16 May 2011

Dreamy Coconut Drinking Fudge (@FudgeKitchen) [By @Cinabar]

I’d like to start by thanking my sister-in-law for passing this sachet of drinking fudge on to me. This is the Fudge Kitchen’s take on drinking chocolate, and consists of a sachet of fudge that you add to hot milk. It is a new product for them, and sounded quite an innovative idea.
As per the instructions I heated the milk in the microwave for just under a minute, and then removed it to add the fudge.

I squeezed the thick paste in, and gave it a bit of a stir. To be honest it didn’t stir in at all well staying solid, I made attempts to simply cut it into small pieces with the spoon. I was struggling, but decided to carry on with the instructions, which were to give it a second blast in the microwave. I did this, and as if by magic when I removed it from the heat this time all the fudge had dissolved, and a quick stir was all that was required. It really impressed me at the time, because I was a little concerned that it wouldn’t dissolve at all.
The drink has a very rich coconut taste, overpowering the chocolate base flavour. I looked at the ingredients list and the coconut contents outweighed the cocoa there too, which explained the taste. It’s not a bad thing, but it is just something to be aware of. I found the drink lovely and sweet, and the distinct coconut tones really enhanced the flavour and made the drink taste tropical and creamy.
I really enjoyed this drink, and it is an alternative to regular hot chocolate which is still easy to make. Drinking Fudge is available at the Fudge Kitchen website, and by the looks of things they have a quite a few other flavours I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on too!
By Cinabar

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