Hot Chocolates

1685 Hot Chocolate (with chilli & orange)

1685 Chocolate

A 17th century style rich hot chocolate mix, spiced with chilli and orange. Made with the finest chocolate (70% cocoa solids).

This hot chocolate recipe is based upon Antonio de Ledesma’s 1685 medicinal recipe for chocolate. Newly arrived from Central America, chocolate was only consumed as a drink, and this is one of the earliest European recipes. The chilli is still used, combined with the flavour of orange flower.

All of our products are based on thoroughly researched historical recipes.

Makes about 6-10 very thick cups or 12-20 small cups.

Ingredients: Chocolate 75% (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier Soya Lecithin, Natural Vanilla), Sugar, Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Cloves, Anise seed, Cayenne Pepper. (Chocolate min 70% Cocoa Solids)

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18th Century Hot Chocolate (with cardamom & long pepper)

18th C Hot ChocIndulge in this 18th century style rich hot chocolate, gently spiced with cardamom and long pepper. Made with the finest chocolate (70% cocoa solids).

This is a very rich, dark hot chocolate. Chocolate in the 18th century was consumed mainly as a hot chocolate drink, and had evolved since the 17th century into something we would recognise today. This drink is based on recipes from the 1740s and still uses Long Pepper to add a hint of hot floral spice, with the warm citrus flavour of Cardamom.

All of our products are based on thoroughly researched historical recipes.

Makes about 6-10 very thick cups or 12-20 small cups.

Ingredients: Chocolate 75% (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier Soya Lecithin, Natural Vanilla), Sugar, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Long Pepper. (Chocolate min 70% Cocoa Solids)

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Victorian Hot Chocolate

Victorian Hot ChocA Victorian style pure and indulgent, dark hot chocolate mix. Made with the finest chocolate (70% cocoa solids).

This hot chocolate is made with a rich, dark chocolate, with just a hint of vanilla. During the Victorian period there was a reaction against adding strong, or extra, flavours to chocolate. This led to a move to simpler tastes, including the purer flavour of this hot chocolate.

Makes about 6-10 very thick cups or 12-20 small cups.

Store in a cool, dry place. The ingredients will settle in the bag. Shake the bag well if you are not using the entire pack.

Ingredients: Chocolate 75% (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier Soya Lecithin, Natural Vanilla), Sugar. (Chocolate min 70% Cocoa Solids).

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