Review: Mokoko, Bristol

I got ridiculously excited after the first sip of this hot chocolate because it was the first one in I’d had in Bristol that wasn’t too sweet and sugary. It’s had a great chocolate bitterness to it. After drinking the entire (generous) mugful I’d probably pitch it about midway in my rankings. It was nothing […]

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Review: Bakesmiths, Bristol

Oh Bakesmiths, so much potential, so much disappointment. I got a small mug with a tonne of milk foam on the top so the first taste was just milky sweetness, not chocolate. Seemed like the average, dull, regulation hot chocolate but I thought should give it the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes the first taste […]

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Review: The Crafty Egg, Bristol

This was a surprise winner. We were just wandering around Stokes Croft looking for somewhere to shelter from the rain when I found one of the best hot chocolates I’ve had in a long time. It doesn’t look that dark but it was thick, delicious and oh-so-chocolatey. It tasted much better than I expected with […]

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Review: Lovecrumbs

Lovecrumbs, just up from Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, is a cake lovers heaven. They’ve just started serving lunch but up until recently they only sold cakes, and more cakes and loads of cake. They also have a killer hot chocolate. It’s so ridiculously smooth. It’s bitter, rich and satisfying thick. It’s in my top five hot chocolates […]

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Review: Chocolate Tree

The Chocolate Tree in Bruntsfield is a mecca for those who are chocolate minded. Cakes, ice cream, bars, hot, cold, in shots. They’ve got it all. And they do it really bloody well. The hot chocolate comes in around 12 different varieties and flavours, including different percentages of chocolate and hazelnut flavour. I picked out […]

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The King’s drinking chocolate

Chocolate was introduced to England in the 1650s. However, it wasn’t eaten in the solid form we’re used it. It was a drink. It wasn’t even the sweet Cadbury’s instant chocolate powder that most people take for drinking chocolate. It was a complex and time consuming process that required a lot of skill. First cocoa […]

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Review: Artisan Roast

Artisan Roast on Broughton Street has become one of my go to places for a pre-choir read and relax. At first it’s main appeal was that it was open till 7.30pm, rare to find an independant cafe that caters to an evening crowd. Second, it’s halfway down the road to choir. But most importantly, the […]

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Welcome to anti coffee

Welcome to all you hot chocolate fiends. I love coffee shops. I love people watching, reading, chatting and hanging out in the delightful atmosphere of the cafe. But, here’s the rub, I detest coffee. I’ve never liked the taste and avoid it as much as possible. So what does one do when there are so […]

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