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      15.09.2012 11:05
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      Nice to try - but be sure that you really like white chocolate and (very) sweet drinks!

      -- INTRODUCTION --

      It was a cold Christmas and there was deal for Whittard Hot Chocolate drinks, so we bought the Dark Chocolate with Raspberry, the normal Hot Chocolate and this White Hot Chocolate. I thought it was lovely to have some creamy, steaming hot chocolate during winter to dispel away the wintry blues and the idea did work quite well - at first. Sadly, after a couple of weeks of excitement over these little delights, the tins were rarely again touched and we had to quickly find a way to finish these up before they expired.

      -- WHITTARD OF CHELSEA --
      Originating in 1886, Whittard of Chelsea is most commonly known for their lovely teas (both the leaves, and instant teas) and their handcrafted ceramic bowls, teapots which beautifully line their shelves in store. I do like Whittard very much because I find their beverages to be very delicately produced, and because of their lovely packagings they make wonderful gifts to anyone who is fond of such beverages. They also produce Hot Chocolate drinks which come in a wide variety of flavours - caramel, strawberry white, rhubarb white, or creme brulee even!

      -- WHITE HOT CHOCOLATE: PACKAGING --
      Whittard's White Hot Chocolate comes in tins of 400 g. These tins can be stacked with other similar Whittard products - which is what we did when we bought three tins at a go. The tin is covered around the sides with a white foil that says Hot White Chocolate - I believe that the packaging has undergone a revamp recently to look classier. No matter what, these do look quite nice to be placed around your kitchen top as decorations.

      I don't find the tins very air-tight however - after about 9 months or so (without expiring) I was shocked to find that the powder has started to clump together, so I had to hammer the clumps back into powder before I could drink this. Thankfully, the clumps were only at the top, so the bottom part (which is the bulk of the powder) could still be easily used.

      -- PREPARATION --
      The instructions recommend that you scoop 3 heaped teaspoons into a cup and add about 200 ml of heated milk, stirring the mixture thoroughly. You may add whipped cream, marshmallows, or hot chocolate powder to make the drink even more decadent - but I usually just leave it as it is. I would say that the preparation is relatively fuss-free because the powder does dissolves quite readily.

      -- TASTE & OPINION --
      Whittard's White Hot Chocolate is a refreshing change to the normal kinds of hot chocolate (like Galaxy, or Cadbury) that you can find in the supermarkets. At first taste, it is really very very creamy, very lovely, very white chocolatey. It's the perfect drink to have white snuggling up with a loved one on a couch, watching a romantic movie on a dark, wintry night. That - I do not deny.

      However after multiple tries over numerous occasions, I find that this is a drink that I would not be able to have too often. Not even once a week. It's a little too sweet and decadent by itself (without any toppings), and it does fill you up really quickly (you probably won't have any space in your tummy for any food in the next few hours after this). The only time when this might be good is just before you head off to sleep - this will definitely send you into a dreamy doze not too long after (and of course, if done too often - a couple more layers of fat to protect you during winter).

      Not surprisingly, I found that I had huge difficulties finishing the 400 g tin. If I'm not wrong, it took almost 1.5 years for my household of 3 to finish up a tin - and not easily even!

      -- INGREDIENTS --
      According to Whittard, the ingredient list goes:

      Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Whey Powder, Dextrose, Salt, Emulsifier, Flavouring. CONTAINS MILK.

      Suitable for Vegetarians & Coeliacs. Not suitable for Vegans & those with Lactose intolerance.

      -- WHERE CAN YOU BUY THESE? --
      These are sold in most Whittard stores, as well as online. Without any discounts they are currently retailed at £5.50. I believe I bought them at a price of 3 for 12 pounds or so, which is quite a good deal for a relatively huge tin of hot chocolate.

      -- CONCLUSION --
      This is a nice, luxurious hot chocolate to have. I'd only recommend it if you really have a sweet tooth and adore white chocolate for it's absolutely decadent.

