Beat Those January Blues – Love Winter, Love Hot Chocolate

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So Christmas has been and gone and now comes that deflated feeling after a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends, Spring seems so far off and all we have are dark nights and wet weather to look forward to…. or do we?

In perhaps a moment of madness, we have decided to make it our mission to list all of the reasons why we think winter is a great time of year, we want to make you love winter, to enjoy it and all that it has to offer.

We think that there are some things that you just cannot enjoy at other times of the year (well not in quite such a satisfying way), including Hot Chocolate. We love hot chocolate both Coffee and shop bought and we feel that this is one of the best things about winter, coming in from the cold after a brisk walk or a long day at work, to a cup of hot chocolatey goodness.

We were lucky enough to be given a tin of Whittard’s Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate by a good friend (thank you Julie!) As avid lovers of this wonderfully moreish flavour, we feel that this reinforces the need for cold days and yummy treats to congratulate ourselves for getting through yet another miserable winters day!

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Beautifully packaged, Whittard’s premium brand Hot Chocolate combines cocoa and flecks of salt crystals to create a sweet and deliciously thick chocolate drink, with a slight hint of bitterness. The caramelly saltiness comes through brilliantly and whilst recommended for use with hot milk, we made it using the trusty Kettle first time around (because we are impatient) and think it tasted just as good!

On further investigation we have now discovered that there are lots of other lovely flavours to enjoy including Rocky Road, Mint, Creme Brulee and Strawberry, even more reasons to look forward to January, we think!

In terms of pricing, they are at the higher end of the scale at £6.00 for 350g and even though a gift, we will surely be replacing ours when it runs out. Combined with a good book, a black and white movie or even a drop of brandy, deliciously indulgent hot chocolate is a perfect way to fight off the winter blues!

Hot Chocolate Image copyright The Bird & The Rose

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