Self indulgent – hot chocolate (or a cold one)

My Hot ChocolateWe all have weaknesses, for me it is chocolate. White chocolate, milk chocolate or a dark chocolate, with or without nuts… you pick it and I will love it.

Yes as a semi enlightened and well read person I do know what too much chocolate can do to your body, so I have to limit myself… sometimes this is not so easy… or I have to compromise… I found that having a mug of a hot chocolate or a chilled chocolate drink can make my craving go away… at least for a while 😉

Like with all cravings if we want something badly we want it now, right now so making hot chocolate from scratch is not an ideal option… and here come the perfect solution – powdered hot chocolate drink… all you need is to add some milk or water and it is done!

I had a chance to try some new hot chocolate drinks made by Mars. The selection is very impressive and everyone can pick their favourite I am sure of it.

Selection of hot chocolates from Mars
There is a choice of:

  • Mars hot or cold
  • Galaxy hot or cold
  • Maltesers add milk or water
  • Galaxy Carmel add milk or water
  • Galaxy Ripple with chocolate pieces
  • Milky Way Magic Stars with chocolate pieces

Chilled shakes from Mars

And for fans of chilled drinks there is an awesome selection of thick shakes, which come in flavour matching the famous chocolate sweets: Galaxy, Mars and Maltesers.

For me it was The Perfect review product. Tasty and chocolaty! Yummy

Magic Stars

We tried them all but I think we had the most fun with Milky Way Magic Stars and guess what there are star shaped pieces of chocolate inside the pack? How cool is that!

Milky Way Magic Star

All these drinks (excluding chilled shakes of course) come in a handy treat-size pouch. Each pouch contains 126g-175g of powdered chocolate which will make 7 servings. It can stand up, when you need it too or it can be flatted down for storage. Each pouch is resealable, so your hot chocolate powder stays fresh until next time you have a need for it. They are available at Tesco, Asda and Ocado, but I am sure very shortly more stores will stock it.

My Morning chocolate coffee

I have found the perfect solution to fight my chocolate cravings. Every morning I drink milk only coffee (no water included) and I add a spoon of my hot chocolate to it… in one drink I get both caffeine and chocolate mix – perfect start to every day.

Are you a fan of a hot chocolate?

* I received a selection of products to try for free. All opinions about the products are honest and my own.


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38 responses to “Self indulgent – hot chocolate (or a cold one)

  1. i think for me hot chocolate is more like a treat, as i consciously dont want to ruin my stomach or to put on weight, but as a one of every month it will do)

  2. I love the Malteasers hot choc – I didn’t know you could get a Magic Stars one, it sounds delicious!

  3. There is a serious defect built into packs of chocolate. Whenever I open one, when I look again there is nothing left.

  4. savvywendy

    I love hot chocolate , one of my favourite drinks x

  5. I wish there was a nice enough dairy and soya free version 😦 Heating chocolate rice milk is a) too sickly and b) just doesn’t hit the spot!

  6. Oh I never think to have a hot chocolate as I usually tend to choose a latte or green tea in coffee shops, but I’m feeling a little poorly today and would really love one now! 😉
    Katie x

  7. What a great review! I love a good hot chocolate and really need to step out of the usual Cadbury box and give these lovelies a go! x

  8. I love the Mars milkshakes, so now have a fancy to try the hot version!

  9. Hot chocolate is the best for a cold day… :o)

  10. I love hot chocolate and now I want a mug… I might just have one in a minute.

  11. Lovely collection of drinks they sound delicious.

  12. Magic Stars! Oh my! That is brilliant. I must try that one. I’m on a diet but a cup of hot chocolate fills a gap and stops me scoffing a huge choc bar instead.

  13. They sound incredibly fattening but delicious! I absolutely LOVE maltesers 🙂

  14. What a lovely set of chocolaty products to review:) Have to admit I have a weakness for chocolate and crisps – could just eat them all day!

  15. cassfrugalfamily

    There’s something so soothing about a hot chocolate isn’t there?

  16. Yum, I am not one foe sweet things but boy, that selection looks rather tempting 🙂

  17. Have seen these in Asda, and I’ve been so tempted! The Magic Stars one looks fab! 😀

  18. I’m not a fan of hot chocolate, I’m always tempted by it but then find it far too sweet and sickly. I’m much more of a tea and a choccie biccie girl 😉

  19. I like hot chocolate, yummy x

  20. i love them! now i need to shop for it!

  21. What a way to start your day! There is such a huge range of different hot chocolates to work your way through there too!

  22. i love chocolate, but for some reason i really don’t like hot chocolate!

  23. emmysmummy

    Emmy would love the magic stars one I’m sure.

  24. Love hot chocolate but mine has to have whipped cream and marshmallows on the top

  25. I need the hot choc with stars in it! STAT!

  26. mmm who doesn’t love hot chocolate! x

  27. I’m not really a chocolate fan but my husband is, so these would be right down his street! x

  28. My treat is a hot chocolate from Costa but I limit myself to one a week!

  29. I love chocolate but don’t like it in a drink or on biscuits. My daughter loves it though.

  30. I love the way you’ve found a solution to control your chocolate cravings. Perfect! I love chocolate too – I eat 2 or 3 squares of dark choc each evening. Yummy.

  31. I do love a hot chocolate when it’s cold. I love the idea of having the mini stars in it. I must admit though, my downfall is bars of good quality chocolate. I can’t have them in the house, or I’d eat a whole one at a time and be even bigger than I am!!!

  32. hmmmm malteaser hot chocolate! lovely x

  33. I love hot chocolate with frothy milk (or marshmallows) on the top. I just use plan chocolate powder because I’ve found the flavoured ones a disappointment in the past, could you tell a difference between them?

  34. pigeonpairandme

    I LOVE hot chocolate, but I’ve overdosed on chocolate eggs today so the thought isn’t quite as enticing as it would be otherwise!

  35. Hot chocolate is my children’s idea of the ultimate treat! So I may just need to stock up on the Milky Way Stars!

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