Monday, December 26, 2011
Merkel got a self-heating can of hot chocolate for Christmas. This was a great present for someone on the leading-edge of hot chocolate drinking. The can was made by the hot-can company and is distributed through BP Reliance, IGA, Foodworks, Lucky Seven and Freedom fuels. This can however, was purchased from a specialty shop in Hahndorf.
The can heats up using an exothermic reaction in an inner chamber of the can. The drinker pushes a button on the bottom of the can which breaks a barrier between two chemicals inside the can and shakes up the can. It gets hot in about 3 minutes. A temperature setting on the outside of the can indicates when it is hot enough. To see this in action you can see the marketing video or a more true-to-life You Tube video. All this technology makes this an expensive drink for the serving of 210ml.