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Jan 4, 2007 12:54 AM

Best Hot Chocolate

where is the best Hot Chocolate....especially in a cozy fireplaced room. I do remember iced chocolate in Burdicks in Harvard Square. Does anyone know about their hot choc. I am looking for the bittersweet dark drinking chocolate like the kind in Europe...smooth, creamy, and so sinful.

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  1. Burdick's Hot Chox is like drinking a candy bar. Mmm!

    1. Taza Chocolate is doing that chocolate lounge at Mariposa Bakery in Central Square (Thursdays, IIRC).

      Limster and others posted about it a while back:

      1. Burdick's is excellent...went twice over the holiday season. Perfect with an almond pastry. enjoy!

        1. On the same subject, anybody know of a place in the area that does Mexican hot chocolate? Had it a few times when I went to college in So-Cal and made frequent trips to Mexico. It's much earthier and has an herbal-spice backnote to it.

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          1. re: Bostonbob3

            I've had it at Z-Square in Harvard Square. I have no idea whether it's authentic, but it tasted good.

            1. re: Bostonbob3

              Taza, the weekly chocolate lounge held Thursday nights at Mariposa Bakery in Central Sq., is featuring Mexican hot chocolate, both for comsumption and purchase to make at home.

              1. re: a l i c e

                Have you been to the Taza chocolate lounge yet? Is it any good?

                1. re: gini

                  I haven't yet been. For me, after work, if it's a toss-up between sweet (Mariposa) and savory (Miracle of Science across the street or River Gods), savory wins out every time.

            2. Bostonbob, I don't know who serves it--I do love it though. It's not as cloying sweet as the usual stuff and has a note of cinnamon. I can tell you that Cardullo's in Harvard Sq sells a few brands of it that you can prepare at home, as well as a number of dark drinking chocolates.

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              1. re: thegolferbitch

                I've not had it, but Tu y Yo serves Oaxacan hot chocolate on their weekend breakfast/brunch menu.

                1. re: finlero

                  Thanks! Now I can make it at home, or have it at Tu y Yo. Excellent, Smithers.