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      29.01.2013 18:25
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      Makes a nice change to original hot chocolate.

      When winter and its cold weather arrives, I tend to drink many more hot drinks. I find that I like a nice mug of hot chocolate in the cold winter evenings. I had been using regular bog standard hot chocolate, but I found it was getting a bit repetitive. That was when somebody suggested that I try some of the Options hot chocolates. After browsing the range, I picked up 'Mint Madness' as it seemed right up my street. A standard tub of this mint hot chocolate will cost you around £3.20 which I think is very expensive. You do get 220 grams of powder within it, but it is still a lot of money in comparison to more budget brands. The good thing however is that Options sell this hot chocolate in a small sachet. Only one use can be made from a sachet, but for only 30p or so it is worth picking up and trying out. I think the sachets are good for using at work or if you want to try out the range of flavours. Although it obviously works out better per use by purchasing the big tub of stuff, but I'd recommend trying the sachet to see if you like it first. These are available in all good supermarkets and retailers. When using a sachet, I like to use the full amount within it. However, from the large tub, around three teaspoons is just right for me. I then add hot water, but don't quite fill to the top of the mug. This is because I like to add a small drop of milk to my hot chocolate. I know not everybody does this, but it makes this hot chocolate so lovely and creamy and not so sharp in taste. It stirs up quick and easy, and I found this much less clumpy than some hot chocolates when it gathers on the bottom of the mug. This stirred within a couple of seconds and was ready to go, which I was happy with. The first thing that strikes you is the gorgeous aroma of the drink. As it is minty, it has a strong mint scent - similar to that of an Aero chocolate bar. The taste of this hot chocolate drink is just amazing. It still has that yummy chocolate flavour to it, but the mint really brings out a great flavour. It is not too strong, but just the right amount to combine with a chocolate drink. I was worried that it would be quite sickly, but it is not at all - just really tasty! A lot of people like to drink hot chocolate when dieting, as it is a good alternative to actual chocolate, as well as being much more calorie friendly. This hot chocolate sure is a guilt free treat as it only contains a mere 38 calories per cup. I think this is fabulous, as it tastes so nice but is still only low in calories - win, win! Ingredients if interested: Whey Powder , Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder (20%) , Acacia Gum , Belgian Chocolate (6%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder, Flavouring) , Dried Glucose Syrup , Skimmed Milk Powder , Vegetable Oil , Salt , Thickener (Xanthan Gum) , Natural Mint Flavouring , Sweetener (Aspartame) , Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin) , Anti-Caking Agent (E551) , Stabiliser (E340) . Overall, I would really recommend this drink for people who like me, love mint flavoured things. It is a nice twist to your regular hot chocolate, and I will happily buy this again in the future. I would offer five stars to this hot chocolate, but the price of a full tub is a little steep I feel. A well deserved four stars for a great drink from Options. Thanks for reading and hope it helps.

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      01.07.2012 13:14
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      minty cool chocolate

      I regularly buy the Options hot chocolate individual sachets to keep in my drawer at work. They are a handy little stash to have readily available for that mid afternoon chocolate fix. I started buying them a few years ago, and my initial purchase was purely based on the fact that they were on offer. The Options jars do represent better value for money, however the sachets are much more convenient for me at work. You will normally find the sachets on offer at one of the supermarkets, I do buy them at full price if I've ran out and can't be bothered hunting around for any on offer though, they are only around 30 pence each at full price. I've tried all of the flavours over the years, and my favourite flavour is definitely the Mint Madness flavour. As the name would obviously suggest it's hot chocolate flavoured with mint, and the mint taste in this is a very cool and refreshing minty taste. You can still taste the rich chocolatey Belgian chocolate taste underneath the mint though. One of the reasons that the Mint Madness is my favourite flavour is that this one doesn't taste like a low calorie hot chocolate drink - which the Options range is. I think that the Mint Madness is actually a very luxurious and creamy tasting hot chocolate drink, shot through with the lovely cool mint. Each sachet of the Mint Madness contains just 38kcal per cup when made up with hot water, you can add a dash of milk to make the drink a little creamier, but I personally don't think that this flavour needs any milk, it's the perfect taste with just hot water. I suppose if you prefer you could also make up the drink with hot milk. We have a water cooler at work that also dispenses boiling hot water, so I just add the sachet to my travel mug, fill up with the boiling water from the water cooler, stir to dissolve the powder and that's it, a lovely chocolatey treat. Even now after years of buying and drinking these I'm still quite gobsmacked that they are low calorie, especially this one, it actually tastes like an indulgent treat. OK I'm not kidding myself it doesn't taste quite as good as a hot chocolate made with chunks of proper Belgian chocolate, but for just 38kcal and fact that it's easily whipped up in seconds with hot water it's not actually a bad alternative at all. I do buy these all the time, and I will certainly continue to do so, I've even converted people at work to these as well!

