Comments: A question of taste

I just grate dark chocolate into oat milk - got sick of there being milk powder in so many of these things. Add a bit of nutmeg and bingo! :)

Posted by Tamsin on 11 May, 2022 at 1:25 PM

Is Barley cup still available?

Posted by Debster on 11 May, 2022 at 1:59 PM

Tamsin - if there was chocolate in the cupboard, Mr BW would eat it before it got made into drinking chocolate. He even eats cooking chocolate if I don't hide it! I do often wonder if there is more sugar in bar chocolate than there used to be too.

Debster - I hadn't heard about that. Yes, it still exists, doesn't contain wheat or sugar, so I shall get some somewhere to try, good idea, thanks.

Posted by Blue Witch on 11 May, 2022 at 2:16 PM

I don't know what their ingredients are, but Charbonnel et Walker's drinking chocolate always used to be regarded as pretty much the best available. ( https://charbonnel.co.uk/product/original-drinking-chocolate-new-tin )

Also, Hotel Chocolat do a pretty good range that might help - https://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/shop/collections/products/hot-chocolate/hot-chocolate-pouches/

Posted by Lyle on 11 May, 2022 at 4:14 PM

I've just done a comment with a couple of links to other drinking chocolate suppliers that might help. (Just letting you know so it doesn't go astray into spam comments or whatever!)

Posted by Lyle on 11 May, 2022 at 4:16 PM

I'm guessing that rules out Montezuma's too in that case?! I have been known to eat that on a spoon in the middle of the night!

Posted by Tamsin on 11 May, 2022 at 6:17 PM

Barleycup is great, but the jar is too big and the powder always goes damp and solid before the end.
This stuff is much better:

https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/whole-earth-organic-no-caffeine-60099255?skuid=099255

And you can get it online, and I have the H&B app on my phone to make it even easier.

It doesn't really have a name.
"Coffee alternative" is about the shortest to ask for.

And I put soya milk in it, unsweetened, but you might like sweetened soya.

Posted by John Maltby on 12 May, 2022 at 9:03 AM

Thanks John.

I love your brickworks museum - why didn't I know about that when we lived near enough for it to be a day trip?!

I have a small collection of old bricks and chimney pots. Very small, but a collection none the less, and we keep unearthing old bricks as we/builders are digging.

Posted by Blue Witch on 12 May, 2022 at 1:23 PM
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