Europe in winter certainly makes a wonderful sight as everything is blanketed in white. And with winter comes a whole array of attractions that will definitely make anyone interested in the thought of at least spending one Christmas in a European country. There is so much that you can experience while having a tour of the continent during the season although you have to be prepared as it is bound to be cold. Nevertheless, some of the best holiday drinks are perfect for these winters. If London is your destination, a sip of the most decadent chocolate drinks will surely warm you up inside as you brave the biting winter chill. For those who love this sweet drink, here are some of the best shops to stop by:
Paul A Young, Branches at Bank, Islington and Soho
The chocolate store under this shop looks like a wood-paneled apothecary but it doesn’t come as a surprise as the chocolatier behind this shop defines himself as a flavor alchemist. Now with 3 branches, the tiny shop is certainly a place where you can experience a burst of flavor. The hot chocolate here is crafted without milk using the Aztec-style. However, you can use other spices to enhance the flavor of your drink and if you can still take more sweetness, take the drink with a salted caramel brownie.
Choccywoccydoodah, 30-32 Fouberts Place
This café and cake shop is quite lively and it has a wide assortment of items that are red, gothic, frilly, beaded and shaped as flowers. This place is quite popular and it is perfectly normal to be on queue especially when you time your visit on a weekend. You can expect to sip their chocolate which comes with huge pink marshmallows and whipped cream. Customers have a choice whether to go for white chocolate with cocoa, 38 percent milk and there is a 70 percent chocolate drink.
Rococo, 5 Motcomb Street
If hot chocolate is what you are looking for then it would be awesome to try the Sea salt hot chocolate. This 75 percent chocolate blend contains the organic Grenada chocolate and if you really like it, you can actually buy the blend and take it home. You can choose among the espresso style shots and the milky chocolates in a mug. Plus, both drinks come with a truffle.
Melange Chocolate Shop, 184 Bellenden Road
This little shop in Peckham will make you feel as if you are in a Chocolat scene and that is definitely saying something. You can be sure to find yourself hunched over a steaming mug of the decadently sweet and dark chocolate which contains the top secret recipes of the Isabelle Alaya, a French Chocolatier. Aside from creating the bet sweet drinks, she also conducts workshops in chocolate making, just in case you want to reproduce the sweet treat on your own.
William Curley, 198 Ebury St
This place is certainly a must try when you are in London and no one can deny that chocolates here are among the best. You can get a mug of high quality, rich and gloopy chocolate and enjoy it to your heart’s content. The primary difference between the hot chocolate here and the others is that William Curley, the master baker, makes use of real grated chocolate instead of syrup or powder. They have a classic chocolate blend as well as Mayan with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and an Aztec with chili hints.
Said, 41 Broadwick St
This branch of a shop in Rome has attracted its fair share of customers and it is located in the heart of Soho, The chocolates here are displayed in jars and their hot chocolate can be seen bubbling in a cauldron. Hot chocolate here is rich and think and the place is a good stop especially when you are a bit exhausted while doing your Christmas shopping.
Hot chocolate is certainly an awesome drink when you are in the mood for something sweet and warm. And, if you find yourself craving for this sweet treat, there are certainly a lot of choices open to you.