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        15.05.2012 15:20
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        A lovely chocolate fix without the calories

        I love hot chocolate and will happily drink it all year round. I tend to buy Cadbury Highlights or Options, whatever is cheaper at the time. I'm currently drinking Options Mint Madness which is selling in my local Tesco for £3.19 for a 220g jar or 2 for £5.00, this should give you 20 mugs of hot chocolate. Its also available in a single serving sachet for 32p or 4 for £1.00. Options hot chocolate drinks are sold in a curvy plastic jars with a simple screw top lid which is a pale blue colour. The front of the jar has the Options logo along with the flavour, Mint Madness, written in green. The front of the jar also informs the customer that the drink is made from Belgian chocolate and contains just 38 calories per serving which is given as 11g or 3 teaspoons. The rest of the jar gives all the relevant information for the product such as nutritional values, ingredients and directions for use. These are all easy to read should you wish although the print is quite small. When the jar is opened there is a silver paper seal across the top to keep the powder fresh, this breaks easily and once opened the Options powder smells sweet and chocolaty but surprisingly not very minty. The powder is fine and is a brown colour, I always have a quick taste of the powder before I make my drink and it tasted like it smelt, sweet and chocolaty and still not very minty. Directions for use Options give the directions for use as adding slightly cooled boiled water to 3 teaspoons of the powder and stir well, if you prefer your chocolate drink a little creamier add a dash of milk too. Now personally I find 3 teaspoons of powder too much and generally use 2, this is just my preference and I do tend to like my drinks a bit on the weak side, also I never feel the need to add milk as I think the drink is lovely and creamy without it. I also always add a dash of cold water too, this just makes it a drinkable temperature right away. Once made up the mint madness Options is lovely, the chocolate flavour is rich and sweet and now the mint really comes through, its a lovely combination. I love having my hot chocolate mid afternoon, its a great pick me up and stops me picking at things I shouldn't before dinner. Its great at filling a gap and with much less calories than a chocolate bar or heading for the biscuits. I often use Options hot chocolate powder in cooking too, sometimes I add it to butter icing to make chocolate topping or just sprinkle it over ice cream. I also sometimes add it to hot custard to make chocolate custard, my Mum used to do this when I was little, as a diabetic it meant that I could have chocolate things the same as everyone else, she used to do the same with porridge too. I would certainly recommend Options Mint Madness hot chocolate drink, it makes a lovely chocolate drink anytime of day and is low in calories too. Of course if you are not counting calories there's nothing stopping you adding a big dollop of cream and chocolate sticks to it for a nice evening treat. Either way its delicious.

