Redefining Hot Cocoa: Darigold Releases New Heat N’ Serve Hot Cocoa

11.03.2017 | Janae Frisch

With cooler weather rolling in and pumpkin-spice goods filling store shelves, there is no question that my favorite season is quickly approaching: the holiday season!

When you picture the perfect winter day, what do you see? Are you skiing, sledding or chasing the kids around outside? Are you cozied up on the couch, reading a good book or binge watching your favorite show or holiday movie? Or are you entertaining, hosting a festive get-together with your friends and family?

However you spend your winter days, there’s no better way to warm up than with a hot cup of a familiar and comforting beverage. Luckily for hot cocoa lovers and eggnog skeptics across the Pacific Northwest, like myself, Darigold has released its new, Heat N’ Serve Hot Cocoa.

Before recommending others try this tasty new treat, I gathered my colleagues for a hot cocoa tasting party to be sure it was all that was promised. Without question, it truly is a decadent treat that sparks nostalgic memories of childhood and the excitement around snowy days and holiday festivities. It’s hard not to refill your cup, over and over. I just can’t get enough!

During the holiday season, my family considers hot cocoa one of the main food groups. Our favorite is taking it in a thermos, with plentiful amounts of marshmallows, to the local sledding hill and sipping it while we watch the kiddos take countless runs.

Made with Darigold’s farm-fresh whole milk and premium cocoa, this indulgent treat is rich in flavor and will warm your body from the moment its smell hugs your nostrils and its creamy cocoa kisses your lips. Not only does the hot cocoa come as a refrigerated, ready-made beverage that can be heated three ways (on the stove top, in the microwave or with a milk steamer). It can also can be swapped with milk in recipes to provide a fudgy flavor to delicious treats, such as:

  •        Hot Cocoa Crumb Cake
  •         Cocoa Fudge Cupcakes and Cakes
  •         Chocolate French Toast or Pancakes
  •         Chocolate Bread Pudding
  •         Cocoa Cheesecake
  •         Chocolate Overnight Oats

Darigold’s new hot cocoa can be found at grocery stores in the Pacific Northwest, including Walmart’s across the region, Costco stores in Seattle, and Safeway and Albertsons stores in Seattle and Portland. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy his seasonal treat as it will only be available through March 2018, or as long as there is demand.

Festive hot cocoa fans will have the opportunity to sample Darigold’s Hot Cocoa at local holiday events throughout the Pacific Northwest this winter, including Bothell’s Country Village Shop, the Mountlake Terrace Tree Lighting Ceremony at Evergreen Playfield and Yulefest at the Nordic Heritage Museum.

While I think this is the tastiest holiday treat you can get, we’re excited to see that others are taking note as well. As the weather settles in, celebrate with this delicious Heat N’ Serve Hot Cocoa!



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