It is cold. It is rainy. It is time
I'm hopeful for increasingly better cups of hot chocolate.
I started the HC season with lavendar hot chocolate from Cheekos Corner in Sebastopol. I've been thinking about this since I first saw it on the menu this summer. They use a combination of Hershey's and Ghiradelli chocolate. This sounded good in theory, it was not. The chocolate was weak and the combo wasn't a good match
They have a number of other types of hot chocolate. I forgot the brand of chocolate used for the spicy hot chocolate. There is a white hot chocolate in addition to regular hot chocolate.
Moving on and up was pumpkin hot chocolate at Michelle Marie's Patisserie - Santa Rosa
Better ... but not there yet. They have a dozen flavors of hot chocolate and mocha noted in the link
If I can clear some time at all to get to Half Moon Bay, the hot chocolate bar at the Ritz is high on my list to try
"Hot Chocolate Bar & S'mores
Every Friday and Saturday – 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
$9 USD per cup; (Liquor addition - $6 per cup)
Select from a premium chocolate assortment and relish hot, steaming cups on the bluff. We offer a fun medley of toppings, including: vanilla or cinnamon whipped cream, homemade marshmallows, toasted coconut, peppermint chips and more."
I picture myself sipping a boozy $16 cup of hot chocolate while gazing at the rain on the bluff.
Currently Chocoletier Blue, the Fourth St Shop, is serving free hot chocolate after 4:30 during the holiday season.
What is your favorite hot chocolate?
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