So, I am not a coffee drinker. I remember in high school, my guidance counselor telling me that if I was able to make it through college without drinking coffee, then I will be able to count myself amongst the very few. To this day, the best I can do is mix half a cup of coffee with half a cup of hot chocolate, though I do always enjoy the smell of coffee on it’s own. Due to my lack of interest in the coffee world, coffee shops, for the most part, hold little appeal to me, except of course, when I am out and about and in need of a hot chocolate.
This past weekend, the weather was actually not so bad, as the sun shone for most of it, and there was no precipitation to be found. As part of my research for a private chocolate tour, I went into the Wired Puppy on Newbury Street, and found a couple great choices for some specialty hot chocolate drinks.
The first was a winter special, so it probably (hopefully!) won’t be available for much longer. It’s called a Gibson Girl, and it’s a malted white chocolate topped with nutmeg. The second was one of their regular selections, a Mexican hot chocolate with cayenne, cinnamon, and vanilla. It’s also available as a mocha, which means it would be made with espresso.
Both are great drinks for a cold day or for those among us who do not drink coffee in favor of hot chocolate. The Gibson Girl is a mellow, creamy, smooth drink, and the Mexican hot chocolate has an added warmth and kick thanks to the cayenne.
The Wired Puppy also has a great selection of cookies, pastries, and muffins, as well as some natural, organic, raw chocolate bars and granola bars. You can bet I’ll be back at some point to try their chocolate croissants!