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          11.05.2012 01:29
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          A great chocolate drink to have in the house

          Every now and again I feel in the mood for a hot chocolate in the evening or on a cold day. In the past I had tried a few hot chocolate powders and found them not very good as they often had a weak or powdery taste. Obviously I would not expect a powdered drink to taste quite as rich as a real hot chocolate, but I still expect a true chocolate taste. My sister and parents mentioned that they sometimes drank the Options hot chocolate and liked it, so I decided to try. I am not a fan of really fake chocolate tastes, for example I used to hate the chocolate Wheetos cereal as a child, especially the way it produced a horrible weak slightly chocolate tinged milk. I have never been a fan of the Yazoo type chocolate milks either. However, I am very pleased to say this Options hot chocolate does not have that horrible plasticky slightly sickening taste of fake chocolate! == Packaging === The Options hot chocolate comes in a 220g tub which is wide at the top and bottom and narrower in the middle, making it very easy to grab in your hand. It has a screw top which is secure so no risk of spilling the powder, but very easy to undo. It has a foil seal over the top for freshness so you know nobody has opened it in the shop. The design is quite attractive, with each flavour having a quote about the sort of "character" they associate with it, for example the mint one is called Mint Madness and has the quote "the flirty mint green kitten heels were madness at the garden party". I think they have tried to make the design a bit "cooler" and appeal to younger people rather than just older people drinking their hot choc at home in their slippers! I do think it looks nice. The packet states that it has only 38 calories a cup, but this is not written particularly big or prominent on there, so it looks more like a treat than a diet product! === Making the drink === The drink is very simple to make. You just put 3 tea spoons of powder into a mug, boil some water and pour it on, then stir until the powder dissolves. You can add some milk for extra creaminess if you want, and I do usually add a bit of milk (I use probably 5 parts water to 1 part milk). The one small complaint I have with this drink is that the powder does not dissolve as easily as I would like. You really have to stir and be careful that everything is mixed well or else you can end up with powdery lumps. If you stir well enough this doesn't happen as much, but it can be easy to miss a bit of powder. === Taste === The Options Mint Madness tastes quite chocolatey. The chocolate is not too strong and certainly not comparable to a real hot chocolate made from actual melted down chocolate, but at least the taste is quite "true" in my opinion and does not taste fake and plasticky. The best part about this particular one is the mint aspect. The mint flavour is fairly strong and definitely noticeable. It gives the drink a really nice twist. I have tried a couple of other Options flavours (such as orange and plain Belgian chocolate) and I find mint miles better than them. It tastes a bit like After 8s. It does not taste like a watery low calorie product and I feel you do get a lot of taste for 38 calories (well a few more calories in mine since I add milk). The tub lasts ages for me, as 3 tea spoons are not much and I don't drink it every day. I think it is a great drink to have in the house for when the mood takes me and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a chocolate treat without many calories!

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          27.11.2011 22:26
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          the best flavour in the options range so far

          I do not drink tea or coffee but I do like a hot drink especially in the winter months to help warm me up so I often have a cup of hot chocolate. I recently decided to try a few of the Options hot chocolate flavours as Asda had a special offer on the individual sachets, 5 for just £1.00. Thinking that trying the flavours would be a good idea to see if I liked them before purchasing a larger jar. One of the flavours that I decided to try was the Mint Madness. The hot chocolate came in an individual foil sachet but you can also buy this hot chocolate in larger jars. The options range of hot chocolates is lower in calories than many of the other brands with the mint madness sachet containing just 38 calories. This drew me to the options range as I recently started a new job which means that I sit down all day and am becoming conscious of eating and drinking fattening things and not burning them off. Obviously this hot chocolate only contains 38 calories when made to the instructions of just using boiling water, if you make it with milk then it will increase the calorific content. To make the hot chocolate you simple empty the contents of the sachet into a mug, fill with hot water and stir. Now I did find that I had to stir this hot chocolate quite a lot as I found it went a little lumpy at first but they eventually dissolved. As soon as I opened the sachet of hot chocolate I could smell the mint flavour which I found very appealing. This smell intensified when the hot water was added with it smelling a bit like after eight mints. This made me eager to try the drink as it smelt so good. Now I will say the other hot chocolate flavours that I had tried in the options vast range disappointed a lot with the flavour. But with the mint madness I was a pleasantly surprised, the flavour could actually be tasted as well as smelt. Now I would not say that this hot chocolate was as tasty as I thought it might be as it did seem a little watery but I guess this could be improved by adding or making with milk. But overall this is the best flavour I have tried in the Options range and would probably buy again.

