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Five hot chocolates to die for

Feeling the chill this winter? Time to wrap your frozen mitts around a steaming cup of hot chocolate, and praise the almighty cocoa bean for this divine drop.
These heavenly hot chocolates will have you loosening your belt and heading back for more.
Cacao Lab
In addition to Cacao Lab’s signature hot chocolate, those who fancy something less traditional can indulge in salted caramel, chai chocolate, and a cheeky chilli chocolate. If you crave more sweetness, the Audrey Hepburn eclairs are highly recommended.

Cup of chilli hot chocolate with a bowl of chocolate flakes and beaker of chocolate, on a wooden serving board.

The perfect winter warmer – chilli hot chocolate

Koko Black
For the ultimate in luxury, head to Koko Black in Carlton for some serious lounging with your hot chocolate. These guys are chocolate specialists so they have all your needs covered, from classic Belgian hot chocolate through to a spicy chilli brew. There’s also baby hot chocolate just for the kids.
It doesn’t get better than Chokolait’s jaffa dark hot chocolate. We sampled this orangey wonder on a freezing Melbourne day and left with a warm chocolatey glow. Other flavours include chilli, cinnamon, affogato, and a range from exotic locations such as Uganda, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and Cost Rica.
Large glass mug of jaffa hot chocolate.

Chokolait’s divine jaffa hot chocolate

It might be well known for great coffee and delectable cakes but Brunetti has another trick up its sleeve: authentic Italian hot chocolate. The rich, pure chocolatey goodness will transport you to the banks of the Grand Canal in one sweet sip.
2Pocket Fairtrade
Tucked away on Little Lonsdale Street, 2Pocket Fairtrade is a cosy espresso bar serving up great food and coffee, and fairtrade hot chocolate. As well as traditional hot chocky, 2Pocket dish up amazing vegan hot chocolate and a chilli option for the more adventurous. Check out the range of fairtrade products in store.
A wall of fairtrade chocolate products at 2Pocket Fairtrade.

2Pocket Fairtrade’s neverending chocolate wall