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Substitue for Hershey's syrup

HWiley Jan 4, 2007 08:54 PM

I love chocolate milk. Is there a better chocolate syrup that can still dissolve well in cold milk? Thanks!

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  1. jfood RE: HWiley Jan 4, 2007 10:15 PM

    You bet there is, U-Bets. It may not be better, it may not be worse but it is definitely a contender.

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      eve RE: jfood Jan 6, 2007 04:43 PM

      U Bets, the best ever, definitely cheers me up with cold skim milk.

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        RGR RE: eve Jan 6, 2007 05:59 PM

        The correct name is Fox's u-bet (lower case "u" & "b"; no "s"). I always have some in my pantry. While it is fine mixed only with cold milk, it is the official syrup of NYC's quintessential drink, the egg cream.

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          jfood RE: RGR Jan 6, 2007 06:20 PM

          potayto, potahto, yippee for u-bet. For some real fun go to the web site where you can order the dispenser top for about a buck and a half. Screw onto the bottle and push. Makes you feel ten years old every time except now it's skimmed milk.

          Ah yes the egg cream, what our kids have never grown to appreciate.

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            RShea78 RE: RGR Jan 6, 2007 06:53 PM

            According to their website the letter case of the name can be either way, but their logo is probably what your refering to.



            Unfortunately any real decent chocolate syrups contain ingredients that doesn't mix all that well in anything that is cold. In other words, chocolate syrup has poor cold milk solubility.

            Some of the dry flavorings are better in mixing but can be less desirable to some of us. I remember having to use PDQ while growing up.


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              HWiley RE: RGR Jan 6, 2007 07:43 PM

              ahhh yes. I remember the ovaltine.

              Thanks for the info, RShea.

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          Seldomsated RE: HWiley Jan 4, 2007 10:21 PM

          There's always Bosco, if you can find it. It is supposed to be healthier than regular syrup - they have added nutrients apparently. Mixes well with milk and I think is just as chocolatey as Hershey's.

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            CDouglas RE: Seldomsated Jan 4, 2007 11:23 PM

            I second the Bosco rec. To the regular cocoa syrup they have added vitamins B2, B3 and B6, malt extract and natural vanilla flavor. Chocolate flavor is just as good as Hershey's but the malt puts it over the top.

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              ChowFun_derek RE: Seldomsated Jan 6, 2007 07:49 PM

              I remember Bosco as a boy in NY...however I've never seen it here in SF...has anyone?

            2. David Kahn RE: HWiley Jan 4, 2007 11:27 PM

              Indeed there is! Guittard syrups are excellent, and can be purchased here: http://chocosphere.com/Html/Products/... . (Dagoba also makes an organic chocolate syrup that can be purchased from Chocosphere.com, but I haven't tried it.)

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                HWiley RE: David Kahn Jan 5, 2007 06:31 PM

                The Dagoba product sounds interesting, and I checked out the chocosphere and Dagoba website (where they sell the syrup pump, but not the syrup itself!)

                For such a long history, I am surprised I haven't seen Bosco, yet.

                I suppose another alternative would be to buy really good cocoa powder and make it myself.

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                  HWiley RE: HWiley Jan 5, 2007 06:54 PM

                  oh geez.
                  I was looking for reviews on Dagoba, and I just found out that they recalled 20 tons of chocolate with HIGH lead content. Yikes.

                  the same website mentioned Hershey's buying out Scharffen Berger, and producing a more gourmet chocolate brand.

                  More info: http://www.chocophile.com/

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                Jacey RE: HWiley Jan 5, 2007 12:39 AM

                Has anyone tried melting nutella before?

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                  BrunchOrBust RE: Jacey Jan 5, 2007 06:45 PM

                  I think I just fainted.

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                  ML8000 RE: HWiley Jan 6, 2007 09:25 PM

                  Trader Joe's has some pretty good choco syrup. Tastes better then the big H...and I think it's $1.99 for a similar sized squeeze bottle. Certainly cheap enough to try once.

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