Here, at The Amazing Blog, we're self-confessed chocolate lovers who, more often that not, enjoy a daily chocolate treat. Two of my colleagues however, have somewhat bravely given chocolate for lent, so when Mortimer's Pure Dark Chocolate Powder arrived recently, there was all the more for the rest of us! And with hot chocolate being perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up, I was more than happy to try it out. Unlike a number of hot chocolate drinks on the market that are laden with flavourings, sweeteners and additives, Mortimer Chocolate Powder is simply that - pure dark chocolate powder.
My favourite flavour is the West African, a blend of cocoa liquors from Foresterotype cocoas from Ghana, the Ivory Coast and Nigeria, containing 100% chocolate with 70% of cocoa solids. The Mortimer Chocolate Company imports cocoa en mass from factories in Africa and South America, and then they make it into chocolate to their own recipes in the UK. Having a cup of Mortimer's hot chocolate on a cold spring day like today is the perfect antidote to a stressful day in the office. It's also very easy to prepare, just heat some milk, add 4 heaped teaspoons of the chocolate powder in each mug and enjoy! As I’m Spanish, I would accompany this with some delicious “churros”, but I'll have to wait til I get back to Spain!
And I guess I’m not the only one that loves this flavour, because the West African chocolate has been voted as the Nation’s Favourite Hot Chocolate by the Chocolate Festival. Available in Waitrose stores and also online.
All Mortimer Chocolate products are gluten and soya-free, they don’t use lecithin and they don’t contain nuts. And if you want to find your inner domestic goddess, why don’t you check out their website for their mouth-watering chocolate brownies recipe? Having been sent a batch ourselves I can confirm they were devoured in a matter of minutes and were simply delicious!