What I love about Zotter is that even though you can get some very unusual flavoured chocolate bars, but also you can get some unique flavours of drinking chocolate – that you just won’t find in the supermarket. We’ve all seen the likes of Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons have mint and caramel drinking chocolate powders on their shelves, but they never seem to stock anything out of this world. For the most interesting hot drinking chocolate you really do have to go online.
Currently we stock the Honey and Cinnamon drinking chocolate bars, as well as the standard ones from the Zotter drinking chocolate range. But soon we’ll have an extended range of the Rich Almond, Banana Milk, Mango Lassi and White Vanilla. Whilst we hope that this will expand as we start to get the cold, winter nights.
The suppliers’ guide suggests that their drinking chocolate be made one of two ways; either shaken with their special, branded shaker. To me this seems a lot of hard work. If you’re like me and a bit resistant to this form of activity, you could whisk the chocolate and hot milk together. The way to do this is to let the drinking chocolate stick to melt for a couple of minutes in the milk then whisk and then let settle again for another couple of minutes and then drink slowly.
If you wanted to go for a milk free recipe then you should try the Bitter Classic, which is also suitable for vegetarians. The Nut Nougat (not currently stocked) is also both milk free and suitable for vegetarians.
What’s more all of Zotter’s chocolate is Fairtrade – to some degree. They can’t always get the entire list of ingredients from Fairtrade sources, but the cocoa at least is always (as far as I’m aware) from Fairtrade sources.