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An obvious secret to hot chocolate

Whenever I would have hot chocolate at work in my big mug, it always tasted bad. Was it the black mug sucking out the heat? Not really. Was it the Swiss Miss brand? Not really. Was it because I was filling the big mug up to the top with water. YOU BETCHA.

It may seem obvious, but too much water for hot chocolate WATERS IT DOWN. Yeah. Duh. I always thought this mug was a pretty normal size. Sure it’s a little bigger, but it’s not THAT big. This time around I put in half the amount of water. Wow! It tastes SO much better.

Obvious? Yes. But tasty? OOH YEAH!

15 Responses to An obvious secret to hot chocolate

  1. Sparx May 26, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    Just as obvious – instead of using half the water, use twice the hot chocolate mix! 🙂 Or just set it next to the elusive Transformers Pez Dispenser and it will be infused with magical goodness.

  2. Sparx May 26, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    INFUSED I say! The power of Transformers AND Pez! 😛

  3. Matt Maldre May 26, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    I have a tummy ache. I think it’s the hot chocolate. Good thing I didn’t use TWO packages. Oh my tummy would hurt TWICE as much.

  4. Sparx May 26, 2009 at 4:54 pm #

    Or maybe you’d feel twice as AWESOME!

  5. Matt Maldre May 26, 2009 at 4:55 pm #

    I have a tummy ache, because I didn’t drink enough hot chocolate. Interesting.

  6. unlikelymoose May 26, 2009 at 6:23 pm #

    you need an old school Thermos.

  7. unlikelymoose May 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    Next time instead of using water, try whole milk. Talk about yummy goodness

  8. Sparx May 26, 2009 at 6:45 pm #

    Or heavy whipping cream!

  9. Tom Saaristo May 27, 2009 at 7:32 am #

    I don’t think the Swiss Miss hot chocolate needs milk or cream. As far as powdered hot chocolate mixes go, I think it is the best. Part of that may be because Swiss Miss contains powdered milk. Brands that don’t contain powdered milk often recommend they be prepared with milk (or cream for you dairy fans). I miss the free Swiss Miss that Tribune supplies. I also miss the free microwave popcorn and 25 cent soda that Getty supplies.

  10. unlikelymoose May 27, 2009 at 7:54 am #

    how about sprinkling the powered hot chocolate onto ice cream?

  11. Sparx May 27, 2009 at 7:59 am #

    That’s right Tom! I forgot Swiss Miss had powdered milk. Still… just imagine if you made it with melted butter instead of water! It’d be incredible.. until your heart stopped. Moose – that sounds messy. But good. Good and messy.

  12. Tom Saaristo May 27, 2009 at 9:07 am #

    Everything is better with butter!

  13. Sparx May 27, 2009 at 9:13 am #

    I put butter on my butter

  14. Tom Saaristo May 27, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    So do I!

  15. Matt Maldre May 27, 2009 at 9:53 am #

    hot chocolate mix made with butter instead of water? uh. I like chocolate with my hot chocolate.

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