If Hot Chocolate Were a Thriller Novel…

Like a good thriller, every cup of hot chocolate should have a twist.

That’s not necessarily a fact.

It probably is. But since we aren’t completely sure, let’s call it a hypothesis that must be tested.
TASTE TESTED. By us, the bookworms of the world. It’s our duty!

Hot Chocolate

There has never been a better time to conduct this taste test because… it’s National Cocoa Day! So please, join us in celebrating from whatever country you find yourself in this weekend.

I told you just last week about how much Judge Willa Carson is looking forward to a cup of hot chocolate in Cold Justice.

And, remember that scene in Don’t Know Jack, where FBI Special Agent Kim Otto and Beverly Roscoe indulge in a cup of hot chocolate…spiked with…something?

So at least two of our favorite feisty females enjoy hot chocolate. Reason enough to proceed with the taste test? Onward!

Below are some TWISTS on your standard hot chocolate: I don’t condone all of these, but hey – go for it and help me report back on whether hot chocolate is like a thriller, in that it’s better with a twist!

  • Add a dash of hot sauce or even a couple slices of habanero pepper to your hot chocolate. That’ll wake you right up!

Habanero Peppers

  • Wanna drink your daily dose of protein? Add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter and stir until melted. Or, for that matter, you could use Nutella.


  • Okay, now this one’s just plain over the top. Poste Brasserie and Bar in Washington, D.C. serves a hot chocolate with bourbon… topped with a bacon cayenne marshmallow. I sure hope somebody in or near D.C. can report back to us on this one!
  • A little less on the crazy side and more on the almost-definitely-delicious side, we have a white hot chocolate… (recipe here)

White Hot Chocolate

Earl Grey Hot Chocolate

So? Which one do you fancy? Do you agree that hot chocolate is better with a twist?

Happy National Cocoa Day!

Meanwhile —

Caffeinate and Carry On!

Diane Capri

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6 Responses to If Hot Chocolate Were a Thriller Novel…

  1. Bill Caswell December 13, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    Where is the next Flight 12 installment?

    • Diane Capri December 22, 2014 at 12:01 am #

      Two new ones coming January 12, Bill. I’m looking forward to them!

  2. Alicia December 13, 2014 at 1:50 pm #

    Hot cocoa with lots of marshmallows :).

    Although being an earl grey tea lover, mixing the two like described above may be a good twist

    • Diane Capri December 22, 2014 at 12:01 am #

      Let me know if you try it, Alicia!

  3. judy December 13, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

    I love hot cocoa with marshmallows on a cold night by the fire.

  4. Diane Capri December 22, 2014 at 12:02 am #

    Me, too, Judy! I had some tonight, in fact. I hope you did, too!

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