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            14.06.2011 08:17
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            I do like the odd Hot Chocolate, fair enough more in the colder weather and there is nothing like a nice hot Chocolate when it is cold and dark outside. I do have Hot Chocolate in the house usually all the time as I make Truffles and I need a few spoons of it to mix in with the ingredients. I like to use the Options ones as you get the Chocolate taste but with another taste such as Orange, Mint etc. I usually just buy the Sachets of this, since it is only now and again I drink it, but perhaps I should buy the tub of it as it would end up saving a bit money and the date on the product is usually a good deal ahead so lasts a good lenght of time. You get the sachets in most Supermarkets and the last time I bought 1 of these it cost me 22p. This was only a few weeks ago and Asda often does a 5 for £1 offer on these. So not a huge saving to be had, but a little saving. The Sachets are single serve so the handy thing about this is just pop the sachet into your work bag or that, and you can instantly make a Hot Drink - providing you have access to some Hot Water that is. Just rip the top off this, pour the powder into a cup/mug, add Hot Water and stir. I find that this is nice enough just to drink without adding Sugar or Milk, but a splash of Milk is nice enough as well. Once this has been made you can smell the Minty tang from this. This tastes so nice. The Chocolate tastes rich and sweet and the Mint is a nice cool taste which also tastes right and not fake tasting. Per sachet I think this only has 40 calories, so good if you want a sweet Chocolate drink without a lot of calories. A really nice tasting Hot Chocolate that helps you watch your weight as well.

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            15.10.2010 11:08
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            My favourite breaktime treat!

            I was recently shopping in my local Sainsbury's, picking up tea bags and coffee for work, when I noticed that the Otions sachets were on offer at 7 for £1.50. They're usually around 35p each so I thought I may aswell grab 7 and give them a try. **The packaging** The hot chocolate comes in a small, 11g sachet. The sachets are very bright, they have a pale blue top with the Options logo. Underneath there is a picture of some chocolate melting and, as this is mint flavoured, a green bottom. The writing on the packet is also green and says '..the flirty mint green kitten heels were madness at the garden party'. The words 'mint' and 'madness' are slightly bigger than the rest of the writing to show that this is the flavour, which I think is a very clever idea! **Information and Nutritional values** There is not much information on the scahets, on the back we have a phone number and address for Options, incase you have any issues with your drink. There is also a small label which says 11g mint flavoured instant hot chocolate drink with sugars and sweeteners. Options are supposed to be known as being on of the best low calorie hot chocolate drinks. The nutritional values on the back of the sachet say that in an 11g serving the values are: 38 calories 1.4g protein 5,4g carbohydrate 0.8g fat Which doesn't sound too bad to me. **Directions for the perfect mug of Options** It is recommended that you boil some water, then leave it to cool slightly. Once it is cooled, pour into a mug and add the sachet. Stir well and you have the perfect hot chocolate! If you wish to make the drink creamier add a dash of milk, or cream? **The drink** I love hot chocolate but tend to get bored of the same ol, plain chocolate taste. So this is a nice change for me. As with most things, I was a little hesitant about this as I didn't expect to be able to taste the mint. However, the mint taste in the drink is very strong, and lovely! If you have ever tried a Mint Aero you will know how good it tastes, the drink tastes exactly the same as this to me! YUMMY!! **My Opinion** I love these little sachets and have stocked up on them at work so that I never get bored on my tea breaks. I always add a little milk to the drink, to make it a little thicker. However, even without milk the drink is quite thick and not like water, like other hot chocolates I have tried. I think the packaging on these is great, it is very fun and I love the idea of making the name of the drink stand out against a statement. Also, they are a great size and very handy to keep in your handbag! When I purchased these, I purchased three different flavours; Mint Madness, Outrageous Orange and Belgian chocolate. All three are amazing and I cannot choose between them!!

