N-E-S-T-L-E-S Nestle makes the very best……Chocolate
As much as I love Ovaltine, my current fave is Carnation chocolate malt. I bought a new blender just so I can make chocolate malts[:D]
Frankly, I am dismayed by the disappearance of malt powder from many places that do make shakes.
I feel your pain. I’ve received many, many strange looks from ice cream shop staffers when I ask for a malt. It’s worse when they ask the manager what a malt is!
In the past, I’ve bought the European version of Ovaltine from the VT Country Store, which tasted better than the USA version. I can’t find it on their website, though they do sell Bosco syrup.