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        08.05.2011 10:15
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        A really tasty drink that warms you up and helps you relax in the evening.

        I was given this as a treat by mum who felt sorry for me after a conversation we had where I was having a good moan about the lack of decent hot milky drinks available that don't contain caffeine. There are some fab flavoured hot chocolates out there from all sorts of brands, as well malty ones and things, but in my supermarket they'd even stopped selling the single one that I could have the options white chocolate drink. Well I stopped being miffed when my darling mama gave me this. Wow! A whole tub of white chocolate drinking chocolate powder and all for me as hubby doesn't like white chocolate! :D I was a happy bunny.

        Obviously all this happiness was on receiving my gift, at this point I'd not tried the drink and had no idea what it tasted like, but a genuine generous thought like that one brings on happiness whatever the situation I find.

        The Whittards White Hot Chocolate comes in a round tub made of tough cardboard with a tight fitting plastic lid. It's a creamy white chocolate colour which makes sense really when you think what it contains, with brown writing which makes it look quite stylish and somehow just a little bit old fashioned too I think. The tub holds 400g of powder which according to Whittards is made with cocoa butter sourced from the finest cocoa beans found in the Ivory Coast in West Africa.

        This is not cheap hot chocolate. Retailing at £5 for a 400g tub you might well raise your eyebrows at the thought of spending that much on a tub of the stuff, and to be honest I wouldn't blame you. The one redeeming factor is that they often sell these on a 3 for 2 deal, so you can buy 1200g for £10 which although still expensive isn't anything like as bad.

        When you open the tub, the powder inside is the same creamy colour as the outside of the tub, and isn't quite as powdery as most hot chocolate powder is, it's just a little more grainy if you get my drift. The smell is gentle, but definitely white chocolate, and the instructions tell you to add 4-5 heaped teaspoons to hot milk. This seems like an awful lot to me, and I have to say I don't use this much. I find 3 heaped spoons are plenty for a good sized mug-full.

        I generally heat my milk in the mug in the microwave. I find this much easier and less messy than heating the milk in a pan, and it does the job just as well. Pop the powder in, and stir really thoroughly before drinking. If you don't stir it enough the powder can sometimes not all mix in properly. Oh, and word of advice if you do yours this way, don't over fill the mug or you'll slosh on stirring!

        I have to say the flavour of this is very sweet especially if made to Whittard's instructions with 4-5 heaped spoonfuls. If you don't mind or like sweet then you'll be happy with this, but I personally find that made that way it really is just too sweet for my taste. Strangely, dropping to 3 spoonfuls doesn't seem to lessen the chocolate flavour any, but does reduce the sugariness which is good because it means I can enjoy it this way, and it will go longer too of course.

        Actually, bearing in mind that the first ingredient on the list isn't the cocoa butter, but the sugar, I do wonder if Whittards could be persuaded to reduce the amount of sugar in this just a little. I think that like with eating white chocolate, if it's too sweet, you lose some of the wonderful rich chocolate flavour.

        I've drunk this for a few months now on and off. It's not something I want every day or anything, but it is very lovely to have a hot milky drink to enjoy before bed when I want it. I even made it for a couple of friends who came over one evening when we were watching a girly film together, and to make it a bit more interesting I added a little cream and some white marshmallows to the top which made it VERY tasty indeed, and added to the already quite rich flavour, but took away a little of the sweetness which was nice.

        Would I recommend this? Very much so! It's delicious and much nicer than the options one. - Yes ok it's not as healthy, but honestly, I don't care! It's not like I drink it all the time or anything so what does a little indulgence hurt occasionally eh.

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        22.04.2011 13:06
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        For the chocoholics out there, give this white hot chocolate a go

        I received a lovely selection of Whittards products at Christmas including specialist coffee, a flavoured tea and this White Hot Chocolate tub. I don't drink too many hot chocolate drinks as it goes I am more of a coffee lover. This product retails at £5 from Whittard stores and online, they often have promotions on for buying multiple products.