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            05.04.2010 21:25
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            great tasting chocolate drink low cal treats..

            We are a family of 2 adults and 3 kids most nights, my hubby is definitely a choc addict and as he is trying to lose a few pounds at present I decided to buy the options drinks this week in asda as they were on offer 2 for £3 bargain!! The instructions on the jar say to boil a kettle and leave to cool slightly then add 3 teaspoons to a mug and add hot not boiling water and stir stir stir I always find that these hot chocolates always tend to settle to sit at the bottom of the mug so when serving mine I always leave the spoon in the mug doesn't look to nice but certainly tastes better with a stir midpoint through the drink, these choc drinks are lovely and sweet and would definitely quench a sugar craving for women's pms and such, they come in many different flavours and also come in individual sachets my favourite is definitely wicked white chocolate, my hubbys is mint madness but we do try them all from time to time, for a low cal drinking chocolate drink noone would be able to tell these are so low calorie at only 38 kcals a mug that's even less than an apple!!! The average 220g jar makes 20 mugs and the jar is plastic so widely recyclable... These are a god send for dieters or someone with a sweet tooth my hubby adores them and thinks he wears a halo not scoffing chocolate in the evening x

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            22.01.2010 20:53
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            worth a try - a treat for your taste buds!

            I quite fancied some hot chocolate recently but because I drink it so little at home I rarely buy it, I tend to stick to the small trial size, one cup, sachets and so when last shopping I took advantage of Asda's multibuy offer on Options Choc, instant hot choc sachets. Today I will review the Mint Madness Currently in Asda there are two sizes of Options Choc Mint Madness available; 220g tub for £2.27 or the 11g one cup sachet for 22p (currently 5 for £1). This is so easy to prepare, just boil a kettle, let it cool slightly, empty the contents of the sachet or the measured amount out from a tub and pour on the boiled water and mix well. I find that I have to mix quite a lot with these for the fine granules to completely dissolve. Both from the pack and once made up this smells really minty, very similar to the smell from After Eight Mints. And, to me, that is exactly what this tastes like; dark chocolate and mint. It is warming and great for a minty chocolate fix. If you do not like dark chocolate then this is not the flavour for you, as although with is sweet it also has be bitterness of dark chocolate. Each serving will provide 34 calories so pretty good to get a decent chocolate fix. I would buy this again and might even go for a large tub next time, it really is nice!

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              26.10.2009 22:23
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              Nice Enough But Not As Good As Other Hot Chocolates

              I was given a sachet of Mint Madness Options hot chocolate by my mate, she's just discovered it and told me it was the best low fat hot chocolate she's ever tasted. I disagree though because now I've drunk it I can say it's quite a nice hot chocolate but nothing special and nowhere near as good as the full fat mint hot chocolate I have at the coffee shop in town! You make it up with boiling water, I thought the powder was a bit hard to stir into the water and I was worried there was going to be a load of blobs of powder in the bottom of the cup but there wasn't. I thought it was quite a powdery tasting drink and the taste of chocolate isn't very strong, the hot chocolate is quite minty tasting but it tastes like a very artificial mint flavour and doesn't really go very well with the milky chocolate taste. Mint Madness is quite a sweet drink but it's got a bit of a chemical taste and when I looked at the ingredients I saw it's because there's a load of sweetners in it. I don't usually mind sweetners but in this drink you can taste them quite strongly and meant there was a proper funny aftertaste. I don't think I'll bother drinking this again because even though I'm trying to cut down on my fat a bit I'd rather go for a fatty hot chocolate any day! The main thing for me is that this Options drink is very thin compared to a lot of others and is only a bit thicker than a cup of tea so it didn't satisfy me when I wanted a delish hot chocolate. There are other Options flavours but I haven't found one I like that much yet, the orange one is quite nice but again it's a very thin drink.

