Interesting. Commerial-establishment-prepared hot chocolate here in Canada tends to almost be an afterthought at coffee places, not given to much elaboration, beyond perhaps some cayenne or chipotle pepper added. Nice to see the beverage is at least given its due there. 🙂
Eddie Pensier writes:
There might be more obvious candidates for the title of quintessentially Australian drink. VB, Penfold’s Grange, Bundy, Sullivan’s Cove. But it cannot be denied that hot chocolate is big business here. Not “cocoa”, either, but real, serious, connoisseur’s hot chocolate, to the point that there are a half-dozen national chains specializing in theobroma cacao preparations. Four of them have branches in Canberra, so as a public service and with no ulterior motive whatsoever, I decided to engage in a little taste-testing.
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