National Hot Chocolate Day…Best Hot Chocolate in Ocean County, New Jersey
I'll be honest I don't always drink hot chocolate, but I do around the holidays. There is something about having a nice mug of hot chocolate at Christmas time and with just a few days left till Christmas, I thought we should run down some great options locally for a great mug of hot chocolate.
For me a good mug of hot chocolate has to include a heaping pile of whipped cream on top, no whip cream...I'll pass on the hot chocolate. It has to have whipped cream.
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Another thing that I want to bring up....whenever I watch a Hallmark Christmas movie they always drink "hot cocoa". So what is the difference? lol is it just a "name"? hot cocoa or hot chocolate ... which is it and why?
According to Google "Hot Cocoa has a thinner consistency and tends to be creamier and sweeter because of the additives. True Hot Chocolate, on the other hand, is much richer and denser; it can also have bittersweet notes depending on the type and percentage of pure cacao used as the base."
So I asked YOU where is the BEST place for hot cocoa/chocolate here in Ocean County....
Lynnette: I love Wawa's hot chocolate
John: Smart Sips Coffee Have all different flavor hot chocolate!
Gretchen: Dunkin Donuts
John: Van Holten's Hot Cocoa Bombs! Get them while they last! Brick store! Go……
David: Go to Bubby's Beanery and try the "hot fudge"
Derek: Swiss Miss
Where do YOU go for a great cup of hot chocolate? We'd love to hear your replies :)
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