Five of the best meltingly good hot chocolates
Hot, sweet, thick and rich, a good hot chocolate is a sweet tooths’ dream drink. There are countless variations on offer, but no hot chocolate is complete without a marshmallow or two, three or four ... to top it off. Here’s our choices of five of the bes
With warming spices, the Mexican-style Cinnamon and Chilli Hot Chocolate ($5) is a delicious way to stay warm as you browse the stalls of the Salamanca and Farm Gate markets on a cold weekend morning. Pacha Mama has created their own hot chocolate powder mix using fair trade organic cocoa, cinnamon and chilli, and coconut cream. Salamanca Market on Saturdays and Farm Gate Market on Sunday
Entirely organic, made from 100 per cent African cocoa beans and perfectly balanced out with sweetness from added sugar, this is heavenly hot chocolate. The milk is textured to make the drink creamy, but not too frothy nor watery. The popular drink is topped off with a musthave marshmallow for $4.60 for a large cup. You can also buy 1kg of the powder for $32. 30 Criterion St, Hobart
Especially popular throughout the colder months, Yellow Bernard’s hot chocolate is delicious and high quality, made from a premium, 100 per cent cocoa drinking chocolate. The chocolate they use is gluten free and vegan and the drink comes with a full range of milks to choose from, both making it suitable for a range of dietary requirements. 1/109 Collins St, Hobart
Coal River Farm
With onsite chocolatiers working away to produce some of Tasmania’s finest chocolates, it’s no surprise Coal River Farm’s hot chocolates are some of the best. Choose from the hot chocolate menu, including traditional dark, milk, light, cinnamon and dark and chilli options ($7 each). The rich drinks are made from Coal River’s own blended, high-quality couverture chocolate. 634 Richmond Rd, Cambridge
We had an overwhelming response from readers this week all letting us know that last week’s What Is It? item was an eye-wash cup.
The user fills the cup with liquid, presses it against their eye and tips their head back to wash out any grit, dirt or foreign particles. Such an item was a godsend for Anita Clarkson, who reguarly used one as a a child growing up in a busy, dusty city in India.
Aside from Anita, others in with the fastest answer included Maureen Hardcastle, Jocy Anderson, Erica Green, Elizabeth Banks, Diane Brown, Robyn Haney, Sue Salter, Pam Stewart, Marie Magill and Betty Jones.