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The best hot chocolate...in the world?

Discussion in 'The Homestead' started by British Red, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Fancy restaurants not only have a person who knows wine, but also a person that knows water.
    They can recommend suitable water for the specific foods.

    I am not joking!
     
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    Woody girl Full Member

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    Fancy water in fancy restaurants paying thru the nose for a logo on a bottle. Well if you got money to waste.......
     
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  3. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Even bottled water in Asda is wasting money.

    Nothing wrong with tap water. If the taste is not liked, place a couple of cucumber slices in.
     
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    Woody girl Full Member

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    I agree! I have a reusable bottle which I can just refill anywhere for Free! I like free!
    It's a water to go bottle which has a filter so I can use any water source... even a puddle :)
     
  5. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Bottled water is one of the largest hoaxes there is. ( good in countries with unhygienic water supply though)

    The best ones are Dasani (Coca-Cola) and Aquafina ( PepsiCo)

    Good, clean, healthy tap water with added plastic components.

    Fiji and Voss?
    Hahahaha!
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Unless you’re in Mexico.
     
  7. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Repeating: ‘good in countries with unhygienic water supply though’.

    Mexico might be one of them.
    Maybe California too? Importing water from Melanesia?
    :)



    I do not think that the water chemistry influences the taste of a cup of cocoa much. Very intense taste, Cocoa!
     
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    Janne, you're wrong. Water mineral content changes the taste and the interactions in drinks of all kinds.

    This is strictly big 'P' political when it comes to companies like Nestle' bottling and selling nearly free Canadian water.
    Not allowed here, just as well as you don't need my rants
    about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations right now.
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Except drinks that don’t have water in them; like real cocoa.
     
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    Tastes have changed over the centuries.
    Aztec hot chocolate was "chocolatl" = water and ground roasted cocoa beans.
    Corn meal was added to soak up the cocoa butter fat. Chili pepper was added for zip.

    The Spanish used vanilla and sugar instead of the other condiments.
    They changed the name, the pronunciation, to suit their language.
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Cointreau & dark chocolate really work!
     
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    I'm saving the orange liqueur forXmas day. I'm doing a chocolate orange almond cake for pud as non of us like Xmas pudding. Served with a great home made vanilla ice cream and a glass of orange hot chocolate. Mmmm mm. Mmmmm. Gonna be the best bit of the day this year!
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    That sounds incredible!
     
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    It is a very popular cake amongst my friends. Makes a delicious pud with ice cream and a hot chocolate sauce. I use home made old English marmalade in the cake and melted over the top to glaze it. I will booze up the sauce with the orange liqueur. Can't wait !
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    please stop torturing me.
    That cake sounds absolutely heart failure inducing delicious!

    :)
     
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    :) :) ::) you want heart failure delicious? Try my blackcurrant curd cheesecake! So rich that one slice and you see angels!
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Aaaaasrrrrrrrrhhhhhhh.............
    ............
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