Thursday, January 21, 2010

Delicious Raspberry Hot Cocoa

On a very recent trip to my local Kroger, I found two brands of hot cocoa mix on sale. One of these was the store's own Private Selection brand of products.  These "Cocoa Supreme" hot cocoa mixes come in single serve bags and normally cost 65¢ but were on sale for 50¢.  So I got a few in each of the four varieties they had.  Last night we tried the "Chocolate & Raspberry" flavor with 150 calories, 1.5g saturated fat, 2g transfat (use this rarely!), 120mg sodium, 1g fiber, 23g sugars, 3g protein, with 2% iron and 8% calcium.  You should mix it with 6oz of hot water.

The product smelled very fruity when I opened the bag, which had to be cut with scissors.  I beat a few bags in with hot water using a whisk and it frothed up very  nicely and remained frothy and thoroughly mixed throughout drinking it.  The raspberry scent and flavor lessened when the water hit the powdery mixture and the chocolate essences was released.  The result was a very balanced drink that was certainly cocoay but also had a hint of raspberry.  6oz does fill up much of our mugs, each of these is actually 9oz of the drink so be aware of that.

Because of the transfat issue, I can't in good conscious recommend you have this more than once a week with this in the product and I will be sending an email to the company letting them know about this serious criticism.  Be careful what you eat and drink, Sisters and Brothers.  Your Chocolate Priestess tries things so you don't have to but given the transfat, I won't be buying this for my family or self in the future.

Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.


Lisa Kay said...

Do all flavors have 2 grams of transfat? Or does the amount vary by flavor?

TheChocolatePriestess said...

I just checked. They each have 1.5 to 2g transfat... I won't be trying this often and it is sad because the only time I find myself eating this stuff if to review things for you all... Otherwise I cut it out completely for my entire family.

But I know some readers won't care so I feel I need to give everything chocolaty a try. Next time I'll have only a few sips though and toss the rest.

SAD. It tasted very good.

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