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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.

  1. ChowHappy Aug 3, 2006 08:36 PM

    Any at-home options?

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    1. re: ChowHappy
      food_connoisseur Aug 4, 2006 03:31 AM

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

      1. re: ChowHappy
        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.

      2. c
        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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        1. re: calypsogirl
          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.

        2. l
          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.

          1. s
            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.

            1. t
              theannerska Aug 2, 2006 02:07 AM

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

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