A-List: The best hot chocolate in St. George

OPINION – When it comes to hot chocolate, I have one simple rule: don’t settle.

I mean it! It’s been said that there are too many mediocre things in life; I say, winter’s best beverage shouldn’t be one of them.

So say goodbye to clumps. Run away from anything that says “just add water.” Why? Because you deserve the best.

In order to provide you with the very best, I conducted the ultimate hot chocolate taste test (with the help of a few self-proclaimed hot chocolate connoisseurs.)

And because no two tastebuds are the same, here’s a selection of seven cups of hot chocolate heaven. (In no particular order.)

Jazzy Java

Order a black and white hot chocolate. 1/2 dark chocolate + 1/2 white chocolate = happiness.

Swig

If you’re a coconut fan, the dirty hot chocolate will be your new best friend. Dirty diet cokes were so 2014 anyway. Relax, I’m kidding. Order both. YOLO.

25 Main

The peppermint hot chocolate is a crowd favorite, but you can choose any flavor of your choice. AND they have cupcakes. So everybody wins here.

Kneaders 

The European hot chocolate takes hot chocolate to another level. Secret ingredient? Mini chocolate chips. Sold? I knew you would be.

Perks!

Perhaps the best grab-and-go option in town. Because let’s face it, when it comes to hot beverages – Perks! certainly knows what they’re doing.

Xetava

I have yet to try anything here that I don’t fall in love with, and the cocoa supreme is no exception. They add almond roca, (brilliant, right?) It also doesn’t hurt that the whipped cream is homemade. Xetava, you’ve done it again.

Bear Paw

If you live in St. George and haven’t tried the hottest cup of cocoa in town, you’re missing out. Imported Belgium cocoa, steamed milk, real whipped cream – all topped off with vermicelli sprinkles? Dreams do come true.

Waffle Bliss

Bonus! Since winter in St. George is unpredictable, sometimes you need a chocolate drink that’s not so hot. •cue Waffle Bliss’s FROZEN hot chocolate• You’re welcome.

Happy sipping!

Ali Hill is an opinion columnist. The opinions stated in this article are her own, are not influenced through any advertising agreements with St. George News, and not representative of St. George News.

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18 Comments

  • tight magic undies January 22, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Add a half a shot of vodka to any of the above and live a little.

    • sagemoon January 23, 2015 at 8:38 am

      Irish cream is yummy, too.

  • Melda January 23, 2015 at 8:16 am

    What about Mezzo drinking chocolate available at the Harmons Coffe shop? A little spendy but worth every penny. True traditional drinking chocolate, premium quality.

  • NO INFO AVAILABLE January 23, 2015 at 8:33 am

    MELDA. Oh absolutely worth the price

  • sagemoon January 23, 2015 at 8:38 am

    This is my kind of article! I’ve never heard of Waffle Bliss. Anyone know where it is?

    • Loves Cocoa January 23, 2015 at 9:03 am

      Sage I have seen Waffle Bliss in several places its a big white food truck that parks in different places all the time

    • Loves Cocoa January 23, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Sage call 435 313 4446 to find out where they will be parked

    • Anonymous Coward January 23, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Food truck, often seen at Hursts parking lot corner of Blvd and Bluff.

    • Koolaid January 23, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Waffle Bliss…. is that another name for Romney, they guy who waffles from one side to the other? Mitt ‘Waffle Bliss’ Romney has a nice ring to it.

      • sagemoon January 23, 2015 at 10:34 am

        LOL

      • Mean Momma January 23, 2015 at 4:15 pm

        Is there more than one waffle truck company around? i thought it was called Waffle Love…

        • Ali Hill Ali Hill January 23, 2015 at 8:48 pm

          There are two waffle trucks companies in town – Waffle Bliss and Waffle Love!

  • IN THE GAME January 23, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Isn’t the one that parks at Hurst’s the … on the stick truck?”
    Ed. ellipsis.

  • Mean Momma January 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I have to disagree with the only place on here that I have actually had hot chocolate from and that place is Swig. I was very disappointed by their dirty hot chocolate, it was more like barely any taste hot chocolate. Wasn’t very good at all. I still love there pink cookies though!

    • Loves Cocoa January 23, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      I was very disappointed in the same drink at Swig as you were

  • Betty January 23, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Waffle Bliss & Waffle Love are both food trucks. Personally, I prefer Waffle Love. And try adding a shot of butterscotch schnapps to hot chocolate and add a dollop of whipping cream… Yummy!

  • Foodlover January 23, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Waffle Bliss is delicious. Best food truck in town & they’re local…and they come to Hurricane so even better. Try their white frozen hot chocolate- I normally like milk chocolate better but the white is amazing.

  • One For The Rosd January 23, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks foodlover I’m going to try that

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