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Jan 28, 2006 01:24 AM

The Great Hot Chocolate Search

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Tonight a friend of mine was drinking a cup of hot chocolate and said, "you know I've never had a great cup of hot chocolate." This sparked a thought. Is there a place in LA that is famous for or just happens to have an amazing cup of hot chocolate?

I was brought up on Swiss Miss, and some of that with little marshmallows has always done wonders for me. But maybe there is something better out there that I'm not aware of.

I've had Starbucks hot chocolate, which I didn't care for. But that's the extent of my hot chocolate search.

Anyone one out there have any information regarding "The Great Hot Chocolate Search?"

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  1. Actually, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has quite a great cup of hot chocolate. Before you diss it, try it.

    I agree, Staryuck's hot chocolate is quite awful in comparison.

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      Hershey Bomar

      Jonathan Gold did an extensive hot chocolate search last year. Check LA WEEKLY for it. I think most of us on this board pretty much worhship his judgements so it's a really good place to start.

      Maybe someone has the link?

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      1. re: Hershey Bomar

        Could only find the cached version of Mr. Gold's hot choc. review, (see link below)...


        1. re: WLA

          an updated link to the Counter Intelligence hot chocolate story.


      2. I had a delicious cup of hot chocolate at Toast. They used real chocolate instead of powder - just remember to stir it or you'll get a glob of molten chocolate when you reach the bottom.

        1. Clementine has an excellent hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows. It's awesome.


          1. InTemperantia Chocolates in the Palisades. Imported Belgium chocolate with heavy cream. Consider doctor's supervision.

            15324 Antioch

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            1. re: cvc

              AGREED!!! Best in S. Cal. Can't wait to see how the HC at the much praised (at least by former New Yorker's) City Bakery compares.