Hot Chocolate Festival: 70% Dark versus Cardamom

70% Dark Hot Chocolate

You might remember that I enjoyed a fantastic vanilla bean hot chocolate…because Fleet River Bakery is running a Hot Chocolate Festival!  There are different exciting flavours every day, and you can vote for your favourite.

I kindly sampled the 70% Dark hot chocolate and the Cardamom hot chocolate so you didn’t have to…

70% Dark Hot Chocolate – 2/5

Disappointing. I was expecting dark, thick, bitter. A headrush of cocoa. But it was milky and way too sweet.

Cardamom Hot Chocolate 3.5/5

Cardamom goes so well with chocolate and Fleet River got the flavour balance just perfect. However, I added half a sachet of sugar as it needed just a tad of sweetening (ironic eh?). Also, I think they could have tried to filter out the cardamom seeds. They gave a discordant ending to a delicious drink…

Upcoming Menu…

Thursday 15th – Chilli hot choc
Friday 16th – Mint
Saturday 17th – Toasted coconut

Monday 19th – Roasted hazelnut
Tuesday 20th – Rose chocolate
Wednesday 21st – Caramel
Thursday 22nd – Cinnamon
Friday 23rd – Banana bonanza

Monday 25th – Macha hot chocolate
Tuesday 26th – Sea salt
Wednesday 27th – Chilli and cherry love potion
Thursday 28th – Stem ginger
Friday 29th – WINNER

I can’t wait to try the LOVE POTION. Which one takes your fancy?

Author: Phoebe Amoroso

Phoebe Amoroso is a Tokyo-based reporter, multimedia journalist and storyteller. Hailing from the UK, she moved to Japan in 2014 and has since been shouting about the country to all who will listen. She divides her time between covering breaking news and producing feature stories for TV; writing about everything from business and tech to food and travel; and guiding hungry visitors who want to sample the best of Japanese cuisine. When not working and/or eating, she can often be found running up a mountain or cycling by the sea.

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