Monday, January 11, 2010
The Important Things In Life
It's this: We're on the quest for the best tasting hot chocolate that's easy to make (none of that melt your own chocolate, whip in the cream stuff). Think over the counter brands.
So far Swiss Miss has been ruled out as too watery. Ditto some kit we got for Christmas (actually a reject gift from a family member--we should have known). Starbucks is out, as is Panera.
The family's absolute favorite HC is from the Golden Eagle resort in Stowe, Vermont, but apparently they buy it in bulk and guard the brand with their lives. Oh, not to mention you need some fancy-dancy brewer to make it. Not sure if it's better than any hot chocolate we've ever had simply because we're in Vermont and we love Vermont, or if it's really that good.
Purchased today was Nestle's Dark Chocolate hot chocolate. It's been rated "pretty good" by three-fifths of the family so I'm guessing it will be on the grocery list as long as temps are in the "could it BE any colder?" range. But we're also looking for suggestions for cocoa that's really rich and chocolaty--and can be found outside of Vermont. Any tips?
Posted by Heather Webber at 6:18 AM