Each year, fall inevitably turns into winter, and icy weather takes hold for a few months. The winter season, while it offers cold weather, also brings many warm delights. Perhaps our favorite is hot chocolate. After spending the day sledding with the kids, skiing with family or just coming back after some holiday shopping, there is nothing quite like curling up with a mug of steaming hot chocolate to warm your insides. Practically everyone, young or old, loves this wintertime favorite.
Drinking chocolate has a long and fascinating history. Its origins trace back to the savory revered drink of the Mayans and Aztecs. The Spanish introduced it to Europe and were the first to add sugar to the heavy, spiced beverage. For many years chocolate was only sipped by the most affluent members of society, but thankfully it became available for everyone to enjoy!
Hot chocolate has indeed evolved over the centuries into what we love today; it’s practically impossible to imagine a ‘winter season’ without a tasty cup of hot chocolate. Whether enjoyed as is or with a dollop of whipped cream, the comforting sweet beverage is enough to bring everyone inside to gather around. Did you know you can make luscious hot chocolate with our 70% Excellence bar? Click here for the recipe. For a quick and easy hot chocolate recipe, try stirring 3 Lindor Truffles into a mug of steamed milk. Either way, creating a premium hot chocolate has never been this simple.