Taste Test: Carnation Simply Hot Chocolate

28 Oct

Unlike most people, I don’t start my day with coffee or tea. I do however enjoy a nice hot chocolate, especially now that the weather is turning cooler.

Obviously, the best way to make hot chocolate is with steamed milk and a hunk of good quality chocolate, however I am not a barrista and that sounds like too much work. The other alternative is instant hot chocolate which usually contains weird oil type substances and other unpronounceable ingredients… Well, at least it used to!

Enter Carnation Simply Hot Chocolate. It’s only available in a giant vat from Costco (70+ servings) but man, is it EVER good. So rich and smooth with no chemical or oily flavours because there isn’t any: it only contains sugar, cocoa, dried milk, vanilla and salt. The only thing that could improve it is a dollop of whipped cream. Or maybe a shot of Bailey’s. Oh yeah.


6 Responses to “Taste Test: Carnation Simply Hot Chocolate”

  1. RnR October 29, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    I need to see if they carry this at Costco in the US!

    • Laura October 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

      For your sake, I hope so! This stuff beats the crap out of Swiss Miss πŸ˜‰

  2. Kristyne November 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Because of you, I bought a vat of it. Haven’t tried it yet, however I know when I do, it’ll be made with hot milk rather than boiling water. I don’t like hot chocolate with water… it’s gotta be milk! πŸ™‚

    • Laura November 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

      You might want to try it with the water. It’s SOOOOOOOOO rich that you won’t even notice.

  3. M R November 28, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    How much mix do you use per 8 oz cup?

    • Laura November 28, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

      Probably 2 rounded tablespoons… I like mine thick πŸ™‚

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