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Clipper Instant Hot Chocolate | 1kg Hot Chocolate Powder | Bulk Buy Tub for Home or Office | Eco-Conscious Fairtrade Add Water Hot Chocolate | Luxury Drinking Chocolate | for Hot & Cold Milkshakes

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It's a good option if you're keen to buy Fairtrade, or prefer a less sugary taste. Around one quarter of our tasters rated Twinings too sweet and Clipper not sweet enough, so it might come down to your personal preference as to which one you buy. So, it’s up to you; which of these options is the perfect hot chocolate? Are you a traditionalist or do you like to experiment in the hot choc department? Well the secret is… there is no secret. Just the best quality Fairtrade ingredients. If you start off with the best ingredients, you simply can’t go wrong. And don’t worry, we’ve taste-tested our hot chocolate many, many times, just to be sure. For some reason we weren’t short of volunteers for this job.

If you're looking for a little bit of luxury, you don't necessarily need to reach for the priciest hot-chocolate brand. Our taste test revealed two clear winners – and they weren't the most expensive or well-known options. See which supermarket hot chocolate beat the fancy flake brands below, plus the full rundown of results and our top tips for making the best hot chocolate at home.

We ran two hot-chocolate tests: one on hot chocolates made of solid chocolate flakes, such as Hotel Chocolat, Charbonnel & Walker and Cupsmith; and another of premium hot-chocolate powders, including brands such as Twinings and Lindt, as well as supermarket rivals. There aren’t many white hot chocolate powders available to buy in the UK, so we just had to include this decadent, gold-adorned tub by Whittard of Chelsea in our list of recommendations! Tips for living well - get the latest taste tests, food and health advice and insights straight to your inbox with our free monthly food & health newsletter. Cupsmith's hot chocolate was the lowest scorer in our taste test. Despite having one of the highest cocoa solid percentages (70%) of the solid products in our test, eight in 10 of our tasters found the chocolate flavour too weak. Play around with toppings and flavours. Adding ginger or mint syrup will make your hot chocolate feel festive, as will garnishing with marshmallows, whipped cream or extra chocolate shavings on top. You can also sprinkle chocolate powder – or spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon – on top for a warming edge.

If you can’t get enough of a Chocolate Orange, this one is for you! Carve 2 or 3 strips of orange rind (the skin) and let them steep in your drink for a while before drinking. That citrus flavour is a delight. With hundreds of Fairtrade, Organic and sustainable products to choose from, we're your one stop shop for everything from sugars and coffee biscuits to descaling tablets and cleaning cloths!Surprisingly, from a chocolate brand that has 53% cocoa solids and describes itself as 'THE chocolate drink', more than half the panel said the chocolate flavour was too weak.

Nothing beats cosying up under a blanket with a steaming mug of hot chocolate when the weather outside is freezing. Heat, but don't boil, your milk. Even if you're using hot water to melt the chocolate nibs or dissolve your chocolate powder, topping up with fridge-cold milk isn't a great idea if you want a creamy texture. Just keep a close eye on your stove or microwave as you don't want it to boil over. A recommendation service that carefully researches each product and consults with experts across many disciplines.Asda Extra Special Fairtrade Indulgent Drinking Chocolate – 63%. Texture, specifically creaminess, was again the major issue for our panel. Though some tasters said they would prefer a sweeter and more chocolatey flavour, it's not bad if you're after the very cheapest. 92p per 100g. Available from Asda . Although the punchy chocolate hit makes for an appetising aroma, some found the chocolate flavour too strong, so it's best suited to those who prefer a richer, darker hot chocolate. Nearly half the panel also thought it could do with being creamier.

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