Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Hot Chocolate Cubes (Cutting Cake Patisserie)


I would like to start with a big thank you to Katie from Leeds Grub who very kindly picked up these lovely hot chocolate cubes for me. Earlier in the year I tried Dairy Milk Hot Choc Chunks and as much I loved the concept found the drink to be a little flavourless for my taste buds, I had high hopes these might just be the dream product.
I actually purchased whole milk especially for these drinks, and ensured that I measured the correct proportions when making them (i.e. I put aside my huge Disney mug, and used a regular sized one instead)! I heated my mug of milk in the microwave, and added the hot chocolate cube on a stick. Both types took a few minutes for the chocolate to melt while I patiently stirred, but good things come to those who wait.
First up was the milk chocolate variety. I was very impressed by this; it gave the drink a wonderful sweet creamy flavour with a mellow cocoa taste. It wasn’t overly strong, but nobody could argue that the chocolate wasn’t present. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and found that it was perfect cure for any chocolate craving.
The dark chocolate variety on the other had had a stronger cocoa hit, and wasn’t as sweet, giving the flavour a more mature grown up taste. I loved the richness of this one, and felt that it was my favourite, but it was a close call!
Frankly, either would be perfect for a soothing winters night drink. Lovely stuff, thank you Katie!

6 comments:

Katie said...

Im glad they didnt get obliterated in the post! The truffles they do are amazing too!

Harlem's A Hatin said...

This is awesome, I had no idea they created things like hot chocolate cubes.

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cinabar said...

Katie - Royal Mail looked after them well. I googled them, and apparently they sell their truffles online!

Harlem - It is a lovely idea, a sort of chocolate spoon!

Rhianne said...

I had no idea either... yum!

cinabar said...

Bet they will be a big seller for the Christmas stocking fillers too... they are just lovely stuff.

Ana said...

What's really funny is that when I first came across something like this, I didn't even know what it was... so I simply started biting into it :))