After my hot chocolate post on Lake Champlain’s Old World Hot Chocolate, I received an email from Leann at Lake Champlain asking if I would be willing to receive some samples and review their New World Hot Chocolate. I especially liked that Leann emphasized she preferred an honest review. Since I had already purchased products from Lake Champlain many times and loved many of them, I couldn’t resist.
I tried the Traditional Hot Chocolate first — I was in the mood for something chocolatey but still milky. The Traditional Hot Chocolate is truly delicious. I always find it interesting how Americans associate the lovely liquid chocolate richness with European hot chocolate. Yes, that’s one type – but it’s not really an everyday treat. Growing up in Switzerland, I drank basic hot chocolate which was excellent, but more milky than the liquid chocolate. Though, I should emphasize it is definitely still milky and rich as opposed to the thinner cocoa I was introduced to when I came to the States for college.
Anyways, Lake Champlain’s Traditional Hot Chocolate is just that — a lovely smooth rich but not over-the-top hot chocolate. What’s also nice about it is that I could see this appealing to many. It would be the perfect hot chocolate to serve at a holiday event. It’s rich enough that a fan of liquid chocolate goodness would be satisfied by it, but still milky enough to please cocoa fans.
I will review my other goodies very soon, but I wanted to write about the Traditional Hot Chocolate first because it really struck me as the first perfect hot chocolate to share at holiday gatherings.
Picture from Lake Champlain website.
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