        Whittard is a long standing retailed of hot beverages, founded in 1886 by Walter Whittard this year being their 125 year anniversary. The business developed in London and gradually turned into a multinational company. They specialise in hot drinks having 130 varieties of tea and 20 flavours of hot chocolate, along with an extensive range of freshly ground coffee.


        Whittards white hot chocolate immediately grabbed my attention, I hadn't tried a white chocolate flavoured drink before this and being a fan of white chocolate bars I expected good results. The Packaging is a customary Whittard rounded tub made of toughened cardboard. The card colour is a creamy white, reflecting the powder inside. The writing on the tub is a rich chocolaty brown colour, which stands boldly out from the background. There is a brief description of the contents on the front and on the back are the standard instructions, ingredients and nutritional information. The lid is a strong, flexible plastic stopper coloured gold that fits tightly in the top of the tub, making it airtight and keeping the contents fresh.


        The tub is stackable with other Whittards products and is quite large being approximately 18cm tall and 12cm diameter. The product comes in one quantity, being 400g, though there are likely some trial sizes and multipacks where you can get smaller amounts available in store. The shelf life on my particular tub had about 8 months to go, not that it lasted that long anyway!


        The white hot chocolate powder is very fine grained and a bright creamy and yellow colour to look at, it looks good enough to eat. The powder is very compact in the tub and you get a lot for your money I feel. Smelling the white hot chocolate powder you can immediately tell that it is going to be a very sweet drink as the chocolate aroma is very strong and distinguishable.


        To make the perfect cup of white hot chocolate you need a large mug, milk and a saucepan. Fill your mug with milk to measure the right quantity and then pour this into a medium heat pan. When your milk is hot add 4-5 heaped teaspoons of the white hot chocolate powder to the saucepan (this is the amount the instructions tell you to use, however for a healthier and less sweet drink use less of the powder, simples). I use a small whisk to get the drink frothy and bubbling up then once at the optimum temperature pour into your mug and enjoy! You can also just add the powder straight to hot milk and stir, but I find using the whisk method gives the drink a better mixing and infusion.


        The taste of this drink is as you'd expect, very sweet, you can adapt the quantities to suit your taste but it is has very strong flavourings so even using one or two spoonful's' will not change this considerably. The flavour is very creamy, almost like a melted milkybar, which is lovely and rich. The consistency is rather thin as the powder dissolves well into the milk, which is a bit of a disappointment. You would be unlikely to be able to drink more than one cup without feeling a bit sickly, as it is a sickly sweet drink, but the odd cup for a treat is very relaxing and comforting.
        The ingredients are; Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Whey Powder, Dextrose, Salt, Emulsifier (E450a), Flavouring. This product containts milk. Suitable for Vegetarians. not suitable for vegans.


        A lovely rewarding hot chocolate drink that needs no accompaniments or extras, it is sweet enough!

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          16.10.2010 22:08
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          Delicious White Hot Chocolate

          WOW what a great warm up drink!

          I recently purchased this at our local Whittards store which was on offer 3 for 2 at £5 each. In the store I go into you can always sample some of the teas and hot chocolates and the service is always very good which makes the experience really good and knowing you are buying a decent product!

          It is advertised as ''a dream in a cup. The most scrumptious of all'' and is just that it is almost sinful!!

          The tub is 400g and is in a lovely designed easy storage box with a secure lid.

          You sprinkle 4-5 heaped teaspoons into a cup of hot milk and stir, the smell is mouth watering and the taste is unbelievable almost like it is melted white chocolate your drinking without the thickness. This would make a lovely stocking filler for christmas!

          I find that 4-5 teaspoons can be a little much but this could be down to the size of the cup being used.

          Its a lovely drink for easing sleep, I advise to snuggle up with a cup in front of a film and relax.

          I also like the Cranberry and Raspberry tea drink they do for during the day.

