Okay, I've been after the "perfect hot cocoa" for years now. I've tried everything from Scharffen-Berger to Droste to Ghirardelli and other various exotic cocoas and chocolates. I have tried adding ingredients like sugar, honey, vanilla extract, etc. I'm not afraid to experiment. I usually prepare my hot cocoa in a saucepan, stirring slowly (no microwave). I had a vision in my head of what hot cocoa should taste like, but could never quite achieve it in practice. I imagined trying to make a hot cocoa that looked like what Juliet Binoche served in the movie Chocolat. I actually came the closest, surprisingly, with a pre-made mix that someone gave me for Christmas (knowing I was a chocoholic). Godiva Dark Chocolate Truffle Hot Cocoa mix. Not their standard Hot Cocoa (which a coworker tried and found wanting) but the Dark Truffle one (the pic on the website is of the standard canister). I found that just following the instructions and adding hot whole milk produced great results. However I have now found my hot cocoa nirvana. I am a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf addict, and I generally do not like Starbucks. Not because of their business practices (though I'm certainly not a fan of that) but because I just don't find their drinks to be very good. Their Peppermint Mocha Latte was the first drink they premiered that got me thinking that they were capable of making a decent drink, but now they have topped themselves with... Chantico--"Drinkable chocolate" At first I ordered it because I saw the sign in the store and was intrigued. When I got it, it came in a small cup (I didn't read the fine print that it was a 6oz serving). My first thought was "what the hell is this?" But like "The Noisy Cricket" gun from Men In Black, this baby packed a wallop that belied its size! It's dark, rich, and a total chocolate experience that any chocolate lover needs to try. It is so strong, it really isn't fit for drinking, but rather sipping. It usually takes me about 20 minutes to sip a 6oz cup. I hate sounding like an advertisement for them (and my friends know this) so for me to blubber on about this should say a lot about the drink. Do not, I repeat, do not have this if you are on a diet. It has cocoa butter in it, and from reports I've read, a 6oz cup has 390 calories. This is not targeted at the health-conscious segment of America . Of course, one occasional drink shouldn't really do too much, and the couple of times I've had it, it actually works as an appetite suppressant as I have not wanted to eat right after imbibing it. But if you've ever been like me, searching and searching for that perfect hot cocoa drink, give the Chantico a try. It just might be the end of your search (it was for me).