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Not Your Parent’s Chocolate Drink

Photo provided by Honest Tea

Photo provided by Honest Tea

As you probably have figured out by now, I like to experiment with food. I remember one time when I was a teen, I tried making chocolate milk without the milk. I used water.

Since the chocolate milk mix wasn’t meant to be made with water, you can image that the results were pretty crappy.

But I LOVE chocolate, so I continue to do weird things with it to see what works … or not.

So, when I heard that Honest Tea had come up with some interesting cocoa beverages, I took them up on their offer to send me a sample.

I’ll admit that upon first taste it reminded me of the failed chocolate water beverage I experimented with as a teen. But then the flavors hit.

This is not chocolate milk. It is not chocolate tea. It is something altogether different.

It’s hard to explain the experience of Honest CocoaNova. It has a watery texture, but a full-bodied, deep chocolate flavor. I can imagine this was how chocolate was first enjoyed by the Mokaya of Mesoamerica … only sweeter.

And that’s another way the this drink is different. Most chocolate beverages are sweet … and for my tastes, too sweet. Honest CocoaNova is not too sweet. In fact, it is just slightly bitter … the way I like my chocolate!

When I find these in my local grocery store, you better believe I’m gonna be stocking up!


UPDATE: Alas I was never able to find this beverage in my local stores before they stopped making it. Bummer!



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Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.

1 comment on “Not Your Parent’s Chocolate Drink”

  1. Carma

    Man! I’ve been looking for this ever since I wrote this review and have yet to find it in the stores I go to. Bummer, ’cause it was delish!

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