Hot Chocolate Week Wrap-Up
After fourteen days of non-stop hot chocolate you would think that I couldn’t help but learn a thing or two. And you know what? I actually did! I learned that I should never try and do a fourteen day run of straight reviews. Not that I can’t or don’t want to. It was a little stressing, but the real problem is that as things progressed I was much more prone to errors and was really at a loss for what to say. The biggest two mistakes I made (aside from thinking I could make and try six Aztec/Maya hot chocolates in one day) in the process were forgetting about Vosges when ordering in my hot chocolates and not ordering the SPICY Aztec Hot Chocolate from Marie Belle. I think the Vosges and the spicy version of the Marie Belle have a serious shot of giving the Jacques Torres Wicked a run for the money. Ah, hindsight. How you cause me to kick myself.
Errors aside, I also learned what I look for in a hot chocolate. Most of the time when I’m drinking hot chocolate it’s to get warm and relax at the end of the day. For that I tend to like a more liquid hot chocolate and a reasonably large serving size. So most of the time I wouldn’t want something like Wicked, which is a smallish serving of a somewhat pudding-like consistency. Thicker hot chocolates in smaller serving sizes seem a perfect morning starter. What’s better than a shot of spicy hot chocolate first thing in the morning? It’s the sort of thing that will get your day started on the right foot. It's sure to wake you up.
Well, it was an interesting experiment. I’m not certain I want to try something like that again anytime soon, but I can promise that I’m not done with hot chocolate. It should only be a matter of time before I get the Vosges in here. But for the moment I’m going to switch focus a little. There’s a little question of holiday chocolate to be dealt with.