The weather is changing here in most parts of North America, and we are turning our thoughts to ways to keep warm. Curling up under a blanket, starting a fire in the fireplace, taking warm baths – all the things that you don’t miss in the summer become the luxuries you don’t want to miss in the fall. And of course there’s hot chocolate – warm, sweet and giving the comfort of chocolate to the true chocolate lover. You can just pick up a box of Swiss Miss at the grocery store. You really can, it’s not against the law. But then again, if you are going to take the time to make it yourself, heating up the milk and pouring it into a cup, then why not drink real hot chocolate, not hot cocoa? MarieBelle is Colombian chocolate; it doesn’t even have any cocoa powder in it. Just tiny pieces of 63% cacao that you dissolve (melt, really) in water or milk. You can go to the boutique in New York’s SoHo or your neighborhood Williams-Sonoma.
Affordability: 7 Luxury: 9