Something a little different from Zotter (although since when is anything Zotter have done not a little different). This time though, we have drinking chocolate.
The drinking chocolates take the form of five differently flavoured bars (Bourbon Vanilla, Bitter Classic, Cinnamon Banana, Nut Nougat and Birds Eye Chilli) which you simply melt into hot milk.
I started with the Bourbon Vanilla, which is actually a lightly coloured white chocolate with flecks of vanilla in.
The instructions call for melting each bar into 100ml of hot, frothy milk. Unfortunately, I don’t have any cups that small, so I ended up with a half-filled mug. The result resembles something close to a chicken cup-a-soup, rather than looking like hot chocolate, but thankfully doesn’t taste of chickens at all.
The flavour is more vanilla than chocolate though, and it’s very pleasant. Not too sweet, and surprisingly creamy. On a “proper” summer’s day, this would quite nice chilled as a milkshake.
Next up, I tried the bitter classic flavour. This is simply a 79% dark chocolate with a touch of chilli. It’s very different from the white chocolate vanilla variety and not at all sweet. But when added to milk, it becomes a delicious, warming drink and the cocoa flavours really come through. The touch of chilli doesn’t really come into play until you stop drinking and notice that your mouth is still warm. Very nice.
Because I can only handle two hot chocolates right now, I’m going to leave this review here. Suffice to say I’m really looking forward to trying the other flavours.