My tour of different Lake Champlain Hot Chocolates continues. So far I have tried the Old World Hot Chocolate (which is actually yummy chocolate shavings) and the Traditional Hot Chocolate, which is a nice chocolatey rich but basic hot chocolate. The next one I tried was the New World Drinking Chocolate, which I was convinced I would love since it is 70% cocoa and I love love love dark chocolate. This one did not disappoint either. It’s dark and just a touch acidic and very rich. The description says that it reminds people of Spanish hot chocolate – having never been to Spain, I can’t vouch for that, but it makes sense. It is much less sweet than the Old World Hot Chocolate, which is what you would expect at a French or Italian café.
I will say one thing – if you don’t like dark chocolate you may not love the New World Hot Chocolate…. unless you add some marshmallows. The second time I tried it I decided to add marshmallows – and I swear they tasted sweeter than they normally do. And, while the hot chocolate was still very dark, it had an added sweetness that was really lovely.
Picture from Lake Champlain website.
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