12 Days of Hot Chocolate: Jacques Torres

Posted by Erin Zimmer, December 23, 2008 at 1:30 PM
Editor’s note: This concludes our 12 Days of Hot Chocolate series. We end on the classic Jacques Torres.

Price: $3 (for eight ounces), $4 (for twelve ounces), or a free ounce-ish sample.

The Deal: Jacques confidently calls his hot chocolate “famous.” It’s part of the title. If you like your cocoa super thick, almost pudding texture, then the adjective is rightfully earned. Similar to the Dessert Truck’s version, this is a throat-coater. The staff uses the powder mix for sale in tins in the shop for $18, with a 2-to-1 milk-to-powder ratio. Personally, I’m weak and cannot handle a whole cup. Maybe I’m just not a chocofreak? I was guzzling water just to wash down a few ounces in the little “shot” cups. The spicier “Wicked” flavor isn’t sucker punch spicy, but the chili pepper loiters in a friendly way.

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