Although it hasn't been as awfully cold as Januaries usually are in St. Louis, it's still pretty brisk outside - which puts me in the mood for hot chocolate
. Traditionally a powdered concoction comes to mind, although there are many ways to have hot drinking chocolate. Here are a few options that run circles around Swiss Miss:Classic
and Chili Pepper (Peperoncino)
blends by L'Artigiano - for a rich Italian chocolate experience, with or without an extra chili pepper kick!Organic Hot Cocoa Mix
by Green & Black's - the familiarity and level of quality you expect from G&B's, this time in a mug.Hot Cocoa Mix
from the Neuhaus Cuisine collection
The Snobinette is a popular Neuhaus chocolate indulgence offered here on a set of eight elegant drink stirrers that allow you to transform an ordinary cup of hot milk (or coffee?) into something a bit more posh - perhaps you should drink it with your pinky up. A great idea for a party or gathering because each "Snobby" is a single serving that can be swirled to taste by each of your friends or family members.