From bacon to peanut butter, inspired entrepreneurs are heating up much more than chocolate and milk this winter. Here, five strange and wonderful takes on hot chocolate.
Coolhaus; Various Locations
Deliciously sweet and savory, this maple-infused hot chocolate is made with candied bacon and topped with sea salt flakes. eatcoolhaus.com
Vosges; Various Locations
The Bianca couture cocoa gets its floral aroma from Australian lemon myrtle, lavender, vanilla and white chocolate. vosgeschocolate.com
Martha’s Country Bakery; Queens, NY
This Queens-based bakery takes hot chocolate to another level, offering flavors such as peanut butter and Nutella. marthascountrybakery.com
Mercadito; Various Locations
A riff on traditional mole, this spicy hot chocolate features Abuelita chocolate, cumin, black peppercorns, dried guajillo chilies and peanut butter. mercaditorestaurants.com
Poste; Washington D.C.
What's more newsworthy that bacon hot chocolate? Adding bourbon. Poste's alcoholic version is topped with a bacon cayenne marshmallow. postebrasserie.com