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spicy hot chocolate - downtown toronto

coronah Dec 10, 2007 04:23 AM

hi there
i'm looking for somewhere that serves spicy hot chocolate in toronto - downtown if possible since I dont own a car!
i did a search but didnt really come up with too much aside from someone mentioning that Johnny Banana at Queen/Bathurst does one (is it good?)

thanks in advance!

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  1. Mike from Hamilton RE: coronah Dec 10, 2007 04:29 AM

    One of the most well known spicy hot chocolate in Toronto is Soma's Mayan Hot Chocolate. It is a warming thick hot chocolate with some nice spices to it, that warms all areas of the tastebuds. It is available in several different forms with milk, etc. They are located in the Distillery District...

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      foodiemommy RE: coronah Dec 10, 2007 06:28 AM

      i know you're looking for somewhere you can go out for spicy hot chocolate - and soma sounds great, can't wait to try it - but if you can get your hands on some of the "aztec hot chocolate" from marie-belle new york to make at home, it's really good. i bought some last year in hamilton at delicieux tea room, but i'm sure you can find it in toronto or buy in on-line.

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        rat under paper RE: foodiemommy Dec 10, 2007 04:19 PM

        Marie-Belle is available at Teatro Verde in Hazelton Lanes.

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          EarlyDrive RE: rat under paper Dec 11, 2007 04:29 AM

          Marie-Belle is also at the Pusateri's in Yorkville.

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        Pincus RE: coronah Dec 10, 2007 02:21 PM

        You have to try the Soma Mayan Hot Chocolate at least once.

        1. Recyclor RE: coronah Dec 10, 2007 03:12 PM

          I liked it at Johnny Bananas...and while you're there try the chorizo and potato burrito!

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            hautecocoa RE: coronah Dec 10, 2007 08:41 PM

            dufflet's and j.s. bonbons serve a variety of hot chocolate and both offer a spicy one.
            ( j.s. bonbons used to have a shop near the queen st. dufflet's, but i think that closed down. not sure where the other one is.)

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              Juniper RE: hautecocoa Dec 11, 2007 06:48 AM

              The other JS BonBons store is where Dupont and Davenport meet.

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              jinxed RE: coronah Dec 10, 2007 09:11 PM

              I heard somewhere that Milagro Restaurante (a Mexican resto in the downtown area) serves an excellent Mexican hot chocolate, although I haven't tried it myself, and the reviews for the restaurant in itself are quite mixed.

              Soma's Mayan hot chocolate is good as a shot, but too rich for me as a comfort drink.

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              1. re: jinxed
                TorontoJo RE: jinxed Dec 11, 2007 05:07 AM

                Soma offers their Mayan hot chocolate either as a shot (which is incredibly intense!) or mixed with water or milk for a much milder experience.

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                coronah RE: coronah Dec 11, 2007 06:22 AM

                thanks everyone - i will be trying that Soma one for sure...however there is a Dufflets on my walk home so i might have to try that one first! i had no idea they had a spicy version (and i used to work for Dufflets! oh how i miss the lemon curd tarts...)

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