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I love hot chocolate.

  • Apr 1, 2009
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How can you rate hot chocolate? Start with, Do you like chocolate? Milk or dark? Hershey's vs. Swiss or Belgian (there is a difference)? Well, just as I prefer 1-2 ounces of good espresso to 1 gallon of regular restaurant drip coffee, I prefer a small amount of very rich dark chocolate made with whole milk (or cream). 3 tablespoons of chocolate powder with sugar in 4-6 ounces of milk. thick. Potent. Delicious. Try MariBelle Aztec or Barefoot Contessa Hot chocolate mix. Or, if you want to splurge, go to Florence, Italy and on the Piazza della Signoria try the hot chocolate at Rivoire and bring back a bag of mix. Ok, I just had the best hot chocolate I've had in the USA. Lilly's chocolates in the Tremont area of Cleveland makes a hot chocolate with the finest chocolate-melted chunks-not powder, some spice, and cream. Worth the trip.

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June 27, 2009
Agreed. Hot chocolate rocks, especially when made from scratch! I'll have to check out Rivoire next time I'm in Florence. I don't remember it from when I lived there, but I was probably focused on eating gelato and drinking wine instead:) Also, you might like @Annie_Scott's review of Starbucks Hot Chocolate.
May 12, 2009
Ok, I just had the best hot chocolate I've had in the USA. Lilly's chocolates in the Tremont area of Cleveland makes a hot chocolate with the finest chocolate-melted chunks-not powder, some spice, and cream. Worth the trip.
April 04, 2009
I love it to, especially with little marshmallows! I haven't had hot chocolate in a long time because it's never really cold in los angeles. i wouldn't even know where to get some. does starbucks carry hot chocolate?
April 04, 2009
Starbucks hot chocolate is hot. nothing else. joke for a 6 year old: why di the elephant jump on the marshmallow? So he wouldn't land in the hot chocolate.
April 03, 2009
Iced hot chocolate is a great drink on a hot afternoon. Prior to frapaccino's and coffee-free ice blendeds, iced hot chocolates were a great alternative for kids who would accompany their parents to coffee shops.
April 03, 2009
I've never heard of iced hot chocolate ... although it makes perfect sense.
April 03, 2009
Hot chocolate in warmer climates? Great in the morning.
April 03, 2009
Sometimes I'll mix a bit of hot chocolate in with my coffee. It's kind of a makeshift mocha!
April 03, 2009
I've been wanting to try MariBelle hot chocolate for a long time. What's your take on drinking hot chocolate in warmer climates?
More Hot Chocolate reviews
Quick Tip by . November 20, 2012
I don't think there's anything that can beat out hot chocolate as the perfect fall and wintertime beverage that isn't alcoholic.  Personally, I prefer my hot chocolate with cayenne pepper sprinkled in it, as I think the heat enhances the sweetness of the chocolate.
Quick Tip by . June 05, 2011
It's chocolate, and it's hot! What more do you need to know? It's great after a hard outdoor winter activity, but I find in a lot of cases you need to ignore the serving size and just really dump in the hot chocolate mix in order to get the real chocolate taste. Otherwise it doesn't taste like chocolate, but like hot water that happens to be flavored like chocolate.
Quick Tip by . December 04, 2010
Throw in some marshmallows and a lady friend, and you've got a wonderful beverage!
Quick Tip by . December 11, 2009
No matter how cold it gets outside, I can hang out just as long as I have a cup of hot cocoa!
Quick Tip by . November 11, 2009
I'm going to make some homemade hot chocolate for F when he comes home from a long day. Put a log in the fireplace & play some video games!
Quick Tip by . September 21, 2009
I use TJ's Pound+ chocolate to make mine from scratch! Love adding nutmeg and cinnamon :D
Quick Tip by . August 20, 2009
yum, I love Swiss Miss, Ben & Jerry's, and when you make it with Hersheys Cocoa or Chocolate Quik. A must-have after ice skating or skiing!
Quick Tip by . August 20, 2009
This stuff is no good unless it is the real thing, melted shaved dark chocolate (NOT cocoa) with milk or cream. LA Burdick makes it best!
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Physician-anesthesiologist. 3 children, 2 grandchildren. Live in Shaker Heights, Ohio-suburb of Cleveland
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