I know I was not able to finish the trilogy by the new year, that much is proven, but I will continue my trek to find hot chocolate.
Part II of the Hot Chocolate Trilogy:
5. Dark Hot Chocolate from Grom Ice Cream - Drinking this hot chocolate is like drinking straight chocolate. In a few words, this chocolate can be described as thick and really, really rich. Grom also has ice creams, and they are made from lustrous ingredients all over Europe. Their chocolate is no ordinary hershey bar. The hot chocolate is definitely delicious, but if you aren't familiar with strong flavors of chocolate, it could be a little shocking.
6. Coldstone Creamery Hot Chocolate - If Coldstone was famous for its hot chocolate instead of its ice cream, then it would be called Hotrock or something. But it's not, and I have to say that the hot chocolate was your regular, instant-type hot chocolate. That is all I have to say on the matter.
7. Milk Chocolate Decadence from Godiva - Part of the Chocolixers line from Godiva, these aren't technically hot chocolates, but they're still very good. Godiva does have hot chocolate, but I was more interested in these drinks. It's similar to a milkshake, but not as thick. It has milk and ground up chocolate, with whipped cream and drizzled chocolate sauce on top--and a straw. For some reason I was reminded of Starbucks in Godiva form. It was a very refreshing drink, and a fun change from the hot chocolate-type drink.
8. Rock Center Cafe Hot Chocolate - When I heard the name "Cafe" I thought of a little sit-down place with deli-style food. I was not expecting a lovely open spaced area with a coat check. I mean, how many restaurants actually take your coat nowadays?! Anyway, I went there for brunch with my mom. She was telling me about this really good hot chocolate with mashed bananas--sadly, they did not have it for brunch. But the hot chocolate was very pleasant. Served in a small cup and saucer, with a little bit of whipped cream on top. It wasn't instant, I could tell, but there was some sort of twist on the regular hot chocolate that I couldn't place. It wasn't extravagant, but a simple, sweet hot chocolate. It was very good. [More of the Rock Center Cafe to come]
Here's to late-issue posts, fun brunches, and hope that I'll get this done!