Bournvita, previously called Bourn-vita, is the name of a brand of malted and chocolate malt drink mixes sold in Europe and North America, as well as Nepal, India, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Benin and Togo, and manufactured by Cadbury. Bournvita was discontinued in the UK market in 2008. The drink was named by Cadbury which was derived from Bournville, the model village which is the site of the Cadbury factory (Bourn + Vita). It was first sold in 1949.
Bournvita featured in 'Looking for Isabella', an episode of the UK drama series Heartbeat: in the kitchen scene where Gina Bellamy (née Ward) and Oscar Blaketon had a heated conversation about Gina's perceived involvement with a recently separated police Constable.
Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe mentions Bournvita in his short story "Civil Peace": "Some of his fellow ex-miners who had nowhere to return at the end of the day's waiting just slept outside the doors of the offices and cooked what meal they could scrounge together in Bournvita tins."
Bournvita is mentioned in the 2006 Hindi movie Krrish, in which Krishna tells a friend he gets his amazing powers from drinking Bournvita.
It is used to highlight a character's straight-laced nature in the 2006 Hindi movie Jaan-E-Mann.
Bournvita is mentioned in the 2003 Hindi movie Koi... Mil Gaya, when Rohit tells his friend Rahul Gandhi and his mother that he drinks Bournvita daily and even Rahul needs it.