Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Review - Christopher Elbow Mocha Drinking Chocolate

One awesome benefit of having this blog and being so open about my love of good chocolate is that my friends love to tell me about chocolates I may not have heard of yet. My friend Jonathan lives in Kansas, and his local chocolatier is Christopher Elbow out of Kansas City, MO.

Around Christmas, Jonathan sent me a couple bars of Christopher Elbow chocolate. It was really great chocolate! Checking out their website and seeing that they offer a few drinking chocolates, I ordered a couple immediately.

I ordered the Mocha and the Venezuelan Spice. The Venezuelan Spice is great, but that's a review for another day. The Mocha is the one that really blew me away here.

As someone who does not like coffee, I can say that if I had a nickel for every time a coffee drinker told me I would love a mocha coffee because it has a slight amount of chocolate in it, I could probably stop working. When coffee is the dominant flavor, it just doesn't appeal to me at all.

This Mocha Drinking Chocolate, however, is how it should be done! A rich, strong drinking chocolate with only a hint of coffee flavor, the exact opposite of what coffee shops do with their mochas. When coffee is ever-so-slightly introduced to chocolate, it really gives it a nice strong kick. It's almost not even identifiable as coffee. It's really tasty.

The ingredients are simple. Dark chocolate, ground coffee, and vanilla bean. And the directions call for a massive amount of the mix to be added in to the milk. This makes me so very happy.

The mix itself is very finely ground, so it dissolves smoothly. And man, that tin, when you open it... It just smells heavenly!

I made it according to the directions, and I used 2% milk. Eventually I'll try it with the water, as well. With the milk, it was astounding. Rich and strong, creamy and perfect. This is definitely a drinking chocolate worth ordering, but if you try any of the other flavors, please leave me a comment and let me know how they are.


  1. Have you been to Garza's Goodies Chocolates & Confections? http://garzasgoodies.com/ http://kansascitychocolate.garzasgoodies.com/ We'd love to have you & look forward to serving you.

    1. I have not been there, it looks great! I don't get to Kansas City much, but I will certainly stop by next time I do. Do you guys have any drinking chocolates?