One of the marvels of technology is the fine art of Tweeting. After expressing a bit of disappointment in some powdered hot chocolate I recently bought and reviewed, another chocolate company, Luxx Chocolat, saw my tweets and offered to send me some of theirs. Who can say no to that? I still can't believe that this happens. That someone cares enough about what little old me thinks to send me their products. It's always welcomed and appreciated here.
About Luxx Chocolat.
A few days later, I got a cute set up of their Cinnful Hot Choxx with a mug that has a slot in the handle for a spoon and two stir sticks of Valrhona 72% dark chocolate cinnamon ganache with it's own cinnamon marshmallow.
It's painted in edible copper luster and is very fragrant with cinnamon. I thought it might be a cinnamon bomb at first. But after I stirred it up into some scalded milk, it blended in nicely. The nose is full of cinnamon because of the marshmallow but the taste is a nice rich flavor of Valrhona's 72% dark chocolate and cinnamon. It's not cloying with cinnamon and as I mentioned, blended in nicely for a comforting mug of hot chocolate. The quality of Valrhona really added some good rich depth to it.
I liked it. I think the mug is cute with the spoon and slot for the spoon in the handle. The hot chocolate was good and hit the spot. You can't go wrong with Valrhona as your base but the blended in cinnamon was done right. Hopefully if they expand their hot chocolate line, they will make this cinnamon ganache with hot chilies in it too.