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Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids, 1900-1910

Wisconsin Historical Museum object #1969.302.9.2

Malted Milk

An Infant Food

Before coming to America in 1873, James Horlick worked for London pharmacist Gustav Mellin, who had developed an infant food made of wheat flour and malt.

Mellin's Food, which was mixed with both water and milk, became popular on both sides of the Atlantic.

Although malted milk eventually became most popular as an ingredient in milk shakes and confections, the company did not totally abandon the infant food market.

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Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids, 1900-1910

Wisconsin Historical Museum object #1969.302.9.1

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Kept Alive by Horlick's Malted Milk!, 1913

Meriden, Connecticut. Warren F. B. Gardner, age 4, posing with empty jars of Horlick's Malted Milk, October 17, 1913.
WHI 24983

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Horlicks Milkose Baby Food, 1950-1952

Wisconsin Historical Museum object #1975.59.22

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