Different Types of Malt Drinks in Nigeria

Different Types of Malt Drinks in Nigeria

Malt drinks are a beloved beverage in Nigeria, a sweet, non-alcoholic alternative to other soft drinks. Made from malted grains like barley, these drinks are enjoyed for their nutritional value, including B-complex vitamins, and are often paired with meals, snacks  or savored on their own. Whether you're in Nigeria or an African living in the US or Canada, you don't have to miss out on your favorite malt drinks. My Sasun African Market has a variety of malt drinks available in bottles, cans, and packs. You can order online or visit our stores in Celina or Houston to get yours.


How Malt Drinks Are Made

Malt drinks are produced through the malting process, which involves soaking grains (typically barley) in water to allow them to germinate. The grains are then dried to halt germination, and the resulting malt is brewed to extract flavors and nutrients. This process increases the digestibility of the grains and enriches the final product with vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial compounds.


Different Types of Malt Drinks Available

  1. Vita Malt Ginger | 6 Packs: A refreshing twist on the classic malt drink, Vita Malt Ginger combines the sweet, malty flavor with a hint of ginger spice, perfect for those who enjoy a bit of zest in their beverages.


  1. Power Malt Extra Energy Bottle: Power Malt offers an extra boost of energy with its enriched formula. Ideal for those needing a quick pick-me-up, this drink is both nutritious and revitalizing.


  1. Vita Malt Classic Bottle: Vita Malt Classic is a staple in many Nigerian households. Its rich, sweet taste makes it a popular choice for all ages, whether enjoyed with meals or as a standalone treat.


  1. Amstel Malta Pack of 6: Amstel Malta is known for its smooth taste and high nutritional value. This drink is a favorite for its balance of sweetness and health benefits.


  1. Power Malt Extra Energy Can: The canned version of Power Malt offers convenience without compromising on the energy-boosting benefits. It's great for on-the-go refreshment.



  1. Vita Malt Classic Can: Vita Malt Classic in a can is perfect for those who love the traditional taste but prefer a more portable option.


  1. Malta Guinness | Pack Of 6: Malta Guinness is a premium malt drink known for its rich flavor and high-quality ingredients. It's a great choice for celebrations and special occasions.


  1. Maltina Bottle | Pack Of 6: Maltina is another popular malt drink in Nigeria, loved for its smooth, creamy taste. It's a versatile drink that pairs well with a variety of meals.


  1. Vita Malt Coconut & Hibiscus | Pack Of 6: This unique variant of Vita Malt combines the tropical flavors of coconut and hibiscus, offering a refreshing and exotic twist to the traditional malt drink.


  1. Vita Malt Aloe Vera And Royal Jelly Pack Of 6: For those looking for added health benefits, Vita Malt Aloe Vera and Royal Jelly is the perfect choice. It's not only delicious but also packed with nutrients.


  1. Maltex Can | Pack of 6: Maltex offers a classic malt experience in a convenient can format. It's great for those who want a quick, nutritious drink.


  1. Maltex Bottle: The bottled version of Maltex provides a traditional and satisfying malt experience, ideal for enjoying at home.


Nigerian Foods and Snacks That Pair Well with Malt Drinks

Malt drinks are versatile and pair wonderfully with a variety of Nigerian foods and snacks. Here are some popular pairings:


- Puff-Puff: Puff-Puff, a sweet, fried dough snack, is a perfect match for the sweet and malty flavor of Vita Malt Classic or Malta Guinness.


- Meat Pie: The savory and hearty meat pie complements the smooth and rich taste of Maltina or Amstel Malta.


- Jollof Rice: This iconic Nigerian dish pairs well with the refreshing qualities of Power Malt or Maltex, providing a balanced meal experience.


- Suya: Spicy and flavorful, suya (grilled meat skewers) is enhanced by the cooling and soothing properties of Vita Malt Ginger or Vita Malt Coconut & Hibiscus.



Health Benefits of Drinking Malt Drinks

Malt drinks offer several health benefits, making them a popular choice in various cultures. Here are some of the positive effects of consuming malt beverages:


  1. Improved Digestive Health: Malt extract supports the growth of probiotic cultures in the gut, aiding beneficial bacteria that enhance immune function, regulate cholesterol levels, and improve nutrient absorption.


  1. Heart Health: Malt helps regulate cholesterol levels, with studies showing lower levels of bad LDL and VLDL cholesterol compared to other grains.


  1. Mood Enhancement: Hordenine, a compound found in barley, contributes to better mood and mental health by activating specific dopamine receptors in the brain.


  1. Nutrient Content: Malt is rich in essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and dietary silicon, supporting overall health and bone health.


  1. Antioxidants and Immunity: Malt beverages contain antioxidants that protect the body from free-radical damage and boost the immune system.



If you're looking for a quick energy boost or looking to enjoy a sweet, malty beverage, there's a variety of malt drinks to suit different tastes. Visit My Sasun African Market to explore our selection and enjoy the rich flavors of Nigeria's favorite malt drinks. We deliver to all states of the US and Canada. You can walk into either of our stores in Celina or Houston to get your preferred pack today.