cheong Chocolate Belgian Indulgence
If you prefer your chocolate drink — well — chocolatey, you might want to try Aik Cheong Chocolate Belgian Indulgence. It contains 35% cocoa powder with a subtle combination of skimmed milk powder and vanilla powder. It tastes rich minus the overly milky aftertaste and has a hint of bitterness. Each pack comes with 12 sachets.
2) Cap Kucing – Sin Boon Kee Chocolate Malt Drink
Sin Boon Kee may have been known for its aromatic coffee. But the brand also has its own chocolate malt drink under Cap Kucing. Their chocolate malt drink is made from high-quality cocoa, natural malt and milk. Packed with vitamins, calcium and other minerals, the Cap Kucing – Sin Boon Kee Chocolate Malt Drink is available in 1 kg packs.
3) Lotus’s Nutritious Chocolate Malt Drink
Here’s a cheaper alternative to Milo, mainly if you are a budget-conscious consumer. Some customers find Lotus’s Nutritious Chocolate Malt Drink comparable to Milo. The overall taste of its chocolate malt is acceptable, given its reasonable price point for a 1.1 kg pack. And true to its name, Lotus’s Nutritious Chocolate Malt Drink is packed with B and C vitamins.
4) Meet U UChoc Chocolate Malt Drink
From the makers of Sin Sing Coffee, Meet U UChoc Chocolate Malt Drink has a delightful richness of chocolate with malt extract. It doesn’t taste overly sweet regardless of the 1 kg or 3-in-1 varieties. It tastes good no matter if you are drinking the chocolate drink hot or cold with plenty of ice cubes. Meet U UChoc Chocolate Malt Drink is also cholesterol and trans-fat-free. For the 3-in-1 pack, they have two choices available including 18 sachets (x 33g) and 16 sachets (x 36g).
5) Nutrigold Chocolate Malt Drink
Nutrigold sources its premium cocoa beans from the Borneo region for the chocolate malt drink. It has the delicate smoothness of cocoa taste upon every sip no matter if you are enjoying it hot or cold. The Nutrigold Chocolate Malt Drink is also packed with B vitamins, amino acids and minerals like calcium, making it an ideal drink for the whole family. You can go for the powdered pack (400g, 1 kg or 2 kg) or the 3-in-1 variety, which contains 15 sticks.
6) Oligo Chocolate Malt Drink
Oligo Chocolate Malt Drink offers the good taste of Belgian chocolate enriched with Oligofructose. The latter turns out to be a natural dietary fibre to help promote gut health and improve digestive function. Not to mention this chocolate malt drink is packed with calcium and immune-boosting Vitamin B6. Oligo Chocolate Malt Drink is available in 950g powdered packs and 15 sachet options. For anytime-of-the-day convenience, you can also enjoy Oligo Chocolate Malt Drink in a can.
Once upon a time, the war of popular chocolate malt drinks was often between Milo and Ovaltine. No doubt Milo gained better popularity here in Malaysia. For Ovaltine, it tastes milky and creamy with a nice chocolate taste. It packs with B vitamins, calcium and other nutrients including Omega 6 and 9. Apart from the classic Ovaltine Original Taste chocolate malt powder that defined the brand for over a century, you can also find 3-in-1 and Xtra (Rich Malt Taste) varieties.
8) Vico Chocolate Malt Drink
Vico boasts the chocolate goodness that tastes rich and malty on its own. The original chocolate malt powder is always the preferred choice here. But if you prefer the alternatives, they also include 3-in-1 varieties which come in convenient sachets. This includes the Original, Calcium Plus, Less Sweet and Cereal Hi-Fibre options.