Hot Chocolate Facts
Dating back thousands of years, it was used by the Olmec civilisation of Southern Mexico around 1700 BC.
The Mayans and Aztecs, mixed it with chillies and roasted corn to produce a bitter drink. It was the Spanish conquistadors who added sugar and spices to sweeten it.
Aztec warriors drank it before going into battle, as the jolt of caffeine it delivered was believed to have restorative powers. Later gaining a reputation as an aphrodisiac, leading to it being locked away by monks.
The largest ever cup of hot chocolate was 880 gallons, made by 300 local students working with teachers to produce a pool sized brew.
A study by Cornell University has shown that chocolate contains more antioxidants than wine or tea. Potentially reducing the risk of heart disease.
WHICH HOT CHOCOLATE IS BEST;
We find that Cadbury's is the favourite, simply because most people are used to the taste. Charbonnel is more luxurious but not to everyone's taste.
CAN WE HAVE FLAVOURINGS ADDED;
Yes we can provide a range of flavoured syrups to go with the chocolate.
WHERE CAN I HIRE A HOT CHOCOLATE CART NEAR ME;
We supply cocoa carts throughout the full U.K. so we can cover all of your requirements.
IS THIS LIKE THE HOT CHOCOLATE IN MY COUNTRY;
That depends where you are from, it isn't spiced like the South American chocolate para mesa, or usually as thick as the Italian cioccolata calda or chocolate a la taza served in Spain. But much better than the thin hot cocoa from the U.S.A.