Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Review

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Swiss Miss Classics Milk Chocolate is creamy and dense, and chocolaty without being too sweet. Our tasting panel said it smells like chocolate and brings back memories.

Like the members of our tasting panel, consumer reviewers like the creaminess and chocolaty taste of Swiss Miss Classics Milk Chocolate flavor hot cocoa mix (starting at 12 cents/serving; available on Amazon). One of the tasters said the beverage seemed as though it "already had marshmallows in it." Although a couple of panelists noted the absence of a "strong chocolate flavor," many were enthused about its old-time familiarity. Without knowing which products were in the sample, one participant said "it tastes like what I grew up with." The panel concluded that this hot cocoa mix was definitely sweet but not excessively so.

Online, Swiss Miss hot chocolate reviews are largely positive. On Amazon, for example, consumers crow that the mix has just the right amount of chocolate flavor. At Bed Bath & Beyond, reviewers describe it as delicious, creamy, and smooth. But some reviews complain about the addition of the artificial sweetener sucralose in the canister and K-cup versions, saying the taste is off -- too sweet -- and lacking its former chocolate richness.

The formulas for Swiss Miss Classics Milk Chocolate hot cocoa mix vary slightly, depending on the packaging, but the lead components are always sugar and corn syrup; the ingredients also include nonfat dry milk, sometimes whey and sometimes sucralose. There are 140 calories in a single serving. The milk chocolate version of the mix is available in single-serve packets and K-cups, and in bulk canisters. The Swiss Miss Classics line includes three other formulations: Rich Chocolate and two types with marshmallows.

For the most part, Swiss Miss Classics Milk Chocolate flavor hot cocoa mix should satisfy the yearnings of frugal chocoholics. But if you're at all sensitive to artificial sweeteners, read the fine print on the package. Although most varieties now contain sucralose, not all do.

Elizabeth Sheer

Elizabeth Sheer is a Brooklyn-based writer and researcher. In addition to researching and writing about household appliances and other consumer items, Elizabeth draws on her history of preparing cooking-related articles to conduct taste tests on all things delicious.

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