With the weather turning chillier there’s nothing like curling up in front of the fire with a hot mug of cocoa. But with so many options available, which one is the best?
Fortunately, the kind folks at
The Eat This, Not That! testers ranked each hot cocoa mix on the aroma of chocolate, the texture of the drink, sweetness, and overall chocolatey taste.
The hot cocoa mixes sampled were 365, Ghiradelli, Godiva, Hershey’s, Land O Lakes, Nestle, Starbucks, Stop and Shop, Swiss Miss, and Traders Joe’s.
According to Eat This, Not That!, the clear winner is pantry staple Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix!
“Sometimes, you don’t need to mess with a classic to get the best,” Eat This, Not That! revealed of their top pick. “If you’re looking for a sweet and creamy hot cocoa to get you in the holiday spirit, Swiss Miss is the hot cocoa is mix for you. Our #1 pick is a hot cocoa many would enjoy on a cold rainy afternoon or just when you’re in the mood for a warm chocolatey treat. Even with water, the flavors and aromas shone through and made our tasters almost unanimously pick this one as their top choice.”
Rounding out the top five of the best hot cocoa mix, according to Eat This, Not That! are:
1. Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
2. 365 Organic Hot Cocoa
3. Trader Joe’s Organic Hot Cocoa Mix
4. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
5. Land O Lakes Chocolate Supreme Hot Cocoa Mix