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.)
Order a black and white hot chocolate. 1/2 dark chocolate + 1/2 white chocolate = happiness.
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.
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.
The European hot chocolate takes hot chocolate to another level. Secret ingredient? Mini chocolate chips. Sold? I knew you would be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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