Thursday, January 13, 2011
I consider myself a hot chocolate connoisseur.
I suppose I have to be, as I don’t drink much of any thing else – hot or cold.
However, unlike coffee drinkers, I seldom go out for hot chocolate because it annoys me to pay more than $3 for a small hot chocolate when it costs pennies to make.
In my richer days, I would treat myself to a hot chocolate now and then and here our my recommendations:
Both Second Cup and Timothy’s make a great cup of hot chocolate, sweet but not bitter. Timothy’s makes good varieties as well. Mint and raspberry are my favourites.
I dislike both Starbucks and Tim Hortons, which are similar in taste. Both are too bitter for my liking and the Tim Hortons' variety isn’t made with milk.
I don’t understand making hot chocolate without milk.
Without milk, you are having a beverage without any nutritional value. And with milk, the drink is richer and more delicious.
As far as hot chocolate mixes go, my mom made one with cocoa and milk powder that was pretty good.
I also enjoy Tim Hortons and Timothy’s but my favourite has to Carnation milk chocolate. It has the best taste and is not lumpy because while I enjoy hot chocolate, I don’t enjoy hot chocolate chunks.