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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?

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 30-Jan-13 21:03:03

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.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 30-Jan-13 21:10:48

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.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 30-Jan-13 21:12:48

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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