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Hot Cocoa Brands H To N
Harry and David Chocolate Euro Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa. A darker milky brown (darker than a milk chocolate bar) with a somewhat chocolate aroma. Good chocolatey “hit”, but unpleasant odd, sweet aftertaste. First ingredient: sugar. Also contains canola oil, corn syrup solids, natural and artificial flavors, and guar gum, in addition to other ingredients. Sodium content: 120 mg/serving.
Harry and David Chocolate Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa. Dark milky brown color with a faint chocolate aroma. Very sweet, with only a minimal chocolate flavor. Sweet aftertaste. First ingredient: sugar. Also contains canola oil, corn syrup solids, natural and artificial flavors, and guar gum, in addition to other ingredients. Sodium content: 115 mg/serving.
Hershey’s Dutch Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix. Dark chocolate color, mild chocolate aroma. Sweet, with a mild chocolate flavor. Slightly oily in appearance on top surface. First ingredient: sugar. Also contains corn syrup solids, partially hydrogenated coconut and soybean oils, salt, artificial flavor, guar gum, and sodium caseinate, in addition to other ingredients. Sodium content: 210 mg/serving on package; website indicates 300 mg/serving. Price: $1.99 for 6.25 ounces.
Les Confitures à l’Ancienne Chocolat En Poudre. Cocoa was not sweet enough; there was a strong cacao taste, but a little more sugar would have resulted in a much better product. First ingredient: unrefined brown cane sugar. Entire ingredient list: unrefined brown cane sugar, cocoa (35% minimum), natural vanilla. Sodium content: not listed. No amount of milk was specified for this product, so six ounces was used. Price: $9.95 for 10.6 ounces.
Moonstruck Chocolate Company American Hot Cocoa. A medium chocolate color with a good cocoa-y aroma. Initially sweet, but with a noticeable chocolate taste that hits after the sweetness. First ingredient: powdered sugar. Entire ingredient list: powdered sugar, cocoa (“processed in alkali”). Sodium content: 0 mg/serving. Price: $20 for 16 ounces.
Nestlé Double Chocolate Meltdown Hot Cocoa Mix. Medium chocolate color with slight chocolate aroma. Very sweet, with very little chocolate flavor and a sweet and lasting aftertaste. Discrepancy in instructions: outer box indicates use of one cup water or milk per serving, while individual envelopes of mix call for six ounces of liquid. First ingredient: sugar. Also contains corn syrup solids, partially hydrogenated coconut or palm kernel, and canola, hydrogenated palm, soybean, cottonseed, and/or safflower oil, sodium silicoaluminate, cellulose gum, salt, dipotassium phosphate, sodium caseinate, mono- and diglycerides, and artificial flavors, in addition to other ingredients. Sodium content: 180 mg/serving. Price: $3 for 10 packets.
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