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Searching for the Best Hot Chocolate in Fairfield

nbermas Oct 24, 2008 12:53 PM

County and Westchester, the real deal made with milk and different types of chocolate from all over the World and if they have the real whipped cream that would be even better. Thanks
I LOVE CHOCOPOLOGIE but want to try different chocolate varieties.

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  1. adamclyde RE: nbermas Oct 24, 2008 04:55 PM

    you don't choose your variety of chocolate there, but the kneaded bread has excellent hot chocolate. And, I know we talk about it a lot, but just down the road is paleteria fernandez which has champurrado in the winter.

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      sparkyspecial RE: adamclyde Oct 24, 2008 06:15 PM

      i tasted that hot chocolate at the paleteria, and although the frozen fruit bars are quite delicious, the hot chocolate can be chalked up, in my book anyway, as one of the worst cups i have ever had. for goodness sakes, it had chunks of lumped cornstarch in it!!

      1. re: sparkyspecial
        adamclyde RE: sparkyspecial Oct 24, 2008 09:32 PM

        it's not corn starch. It's corn masa. That's how Champurrado is made. It's a thick hot chocolate, made from Mexican chocolate - which can be quite different than what you are accustomed to - milk, and then thickened with corn masa (same thing tortillas are made from). It's roots are pretty ancient and is one variety of atole (masa-thickened drink).

        now, it shouldn't have chunks in it - I've never experienced that there - but corn is good in this case. Champurrado is much thicker and heartier than a regular hot chocolate... it can be rather filling.

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          dinerfan RE: adamclyde Oct 25, 2008 04:52 AM

          Chocolate's aztec roots! How good to know this, thanks.

      2. re: adamclyde
        nbermas RE: adamclyde Oct 25, 2008 05:59 AM

        Adam: Thanks, I guess you really sparked a fire with your last post. I think we should all enjoy everyones food even it is just to taste for your own exploration. Thank you about the Hot Cocoa, I find that part of the Latin culture very interesting and the different tastes of the chocolates so if you get a chance let me know. Have a great weekend.

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