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          12.04.2010 10:21
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          Great white choc taste in a hot drink

          I recently purchased the 'Sins' gift set of hot chocolates from Whittards and the White Hot Chocolate was the first one I tried. I imagined a great creamy and milky taste with the gorgeous taste of white chocolate. I wasn't disappointed!

          To drink I add 4 heaped teaspoons to hot milk (I put mine in the microwave for 1 minute, add the hot chocolate then heat for another minute but you can heat in the pan if you prefer. Mix thoroughly.

          This drink had a lovely sweet smell of white chocolate and a lovely creamy colour to match. It had a delicious taste and wasn't too sweet or sickly. It was just right. It smelt divine and tasted really good too!

          This drink is special because it is made with cocoa butter sourced from the finest cocoa beans found in the Ivory Coast in West Africa. As it has no cocoa solids, white chocolate doesn't contain any caffeine. The cocoa butter ensures that white chocolate has a natural sweetness and a creamy consistency.

          It contains Sugar, cocoa butter, skimmed milk powder, whey powder, Dextrose, Salt, emulsifier (E450a), Flavouring.

          It is suitable for vegetarians but due to its milk content it is not sutable for vegans.

          I bought this as part of the 'sins' hot choc selection which is currently selling at half price fopr £10 which is a great way to sample all the different hot chocolate flavours. If you prefer to buy this as a single 400g tub it will cost £5, but they always have offers on, currently any x3 400g tubs for £13. It is more pricey than other brands but the quality and taste is of the highest standard and sooooo delicious.

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          24.02.2010 21:35
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          A white hot chocolate powder from Whittards.

          Now I don't drink hot drinks in terms of tea and coffee, I've tried them multiple times but I just don't like the taste at all. As a result on a cold winter's day all I'm left with is either a cold drink or hot chocolate and normal hot chocolate can get a bit repetitive! Last Christmas I discovered a pot of white hot chocolate in my Christmas stocking and have been addicted to it ever since. It's made and sold in Whittard's which is a tea and coffee company solely devoted to producing beverages and their relevant accessories. It was established back in 1886 as a tea company and now has around one hundred stores in total.

          The white hot chocolate comes in a cardboard, circular tub which will sit upright on any flat surface. It's about six inches in height and about four inches in circumference making it quite a sizable tub. It is a lovely rich cream in colour with the brand and product name being portrayed in a rather elaborate font in a rich brown colour. The tub itself has a gold coloured plastic lid which simply pulls on and off quite easily. Inside the tub you'll find 400g of white hot chocolate powder which is a very pale cream colour and possesses quite a strong, sickly chocolate scent to it which can be quite overpowering at first!

          The instructions on the back of the tub suggest you sprinkle four to five heaped teaspoons (approximately) 20g of the powder into a mug of hot milk and stir. Now I find that in the average sized mug I only need about two heaped teaspoons of the powder, if I used anymore than this it can make the drink too sickly and sweet. Although the powder dissolves quite easily into the milk very often a little of the powder will collect in the bottom making the end of the drink very sickly indeed! I find it best to add the powder while you're still heating the milk, either on the hob or in the microwave to ensure it dissolves.

          The finished result is an absolutely delicious creamy white hot chocolate that tastes exactly like white chocolate does only in the form of a drink. It's a lovely light cream colour once it's made and gives off a delicious aroma of rich white chocolate, more like Thorntons white chocolate than milky bar white chocolate! It's made with 40% cocoa butter ensuring that the chocolate taste is heavily prevalent and if you don't use too much powder you'll find it's not sickly at all. Another interesting thing is that as this drink doesn't contain any cocoa solids it doesn't contain any caffeine either making much healthier drink than others.

          The white hot chocolate is currently priced at £5.00 in Whittards for a 400g tub; it's also on a special three for two offer which seems to have been on for over a month now. If you were to use 20g of the powder each time you made a drink the tub would last you for about twenty servings in total which equates to about 25p per mug. I tend to use less and so a tub lasts me longer, it's certainly a treat of a drink especially as there's around ninety calories in a 20g serving of the powder without adding the milk! However I absolutely adore this drink, it's creamy, filling and soothing too... a great drink in summer or winter!

