One Thick, Rich Chocolate Drink and Winners of the Veggie Seeds Give-Away

Just how thick is Taza to Go, a new chocolate beverage drink?

Put it this way: To call it hot chocolate or hot cocoa would be an injustice.

Take a sip and it’s almost like pudding in your mouth.

Just look at the thick streaks it leaves on the rim of the mug above.

Super gooey, incredibly rich and with a deep, concentrated chocolate flavor, this drinking chocolate comes in an aseptic pouch ready to be enjoyed. Serve it warm or chilled over ice. You can even drizzle it over ice cream or cake.

The pouch serves two, but after trying a sample, I’d say you could easily get more servings out of it. It’s so filling that an espresso cup-full would more than satisfy most chocoholics.

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of sipping hot chocolate in Spain with churros to dunk into, you’re familiar with this souped-up version of liquid chocolate. Appropriately enough, Tazo to Go is made by Valor Chocolates, a chocolatier in Spain since 1881.

A 14-ounce pouch is about $5.75, and a 32-ounce pouch is about $11.99. A 3/4 cup has 200 calories. Purchase at the Valor Chocolate site or

Now, without further adieu, the winners of the Food Gal veggie seeds give-away contest, in which I asked you all to pick a fruit, vegetable or herb that was most like your personality.

I can’t tell you how many of these responses just made me chuckle in delight. But I could only pick three winners, who will each receive a load of seeds to grow lettuces and tomatoes, as well as a beautiful oval wooden cutting board — all courtesy of Cook’s Garden, a gourmet retailer of seeds. Thanks to everyone who participated in the fun. Here are the winners:

1) Jane Bonacci, who wrote, “I am a Potato.

We are Irish and we both have eyes
When I work a long day I come home Fried
Both of us are a bit Lumpy
Too much wine and I get Smashed
I get frustrated when I break my Shoestrings
If I lay in the sun too long I am Baked and Broiled”

2) Grace, who wrote, “Cilantro–either ya love me or ya hate me.”

3) Tigerfish, who wrote, “Bitter melon! Not the kind of melon that everyone will enjoy at first thought (I don’t smile a lot, so may appear unfriendly at first sight). An acquired taste (yes, friends who know me bond really well with me). Bitter in taste (I’m quite a negative person) but taste really good under skillful preparations (still, I have moments of optimism). Sounds confusing? That is bitter melon and me, for you.”

To claim your prize: Send me an email (you can use the link on the right-hand rail of the home page) with “Contest Winner” in the guide. Include your full name and mailing address.

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Date: Monday, 15. March 2010 5:25
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  1. 1

    This is the kind of hot chocolate I like :) Congrats to the winners!

  2. 2

    Love the thought of hot pudding in my mouth! Heavenly.

  3. 3

    Would look like eating melted hot chocolate….yum

  4. 4

    Oh I love all of these answers! And that uber-thick hot chocolate sounds sensational.

  5. 5

    Mmmhhh, so thick and dark!



  6. 6

    Wow, this hot chocolate sounds and looks yummie…very rich indeed :-)

  7. 7

    cup o’ decadence, that’s what i see. what a treat!
    and hey–thanks for prize! i can’t wait to see the goodies coming my way. :)

  8. 8

    I was just about to leave my comments here after I saw the choco-spresso in foodgawker, and what a surprise to know that giveaway results. Thanks.
    Oh ye, that choco-spresso looks so thick that it will stick anything including the sipping lips, huh ;p

  9. 9

    There are no words. This looks too good. :o

  10. 10

    cute contest! and that chocolate looks to die for!

  11. 11

    Oh man you are bringing back great memories. I have lived in Spain twice, and used to drink that chocolate all the time. You can also buy giant bars of chocolate by Valor and melt a square of it into liquid. So yummy! I have yet to find a great place in the U.S. that does chocolate con churros the way I remember it in Spain. Though there is Xooro in LA, which is a delicious gourmet approach to the same novelty.(blogged about here: I want those Valor To-Go packets!

  12. 12

    Sounds like the hot chocolate that I had in Italy, which was more like a cup of melted chocolate than like the hot chocolate that we have here! Yum!

  13. 13

    i love to eat dark chocolate because it is very tasty and it is full of antioxidants too;*,

  14. 14

    my favorite is always Dark Chocolate, i do not like Milk Chocolate coz it is too sweet for my taste`-`

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