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New non-dairy hot cocoa

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Have you tried the new cuppa-Joe non-dairy hot chocolate? I tasted it at kosherfest, but it seems that it is only now hitting the shelves. Seems a much better product than things made with non-dairy creamers.... has anyone tried it? I expect to see it in some meat restaurants

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  1. Plain cocoa is generally parve. Add sugar and soy/almond milk and you're good to go. I haven't heard of this new brand, but I'm not sure why its existence would suddenly make restaurants start to offer it.

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    1. re: avitrek

      Agreed all around. I've made some darn good parve hot chocolate with almond milk and melted dark chocolate.

      1. re: DeisCane

        True, but lots of things that can easily be made at home also come in pre-mixed versions. A packaged, certified kosher, parve hot-chocolate that is delicious sounds good to me.

        1. re: AdinaA

          Yeah, yeah. I didn't mean to pooh-pooh it entirely. I just think it's probably basically just cocoa and sugar, so the plain flavor is probably not really worth it. But I can't find ingredients so I don't really know...

          1. re: AdinaA

            I bought a flavored (malted milk) hot cocoa that's parve at target. Archer farms brand. No fake ingredients, just basically cocoa and sugar.

            1. re: cheesecake17

              Was about to recommend the peppermint hot cocoa from archer farms. It's par eve and so good

              1. re: cheesecake17

                So what do you need to add to it? If all it is is cocoa and sugar, what's the advantage of buying it? Why not just add sugar to cocoa yourself? I see the advantage of milchig packets, because then all you have to add is water, but if you already have to add the milk/soymilk, why not just buy cocoa itself, which is probably cheaper than the packets.

                1. re: queenscook

                  Because I can rip open the packet, dump half into a mug, push a button on the keurig and have hot cocoa.

                  1. re: cheesecake17

                    So there's no "milky" component? Just cocoa powder, sugar, and water? I would think the taste would be "harsh," for lack of a better word.

                    1. re: queenscook

                      It has "flavorings." And I add a splash of milk.
                      I know it's not healthy/fancy or even appealing...but it works for me and I like it

          2. What exactly is it? Do you just add hot water to it (as you do with the dairy instant packets)?