          Thanks for reading.

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            30.01.2010 21:36
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            Gorgeous!

            If you are looking for a different type of hot chocolate to warm you up in this exceptionally cold winter, then try this Whittard WHITE hot chocolate.

            It isn't the cheapest brand to buy, but they very often have 3 for 2 offers. I got three today for £10 so just over £3 a tin. They last for ages as well.

            The white hot chocolate is absolutely gorgeous. It really tastes of white chocolate and can help to quench those chocolate cravings that seem to take hold in the winter months!

            It's very easy to make. Basically you heat up the milk (either in a pan or for a couple of minutes in the microwave which is definitely the easiest way), then you pop 4 or 5 teaspoons in depending on how thick you want it. Make sure you stir it lots to ensure that it is all mixed in properly. You may find that you need to stir it again about half way down the cup.

            For an extra special hot chocolate treat, add whipped cream, marshmallows or chocolate sprinkles on the top. Or if you are feeling particularly decadent, then try all at once!!

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              03.12.2009 23:36
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              A white hot chocolate? Who'da thunk it? Well certainly not me, until I was in my local Whittard of Chelsea shop and they had very generous samplers of this so of course I was absolutely fascinated to try this product and took a little cupful and subsequently puchased the tub for £6 for 400g. So a fair price for a fair amount of hot chocolate!! Simply sprinkle 4-5 heaped teaspoons (20g) into a mug or cup of hot milk and stir! You could microwave the mug of milk first or simmer on the hob very gently whilst constantly stirring.

              It is made with cocoa butter sourced from the finest cocoa beans found in the Ivory Coast in West Africa. As you will see the cocoa butter makes up almost half of the drink so it is quite rich in it, it does not contain any cocoa solids, now this means it is completely caffiene free I've just found out which can only be a good thing.

              The product thickens the milk somewhat slightly and leaves a very hot and very teeny bit frothy drink.

              Now I will really struggle describing the taste, it was milky, very creamy and warming, erm slightly coconutty, a little bubbly, a little bit white chocolatey, all I must say is you really need to try a sample or something before buying as I think it is quite an acquired taste and something many of us are not used to. It also is extremely sweet and saccharine, I do think I would prefer this to be toned down just slightly as it is ever so slightly too sweet for my liking.

              I think that this is a perfect bedtime in winter drink as it is extremely warming in the cold weather, soothing and I am sure will help you to drift off in no time. I think take a mug up to bed with a great book and you are well on your way. It is simply a soothing and comforting mug of sweet creaminess.

              In summary if you can get a sample first do try it, I am still somewhat on the fence about it but it does make a nice change from the normal milk chocolate hot chocolate. The tub would actually make a lovely gift for someone as well as yourself, so see what you think.

              I give it 7.5 out of 10, knocked down by the slightly too sweet taste.

              Sugar, cocoa (40%), Dextrose, Salt, Flavouring. This product containts dairy. Suitable for Vegetarians and gluten free. Not suitable for vegans, nut allergies or diabetics.

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                30.09.2009 17:28
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                A nice alternative to 'normal' hot chocolate but not special enough to make me rush out and buy

                Whittards White Hot Chocolate powder is a staple in my cupboard, for those nights where a standard hot chocolate just isn't enough!

                Made up as per the instructions on the box, this hot chocolate powder can be too sweet and sickly, so I tend to make mine with 3 normal teaspoons of powder, rather than the 4 heaped spoons that they recommend. Heating the milk up before hand is far better than whacking it all in the microwave as I tend to do! I rarely put anything on the top of my white hot chocolate drinks, because they do taste rather sickly if you do, but marshmellows would accompany this drink perfectly. I have found though that Whittards tend to add a lot of sugar to all their powdered drinks; which is fine if you have a very sweet tooth but not so great if you're like the majority of people who don't!

