I have always enjoyed the low calorie, highly satisfying option of a steaming cup of hot cocoa to satisfy my sweet tooth. But, as I get older I prefer a more sophisticated taste with a hint of sweetness rather than an in your face cup full of sugar. I was not getting the depth I was longing for from the good old fashioned packets hot cocoa.
Cafe Escapes Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa is the answer to my sweet tooth desires. This is an indulgent treat brought to us by the ultimate experts in pampering - Cafe Escapes.
I brewed my Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Kcup on the middle water setting of my Keurig. Next time, I will use the highest water setting. This Kcup hot cocoa is rich enough to stand up to the extra water providing us with a nice full mug. The appearance is very dark and silky with a rich leather brown color with no translucency.
The first sip was surprisingly understated. Generally with classic milk chocolate hot cocoa the sweetness is apparent from the get go. Dark chocolate hot cocoa allows all of the sweet flavors to sneak up on you and linger for awhile. There is a elegant taste with a European flair. The mouth feel is as one would expect- silky and smooth. Dark Chocolate hot cocoa is truly a modernized classic to suit adults taste buds.
Dark chocolate can be an acquired taste. If you are one that enjoys a piece of dark chocolate from time to time (or every day like me!), you will love this Kcup. It is a perfect evening "snack" on cool winter nights!
I would recommend this Kcup to dark roast coffee drinkers, flavored lovers and chai tea fans. If you have an exceptionally strong sweet tooth, stick with milk chocolate hot cocoa and save this one for the rest of us!