We lit our wood burner for the first time this year on Saturday afternoon. Judging by the weather forecast, the weather should warm up more towards the end of the week so after lighting it again yesterday, we might not need it again for a while!
For a while now I have been making my own drinking chocolate as I have grown to dislike the artificial tasting bought stuff.
A bar of dark chocolate, 70% plus is chopped into bits and put into a mini processor:
The bar of chocolate weighed 100g and cost £1.15 from Lidl. It contains:
Cocoa mass 72% [Sugar, Cocoa butter, Cocoa powder], Vanilla flovouring.
Although there is 26% sugar (according to the label) in the above chocolate, 3.5% of it is starch, 10.6% fibre and 7.6% protein. Each 15g - 20g serving contains between 4.1g - 5.5g of sugar as broken down above, a smidge under or over 1 teaspoon. No more sugar is needed as the mug of hot chocolate tastes sweet enough.
Cadbury drinking chocolate, my old drinking chocolate costs 60p per 100g and contains:
Sugar, Cocoa Powder 25% minimum, Salt, Flavouring.
What I can't fathom out is the look of drinking chocolate, is it nearly 75% sugar if there is only 25% cocoa in it? Each 18g serving (according to online date) contains 13g sugar - that is just over 2.5 teaspoons per mug.
Okay, my home made drinking chocolate costs nearly twice as much but the taste of the home made is much nicer, really decadent and as an occasionaly treat, I know which one I prefer.