Costa Coffee Launches Two New Hot Chocolates – Reviewed

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costa Belgian hot chocolateI was the lucky recipient of a gift card in order to try the new hot chocolates that were released by Costa Coffee. I took a walk in the bright London sunshine on a particularly warm day to pop in and try some.

Hot chocolate is usually a powder mixed into water or milk. Lately however, Kokoa Collection and others have championed real chocolate in your hot chocolate. This gives a richer taste and makes things yummier for us. Thing is, it takes a lot of work to melt the chocolate in milk so you don’t often find it in a large chain coffee shop. One chain is trying to change this with two offerings – an intense shot and a more milky drink.

The two hot chocolates are only available in one size – so no giant shots and no giant milky hot chocolates.

costa Belgian hot chocolateHot Chocolate Shot – small & intense chocolate flavour. More nutty than fruity. Slightly bitter but balanced off against perfect level of light sweetness – not as thick as I expected but marks for intensity. This is going to be too much for some people with the intense chocolaty-ness but for those who want something more or those who add lots of chocolate powder to their hot chocolate, this is perfect.

costa Belgian hot chocolateBelgian Hot Chocolate – is softer than the shot. Still distinctly nutty and quite chocolaty, where the shot is a slap round the face with a wet fish, this is a cuddle. The milk was too hot when it was served but the chocolate curls were a nice touch. So just be a bit careful when you take that first sip!

Overall, I enjoyed them compared to what I’ve had from other large chains who really don’t have hot chocolate shots.

About Judith Lewis

Editor and chief blogger at Mostly About Chocolate. Expert SEO. judge at various chocolate awards, wine awards, and all the Search Awards. Judith is passionate about food, wine, and travel.

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