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5 Of The Best Hot Chocolate Spots Across The Globe
Hot chocolate is a winter weather staple. And while a packet of the powdered drink is nothing to sniff at, sometimes a decadent cup of cocoa is a necessity.
Travel Noire put together a handful of spots for enjoying a luxurious cup of chocolatey goodness.
1. Angelina (Paris, France)
The tearoom is a French institution frequented by the country’s elite. French novelist Proust and fashion icon Coco Chanel were among the regulars. Today it draws a steady stream of tourists due in part to the coveted African Hot Chocolate made from a blend of chocolates sourced from Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria.
2. The Little Nell (Aspen, CO)
This hot chocolate has been named “America’s Best Hot Chocolate” and “Best Hot Chocolate Ever” by publications like Travel + Leisure and Buzzfeed. If you can’t make it out to Aspen, The Little Nell has generously shared the recipe for the celebrated drink on their website. It’s the next best thing to being on the slopes.
3. Koko Monk (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Koko Monk is more than just candy. They pride themselves on creating “one-of-a-kind, complex and sophisticated flavor fusions using raw chocolate.” Unique would be an understatement. Their selection is a bit more on the adventurous side with offerings like parsnip, ghost pepper, watermelon, and balsamic vinegar.
4. Butlers Chocolate Café (Dublin, Ireland)
Guinness isn’t the only iconic beverage in Ireland. Besides the traditional Hot Chocolate, flavors at Dublin’s Butlers Chocolate Café include White Hot Chocolate, Dark Hot Chocolate, Mocha, Praline, Chili, Almond, Peppermint, Coconut, Marshmallow, and Cookie.
5. Confiserie Sprüngli (Zurich, Switzerland)
It might be illegal to talk about chocolate in any form without mentioning Switzerland. Or at least it should be. The country is one of the largest producers of chocolate in the world and many well-known brands originated there including Nestle, Toblerone, Lindt, and Sprungli, which dates back to 1836. Try the legendary confection at the Café and Restaurant in Paradeplatz, Zurich.