                This hot chocolate is nice for a treat but not something I'd want to drink every night, hence I find it value for money as I tend to drink a pot in a year, rather than their normal hot chocolates which I could drink every night and so find myself going through a pot in a month! Having said that, I only ever buy Whittards chocolate powders when they're on a half price offer as I can't justify £5 for a pot of cocoa and sugar, however nice it tastes.

                I've gone for two stars on this one purely because it's too sweet for my liking, and if made as per their instructions, quite expensive for what it is. Having said that, I have yet to see let alone try a different brand of white chocolate powder, so if you really need a white chocolate fix, then it's worth a try. Just try and buy it when it's half price or on an offer!

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                  28.09.2009 12:12
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                  Gorgeous lighter version to a normal milk-made hot chocolate.

                  We bought a tub of Whittards White Hot Chocolate with Praline (Christmas Edition) last November as a way to spend the last few pounds from a voucher we were using in a department store in Cardiff. It looked tasty, and as we're both big fans of chocolate, we thought we'd give it a go.

                  The Christmas edition of this hot chocolate comes with a small packet of marshmallows on top. When we made the first mugs, we followed the instructions closely...well, I thought I did. We heated up the milk, and then added the "4 to 5" heaped teaspoons (per serving) to the milk, whisked it in, and shared it between the two of us. I got a little carried away. I did 10 (5 each) heaped teaspoons which would have been fine, except they were HEAPED! Plus, as I have a bit of a sweet tooth where chocolate is concerned (I'm not a fan of dark chocolate) and I normally add a spoon or two of sugar to a normal hot chocolate - yes, naughty me - I did the same for my mug. PLUS, I decided to add some of the marshmallows to the top and let them melt into a wonderful sticky mess. Well, what a mistake - talk about sugar hit!! I learnt from my mistakes!

                  After that first try we I would make the chocolate up for the two of us using 8 or 9 normal sized spoonfuls of the powder, no additional sugar, and - depending how naughty I'd feel on the day - with or without a few of the small marshmallows. Perfect.

                  This is the perfect mix between a hot chocolate and a mug of hot milk - the latter of which personally I have always found a bit disappointing and flavourless on its own. This white hot chocolate with praline gives a lovely flavour to your hot milk, without making it too chocolaty, and the praline adds a lovely nutty aftertaste.

                  We enjoyed the hot chocolate so much that this past weekend we made a special trip to a Whittards factory outlet shop to buy some more for this winter - but at £6 a tub, we'll be using it carefully!

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                    16.02.2009 23:11
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                    Yummmmmmmmm!

                    I'm a bit of a hot chocolate addict and Whittards is (in my opinion!) the best that there is! White hot chocolate is quite unusual and I have never bought white hot chocolate powder from anywhere else. On a cold winter's day nothing beats making a warm milky drink and sitting with it huddled up on the sofa feeling all warm and cosy!

                    It's really simple to make - you just boil some milk in a saucepan (I find semi-skimmed works best), pour it into a tall mug and then add a couple of spoonfuls of this powder and stir well. It's a bit naughty but I tend to add some mini marshmallows to the milk too, and then top the drink with some whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. I even have a name for my white hot choc creation - a "snowy". It's really, really nice!!

                    I think some people would possibly find this a bit sickly, but I have quite a sweet tooth so I love it! That said, I don't add quite as much powder as they suggest on the tin, esp. if i'm adding whipped cream on top. I want to dream of it after I've drank it - not throw up!'

                    This is a very sweet hot chocolate that tastes of luxury, and isn't the sort of drink you could drink all day every day, but as a special treat it's hard to beat. It's also fairly expensive at £5 a tin but I think it's well worth it - and it makes a great gift for any chocoholic too!

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                      15.01.2009 11:57
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                      Ok but there are better out there

                      A friend gave me a gift set of Whittards Luxury White Hot Chocolate. I was really excited when I opened it and was very much looking forward to indulging. I love white chocolate and I love hot chocolate. Add to that the advertising word 'luxury' and I was absolutely sold. Unfortunately this drink does not live up to it's name or packaging.

