Nov 15, 2014

provo's best hot chocolate

pocket of blossoms: provo's best hot chocolate

for friday date night, isaac took me hot chocolate tasting around provo. how cute is that? and he thought of it all on his own! he had a list of places where we were going to stop and share a small hot chocolate. we rated the taste on a scale of 1 to 10, and picked the best place to go get hot chocolate! 

we went to: coffee pod, kneaders, cocoa bean, and starbucks. after kneaders, we started getting sick of hot chocolate and a little full, so not all the tastings were hot chocolate but they all had chocolate in them!

1. coffee pod
426 w 1230 n
provo, ut

what we drank: cold chocolate
rating: 6

pocket of blossoms: provo's best hot chocolate

pocket of blossoms: provo's best hot chocolate

the coffee pod was a like a cozier starbucks. it had leather couches to lounge on and cute decor. isaac and i got the cold chocolate. the barista mixed cocoa powder and milk with this intense power mixy thingy! then he added a scoop of little balls of ice. it was like a high quality chocolate milk and it tasted pretty good!

2. kneaders
295 w 1230 n
provo, ut
www.kneaders.com

what we drank: european hot chocolate
rating: 9

pocket of blossoms: provo's best hot chocolate

pocket of blossoms: provo's best hot chocolate

pocket of blossoms: provo's best hot chocolate

i just barely tried kneaders famous cinnamon french toast a couple weeks ago and fell in love with it! they also always have bread samples…ten points to kneaders! i'm happy to report that their european hot chocolate is just as good, if not better. it almost had a smoky taste to it and was really rich, but not too rich. there is also a mexican spice hot chocolate, which has more of a cinnamon taste to it, but if you're a chocolate lover…go for the european hot chocolate! mmm, heaven.

3. cocoa bean
1774 n university pkwy

what we drank: raspberry white chocolate frappe
rating: 8

pocket of blossoms: provo's best hot chocolate

pocket of blossoms: provo's best hot chocolate

so this wasn't hot chocolate but it had chocolate in it and it sure was good! this drink was a raspberry frappe with pockets of smooth white chocolate and topped with white-chocolate-drizzled whipped cream. it was pretty delicious! 

4. starbucks
555 e university pkwy
orem, ut
what we drank: peppermint hot chocolate
rating: 7

pocket of blossoms: provo's best hot chocolate

pocket of blossoms: provo's best hot chocolate

pocket of blossoms: provo's best hot chocolate

let's take a moment to admire isaac's confused face in that last picture…okay moving on! starbucks is such a classic and every time i get hot chocolate there i get the peppermint hot chocolate! isaac and i got the kid's size. if you're going to get any flavoring in your hot chocolate, like peppermint, i wouldn't get the kid's size. the peppermint was overpowering in that little cup, but i have had a tall peppermint hot chocolate there and it was divine!



well there ya have it! provo's best hot chocolate: kneaders.
where is your favorite place to get hot chocolate?

21 comments

  1. Omg. A hot chocolate tasting date is super cute and sounds SO fun! I think my boyfriend needs to take hints from yours haha. I don't really drink hot chocolate that often and when I do it's from a packet at home. But, I loove making peanut butter hot chocolate! I just use a hot chocolate pack, non fat milk and a scoop or 2 of peanut butter. Super yummy! :)

    Jenny
    From the Desk of J

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    1. peanut butter hot chocolate?! why have i not heard of this sooner! two of my favorite things. i am definitely trying that next time i have hot chocolate!

      xoxo, kiely

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  2. That is such a cute idea! I might have to suggest that to my husband :) I love kneaders, I think we go there on a weekly basis at least!

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    1. kneaders is so good! we went back just today and tried out the turkey, bacon, avocado sandwich! mmm, it was so good!

      xoxo, kiely

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  3. Okaaaay, gotta try Kneaders hot chocolate when we get back to Utah!

    Also, (^^^) isn't their Turkey, Bacon, Avocado the yummiest sandwich ever?! Colby and I get it every time we go but, we add cranberries, which is amazing! My mouth is watering just writing about it...

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    1. we went back the next day and tried the turkey bacon avocado! we had to split it because it was big, but soooooo good!

      xoxo, kiely

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  4. oh yum! you cannot go wrong w/ starbucks hot chocolate

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  5. what a fun date :) i just got starbucks peppermint hot choco for the first time this year.... so good.

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    1. starbucks peppermint hot chocolate was my hot chocolate first love…if that's a thing haha :)

      xoxo, kiely

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  6. Just stumbled across your blog and you guys are the cutest!!!
    Such a fun date night.. I love the white chocolate hot chocolate with caramel at starbucks!

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    1. thank you so much! girl, i'm going to have to try that because that sounds delicious! i'm a sucker for caramel.

      xoxo, kiely

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  7. If I fine myself in Provo at least I know I'll never struggle to find the best hot chocolates. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

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  8. CUTEST idea!! i just moved from provo to florida and this is really makin me miss it there! :)

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    1. i wouldn't miss the snow though! the beach sounds good right about now, i've never been to florida but i heard it rocks! provo rocks too :) thank you so much!

      xoxo, kiely

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  9. haha an all- hot chocolate guide...i love it! this only proves we would be bffs :)
    come to SF and do one next!

    xo welltraveledwife.com

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    1. girl, i'm from that area! we should totally be bffs :) i'm going home for christmas and thanksgiving, so maybe i will do that ;)

      xoxo, kiely

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  10. I just found your blog and your guys are soo cute! Kudos to your man for thinkin' up such a great date idea! I'm gonna have to do the same thing here up in Salt Lake. ;)

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    1. I am in love with salt lake! I wish I could live up there!!! Thanks so much!

      xoxo, kiely

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