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ChowHappy Aug 2, 2006 01:05 AM

I'm gearing up for the colder months... Whats the best hot chocolate mix/powder/bar/etc to be had in New York? I'm looking for something rich and cozy. Watery hot chocolate is the bane of my winter night.
Thanks!

  1. ChowHappy Aug 3, 2006 08:36 PM

    Any at-home options?

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      food_connoisseur Aug 4, 2006 03:31 AM

      Try Hersey's Premium Hot Chocolate or Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate.

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        Lucia Aug 4, 2006 02:50 PM

        A lot of the high-end shops, including Jacques Torres, La Maison due Chocolat, and Marie-Belle have at-home mixes. Williams & Sonoma also has a nice mix made from chocolate, not powder.

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        calypsogirl Aug 2, 2006 05:35 PM

        i agree! city bakery is definitely the thickest and most delicious kind. it's also fun to stick it in your freezer and enjoy it frozen.

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          theannerska Aug 2, 2006 11:10 PM

          That reminds me - Serendipity is a bit touristy, yes, but there's always the frozen hot chocolate there while you're waiting for winter.

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          Lucia Aug 2, 2006 02:12 PM

          I agree re: City Bakery. Next in line for me is Chocolate Bar. Michel Cluizel is good but more milky. Jacques Torres isn't bad but can be a little powdery. La Maison du Chocolat is way too pricy for the quality. I didn't like Vosges or Marie-Belle much. Still to try: Max Brenner and Pierre Marcolini.

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            Schveinhund Aug 2, 2006 03:13 AM

            Absolutely City Bakery. It's rich and thick and almost chewy. I've never had anything like it anywhere else.

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              theannerska Aug 2, 2006 02:07 AM

              Had a great cup at City Bakery...with homemade marshmallow.

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