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 first stop at the Durham Homestyle Gourmet. Then she made her second hopeful stop at The Pantry Shelf. And her third stop at the Cafe Mocha.
Now we find our heroine.. after a deep Sunday service message I finding myself in the service of my mother who is dropping me off at my next hot chocolate stop, Millar's Market, so I can deliver my message to you.
Millar's Market is a land of imagination filled with the kinds of Christmas nicknacks that are turn into generational family treasures. That said the atmosphere/decore is the first thing one is impressed and the last thing as you leave. But today having had there tall cup of hot chocolate I am impressed enough to say that this is the best I've had yet on this hot chocolate trail.
I go up to the cash and ask for my hot chocolate. "Do you want whip cream sprinkled with cocoa on top?" "No" a little warn of the cream products I've been drinking so much of lately and trying to limit my spending a little. I mean when the establishment is so big on presentation and the starting price of a hot chocolate is three dollars and fifty cents, surely whipped cream is an extra cost? So I pay for my hot chocolate which immediately jumps from three fifty to three ninety five with tax. I receive my change and ask "Just for my future knowledge, would whip cream be an extra charge?" And to my response a cheerful "No." was the response.
So now I wait patiently for my promising hot cup. I here some "whirring" as they mix the cup up fresh and soon enough I'm handed my tall cup of hot chocolate. I call it a "tall cup" because as you can compare in the score card below this cup is blank ounces more than from any of my previous stops so far (Durham Homestyle Gourmet, The Pantry Shelf, and Cafe Mocha).
Firstly, I take lift the lid to get a whiff and spy on what the drink I'm about to take part in looks like. A pretty tan cream foam laces the hot chocolate and hot cocoa smell drifts up to my nose. I take a seat and the first sip. Hmm... interesting texture, I thought. On the end of the sip the was a slight dry drag on my tongue (like starch but not powdery).
I take another sip. Hmm... interesting flavour, I've tasted it before... what is it? I can't remember the flavour. Urg! It took me a good ten minutes before it dawned on me what that familiar flavour was. "I've got!" I turned my sister who was taking another bit of her chocolate truffle ice-cream "Tastes like the hot chocolate version of chocolate ice cream!" It wasn't just the flavour I was reminded off it was the same slight drag on your tongue too. I've bargain that Millar's Market use milk chocolate in there hot chocolate, yet more than the others, so far, it tasted like old fashioned hot cocoa well balanced between bitter cocoa and sweet hot chocolate.
There's so much more I could mention about this hot chocolate but I'm sure you don't want to here me ramble... OK I'm actually not to sure, so if you do want to hear more about Millar's Market hot chocolate tell me so in the comments below!
Now judge for your self if you'd like this hot chocolate using the score card below.
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