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Drinking Chocolate?

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ChippyMinton Wed 30-Jan-13 20:59:23

This is bugging me, and I have no idea if IABU, so please help.

I bought a tin of Asda Drinking Chocolate, the kind that you mix with hot milk.
The tin contains cocoa powder mixed with clearly visible grains of sugar.#

AIBU to think this is not 'drinking chocolate' and I could have got the same result by making traditional cocoa? Other brands combine the sugar and cocoa powder into a seamless sweet fine powder that can be eaten by the spoonful don't they?

It tastes fine btw.

KatyTheCleaningLady Wed 30-Jan-13 21:01:30

I think you're right. I've never seen granular sugar in, before. That would be annoying, but it probably tastes the same.

I wonder what the price is for cocoa and sugar sold separately are?

Put in blender. Blend. Don't take the top off until the powder has settled. It will be the same.

ChippyMinton Wed 30-Jan-13 21:04:13

I wondered about the price. It's 75% sugar/25% cocoa. It's annoying because I always have cocoa in for baking, and could use that instead.

You know you can make hot chocolate (real) with just milk and chocolate? Heat it slowly and whisk.

KatyTheCleaningLady Wed 30-Jan-13 21:11:31

I'm sure it's cheaper to do it from sugar and baking cocoa.

It reminds me of those pancake mixes. 'Just add eggs and milk'. So, it's flour, then? At ten times the price.

mrsbunnylove Wed 30-Jan-13 21:16:56

get some asda hot chocolate that you make with water. make it thick. put a generous sprinkling of tesco sprinkles - the kind that has cinnamon and other stuff in it.
the sum is much greater than the parts.

ChippyMinton Wed 30-Jan-13 21:18:01

It is a rip-off.
The so-called drinking chocolate is 49.6p/100g
One part Asda cocoa at 91.2p/100g + three parts Granulated Sugar at 8.8p/100g would cost only 29.4p/100g shock

ChippyMinton Wed 30-Jan-13 21:19:50

I feel a strongly-worded email coming on (I need to get a life lol)

KatyTheCleaningLady Wed 30-Jan-13 21:21:04

Go, Chippy, Go! grin

ChippyMinton Wed 30-Jan-13 21:22:12

MrsTP - sometimes I make a big jar of Jamies Olivers Ultimate Hot Choc - cocoa, horlicks, grated chocolate, cinnamon, cornflour. That's pretty good and probably cheaper than the drinking chocolate too.

ChippyMinton Wed 30-Jan-13 21:23:00

Katy grin

DreamingOfTheMaldives Wed 30-Jan-13 21:26:15

YABU for not buying Cadbury's drinking chocolate grin

Off to make a hot chocolate now. Mmmmm

Scholes34 Wed 30-Jan-13 21:29:56

Here is the most fabbest cake ever with apologies for the imperial measurements:

3oz drinking chocolate
5oz sugar
6oz self raising flour
6oz margarine
3 eggs
3 tbsp boiling water.

Beat together. Pour into an 8" round tin, lined. Bake at Gas mark 3 for about an hour. Top with an icing made from 4oz milk chocolate, 1oz butter melted and mixed together with 5tbsp of cream.

Scholes34 Wed 30-Jan-13 21:32:36

Use the drinking chocolate to make a cake and stick to cocoa for hot chocolate drinks.

ChippyMinton Wed 30-Jan-13 21:33:21

If I had proper drinking chocolate, i would try the recipe sad

Right, who wants to compose a disgruntled customer email for me?

DreamingOfTheMaldives Wed 30-Jan-13 21:43:35

I can't believe the Asda drinking chocolate is only 25% chocolate! shock

Do they not think that the clue is in the name?!

Scholes34 Wed 30-Jan-13 21:43:51

Even with improper drinking chocolate, the cake is really very good. Send your e-mail, but be sure to make the cake too. I think I've had Sainsbury's drinking chocolate before with noticeable sugar grains in it and the cake was still good.

CloudsAndTrees Wed 30-Jan-13 21:47:59

There were granules of sugar in the marks and spencer hot chocolate I bought at Christmas as well. And it's no where near as nice as Cadburys.

It's in the cupboard unused because its so crap, but I might try it out with that recipe! Any cake covered in an icing like that is bound to be yummy!

I watched Jamie O make that ultimate drinking chocolate, and it did look good - apart from the corn flour which made it all thick and gloopy - a consistency that is all wrong for a drink, IMO.

Scholes34 Wed 30-Jan-13 21:50:22

That's chocolate sauce - but it's what the Spaniards drink with churros.

ChippyMinton Wed 30-Jan-13 21:52:03

I like the gloopyness, it keeps the marshmallows afloat.

Well - I dare say Jamie won't turn up on my doorstep with a cleaver if I leave the corn flour out - will he?? << worries >>

zukiecat Wed 30-Jan-13 21:56:48

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