I think it’s fairly obvious I have a huge sweet tooth, and always feel the desire to finish a meal off with something sweet. This is all well and good until the kilos started piling on after a rather indulgent winter, and suddenly reaching for a chocolate bar or pudding isn’t the most sensible option.
Jarrah’s range keeps expanding, and flavours now include Frothy Classic, Extreme Chocolate, Hazelnut, White Chocolate, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Orange.
So what does slimming down have to do with hot chocolate, I hear you ask? Well at under 62 calories a cup, hot chocolate is becoming my new favourite treat alternative – I have a few packets stashed at home and in the office!
I actually learned of this “diet secret” when a friend was doing a well-known 12 week challenge. The guru often suggested treating yourself to a low-cal hot chocolate drink to curb chocolate cravings and keep you fuller for longer.
Here are my 3 favourite ways to indulge without the guilt:
At the office
My favourite hot chocolate flavour is the Frothy Classic, which I love to prepare in my beloved tea cup. It’s a quick and easy way to treat yourself without the high calories.
My strawberry white hot chocolate drink is a quick and easy way to make the White Chocolate drink even more special. Simply add half a teaspoon of strawberry essence when making the hot chocolate and garnish with a strawberry or two!
On a hot afternoon
If you still want a treat but the idea of a hot drink leaves you hot and bothered, try making a super easy iced choc-hazelnut drink. Simply add a tablespoon of boiling water to your cup, stir in the powder, fill with cold water and top with iced cubes.
The kind folks at Jarrah have provided me with a delicious hamper of goodies to give away to one lucky reader including the full range of Jarrah products (1 x packet of each flavour) and a mug!
Tell me, what is your favourite way to prepare hot chocolate?
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mmm the cold ice hazelnut hot chocolate has me totally ready for the upcoming summer!! :)
“Extreme” hot chocolate? I’m intrigued!!
I love putting a bit more of the hot chocolate mix than they say too, makes me feel like I’m treating myself even more! And it has to be in my favourite fine china mug with tennis courts/players on it!!
I usually warm up some milk on our coffee machine, until it’s frothy. Then pour it into mugs with cocoa and marshmallows. My kids love it
Yum!!! I really want to try your white chocolate and strawberry one!!
A dash of boiling water, half a teaspoon of sugar, then filled to the top with full cream milk that I then nuke in the microwave for 30 seconds. I like it somewhere between warm and hot.
I love the idea of your iced hazelnut chocolate! I like to enjoy my hot chocolate in my favourite mug (the biggest I own!) and wait until it has cooled slightly so I can enjoy it all in one hit. Thanks for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays :)
I love a good white chocolate, without the fuss. Straight from the packet to the cup, with hot water and milk. Simple and sweet and tastes a treat.. :)
I love to make Jarrah hot chocolate like I am making a cup of tea, with boiling water and a dash of milk. If I am having a bit of a sweet tooth I will also add a marshmallow (or two) :)
I loooove hot chocolate – my hubby & I are addicted to anything that resembles marzipan at the moment so I’d take the extreme frothy choc & add a couple of drops of almond essence, served with a mocha almond biscotti….mmmmm :)
mmm yummy this sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing this.
Wondering if u know if they still make the chocolatte Fudge Frenzy. It is my favourite flavour, but havent seen it anywhere lately
I haven’t seen it lately I’m afraid :( Perhaps try emailing them? Good luck!