21 September 2011

Galaxy Silky Smooth Frothy Top [Hot Chocolate] (Sainsbury’s) [By @cinabar]

There are quite a few instant cappuccino drinks on the market, all with a nice frothy finish for a cafe style drink. Galaxy has released this new product which combines the bubbly finish with a hot chocolate, and I couldn’t resist giving it a purchase. The summer seems to be coming to an end, so I guess the official hot chocolate season begins (although I drink the stuff all year). ;-)
As per the instructions I added four teaspoons to my mug, and waited for the kettle to boil. It does say that you can make this hot chocolate with either hot water or hot milk, which is really useful. I was interested to see how it worked with water as good instants are hard to find, and I was in a bit of a rush.
When I poured the water on the powder it already started to froth a little, which looked really good. The contents mixed up very easily, and by the time I had finished there was a serious amount of bubbles appearing. Ace!
I have to say I was rather impressed by the aroma of this drink as just from the smell I could tell it was Galaxy, as it actually had the same tones as the bar. There was that sweet brown sugar scent and creamy chocolate too, and it was very appealing. In taste (despite not using a large mug) I felt it was a really good drink, but a tad mild. It had a nice flavour, and it was very much like Galaxy, but it was just a little watered done. The next time I made it I used a fifth tea spoon of powder, and found the drink to be absolutely spot on, so that’s my tip if you have a sweet tooth. It also tasted much more creamy with the additional powder, and was lovely and rich. If you are making it with hot milk, four teaspoons seems to work a lot better, but the hot water method needs that little extra.
I was impressed by the definition of the flavour, and that it wasn’t just a generic chocolate taste. Galaxy fans will love this drink as the flavour of the chocolate really shines through. The bubbles are a nice touch giving a lovely froth and ensuring the drink mixes well. This is one I’ll be buying again, but as I said I found the best results are with an extra spoon of powder in the cup.
By Cinabar

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