The Best Hot Cocoa Mixes: 75K Reviews

Based on 75,388 Influenster Reviews

Temperatures are starting to drop. Leaves will fall. Cups of hot cocoa are right around the corner. Grab your coziest cable knit sweater and pour yourself one of these tasty hot cocoa mixes, recommended by thousands of Influensters.

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Vanna L.
ByVanna L.said...
I'm kind of a hot chocolate snob (embarrassing, ha!) in that I prefer seeking out gourmet hot chocolate mixes, but this Nestlé hot chocolate mix is actually really good for the price! It has just the right amount of sweetness that isn't cloying or overbearing, and is perfect on a chilly winter evening. I love buying my own little mini marshmallows and adding them to my hot chocolate after I make it, it just makes it so much better! Highly recommended.
I'm kind of a hot chocolate snob (embarrassing, ha!) in that I prefer seeking out gourmet hot chocolate mixes, but this Nestlé hot chocolate mix is actually really good for the price! It has just the right amount of sweetness that isn't cloying or overbearing, and is perfect on a chilly winter evening. I love buying my own little mini marshmallows and adding them to my hot chocolate after I make it, it just makes it so much better! Highly recommended.
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Elizabeth D.
ByElizabeth D.said...
Its always been a family favorite. It takes me back to my childhood, my grandma would always make me a cup when i woke up in the middle of the night. And just recently it was a life saver, our power was out and we heated Swiss miss on our wood stove. It was the best night ever. Telling storys,and laughing by the fire with our swiss miss. My boys love swiss miss more now then ever before. Not to mention the marshmallows were a hit. Perfect amount for me and my family. I don't like a overflowing cup so just right.
Its always been a family favorite. It takes me back to my childhood, my grandma would always make me a cup when i woke up in the middle of the night. And just recently it was a life saver, our power was out and we heated Swiss miss on our wood stove. It was the best night ever. Telling storys,and laughing by the fire with our swiss miss. My boys love swiss miss more now then ever before. Not to mention the marshmallows were a hit. Perfect amount for me and my family. I don't like a overflowing cup so just right.
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Michelle T.
ByMichelle T.said...
We buy this in bulk at Sam's club. My 5yo daughter is crazy about hot chocolate and it is a special reward for her. The envelopes make giving her hot cocoa so convenient and I can control the creaminess depending on whether i offer it to her with milk or water. i always drink it with milk because I like it richer but if i dont want her to have too much of it, I will use water. The more liquid I add, the less concentrated it is, that is another way I control the sugar distribution with the kids.
We buy this in bulk at Sam's club. My 5yo daughter is crazy about hot chocolate and it is a special reward for her. The envelopes make giving her hot cocoa so convenient and I can control the creaminess depending on whether i offer it to her with milk or water. i always drink it with milk because I like it richer but if i dont want her to have too much of it, I will use water. The more liquid I add, the less concentrated it is, that is another way I control the sugar distribution with the kids.
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Andrea H.
ByAndrea H.said...
As a non-coffee drinker, hot chocolate is pretty much my hot drink of choice. Once I discovered the Starbucks at-home hot cocoa, I had a hard time paying full price out. The hot cocoa has delicious flavor - rich and creamy when made with milk but also good when made with water. It doesn't have a chalky flavor like some others. My only complaint is that it can be a little lumpy with outside some good stirs. Looking forward to trying the salted caramel soon.
As a non-coffee drinker, hot chocolate is pretty much my hot drink of choice. Once I discovered the Starbucks at-home hot cocoa, I had a hard time paying full price out. The hot cocoa has delicious flavor - rich and creamy when made with milk but also good when made with water. It doesn't have a chalky flavor like some others. My only complaint is that it can be a little lumpy with outside some good stirs. Looking forward to trying the salted caramel soon.
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Erica E.
ByErica E.said...
Before I write this, let me say that I am not a major lover of sweets. I can indulge at times, but don't find myself burying my face in chocolate, but everyone needs some sweets! When I moved to a colder city, I needed something hot to keep me warm on cold nights and I found it in Ghirardelli Premium Hot Chocolate! In my college days, Great Value Hot Chocolate paired with tap water was a luxury (pause for the 'Awwws'), as a grown-up, I was determined to 'class-up' my Hot Cocoa experience. This is the smooooothest Hot Cocoa I have ever tasted! Made with real Ghirardelli chocolate, its smooth, thick, chocolatey and not TOO sweet. Paired with milk, a dash of cinnamon and proper heating, this cocoa leaves me feeling as if I am relaxing in the Alps, on a icy cold mountain, warm from head to toe... all the while, I'm just sitting at home, sipping my amazing Cocoa. Who doesn't want to be whisked away, even for a moment?!
Before I write this, let me say that I am not a major lover of sweets. I can indulge at times, but don't find myself burying my face in chocolate, but everyone needs some sweets! When I moved to a colder city, I needed something hot to keep me warm on cold nights and I found it in Ghirardelli Premium Hot Chocolate! In my college days, Great Value Hot Chocolate paired with tap water was a luxury (pause for the 'Awwws'), as a grown-up, I was determined to 'class-up' my Hot Cocoa experience. This is the smooooothest Hot Cocoa I have ever tasted! Made with real Ghirardelli chocolate, its smooth, thick, chocolatey and not TOO sweet. Paired with milk, a dash of cinnamon and proper heating, this cocoa leaves me feeling as if I am relaxing in the Alps, on a icy cold mountain, warm from head to toe... all the while, I'm just sitting at home, sipping my amazing Cocoa. Who doesn't want to be whisked away, even for a moment?!
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Dawn G.
ByDawn G.said...
I just purchased this product last week on my grocery shopping trip. I thought I would try this hot chocolate mix because the store brands always lack the smooth chocolate flavor that I get when I purchase hot chocolate at Starbucks or Dunkin. This product met that desire in what I was looking for as I make hot chocolate at my house this season. Looking forward to trying the other flavors!
I just purchased this product last week on my grocery shopping trip. I thought I would try this hot chocolate mix because the store brands always lack the smooth chocolate flavor that I get when I purchase hot chocolate at Starbucks or Dunkin. This product met that desire in what I was looking for as I make hot chocolate at my house this season. Looking forward to trying the other flavors!