How’s this for being a bit behind? This is one of the items in the AUGUST Foodzie Tasting Box! Fortunately, though, it is the last of the August items that I need to review … and I do have an excuse. My blender broke down earlier this year, and I hadn’t yet replaced it until September… even so, it still took me a couple of months to get around to actually breaking out the blender and whipping up this delightful confectionery beverage.
Where to Buy: Serendipity 3 on Foodzie
Price: $35.70 for a 6-pack of 6-oz pouches
From the famous NYC Landmark restaurant, Serendipity 3, Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. A blend of 14 exotic cocoas mixed in a blender with milk and ice to create a devilishly delectable drink!
What I Think:
I guess it is fair to say that I like it. I am, after all, a chocoholic. These 6 ounce packages make enough to share with others … or to make an incredibly indulgent treat for one. I shared mine with my youngest daughter, my husband and my brother-in-law, mostly because they were around while I was making it, and I would have felt incredibly selfish to not share it.
My daughter says it tastes like a frosty (from Wendy’s) and… I’d agree with that, except that this has more depth of flavor. I can taste more chocolate in it. While I would describe the frosty as a pretty one-dimensional treat, this has many layers of chocolate-y flavor. This is the “frosty” for chocolate connoisseurs.
The chocolate is incredibly rich and creamy, with profound notes of savory bitterness and sweet chocolatey goodness. This puts every chocolate shake that I’ve ever tasted to shame. Even the ones I’ve made.
This is SOOOOO good.
Now, for the bad news. It’s quite pricy. At $5.95 per 6-ounce package, I can’t really justify the price. Especially considering that I could make more ice cream shakes using a high-end ice cream than I could with one package of this mix … and still end up spending less than I would with just one package of the Frrrozen Hot Chocolate Mix. Of course, the ice cream shakes would not taste as delightful as this decadent treat, but… I fear that much of the complexity in the Frrrozen Hot Chocolate is lost with my young daughter (who compared it to a frosty) and my husband (who would be just as happy, I think, with a store brand fudge bar). And since I am more of a tea drinker than a chocolate ice drink consumer, I just can’t find a justification for purchasing this. I am REALLY glad that I had the opportunity to try it though… because it was AMAZING!
My Final Thoughts:
Very good. I can’t help but wonder how delicious it would be if I had dropped a banana in the blender and made a Frrrozen Banana Hot Chocolate. Hmm… maybe I will have to buy just one box… if for not other reason than to try it with the banana!