Where there is hot chocolate, there is warmth and joy.
After meticulous testing, we've paired our 17th Century smoked chocolate with organic cinnamon to bring you a rich, delicious start to cold nights or rainy mornings. Use 1/2 bar for every 4 ounces of milk and stir well for the perfect starting ratio.
Please note: We recommend each cup of hot chocolate be finished before it has the chance to cool, as the chocolate will re-solidify with time.
Disclaimer: As fine Belgian-style chocolate will melt in most Arizona weather, we highly recommend refrigerating or freezing before opening any orders containing chocolates, especially on orders requiring shipping, during warmer seasons, and/or to warm climates. We do not guarantee chocolate to be intact upon arrival.
17th Century History
During the 17th century inrush of chocolate into the Spanish Netherlands, the popularity of chocolate exploded after its use as medicine was phased out, especially in the form of hot chocolate. At the time, the Spanish Dutch (specifically in the region that would become modern-day Belgium) would include ingredients such as cinnamon, cayenne pepper, or even star anise in their cups of cocoa (we choose to use only cinnamon in our hot chocolate bars)
For additional information, see our 17th Century Style FAQs