While it’s generally accepted that the Mayans were the first to make a beverage out of chocolate, this drink bore little resemblance to what we now know as hot chocolate. It was spicy and bitter and definitely an acquired taste. It’s the seventeenth century Europeans, historically speaking, who get the credit for adding sugar to this bitter concoction, making it eminently more palatable and desirable.
With the introduction of Trader Joe’s Salted Caramel Flavored Hot Cocoa, we’ll humbly take the credit for making this classic beverage even more palatable and desirable. We’ve taken traditional hot cocoa mix – you know, one that’s rich and creamy and sweet and incredibly delicious in every way – and added natural caramel flavor, so that every sip delivers the enhanced richness and sweetness of caramel.
But we didn’t stop there. Nope. We went all the way in, adding salt to the caramel flavor, so that the final result, when mixed with hot water or milk, is the warm, liquid manifestation of our ever-popular Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. A single sip simply wouldn’t suffice, so a single scoop makes a nice-sized mug of salty, caramely, chocolately deliciousness.