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The many Ways to Enjoy Your Hot Chocolate

Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, which is actually the dried and fermented kind of the seeds of the cacao tree. Who would have known that small evergreen tree would produce perhaps one of the most loved foods on the planet?

It's true that there's a universal love for chocolate, no matter form-be it a bar, powder, or drink; chocolate transcends race, gender, color, age, and culture. Eating or drinking chocolate could put a smile in anyone's face, maybe you have seen an individual frowning or irritable while consuming chocolate?

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In these times, probably one of the most popular ways to enjoy chocolate is by drinking a steaming cup of hot chocolate or cocoa. Hot chocolate is generally accepted as a comfort food as it has the aftereffect of making one feel great after having a bad day as well as during the cold winter seasons. Fond memories are made by huge numbers of people around the globe while drinking it, in forms that suit their taste and culture.

Europeans like their hot chocolate thick and heavy, sometimes by stirring in thickening agents. One of the more popular thick varieties of chocolates include the cioccolata densa of Italy that also has a German version that's equally very thick and heavy. In Spain, churros are served with a hot chocolate with a consistency that is as thick as pudding. Hot chocolate in Netherlands, alternatively is recognized as chocolademelk that is enjoyed in the home or in cafes. French bread or croissant, spread with butter, jam or honey, is dunked in hot chocolate during breakfast time in France.

In the united states, hot chocolate is thinner and sweeter and sometimes served with marshmallow or whipped cream on the top. It is easy to prepare considering that one only needs to pour a ready-mix packet of cocoa powder, sugar and dry milk in hot water or milk.

Hot chocolate is a popular national drink in Mexico and in its traditional form it really is composed of semi-sweet chocolate, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla often served with Mexican pastries called pan dulce.

Regardless of how a hot chocolate is prepared and served, no body can dispute the truth that when one is feeling cold and down, a steaming cup of hot chocolate can cheer one up.

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