Country Bean’s Hot Chocolate is Sinfully Decadent! (2024)
The aroma, the consistency, the flavors- Country Bean Hot Chocolate nailed all aspects. More details in our review.
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The beverage that gets your heart smiling, that evokes memories of childhood, and feels like a hug to your soul with each sip- the winter staple, Hot Chocolate!
We reviewed SEVEN hot chocolate brands in India and found Country Bean’s to be the richest, most premium-tasting hot chocolate. In this Country Bean Hot Chocolate review, we share more details on our experience.
Did you know? The YMCS served hot chocolate to the soldiers of the First World War.
Table of Contents
Country Bean Hot Chocolate Review – Quick Glance
This table lists all details you need to know.
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Our Review Factors
Our parameters during Country Bean Hot Chocolate review were the aroma, the flavors, and the consistency. Price, packaging, and convenience were secondary.
Hot chocolate is essentially ‘liquid chocolate in a mug’. How close do the flavors of Country Bean’s hot chocolate mix come to this? Does this contain any warming spices/flavor agents like cinnamon, ginger?
Cocoa-dominant or milky, what was the aroma like? Does it change once the powder has been turned into a beverage?
3. Other Parameters
The ingredients used, the ingredients called for, the price, packaging, and shelf life were some other parameters we reviewed this product across.
Country Bean Hot Chocolate Review – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
There’s a pouch inside a cardboard cylinder that holds 200 grams of the hot chocolate mix. This is priced at Rs 499/- and has a shelf life of nine months.
Country Bean hot chocolate ingredients are dark couverture buttons (cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, sugar, vanilla, soya lecithin), cocoa powder, sugar, cornflour, and salt.
How we made it
Unlike traditional preparation, we did not have to add the mix and let it boil with milk. We added 20 grams of the mix to a cup of warm milk and stirred the contents until combined. As the beverage started coming together, the hot chocolate started getting thicker.
Our observations at this stage were that the powder doesn’t form lumps and is quite easy to mix in milk with just a spoon. You wouldn’t really need blenders or whisks.
Aroma + Appearance
The aroma was enticing, very chocolatey.
In the dry state, this had a mud brown appearance and once it was mixed in milk, it turned dark brown.
Flavor + Consistency
DELICIOUS! Country Bean hot chocolate had the right amount of chocolate flavor and sweetness. It didn’t have a milk chocolate-like sweetness, it was more like dark chocolate. That said, this wasn’t bitter.
The mix also contains some salt, which enhanced the cocoa flavor.
As for the consistency, on stirring, this gradually turned thicker, thanks to the cornflour.
- Easy to prepare.
- Only one ingredient needed.
- Balanced sweetness.
- Rich, chocolate flavor.
- Dark chocolate and salt make for a delicious combination
If you prefer hot chocolate that’s not all sweet, Country Bean hot chocolate may be the one for you as it has hints of dark chocolate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Country Bean hot chocolate
Yes, it can be better for health as compared to other brands of hot chocolate as Country Bean contains 60% less sugar.
Plus, when consuming hot chocolate, you’d be having milk which is a great source of calcium and proteins.
That said, we’d suggest no more than two cups per day.
Yes, this is gluten-free.
No, this does not contain any preservatives.
A minimum of 10 cups can be prepared, assuming one serving is 20 grams.
Essentially, you can consume this cold. However, mixing may be an issue as the chocolate buttons need something warm to melt and dissolve.
Alternatively, you could milk the powder with warm milk and cool it in the fridge.
Right from aroma to the flavor, consistency, and everything in between- Country Bean Hot Chocolate powder nailed all aspects. A commendable balance between sweet and chocolate notes, this beverage is something we reach out for every evening.
Marshmallows, whipped cream, or a freshly baked croissant, what would you pair hot chocolate with?