RICH CHOCOLATE OVALTINE – IS IT GLUTEN FREE?

My family LOVES Ovaltine (or at least did, before the onset of gluten free life).  However, in my inbox this morning, appears a beautiful, high value, $1.50 off ANY ONE OVALTINE PRODUCT coupon.  So, after ignoring the existence of Ovaltine for the last 3 years, of course I had to do some investigation, because I cannot pass up a coupon that will practically make an item free on sale.

This is what I found:

Nestle has bought the rights to Ovaltine in the last few years.  I contacted Nestle and asked.  Of course the Chocolate Malt and Classic Malt flavors are absolutely not GF.  But the Rich Chocolate I wasn’t so sure about. The ingredients all look pretty benign.  The answer I got was that it does not in itself contain gluten, but is processed on the same equipment as the other flavors, and therefore carries the disclaimer of possibly containing wheat.

So, I leave it to you if you want to try it.  Has anyone tried this and gotten sick, or tried it and had no problems? I would love to hear some feedback.  Meanwhile, I have to decide whether I want to try to use my coupon.  If you would like one of your own, head over to the Nestle Family page and sign up to receive emails.  Maybe you’ll get lucky and get the same one!

OR, you can go here to print a $1/1 coupon.  You will need to sign up here as well.


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Comments

  1. Bummer, it won’t print!! I even went to Ovaltine’s website, and I keep getting an error message when I attempt to print.

    • Try printing it through firefox or google chrome is my suggestion.

    • Samantha says:

      I just wanted to let you know my mom, who has a very high sensitivity to gluten (not Celiac though), got sick after consuming one cup of Ovaltine.
      Just wanted to also get the word out that my mom has fibromyalgia.

      However, once she got off gluten, her energy was much better and her pain is extremely better! She used to not be able to get out of bed because of her pain. She had terrible back pain, and now her back pain is almost gone. The doctor that she goes to believes that after consuming gluten for this long, she has developed “leaky gut syndrome”, when the body secretes the gluten because it can’t process it. Then the gluten is secreted out into the body, and gets lodged in the joints-causing the joint pain.

  2. Try going through firefox or a different browser….

  3. No, it won’t print. I posted the link in error before. You have to receive it directly in your inbox for it to print. Sign up with Nestle, maybe you’ll get lucky! I’m sorry…..

  4. Karen G says:

    I tried to print the coupon from Ovaltine’s website, and it wouldn’t let me, so I emailed them. I just received a letter back saying they are going to mail me a one time good will coupon as a way of apologizing. How nice!!

  5. Now THAT is great customer service.

  6. I use Ovaltine pretty much daily and no gluten reaction.

    • I drink Rich Chocolate Ovaltine in Hot Chocolate almost every night, and have not had any reaction. Normal reaction time is 20 minutes for me! :)

  7. Great article! I’ve always loved my Ovaltine and have had no adverse reaction.. But I do appreciate this further insight!

  8. I just recently had to go entirely GF. After 3 months I knew I was still missing something, because my symptoms were still there, though much more mild. I drank 16-32 oz of milk a day, usually lightly flavored with Ovaltine. My symptoms have gotten better, since I dropped it.

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