Don't use Skimmed Milk to make Hot Chocolate

  wee eddie 02:35 02 Jan 2019

It's a waste of chocolate - revolting.

  Quickbeam 06:34 02 Jan 2019

I know!

Cocoa and condensed milk makes a very rich hot chocolate.

  Quickbeam 07:00 02 Jan 2019

Skimmed milk is also awful on cornflakes...

  BT 08:47 02 Jan 2019

My mate at work used to call it 'Frightened Water'

As to Hot Chocolate, I know you will all say YUK but I quite like Tesco's instant version (you make it with water!!)

  qwbos 12:34 02 Jan 2019

I stopped using drinking chocolate years ago. Much prefer to use cocoa and control the amount of sugar. Optional additive is a tot of rum.

  Menzie 13:16 02 Jan 2019

It doesn't seem to be an option where I live. Both of the closest supermarkets only carry semi-skimmed, skimmed, almond, cashew, coconut or soy milk in my area.

  Forum Editor 13:41 02 Jan 2019

Get a tin of this, and make it with semi-skimmed or whole milk. Delicious.

Alternatively, call in at this cafe, and enjoy the best hot chocolate you will ever taste. The cafe has been around for a while but you'll be prepared to overlook that when you sit there, drinking your chocolate and watching the world go by in the square.

  beeuuem~2 15:02 02 Jan 2019

@ Forum Editor

Once upon a long time ago I worked in the West End for Telephone Rentals as was and Charbonnel et Walker were on my sub district. You could buy misshapes for a £1.00 a pound. And I was told of the source for the coffee flavour in their coffee creams!

I concur with your opinion of their drinking chocolate.

  Quickbeam 18:10 02 Jan 2019

Macdonalds hot chocolate is very good, I sometimes get one after a bike ride as a protein recovery drink.

  Forum Editor 13:52 03 Jan 2019


"You could buy misshapes for a £1.00 a pound".

Those were the days - now, their 500gram Luxury box of chocolates will set you back £65. Officially voted the best chocolates my wife has ever tasted. It works out at around £1:50 per chocolate.

  wee eddie 14:01 03 Jan 2019

Until recently there was a Chocolatier, next to Bath Abbey, called Minerva. Unfortunately he was unable to make sufficient profit/turnover to survive.

His product was superb and a particular favourite of mine was a little hot pot he kept, into which went the scrapings from the moulding process, which he couldn't reuse.

He sold a Shot Glass full, for a quid - bliss, with more caffeine than an espresso.

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