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Hot Chocolate drink??

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by mason, May 10, 2005.

  1. mason

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    Strange request I know but what is the best Hot Chocolate drink out there just now??

    Trying to find one that actually tastes like chocolate is quite a task!!! I have tried several and they all taste either not like chocolate or simply powdery!!

    What do you drink or what good ones have you tried!!

    Ta :hiya:
     
  2. HMHB

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    I buy Options Belgian choc but I do tend to put a tot of whisky in to make it taste even better :) A lot of hot chocolate drinks contains loads of salt so don't drink a lot of it !
     
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    Must say that if going for instant then Options is a good one but that is as much due to the low calories as much as the taste - personally prefer to add fruit flavoured liquor to it than whiskey but thats personal taste

    Cant say that I have had any instant hot chocolate that has a really good chocolate taste - know a few cafés arround the place that do exceptional ones but having asked they dont use instant but make it from scratch (guess that explains their high prices)
     
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    Try the new galaxy one its one of the best around IMHO.

    I also put a little milk in with the powder, mix into a paste and then add water. A little strange I know but a friend I used to work with did this once when she made me one and it did improve the taste.
     
  5. Mr Cat

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    hey, thats exactly what I was going to say... :thumbsup:

    except I put the powder in first, then some hot water (about 1/2 full), then add the some milk, then top up with hot water...
    but will try your method tonight...!! :smashin:
     
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    If you want a real chocolatey taste then you'll have some way to go before you can beat Green & Blacks organic choc drink.

    Their products have a much higher cocoa content than most. it's a bit dearer than others, but not outrageously so.

    see here

    and their ordinary choc is just fantastic, much sharper than Cadburys but not as bitter as full-on dark choc. Yum.

    chris

    EDIT: my 2 kids won't drink any other these days.
     
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    Mine said the same thing till their teeth fell out :rotfl:

    I insist on coke every night now....

    Pete. (a good parent)
     
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    I'd go with Green & Blacks as above.

    But the best way IMO is to disolve chunks of Lindt 70% dark chocolate in hot milk and add brown sugar and a dash of cream (and brandy for the adults).
     
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    have to agree with John, belgium Hot chocolate it to die for. also partial to abit of cadbury's. i dont make it with water like they instruct i have to have warm mlik :) i will have no teeth left by the time im 30
     
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    I once tried that too - except the recipe was in the saturday Guardian and they said just the chocolate and the cream...it was quite rich to drick, but made the perfect mousse the next day..!
     
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    I'll never forget staying at a very nice hotel in Stratford when one morning the gorgeous hot chocolate was late arriving.When I asked the waiter what was happening he replied "sorry sir,we're just melting the chocolate".Ever since I've come to the conclusion,it may be expensive,it may be time consuming,but it's the only way to do it!


    Hotel Chocolat not only deliver stupendous choccies,but also sell chocolate drops ready to melt for your pleasure.Try these and you'll never want anything else.......

    http://www.hotelchocolat.com/cx1/ca...PTIGAG9XJC9MXG1SRVOUIEBZRN3&cat_id=HCHOTCHOCS
     
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    I must say that I like the Belgian chocolate options, it's very tasty and low in calories. Also something else I've discovered is once your mug has cooled down after drinking your options chocolate drink. Try pouring some Pepsi Max into the mug and the two combined flavours make a lovely tasting drink...I don't know how to describe but it's yummy.
     
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    now thats just weird :D
     
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    cheers, I've ordered some...Mmmm.... :clap:

    edit - I ordered the following -
    Cinnamon
    Classic Real Chocolate
    and
    Mocha
     
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    Instant hot chocolate is for girls :)

    Melt down 2 Yorkies add warm milk and brown sugar. It's not for girls :D
     
  17. mason

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    Oh man... two of my teeth have fell out just thinking about how that will taste!!! :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Caotina from Switzerland :)
    By far the best of the "least hassle" options.
     
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    update - got these on saturday...
    the Cinnamon and mocho are divine - you simply put 6 marbles (maltezer) in a mug and pour in hot milk and stir...

    but the classis milk chocolate....wow...that's amazing... :thumbsup: it's simply chocolate flakes and you put 6 spoonfuls in a pan of milk...it has to be the best hot chocolate i've ever had!
     
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    Glad you liked them,not cheap but worth every penny!
    Regards
    Ian
     
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    How many servings do you reckon you'll get out of these ?
     
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    not enough..!!!

    I'm not sure - with the marbles, I guess there will be about 15-20 servings..??
    probably a bit more with the chocolate flakes....only time will tell..!

    with the chocolate flakes, I put about 1/3 teaspoon of honey in too, just to sweeten it up a bit...! :clap:
     

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