No. 32: Nightcaps


Photo credit: The Times

“So, Horlicks, then. Like Ovaltine it’s a malted milk drink in powder form, beloved of people who need something hot and filling just before bedtime. The ingredients are different, in that Horlicks is closer to being a ground-up biscuit or cake than being just a powdered mix of malt and milk powder, but that’s by the by. The point is that people drink it before bedtime to aid restful sleep. But what you may not know is that even the people at GlaxoSmithKline, which manufactures Horlicks, have no idea why it may work.”

Preorder your copy of Stuff Brits Like from: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Cover to Cover, Maple Street Bookshop, Gullivers, Hurley Books, and Word Power.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s