Who Makes the Best Hot Chocolate?

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Nothing is as comforting as a warm mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day. If you are like most people, chances are that you have your favourite brand.

Picking the same hot chocolate time after time can get a little redundant after a while, however, and help you switch things up a bit, we’ve rounded up the best hot chocolate manufacturers around.

Green Goddess

Green Goddess makes a vegan hot chocolate with coconut blossom and lucuma called Raw Organic Cacao Hot Choc. What makes this one of the best hot chocolates is not the taste per se, but rather the health benefits that this drink has to offer.

The Raw Organic Cacao Hot Chock is gluten-free and high in iron and magnesium. If you have an active lifestyle, this creamy hot chocolate with its rich cacao aroma can help you with muscle mass maintenance, weight management, and digestive health. Since this hot chocolate is rich in flavanol, it also protects your skin against the sun.

Fortnum & Mason

Next on our list is the Ruby Chocolate from Fortnum & Mason with its pink hue and creamy berry flavour. Ruby Chocolate is for people who prefer quality over quantity. Due to this drinkable chocolate’s rich creaminess, the instructions suggest that you use a teacup rather than a mug.

Three heaped tablespoons and a topping up with warm milk will produce a rose-coloured, creamy drink with a prominent strawberry aroma. Ruby Chocolate has the highest price tag on our list.

Cartwright & Butler

Cartwright & Butler’s Orange Drinking Chocolate is a mason-style jar full of chocolate pearls. Since the Orange Drinking Chocolate is dairy-free, you can try it with milk alternatives if you are lactose intolerant. Even with unsweetened almond milk, you can still enjoy a sweet, creamy hot chocolate.

Cocoa beans

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Green & Black’s Organic

If rich and creamy isn’t your thing, take a look at Green & Black’s Organic Hot Chocolate Drink. The product consists of finely ground hot chocolate powder that is organic and dairy free. You can drink this hot chocolate with cow’s milk, almond milk, or oat milk.

Despite its luxurious taste and deep chocolate hue, the Black & Green Hot Chocolate Drink is available at a reasonable price.

Coco Chocolatier

People who prefer something a little more exotic will enjoy the lavender, lemongrass, & vanilla bean drinking chocolate from Coco Chocolatier – a white hot chocolate that consists of chocolate flakes with a perfumed aroma.

This fine hot chocolate has a relatively high price tag but comes in a reusable decorative tin.

Dure Foods

We saved the best for last (though we may be biased) with Malcolm’s Premium Hot Chocolate from Dure foods. Delicious drinkable chocolate made from real Dutch cocoa and that has an original milk chocolate flavour.

Malcolm’s Hot Chocolate is available in five different flavours, including:

–    Milk Chocolate

–    Dark Chocolate

–    Light

–    Orange

–    Mint

The rich, high-quality ingredients, price tag, and easy preparation make this hot chocolate the best of the best. To try out Malcolm’s Hot Chocolate, visit Dure Foods today.

Malcolm's Hot Chocolate by Dure