Friday, January 11, 2008
Hillside Hot Cocoa- Hot Chocolate w/ Marshmallows
Self heating hot chocolate in a can!
When I saw this on the local Mega-Mart shelf I was a combination of horrified and intrigued.
When I saw this on the local Mega-Mart shelf I was a combination of horrified and intrigued. I love hot chocolate- and let's face it, I am a sucker for anything with marshmallows. We all know I could not resist the opportunity for a review.
The hot chocolate self heats by pushing in a button on the bottom of the can. That button breaks a water seal and the water mixes with quicklime and like magic 5-8 minutes later you have warm hot chocolate (and the all important marshmallows).
I gotta tell you the self heating thing did not impress me. Why?- 10 minutes after breaking the magic seal I still had a room temp can. I tried shaking the hell out of the can (because shaking things always makes them work better right?)After 20 minutes the thing still hadn't heated. Since I found a few other reviews online (One I especially liked can be read at What The deuce and they all had success with the self heating so maybe I just got a bad can- it finally heated after half an hour!
When it did heat up it was indeed pretty hot.
So after all that work was does it taste like?
Sweet- very, very, very sweet. It's like drinking warm, vaguely chocolatey simple syrup. Since there are not in fact any delicious marshmallows floating in the cocoa I can only guess that part of the sweetness is from not so delicious marshmallow "flavor".
I love the idea, I just didn't love the drink.
Kroger (Ralph's depending on your location)
Also seen at: Wal*Mart