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                19.10.2009 14:10
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                Easily satisfies my chocolate cravings for only 34 calories a mug

                Having tried every brand of diet hot chocolate that I have been lucky enough to come across, I can easily say that Options is my favourite. The Belgian Chocolate is so good that it took me quite a while to work my way around to some of the other flavours, but when I did I was not disappointed. All of the flavours that I have tried have been excellent, and that includes their Mint Madness. Mint Madness comes in individual serving sizes for about 30p each or else in a canister for a little over £3.00. The canister is a much better deal because it contains around 20 servings of hot chocolate for that price, making it half as much as the individual servings. It isn't as easy to carry around in your purse, though, of course. The canister is blue and brown and is shaped like an hourglass. The hourglass shape is perhaps meant to mimic the shape we dieters would like to find ourselves in, but the cynic in me also thinks it is so that less product will fit in each canister. No matter, I still think this hot chocolate is a good deal in terms of price. To make a cup of Mint Madness hot chocolate, put 3 teaspoons of the powder into a mug (I usually put about 4 teaspoons as I like it strong). Then I add a bit of hot water and mix it to a paste, and then fill with hot water. I find this makes the hot chocolate a little bit less lumpy although there are always some lumps at the top. This doesn't affect the taste, though. Cadbury's Options Mint Madness tastes delicious. It is rich and thick and creamy with just a hint of mint. The mint flavour is very subtle but it's definitely there. When I have finished a mug of this, my chocolate cravings are completely satisfied. I think this is a great result for only 34 calories per drink!

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                14.10.2009 17:14
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                Recommended for cold winter evenings and chocolate cravings. Give it a try :-)

                I am always one to have cravings for something sweet or something chocolate but I always hate the thought of consuming a lot of calories to satisfy the cravings. When looking for a hot chocolate drink in the supermarket this one immediately caught my eye because the container clearly says there are only 34 calories per drink, which to put into perspective is roughly the same amount of calories as a cup of tea with semi skimmed milk. Options mint chocolate drink cost me £2.43 for 220g. I feel this is a reasonable price but I noticed that some of the regular hot chocolates were somewhat less than this item. However, I was willing to pay a little extra for the lower calories and flavour. 3 teaspoons of the powder are used and mixed with boiling water. In doing this there are sometimes some small clumps of the powder that arrise in the drink that even when stirring for a long time don't seem to dissappear. This does not distract from the flavour of the drink though and is an issue that seems to occur with most hot chocolate drinks I've tried. When you first take a sip of the hot chocolate the first thing that you notice is the lovely minty flavour. I am a big fan of mint chocolate and I would really recommend this drink if you are an After Eight fan like me because it really tastes quite similar. As well as being minty the chocolate tastes quite creamy and in comparision to other hot chocolates that are not marketed as lower in calories there is little difference in the creamyness of the taste. Milk can always be added to the drink if an even creamier taste is prefered. However this will obviously up the calorie count which possibly defeats the purpose of buying a low cal drink. My feelings about this drink is that it is a lovely warm drink for cold winter nights curled up on the sofa. It is perfect for sweet cravings because it definately satisfied me for the day without compromising on diet.

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                  04.10.2009 19:33
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                  Definitely a winter warmer to have stashed away!

                  It is coming to that time of year where I search the cupboards for something to warm me up on a cold winter night, after having ran out of Cadburys hot chocolate, I decided to try Options. Options make low calorie hot chocolate drinks at 34 calories a cup, usually I'm not that fussed on low calorie/low fat products but surprisingly you can't tell. They have a huge range of flavours, from normal hot chocolate to toffee flavoured through to mint hot choc, which is what I am focusing on. ***Availability*** I have found most supermarkets stock the full range of flavours, usuallly in the hot drinks aisle, it isn't hard to find. ***Price*** I usually buy these on offer at 2 for £2.50 for a 210 gram jar in tesco, so they are really good value at less than 8p for a 11 gram serving. Also, if your not sure if you will like them, Option do sachets at 29p each or 5 for £1. This can be a great way of trying new flavours without too much outlay. ***How To Make*** Put 3 tablespoons into a mug and add water, then stir. Usually I use milk, just to make it slighly luxurious and sometimes a bit of squirty cream on the top. It doesn't specify how much water/milk to add, so to your taste really. ***Taste*** I was equally shocked at how choclately these actually were and the mint is strong but not overpowering. I think the two flavours really compliment each other and it is a great low calorie alternative to Aero chocolate as well. It doesn't taste chemically and I don't feel the need to add any sugar to sweeten it, what a hot chocolate should be like. I would definitely recommend this, it is perfect for anyone wanting a chocolate fix.

