Dear Coco Hot Chocolate Spoons

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Version:
Belgian Double Chocolate, German Gingersnap, Polar Peppermint
Price:
$4.50 each / $26.50 per 6-pack gift box

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On November 5, 2014
Last modified:November 5, 2014

Summary:

Though the stirring process requires a little patience, the rich, sweet, full-bodied reward is well worth the few minutes of work. Small wooden spoons are enrobed in a mass of solid, smooth dairy-free dark chocolate with marshmallows inserted for a somewhat grown-up yet somewhat kid-friendly experience. My favorite was the Gingersnap but all flavors were rewarding.

I must say, I think this is the year of dairy-free hot chocolate. From superfood cocoa to pure melted delights to kid-friendly mixes, with Dear Coco Hot Chocolate Spoons falling somewhere in the middle of this decadent array.

Dear Coco Hot Chocolate Spoons - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan

Dear Coco Hot Chocolate Spoons have just enough artisan appeal while still catering to comfort cravings – they are a unique all-in-one combination of gourmet grown-up indulgence and sweet childhood memories. Little eco-friendly wooden spoons (they are sustainable, biodegradable and compostable) are coated in dark chocolate ganache, topped with vegan marshmallow, and finally dipped in premium tempered Belgian dark chocolate.

The end result is a luxurious hot chocolate that has a perfect marshmallow finish, without being over sugared.

Dear Coco Hot Chocolate Spoons - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan

My only complaints are that the spoons are a little short – you can’t stir any chocolate that falls to the bottom of a narrow standard or larger mug – and you have to exercise just a little patience. It’s important to get the water or milk alternative quite hot, but not boiling, and stir, stir stir, until the chocolate finally breaks away and dissolves. Worth it.

The flavors of Dear Coco Hot Chocolate Spoons include German Gingersnap (warm with just the perfect hint of spice), Polar Peppermint (you simply can’t go wrong with this flavor combination), Belgian Double Chocolate (utterly indulgent and essential for cacao purists). My favorite was the Gingersnap, I’m a sucker for anything “spice”, but all were beyond delicious.

Other Dear Coco products that I’ve reviewed to date include truffles (in an amazing assortment of flavors), toffee chocolate bars (yes, a layer of toffee, chocolate, and more), and chocolate tiles (pictured above – I horded the entire salts of the earth collection for myself!). Everything they make is gift-worthy and an excellent way to show others just how delicious dairy-free can be – yes, Dear Coco is a kosher pareve chocolatier!

Dear Coco Hot Chocolate Spoons - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan

Certifications: Dear Coco Hot Chocolate Spoons are Certified Kosher Pareve. They are also labeled as gluten-free and vegan, but we did not note those certifications.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Dear Coco Hot Chocolate Spoons are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. However, always read the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Also, processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Dear Coco website at www.dearcoco.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.