With the Winter months closing in, there is only one way to warm up in London – with a big steaming cup of hot chocolate.
We have rounded up five of the best hot chocolates in London for 2018.
From Salted Caramel to a Deconstructed Build Your Own – make sure to get your lips around one of these pimped up hot chocolates…
Chocolatier Paul a Young is known for his decadent and unique chocolate creations and his Aztec hot chocolate creation does not disappoint. Made from a water ganache which is dairy free but still super luxe you can add cinnamon, nutmeg, chilli, ginger or cardamom to make your hot chocolate spiced dreams come true. £3.95 at paul.a.young fine chocolates in Soho and Camden Passage.
Get your hands on a worldly twist on the classic with an Instagram-able Rose Hot Chocolate from Pamban – tasting like Cadbury’s Turkish Delight, or why not make your own with their deconstructed Hot Chocolate complete with a Belgium chocolate block, hot milk, marshmallows and whipped cream. Rose hot chocolate £3.75 / deconstructed £3.75. Camden Market’s Pamban.
Hotel Chocolat are going all out with their ‘good for the soul’ selections this year offering over nine different varieties in their London Café stores across the city including Mint, Classic Chocolate, 100% Dark Chocolate, Vanilla White and our absolute favourite – a Salted Caramel. It’s sticky, sweet and oh-so-delicious. Ask for your choice of dairy milk – skimmed and semi skimmed or plant based – oatmeal, coconut and soya (in some stores only). From £3.50.
Chin Chin Labs are creating all kinds of Hot Chocolate Magic with their crazy concoctions including a Signature Valhrona Chocolate complete with a Blow Torched Marshmallow top! They are also offering a vegan version of their signature that comes complete with notes of raspberry and apricot – it’s a yes from us. £4.75 / £3.25 for the Vegan version, found in Camden Lock.
Put on your winter warmers and get ready for some 90s nostalgia as London’s best loved cereal café have created the ultimate hot chocolate indulgence to take away or to share. Ask for the “stacked hot chocolate” and opt for one of the following twists: peanut butter, salted caramel, Nutella, strawberry + white chocolate or banoffee. Don’t worry, we won’t judge if you don’t want to share, we wouldn’t either! £5.40 Regular, £9.00 to share. Available in Camden Market.