Awhile back I mentioned a fun food find from Marcyzk Fine Foods in Denver. These were spotted at the same terrific store. They are one of very few Foods on a Stick well-suited for travel. I brought these home to KC and tried them in my kitchen.
Choc-O-Lait is a block of Belgian chocolate on a stick, intended for use in a hot beverage. The company suggests adding one to milk to make hot chocolate. I tried the milk chocolate variety in a cup of hot coffee:
While not suggested for use in coffee, it resulted in a nice sweet treat in a hurry. It was better than the $5 coffee drink available at the drive-thru of my nearby coffee option and took less time to make.
The cointreau variety was used in a cup of hot almond milk, to create hot chocolate. It made the best hot chocolate I have had in a long time, with just a hint of bittersweet orange flavor.
I think the Choc-O-Lait would make a nice gift, but isn’t something I plan to keep in the pantry. I might buy a few the next time I’m in Denver to pack in my travel food kit, for chilly nights when I’d love a hot chocolate that is a big step up from the usual powdered mix.