Peppermint Hot Chocolate
There’s something about chocolate and mint that just works. When you get the proportions just right, the mint-chocolate pairing is oh-so satisfying. At this time of year in particular, Trader Joe’s is very mint-chocolaty, with myriad opportunities to revel in this flawless pairing throughout the store. None says winter, though, quite like Trader Joe’s Peppermint Hot Chocolate.
To craft the best version of Peppermint Hot Chocolate possible, the tricky part is finding just the right combination of smooth chocolate and refreshing peppermint. We hit the jackpot with this one – a truly transcendent blend of rich cocoa and mint, with the unexpected – yet welcome – addition of shaved curls of pure dark chocolate. The dark chocolate proved to be the pivotal element in this cocoa’s success. It balances out the flavors and ensures that sweetness doesn’t dominate the flavor profile. In other words, this is a chocolate-pepperminty success.
You can mix Trader Joe’s Peppermint Hot Chocolate with water or milk – milk will yield a richer, creamier result. If the holidays find you in a warm climate, you may want to try this iced; despite its name, there’s no rule that says this chocolate must be hot. There’s also no rule that says indulgences such as this must be expensive, so we’ve priced it at a mere $4.99 for each eight ounce canister, throughout Peppermint Hot Chocolate season (also known as the holidays).
INGREDIENTS: BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE LIQUOR, COCOA BUTTER, NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR, SOY LECITHIN [EMULSIFIER]), CANE SUGAR, COCONUT OIL, NON FAT MILK POWDER, COCOA, MALTODEXTRIN (CORN), NATURAL MINT FLAVOR, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, GUAR GUM, SODIUM CASEINATE (A MILK DERIVATIVE), MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, SILICON DIOXIDE, SALT.
Servings per container 8| Serving size 1 oz(28g) | Amount per serving: Calories 140
Total Fat 7g (11% DV), Saturated Fat 5g (25% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 70mg (3% DV), Total Carbohydrate 18g (6% DV), Dietary Fiber 1g (4% DV), Total Sugars 15g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A (0% DV), Calcium (10% DV), Iron 6(% DV), Vitamin C (0% DV).
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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