TCHO and which we waited many months of hot, humid weather until it was the right conditions to have hot chocolate again.
The drinking chocolate came in a 10.6oz silver tin box which contains about 7 servings if you go with the 3T of the chocolate per drink. Some of you may want to go with 4T but I can't recommend 2T unless you like weak hot chocolate. Just the chocolate pieces in this tin have 240 calories per serving made of 9g saturated fat, 1g fiber, 18g sugars, 4g protein, with 4% calcium and 15% iron. The tin says that you can use water to make this but I've never been a fan of using water for hot cocoa unless the mix I'm using has dried milk in it all ready. This does not but given the nutritional contents I wanted to try it with just skim milk.
The nutritional information though is a challenge to wanting that creaminess. Even skim milk added more calories, fat, sugars and proteins. I made a compromise and decided to try it again with 2% milk but I needed more people to share it with since we have only skim milk 99% of the time in our house. A wonderful friend came over and so we had her try it with us. We thought the 2% had a good balance to the bitter dark chocolate but she wanted a bit more of the chocolate. That's your choice, the directions say 3-4T but remember that if you go for 4T then the nutritional values go up in all categories.
We like TCHO because its straightforward in its approach to chocolate and to packaging. No fancy colors or boxes, no unnecessary ribbons or difficult to recycle packaging, no new flavors combinations or additives. Only the basics and sometimes that is honestly all you need or want. Add into that that they practice fair trade policies and you have a good reason to curl up with a steaming cup this winter.