This is a blog about drinking chocolate and follows the life of Merkel Marmaduke through the cafes of Adelaide, SA and elsewhere, while he searches for the ultimate hot chocolate. Check this blog out for hot chocolate reviews, hot chocolate news and a whole lot of nonsense about finding a good hot chocolate. This blog can be accessed from the ChocAdelaide Android app.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Returning for Iced Chocolates
Merkel and Myrtle returned to Ink Café recently. This time Merkel tried the iced chocolate. This iced chocolate was reasonably chocolaty. It was topped with whipped cream, too little vanilla ice cream and a dusting of chocolate powder. The cost was $4.80.
Merkel returned to the Deli at the Hilton to compare iced chocolates. It was served in a very similar tall stemmed glass to the one at Ink Café. The topping of whipped cream and a dusting of chocolate powder was also similar. Rather than the uniform brown colour of the Ink drink the Deli drink was variegated with white and brown streaks. This looked nice but suggested a very milky drink. The ice cream in iced chocolates varies significantly. The Deli drink had a couple of scoops of vanilla icecream. The Ink Drink had barely any. Some iced chocolate has chocolate ice cream or gelati which contributes to the chocolate taste. The Deli drink was made with chocolate syrup which was not as sickly sweet as most chocolate syrup but did not make the drink chocolaty enough. The cost was $7.00 although the Ink iced chocolate was the better drink.