Thursday, 13 October 2011

GALAXY Traditional Style Hot Chocolate

If there is one luxury in life I need, it's hot chocolate!  There is nothing like a comforting silky hot chocolate drink with squirty cream and marshmallows (or a flake.  Or both!  I've even had one with maltesers!)  It's my treat when I take the kids to a soft play centre, if I can fight them off the marshmallows and the chocolate!  It's my treat when I've had a stressful day, or been out throwing snowballs at the kids.  I mean building snowmen.  Anyway, you get the picture.  It's my go-to comforter and warmer upper!

So I really didn't need to be asked twice to review Galaxy's new Traditional Style Hot Chocolate!

This is a new product, which you make with milk instead of hot water.  I usually use instant hot chocolate, but these can be a bit thin.  I heated up some milk in a saucepan, tho I could have easily have popped a cup of milk in the microwave.  When it was close to boiling I poured the milk in the cup and added 4 heaped teaspoons of the hot chocolate powder, which resembled instant coffee granules, and stirred.  I know you don't really need telling how to make hot chocolate with milk instead of water but I just wanted to show how easy it was to heat up the milk and that it didn't really take any more time than boiling the kettle.  The granules dissolved instantly, something that I find a problem with instant hot chocolates.

OH MY GOODNESS THE TASTE!!!  You know those simply divine luxury hot chocolate drinks that you sometimes come across?  That's what it tasted like, rich, creamy, just the right level of sweetness and chocolatelyness!  I used 1% milk and was surprised at just how creamy and smooth the drink was with such a low fat milk, but you could just as easily use semi skimmed or full cream if you preferred an even creamier taste.

The RRP is £2.99 for a 300g tub.  So it's not going to make your cheapest cup of hot chocolate.  However, I'd keep this in the cupboard for those days when nothing but a bit of velvety luxury will do!!!

I was sent this product for the purpose of this review but the opinions expressed within this post are my own.

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