Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Premium Review
According to our tasting panel, Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Premium Hot Cocoa is all about the chocolate. They described it as dark and dense, with a bitter cocoa or dark chocolate flavor that appealed to most, but noted it might not be acceptable to kids.
If you follow the directions on the canister of Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Premium Hot Cocoa Mix, you'll use quite a bit -- four tablespoons per eight ounces of milk. Some Ghirardelli Double Chocolate hot cocoa reviews, however, say half the recommended amount is really all you need. Indeed, our tasting panel and online Ghirardelli Double Chocolate hot cocoa reviews agree that this powdered mix boasts a rich, deep chocolate flavor with no bitter aftertaste and the amount of sweetness that appeals to grownups.
At the hands-on tasting we conducted, panelists described the texture as "dense" and commented on the "dark chocolate smell" and taste. And while the milk makes the brew creamy, some panel members found it less so than another brand we tried. Consumers who posted Ghirardelli Double Chocolate hot cocoa reviews at sites like Keurig and Yahoo reeled off a similar list of virtues, even though one called it "nasty."
The ingredients in Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Premium Hot Cocoa set it apart from other inexpensive mixes. The top two components in this 140-calorie (per serving) mix are sweet ground chocolate and cocoa. Sugar makes an appearance only as part of these inputs, which also include unsweetened chocolate; other hot cocoa mixes contain more sugars than chocolate or cocoa. Ghirardelli Double Chocolate reviews posted at Coffee for Less indicate that the absence of artificial sweeteners and other additives is a large part of the product's appeal. Ghirardelli also produces chocolate hazelnut, chocolate mocha, and white mocha flavors. A 16-ounce canister is the most common packaging, but single-serve packets and K-cup copycats that can be mixed with water pop up here and there.
This hot cocoa mix teeters at the top of our price niche, but as reviewers note, a little goes a long way.