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Hot Chocolate

The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
edited 8:43PM in EggHead Forum
Can anyone recommend a brand of hot chocolate that is really super special? I'd like to give this as a present to a co-worker who I'd like to show my appreciation to, so I'd like it to be special, something he probably would never get for himself.

Thanks!
Doug
The Naked Whiz

Comments

  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 6,654
    I believe it's the thought...and the Baileys Irish Cream that will put it over the top.

    OK, try this.

    Schokinag European Drinking Chocolate
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    TNW: I looked at the Cooks Illustrated reviews from Feb 2009, and Feb 2007. Their only 'highly recommended' is Godiva Chocolatier Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa. ($10/14.5 oz, .91/serving)

    Here is the link (though if you aren't a member, I don't think it will let you in). Worth a shot though.

    http://www.cooksillustrated.com/tastetests/results.asp?docid=18684

    (Second place was Ghiradelli Chocolate Premium Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa. $5.19/16 oz, .47/serv)
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,542
    We had brunch at Mindy's Hot Chocolate in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. The cups of chocolate were liquid candy bars. I had the espresso mix, and the buzz was pretty intense. I don't know if their packaged product is as good, but I suppose it is what is skillfully whipped up at the restaurant. The fresh made marshmallow helped.

    Goto:

    http://hotchocolatechicago.com/choc/
  • horsefleshhorseflesh Posts: 206
    A couple of years ago I got some of this stuff for Xmas and it was pretty amazing.

    http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/hot-chocolate-peppermint-hot-chocolate/

    They also sell some kind of premium marshmallow and that makes a dandy combination.

    Unfortunately I think the hot chocolate might be seasonal. Let me check the page... Yep, darn. You can't get it til October. But keep it in mind if this comes up again!
  • ShedFarmShedFarm Posts: 499
    There is a chocolatier not too far from where I live, that makes their own chocolate, including a hot cocoa that is to die for. Like someone else already mentioned, it's more like drinking a liquid candy bar (a daggone good one, mind you), than the stuff you might get from a coffee shop or any grocery store.

    It's called de Rochonnet delights:
    http://www.derochonnetdelights.com/signature_chocolates.html

    They also have a chocolate rub on the same page that I've been wanting to give a try.
    BJ (Powhatan, VA)
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/5265/Hot-Cocoa.aspx
    Mix up the dry ingredients and give it with instructions. You can even find vanilla powder.
  • I agree that this Williams Sonoma peppermint is delicious!! :)
  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 1,378
    I make my own dry mix.

    1 - 8qt box Powdered milk
    1 - 1lb box of Powdered Sugar
    1 - 16oz container of Carnation powdered creamer (you can substitute the flavored versions - my favorite is hazelnut)
    1 - 32oz box of Nestle's Quick. (or Godiva dark version to make it really intense)

    Mix with 3:1 with hot water.
    Add marshmallows or marshmallow creme or whipped cream or a small dollop of vanilla ice cream.
  • I agree w/ the ppl recommending Williams-Sonoma. However, since I'm not a big peppermint fan, we just got the original, and it was very creamy, sweet, and rich!!!!

    HTH,
    Rob
    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
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