“ Manufacturer: Cadbury / Type: Chocolate Drinks „
I am definitely a Cadbury's girl when it comes to chocolate... and I'm just the same with hot chocolate too.
I go through my phases of hot chocolates as there are so many different kinds now, I like to have a change now and then, but one that I always go back to is Cadbury's hot chocolate. Hot chocolate is always better when made with milk but I don't mind the original that is made with hot water either. So when I first saw these in Morrison's some time ago for only £2, I had to buy them. They had just came out at the time and so were only priced at £2 for a short time, they are usually priced at around £3.
The box is 250g which contains ten choc chunks. To make the hot chocolate you firstly warm some milk up and then place one of the hot choc chunks into the milk and stir until it has completely melted. I have found that stirring it until it has melted completely can take some time, even if the milk is scolding hot. Therefore, I only make these if I have enough time to do so, you definitely couldn't make one of these during a ad break on TV!
The choc chunks are wrapped individually and at first it just looks like a normal piece of Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate, but the inside of the chocolate is actually a creamy and thick liquid. It advises you on the back of the box to not eat one of these, I am not sure why not but I have been very tempted to do so!
The hot chocolate itself after the chunk has melted isn't very thick or creamy which I was expecting it to be the first time I made one, but it still tastes very nice and is much more creamier and tastier than the original Cadbury's hot chocolate powder which you also make with milk.
I often like to add cream on top of my hot chocolates or marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles, but with this I don't add either as I find the hot chocolate to be rich and sweet enough. If I added any more to it I don't think I could manage any more than a few sips and then it would just be too sickly for me. If you like Cadbury's chocolate and you like hot chocolate then I recommend you try this, it is my favourite hot chocolate by Cadbury's. I don't drink this too often as I previously mentioned it can take a while to make, and sometimes I like to make a one which I can add marshmallows too.
These are available in Morrisons and unless they are on offer, are priced at just over £3. I have never seen these in Asda and don't really shop in any other supermarkets so I'm not sure where else sells them.
I am a self confessed chocoholic much to the distress of my hips and thighs(!) and can rarely last a day without something sweet and brown to keep me going. That said sometimes solid chocolate doesn't appeal and a mug of steaming hot liquid choccie hits the spot instead.
I've tried nearly all the major brands of hot chocolate available and have yet to find a firm favourite, though Cadbury are one that I tend to return to time and time again, mostly because they seem to me to make hot chocolate powder that dissolves the easiest and quickest. I mean there is nothing worse than a cup of clumpy, powdery mess.
My eyes were out on stalks as you can imagine when I spotted a new product from Cadbury recently, a box of hot chocolate chunks, that's right, hot chocolate that is sold, not in a powder form. The first of it's kind. I was intrigued wondering how this would work.
I needn't have wondered much longer, see the chucks of chocolate are similar to soft centred chocolate sweets, they're not solid at all and have a soft almost liquid centre that melts very quickly in a cup of hot milk. I found it worked best when the hot milk was poured over a chocolate chunk rather than the other way round.
You have to stir, and stir.......and stir! but the results after a few minutes are a mug of thick, comforting hot chocolate which tastes very sweet. Well worth the effort.
Each chocolate chunk contains just over 200 calories, so once this is added to a mug of milk you're looking at a fairly fattening drink though this is something I wouldn't drink every day, more as an occasional treat.
The only downside to these are the price tag, £3,20 for a box of chunks, quite expensive compared to jars of hot chocolate powder. I would buy these again but not every week.