I have to take a short break from my holiday éclair hunt musings, to share this AWESOME news. One of my long-term favourite places for hot chocolate in Hobart is Parklane, as my loyal readers (hello, you two!) would know. I was out for a lunch stroll yesterday and decided to pop in for a hot chocolate treat. Aside from the standard hot chocolate, they have also introduced rum hot chocolate (which I personally found a bit strong and not a great drink for a productive afternoon in the office!). But yesterday, I noticed, they have a new arrival – chilli hot chocolate!
In my (vast!) chilli hot chocolate experience, the addition of chilli can be a token gesture. Normally more ‘meh’ than ‘yeah’. But thinking back to the amount of rum Parklane added to hot chocolate, I suspected the chilli might really make its presence felt. This overthinking on my part, certainly panned out. The chilli was unmissable and a great warmer (and sinus clearer!) on a freezing autumn day. If you are a little chilli-wary, then perhaps this is not the drink for you, but if you don’t mind it hot, this is an amazing winter mood lifter.