As one of my Christmas gifts this year, I got this Praline Hot Chocolate from Whittard of Chelsea. I added it to my wishlist because I love Guylian chocolate, and I figured this hot chocolate may taste similar. I decided to give it a whirl a few weeks ago, to see if it lived up to my expectations.
The set comes with a small sachet of hot chocolate powder in the grey tin, and a packet of mini marshmallows in the pink one. I’m a sucker for nice packaging, and these are too perfect. I poured the packs straight into their corresponding sections before beginning to make my first mug of the stuff.
I decided to test the flavour using my usual hot chocolate method (aka the lazy one) – with both hot water, and a small amount of milk – not to forget the whipped cream on top!
So first of all, I add a heaped teaspoon, plus another half teaspoon to the mug whilst the kettle is boiling. Then I add a splash of milk (enough to create a mixture with the powder). Next, stir vigorously until the mix is combined and a little frothy.
Once the kettle is boiled, slowly add the hot water whilst continuously stirring so that you keep the mix frothy.
Finally, add the spray cream and mini marshmallows. Leave the hot chocolate to cool for a few minutes, allowing the mini marshmallows to melt a little.
Et voilà! The completed hot chocolate! I love how it gets all bubbly around the edge as the marshmallows melt.
So what’s the verdict of the praline taste? Well, it definitely tastes nice, but is not dissimilar to a normal hot chocolate taste. I imagine the praline taste is probably most prominent when just using milk rather than my milk/water combo! Lesson learnt for next time.
Have you tried this, or any other Whittard of Chelsea hot chocolate flavours? I also have their luxury orange flavour to try out too.
P.S. you can probably tell I’m still working on my DSLR skills slowly getting to grips with the camera but still need to work on focusing!