Nothing cheers us up more on a cold day (any day, to be fair) than wrapping our mitts around a mug of hot chocolate. This sweet elixir is as good for the spirit as it is for the taste buds—leaving you with a smile on your dial (and possibly a milk moustache) on even the bleakest of days.
So, in no particular order, here’s where to indulge in the best hot chocolates in Auckland, according to the Urban List.
If you like your hot chocolate thick, look no further than the Chocolate Boutique’s Denso. ‘Denso’ means ‘dense’ or ‘thick’ in Italian and there are no better words to describe this bad boy—it’s so thick, you can practically stand your spoon it in (that is, if you can get past the whipped cream and chocolate curls on top). For a spicy kick, why not order the Chilli Denso—it’s a legit flavour hit. Alternatively, browse their catalogue-thick selection of hot chocolates in every flavour under the sun including Hot Jaffa, Spiced Maple, and our personal fave, Black Forest.
Constructed hot chocolates are good and all, but have you tried a deconstructed hot choccie? If the answer’s no, you best get your booty over to Rosie, stat to try either their classic or salted caramel hot chocolate offerings. You’ll be served a glass of milk alongside a jug of thick hot chocolate to pour through your drink. It comes with brownie pieces that you can either munch on as is or add to your bevvy (we suggest doing the latter).
Winona Forever doesn’t offer just one hot chocolate on their menu, but three. If you’re feeling like a rich hot choc that doesn’t fool around, dark chocolate is the way to go. Feeling like something a little sweeter? Then the white chocolate coconut is the one for you. But if you want the real deal at Winona, go for the peanut butter chocolate and challenge yourself to a new level of liquid indulgence.