If you get your fix from a cocoa mix check out the smackdown that puts our 365 Everyday Value® Organic Hot Cocoa Mix against a major national brand.
Prefer something homemade? Scroll down for recipes for winter warmers that will keep you cozy until spring.
Hot Cocoa Smackdown!
Check out what’s in the mix when you compare our hot cocoa to a leading national brand. Customer surveys tell us the value of a product is not based solely on price, but other factors such as ingredients. Which cocoa would you feel best about serving and sipping?
Major National Brand Hot Cocoa Mix
Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Modified Whey, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Nonfat Milk, Calcium Carbonate, Less than 2% of: Salt, Dipotassium Phosphate, Mono- and Diglycerides, Carrageenan, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Artificial Flavor.
Artificial Flavors? Yes.
Hydrogenated Oil? Yes.
Acesulfame Potassium? Yes.
365 Everyday Value® Organic Hot Cocoa Mix
Ingredients: Organic Cane Syrup Solids, Organic Whey (Milk), Organic Nonfat Dry Milk, Organic Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Xanthan Gum.
Artificial Flavors? No.
We don’t shortcut flavor based on price. Our hot cocoa mix has real vanilla flavor.
Hydrogenated Oil? No.
All foods we sell in our stores are free of hydrogenated oils, which are chemically altered, man-made fats.
Acesulfame Potassium? No.
You won’t find any artificial sweeteners such as this in any of our products
Why stop with organic fresh produce or milk? Most of the ingredients in packaged products begin in the ground, too, and choosing organic limits exposure to pesticides no matter what the crop!
If a store-bought cocoa mix is not quite your cup of tea, try these delicious recipes from homemade cocoa to chai to, well, tea.
- Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
- Spiced Hot Chocolate with Orange
- Mexican Hot Cocoa
- Homemade Dried Fruit and Herb Tea
- Homemade Chai Tea
- Hot Spiced Carob
- Russian Tea
- Moroccan Mint Tea
What is your favorite hot beverage for cold weather? Share with us in the comments below.