Okay, I'll admit it. This isn't a post about science. This is a post about malt powder.
I had a hankering (do people get those any more either?) for a malt the other day. I have fond memories of making malts with my father: three scoops of vanilla ice cream, a few squirts of chocolate syrup, milk, and a couple of spoonfuls of malt powder combined in a blender then poured into a chilled glass. Mmmm.
Anyway, I went to the grocery store ... and then another grocery store ... and there was no malt powder to be found. In fact, no one knew what I was talking about. One clerk even said to me, "I guess I'm too young."
Too young for malts? What's going to happen to future generations if they lose the joys of a good malt?
So, to make this vaguely scientific, I have a couple of questions for you. Have you ever heard of malts? Are you a child, tween, young adult, adult? Where do you live? I'm wondering if malts are a regional taste -- my family originally comes from the Midwestern US -- or if this is (eek!) a generational gap.
Which reminds me ... if you've never had a malt, do yourself a favor. Make a shake and throw in a few spoonfuls of malt powder and see what you think!