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We Try the Hot Cocoa Mixes from Starbucks

The Serious Eats Team 7 comments

On a recent trip to the grocery store, we noticed a whole shelf of different cocoa-mix options (including peppermint hot chocolate and salted caramel hot chocolate!) from Starbucks, so we decided to check them out. More

San Francisco: 10 Hot Chocolates We Love

Where to Drink: San Francisco Carrie Vasios Mullins 1 comment

Here in San Francisco, you can find a range of hot chocolate styles, from old fashioned marshmallow-topped comfort drinks to intense, unsweetened sips for the true chocoholic. Best of all? The city's Mexican influence means that spicy, thick Mexican style hot chocolates abound. Here are 10 of our favorites. More

Hot Drinks: Allegro Indian Spice 54 Drinking Chocolate

Maggie Hoffman 3 comments

I'm not thrilled about the arrival of winter, but I must admit that I do look forward to hot chocolate season. I'm a huge fan of Mariebelle's Aztec Hot Chocolate, but that stuff runs $20 for a 12 ounce tin, so it's more of a special gift than a frequent indulgence. I'm determined to find some other options that satisfy my cocoa craving for a bit less cash. More

4 Unusual Hot Chocolates We Love in NYC

Where to Drink: New York Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

The classic cup of hot chocolate is all good and fine, but sometimes a little deviation from tradition is just what cold weather demands. Here are four unusual spins on cocoa that we've enjoyed recently around New York. More

New Drinks: McDonald's McCafé Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Fast Food Drinks Maggie Hoffman 8 comments

McDonald's recently introduced two seasonal treats in branches nationwide: McCafé Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint Hot Chocolate. They're available now through January 2, just in time to wash down your pies and tins full of Christmas cookies. More

Hot Drinks, San Francisco: Hot and Spicy Extra Dark Hot Chocolate at CocoaBella

Where to Drink: San Francisco Carrie Vasios Mullins Post a comment

Beyond their expansive collection of chocolates, this pristine little shop sells hot chocolate for adults. Made to order with deliciously chocolaty cocoa powder, you can choose between white, milk, dark, and extra dark. Those in the know go for Extra Dark Hot and Spicy. More

Choffy: Chocolate You Brew Like Coffee

Maggie Hoffman 7 comments

Sometimes hot chocolate can feel too heavy and filling, but chocolate-flavored teas are often weak and unsatisfying. What's a cacao lover to do? The folks at Choffy are offering one unusual solution: they're bagging 100% organic cacao beans, roasted and ground, and meant be brewed like coffee. More

Spot of Tea: The Republic of Tea Coconut Cocoa Tea

Carrie Vasios Mullins 5 comments

I like chocolate and I like tea, but I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about "Cuppa Chocolate Tea" a line of herbal-chocolate tea blends from the Republic of Tea. And while I wasn't wild about the others flavors in this line, the Coconut Cocoa stood out. More

Honest Tea's New CocoaNova Infusions

Erin Zimmer 6 comments

Sometimes you feel like tea, other times you want to slurp up chocolate milk. Is there room for something in between? Honest Tea's new CocoaNova line includes three flavors: Mint Cacao, Mocha Cacao, and Cherry Cacao. The infusions, which resemble watered-down Yoo-Hoos, are dairy-free, gluten-free, and 50 calories per glass bottle. More

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