Previously on The Hot Chocolate Adventure Tamara Green explained why she has taken to the streets of Port Perry to find the number one hot chocolate! And made her stops at: Durham Homestyle Gourmet, The Pantry Shelf, Cafe Mocha, Millar's Market, Queen Bean's, the Piano Cafe, Hank's Pastries.
Now direct from the hot chocolate scene Tamara narrates: after a long day of delivering newspapers in the cold rain, my sister and I hike up highway 7A on our way to meet our mother at the newspaper. It's dark but not too dark to see my last hot chocolate hope peek over the top of the hill "Country Corner Coffee" said the sign! Wait I hadn't included that shop in my original nine hot chocolate stops. Seeing as the cafe in the Port Perry public library, which had been my next planned stop, was wall closed by this time I thanked God that he had shown me this independent coffee shop just when I had resided to the fact that I was gone to continue my hot chocolate adventure today.
Buying the hot chocolate... we entered the coffee shop which is one and the same with small fish and chips shop. Soon we make our selves to the counter in the centre of the dinning room. I ask for a hot chocolate and my serving promptly goes to prepare it. I just as prompt a manner she returns placing the medium size cup down on the counter and asks if whip cream is okay. I agree this time to the complimentary whip cream.
Humorously enough when she tries to put standard lid on the whip cream proceeds to ooze out of the tiny pin hole on the top of the lid. She dabs the top of the cup with a napkin trying to sop up the over flow. I pay my two ten for the drink and she hands me the cup which is still overflowing so she also gives me a small stack of napkins to clean up any whip cream if it continued to overflow. Which it soon did, when I lifted the flap so I could take the first sip the beverage continued to try and escape the cup through the new opening. But this too, soon subsided and then stopped completely after I took the first brave sip.
The first sip... my first thoughts? It was hot. I waited a few seconds and took a better sip, a cooler one. The best feature of this cup was that the balance of chocolate to sugar was prime. The cup was not bitter to any degree but yet the least sweet cup I've had thus far! For the other aspects of the drink I have to say that I was fairly disappointed as it was watery, had a light gleam of oil the surface (possible a result of the dissolved whip cream), and the cocoa powder settled a little at the bottom so I don't recommend drink the last sip as it will feel silty in your throat.
Don't take my word for it though, if what I just described as my preferred hot chocolate is not yours, then judge for yourself with the handy-dandy score card below!
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