Friday, January 8, 2010

It's tragic.

I am officially out of instant hot cocoa.

I know. I know. For a chocoholic like me that fact that I admit to drinking an instant chocolate beverage almost makes me a heretic. And I know that I should be warming milk, melting unsweetened chocolate, blending in sugar (organic, if you please) and heating the mix, while stirring constantly.

You do that after I've shoveled the walk and the driveway apron. I'll take the 2.5 scoops of powder in a mug with hot water.

No no. I have no intention of buying those {insert brand name} boxes with their suggested serving size pouches. Those aren't anywhere close to what I want my hot cocoa to taste like. I'm not sure what I'm going to do now. Maybe I will make hot cocoa the long way which does result in a much better drink made exactly to one's specifications.

But, I tell you what. I'm going to be on the lookout for a nice instant. You can't beat coming home from the office, turning on the kettle and curling up with a cat and cocoa. I just don't want to have to wait 45 minutes to do that.

Beverage: my last mug of cocoa



  1. OK you said you're anti-pouch -- but I LOVE these:
    I find them cheapest in places like Sam's club they have several varieties; most of them are great (i'm not a big mint chocolate person though)

  2. I like Cocoa Amore but, as with the Land O' Lakes cocoa you linked, and I have had that, the pouch 1) does not make enough cocoa and 2) is not as chocolaty as I like my cocoa to be. I usually wind up putting two pouches in the mug and that gets expensive. Oh well. Maybe the next shopping trip, something will catch my eye.