5 Unusual and Over-the-Top Hot Chocolates

Food & Wine: 5 Unusual and Over-the-Top Hot Chocolates
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By Brianna Wippman Posted December 17, 2013

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

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