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                    29.09.2009 13:09
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                    Great tasting low cal drink

                    It is getting to that time of year again when the evenings are getting colder and being pregnant I can't have that warming glass of red wine (boo) so was in the supermarket and this drink caught my eye. Options specialise in low calorie hot chocolate drinks that don't taste like they are low calorie options (which is always good). Their range goes from pure chocolate through white and a huge range of flavours, but this review will focus on the mint chocolate variety. Stockists Any big supermarket or store should have this - generally if a shop only has one or two options flavours it will have the normal chocolate and the mint version. Price Can be expensive - up to £2.99 but I got 2 for £2.50 in Asda last week so keep your eyes open for special offers. Size / Value for money The jar size is 220g and a serving is 11g so that is 20 drinks per jar - so actually even if you pay £2.99 that is less than 15p per drink - so on second thoughts that is good value for money. how to make Put three teaspoons into a mug and fill with water to taste - the instructions don't specify how much water - just to your own taste! Add a splash of milk if you want to (and if you are being really decadent squirty cream is great on top) Stir it really well to disolve all the powder, let it cool and relax! Nutrition - the best bit is 34 calories per drink! so even on the strictest of diets you can indulge. Is it any good? Well the chocolate taste is surprisingly rich for a low cal hot chocolate and the "hint of mint" is strong but does not have a chemical aftertaste. Think melted mint aero and you are probably in the right ball park. I think that Options have improved their recipes recently as I remember older versions of the drink tasting either too weak or having that saccherine chemical taste of low cal sweeteners in the past. Both problems now seem to have been solved! Would I recommend it? Hell yes it is a great way to get rid of a chocolate craving honest!- except then there would be less left for me to have!

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                      07.05.2009 20:21
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                      The best, most delicious hot choclate drink on the planet

                      Well, as this contains chocolate it is a winner for me straight away. Then add to that the fact that it is made by Options and only 40 calories per mug and it has to added flavour of mint, which is always a great friend to chocolate. What reason could you possibly give for Not liking this product. Let's look at it in more detail. It is made by Options, and they do a whole range of choc + *** flavours, and I haven't found one yet that I don't like, but this is my favourite by far. It comes in a plastic tub with the familiar blue wrapper. Included this time is a green mint leaf picture too. The lid is a brown screw off type. The tub holds 220g of the chocolate powder. I have seen it in supermarkets at about £2.19, but I usually get it from £land or £world (for obviously £1). (You can buy it in single serving sachets too, but they cost 29p-35p, so it is much cheaper to buy a tub.) The chocolate powder is quite light in colour and smells appealingly minty. The instructions are clear to follow - although I like mine a bit stronger than average so I use 4 teaspoons of the chocolate powder not 3. Quantity of powder goes into the mug, then simply top up with boiling water. Stir I have found you do get lumps if you don't stir it straight away. Pouring on the boiling water intensifies the minty aroma. There is a slight sheen to the hot chocolate. The taste is 'wicked'. Very chocolatey and extremely minty. Keep the spoon handy though as the chocolate does settle at the bottom, so keep stirring every so often. It is only 40 calories per mug, so it's the perfect thing to have if you are on a diet. You certainly can't tell that it is a low cal product as it is packed with the most amazing flavour. It tastes silky and very special. It is the treat you can have every day. If you like ordinary hot chocolate, you'll LOVE this.

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                      Mint flavoured drinking chocolate, instant hot chocolate