Milk Memories from the Maltese Islands

PYRAMID CARTONS OF STRAWBERRY MILK AT PRIMARY SCHOOL

As a child at my Primary school, I remember being served with small carton pyramids containing approximately 1 glass of strawberry flavoured milk everyday instead of taking our plastic cup at school as it is done nowadays. The teacher used to cut the tip of the pyramid for us and then drink the milk directly from the pyramids with a straw.  Claudine, Malta

MILK SHOP AT LUQA

There used to be a Milk Shop in Luqa Village, it was situated in St. Joseph's Street. Joe tal-halib used to deliver the milk by bicycle to the local doorsteps. Hector, Malta

HOME MILK DELIVERY

Milk was delivered in glass bottles in Malta. Home owners would come out to a white van and pay for each bottle daily. A silver cap on the bottle meant that it was from a Cow, a gold cap meant it was from a Goat. The logo for the milk was "IL HALIB TAL GVERN". Louis, Canada


CHOCOLATE SOLDIER MILK DRINK

DRINK CHOCOLATE SOLDIER DELICIOUS - HEALTHFUL

Another bottle in my collection was not used by The Malta Dairy but did contain a milk drink. The drink was called CHOCOLATE SOLDIER. Does anyone remember it? I understand that it is still sold in The U.S.A.

The yellow and red enamel printed label is shown here in the picture above. Yellow printing on the back of the bottle states,

CHOCOLATE SOLDIER. CHOCOLATE FLAVORED BEVERAGE.

CONTAINS NON-MILK FAT DRY MILK SOLIDS EXTRA GRADE, DEXTROSE, COCOA, MALT, VANILLIN AND STABILIZER. 7 OUNCES.

BOTTLED UNDER LICENCE FROM CITRUS PRODUCTS CO. CHICAGO, ILL.

BOTTLED BY AEREATED WATERS LTD. MALTA.

BENNA LINKS

Please click on this link >> to see BENNA The Singer and Songwriter's site with MPEG's of her 2001 trip to Malta

If you have any memories of Milk from days gone by in the Maltese Islands, please let me know and I will add them to this page. e-mail routebus62@chelsham-garage.co.uk

Thank you - Grazzi Hafna. Alan Edwards

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