8 March 2013

Galaxy Hot Chocolate – Orange [By @cinabar]


There are a few hot chocolates out at the minute that are designed to froth, and this is another one in that category. I do like the extra bubbles, and have to say that it seems to really improve the flavour, perhaps because it forces the powder to mix well with the water? I have also previously enjoyed the milk chocolate version of this bubbly Galaxy hot choc, and was pleased to see an orange one available to match its new orange bubbly bars.
I added the contents of the sachet to my mug, and waited patiently for the kettle to boil. When I added the water I swear I heard the powder in the mug crackle, which isn’t something I’d noticed before, even with the frothing hot chocolates. Despite that, the powder dissolved easily in the hot water with a gentle stir, and there was a lush layer of bubbles on the surface of the drink. I could smell the orange the minute the water hit, and the flavour of the drink didn’t disappoint. It was a creamy chocolaty flavour, and the orange was strong, but at the sweet mellow end of the spectrum instead of being a tart sharp taste.
The flavour was soothing – and the added citrus worked with the chocolate. The more I drink flavoured hot chocolates the more I think I prefer them to plain ones; the added flavour enhances the taste and makes the drink much more defined. After I finished my sachets I added a large eco-friendly bag of this to my online grocery shop this week, it’s definitely one to keep in the cupboard. :-)
By cinabar

2 comments:

Caroline St Clare said...

This is definitely one of the best lower calorie hot chocolates. I've been buying the orange flavour in the large bag, and yes, it does crackle!

cinabar said...

I too have a large bag of this now - perfect for the unseasonally snowy evenings.