                      Of course white chocolate is far sweeter than milk or dark chocolate but even with this in mind, this hot chocolate was really sickly. Also, to me, it hardly tasted of chocolate. It was all sweeteners.

                      In its favour it made quite a thick drink and there was a certain richness of flavour and creaminess of texture. There was also a pleasant vanilla smell when I made it up. That said, for me this just did not make up for the extreme sweetness.

                      You make this hot chocolate with milk, which makes it richer. I do not like hot chocolate that is made with water. It just is not the same.

                      I think this costs just over £4 for 400g, which is pretty expensive I think. But it does make a good rich hot chocolate. I just cannot give it more than 3 stars because I found it too sweet and I have quite a sweet tooth. If very sweet chocolate is your thing though, you will love it!

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                        best try adding more than the advised powder to liquid!

                        I was given a tub of Whittard of Chelsea white hot chocolate as a Christmas gift. The tub that I was given is similar to the one shown in the picture but the tub I got was a special Christmas edition. My tub had the added bonus of a large packet of white mini marshmallows.

                        The size of the tub that i had contained 400g of the hot chocolate. It is packaged in a red tub with gold snow flakes. We have just had a mug of the hot chocolate so I thought I would write about it. I love white hot chocolate so I thought this would be a lovely treat. It was very easy to prepare. You just boil up the amount of milk that you require and then add 3 teaspoons of the white chocolate powder. The drink does smell just like white chocolate and looks a very nice creamy colour in the mug. Especially when you add the marshmallows, it looks like a very luxurious and comforting drink.

                        I must say I was a little disappointed about the taste of the drink. It was sweet and did taste rather nice however I did not really detect the white chocolate taste at all. The tub also says that there is a nutty praline flavour that I did not pick up either. I did make up the drink to the strength suggested but I think I will try another mug but this time add another couple of teaspoons of the powder. The marshmallows were a lovely finishing touch and went lovely and gooey on the hot milk.

                        As it was a gift I am afraid I do not know the cost of the chocolate. A 20g serving of the chocolate powder contains 93 calories so after you add the calories count of the milk and the marshmallows it would not be good if you had it on a regular basis.

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                          11.11.2008 11:47
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                          Dream in a mug.

                          Ok i am a fan of hot chocolate but when it comes to whittards hot chocolate nothing can compare in my opinion.

                          You can shop at whittards at your local store if you have one around or you can shop online at www.whittard.co.uk
                          they usually have quite a few sales so if you are put off by the price you can try their products when they have a sale.

                          Ok the tub is round and very stylish design and if you buy more than one they stack up perfectly so dont take up too much room in your cupboard.
                          The weight of the hot choc is 400g and since a year ago when i last bought their hot choc it has increased in size the tubs are much bigger. they are £5 per tub online but i usually buy them when they are on sale like buy 3 for 2 ect

                          Directions you add 4-5 heaped teaspoons into a mug of hot milk, i think you can use less though depending on your taste i find sometimes 4 teaspoons is enough, this one tub has approximately 20 servings.

                          What i have also found is the last lot i bought, when i was trying to mix in the hot choc powder with the milk it took forever for it to mix in i had to keep scraping the powder round the cup and then sometimes found alot of powder in the bottom, but with this hot choch it pretty much dissolves instantly and there is certainly no powder left at the bottom.

                          Ingredients: Sugar, cocoa butter, skimmed milk powder, whey powder, dextrose, salt, emulsifier (E450a), flavouring.

                          Per serving (your 4-5 heaped teaspoons)
                          Energy- 390kj
                          Protein- 0.8g
                          Carbohydrate (of which sugars)- 15.3g
                          Fat(of which saturates)- 2.5g
                          Fibre- 0.0g
                          Sodium- 0.1g

                          Best served with marshmellows and a nice helping of cream on top, yummy!

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