Our 55% House Blend Hot Chocolate is handmade using chocolate produced in our manufactory the York Cocoa Works.
We were originally inspired by this classic recipe first document in 1644, this recipe continued to be made in this way for nearly 250 years until our obsession with eating chocolate removed the cocoa butter for other uses.
Set a pot of water over a fire until it boils, then to every person that is drinking put an ounce of choc, with as much sugar into another pot; wherin you must put a pint of the said boiling water and theirin mingle the choc and the sugar with the instrument called el molinillo, until it be thoroughly incorporated; which done pour in as many pints of the said water as there be ounces of chocolate…the hotter it is drunk, the better it is, being cold it may do harm.
Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma 1644
Today we've done much of the work for you, so all you need is our Signature Blend Hot Chocolate and your choice of liquid - hot water as Ledesma made it, hot milk like Sir Hans Sloan, or maybe like Dr William Salmon who used Port and water or red wine to make his hot chocolate.
Enjoy one of our House Blend Hot Chocolates from the comfort of your own home. One 150g packet will make 5 - 6 luxury portions.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Our hot chocolates are best enjoyed within 18 months of delivery.
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