Monday, 14 February 2011

Kinky: Spiced Up Quickie (Artisan Du Chocolat, Selfridges) [By @Cinabar]



Anyone who just googled “Kinky Quickie” and arrived at this webpage, I’m suspecting you may not have been looking for a food site!
I know its Valentines, but I assure you this blog hasn’t taken a strange turn, despite the name, what follows is a review for a hot chocolate! Well I say hot chocolate, but it isn’t in the powdered form. This is a one serving stick with a solid lump of hot chocolate that you dissolve in hot milk to make an indulgent drink.
The name may sound a bit curious, but the ‘Spiced Up’ part relates to cardamom and the quickie because it is quick to make and any other puns I’m sure are intentional too. ;-)
So I made myself a mug of hot milk and allowed the chunk of hot chocolate to dissolve as I stirred. It was quite nice watching it melt, even if I did have to resist having a sneaky lick.
To be honest though, it took its time to dissolve, and even at the end there were still a few bits floating and stuck on the inside of the mug.
The drink was full of flavour though, with a good strong initial dark chocolate taste. The aftertaste was lovely and warming too, with a nice clean hit of spice from the cardamom. The drink is rich and soothing, the two flavours of chocolate and spice work perfectly together.
It was enjoyable to make this drink, and perfect and warming for a Winter’s night in. I’m dying to try a Quickie with Lolita (which, for the record, is the name of their strawberry and black pepper flavoured hot chocolate)!
By Cinabar

3 comments:

Katie said...

I love these real chocolate stirrer things, the added spice sounds really nice and grown up.

cinabar said...

I'm going to have to check the shop when I'm next in Birmingham - I do hope these were a Valentines one off :-(

S.Emerald said...

What a great concept!