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#16 splinky

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:05 AM

today, dagoba drinking chocolate blend in hot half and half, a dash of caramel sauce and a drop of dark rum.

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 02:53 AM

Elisa Ung of the Bergen NJ Record conducted an informal taste test among powdered cocoa in her office. They tested the house brand from Target stores, a Nestle brand, two sugar free versions, and a $19 version from Nieman Marcus. It was a blind taste test.

We mixed everything according to the package instructions and with 2 percent milk, though the cheaper brands also said they could be made with water.

For the first time, our panel didn't have a consensus for their favorite each of the classic mixes got some votes.

Nestle did well "chocolate is as rich as Donald Trump, as sweet as Taylor Swift," wrote one panelist as did the Archer Farms brand, which one person called "rich and good without being overwhelming." Interestingly, many people thought the Archer Farms mix was the most expensive


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I agree with Blondie's opinion on the Jacques Torres chocolate drink. That's a wonderful winter time treat.

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#18 StephanieL

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 03:57 PM

Lake Champlain's hot chocolate is not bad for a commercial blend. I may need to make some more this weekend and add a shot of Cointreau.
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 06:01 PM

Well, actually, I prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate. So I like my hot chocolate made with a dark chocolate and water - in the Mexican manner (remember "Like Water for Chocolate"?). And then sometimes I do top it with whipped cream. So as you sip, you pull the hot dark chocolate up through the cool cream.

Hot chocolate made with water rather than milk can take a little getting used to for those that have never had anything other than hot milk chocolate.

So I'm not sure it's everybody's cup of...um...chocolate, but it's what I personally prefer.

That's a reminder to me to pull out that Majordomo and other Mexican chocolate in the cupboard and treat myself on a nippy evening.
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 07:01 PM

Years ago I was drinking good hot chocolate made with water as I was out of milk. A potential bf came by and was so appalled he took me out for real hot cocoa at a fast food place up the street. I think I knew then that we were going nowhere.

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 07:02 PM

Years ago I was drinking good hot chocolate made with water as I was out of milk. A potential bf came by and was so appalled he took me out for real hot cocoa at a fast food place up the street. I think I knew then that we were going nowhere.

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“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#22 squibble

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 04:02 PM

I've run out of the Rosenberg cocoa we bought at Schiphol in Amsterdam. I love their cocoa. I wish I could find it here in the U.S.