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Jan 3, 2009 04:54 PM

Best instant hot chocolate (just add water)?

It used to be Swiss Miss Cocoa & Cream, but sadly, that was discontinued (and if someone starts a petition to have it returned to production, I will gladly sign). For work I often travel to places where I don't have access to a stove or milk, but I do have access to hot water, so this is my evening treat.

Home recipes also welcome! I'm looking for something that has both a strong chocolate flavor and a significant cream texture (as the Cocoa & Cream did).


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  1. I don't know about "best," but you could mix this up and give it a try.

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      1. re: jaykayen

        also one I will drink, but mainly because it proclaims 99% caffeine free - & I am not able to have much caffeine at all (very sensitive to it). Wish more cocoas would say if they have added caffeine or not. Now, I am aware chocolate contains caffeine . As I am unable to eliminate chocolate from my life, I look for breaks where I can take them!

        1. re: ipsedixit

          I like Land o Lakes

          But for the very best, just add water, hot chocolate it's hard to beat Chuao. Ridiculously expensive but probably the best cup of instant hot chocolate I've ever had.

        2. I know I had a tin of the Godiva hot cocoa mix and loved it. I hear the cocoa camino mixes are also pretty good.

          1. Try this site:

            They sell the packets individually and might be a good way to try a bunch of different flavors without buying an entire box.