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Do you like cocoa?

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CupCakes Report 10 Apr 2013 14:47

Sorry but my answer is Yuk.....

Tried Horlicks without milk sometimes but generally it is tea....

Maybe it is because I haven't had any mik or sugar in my hot drinks since I was a child


OneFootInTheGrave Report 10 Apr 2013 14:19

Is cocoa made from soft fresh water and malted barley, if not I will give it a miss ;-)

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 10 Apr 2013 14:06

I love Horlicks especially eaten by the spoonful straight from the jar. I also remember buying Horlicks Tablets in Boots. They got stuck to your teeth but tasted lovely. I can't buy Horlicks here but it is one of the things that I ask visitors to bring with them.


Merlin Report 10 Apr 2013 13:49

Glenlivet? Rubbish, get yourself a decent 15yr+ Laphroiag,or even a quarter cask one, sip gently and enjoy.**M** Forget Cocoa or Ovaltine. :-D :-D Hic.


JustJohn Report 10 Apr 2013 10:12

:-D :-D :-D My son loves Jack Daniels as well. Assume that is molasses.

In my drinking days (over 30 years ago) I loved one malt in particular. My very favourite was Longmorn Glenlivet, which I could only buy in Harrods or in a little bar within University Arms in Cambridge. It was very peaty and not hugely different taste to Glenmorangie - creamy and gentle on the back of the palate.

My wife bought me a bottle of The Glenlivet early in our marriage and I never drank any of it. Poured it for guests. I was a one malt person and could immediately taste any impostors like The Glenlivet or other glenlivets.


TheBlackKnight Report 10 Apr 2013 09:52

HI John I have said it’s an acquired taste that not everybody likes. Brecon Beacons or the Scottish Highlands, noooooooooooooooooooo not for me. Boiled up and the residue bottled for 15 years I prefer my drinks to have been made in 1998 or longer and left with the name Jack Daniels on it. :-D


Allan Report 10 Apr 2013 09:50

15 years is good, John, but I have been permitted to taste malt much older...very, very smooth: and for every drop to be savoured :-)


JustJohn Report 10 Apr 2013 09:39

Malt is very good for you, I am sure, Allan. Whether you have it as a warm drink, or as a biscuit ingredient. Or mashed to a pulp, mixed with water from the Brecon Beacons or the Scottish Highlands, boiled up and the residue bottled for 15 years. I prefer my drinks not to have been made in 1998 and left.

Carol - you are the only one who likes cocoa on this thread. :-0 ;-)


Allan Report 10 Apr 2013 09:27

I used to like Horlicks as a child, but now prefer to take my malt as a nice Scottish, or Irish, beverage.

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♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 10 Apr 2013 08:18

I prefer cocoa, as hot chocolate is too sweet.

I have never poured boiling water on it before adding to a cake mix, I reduce amount of flour & add a small amount of baking powder.


Sharron Report 10 Apr 2013 04:28

I am a bit odd about chocolate,don't like it much and find the idea of hot drinking chocolate kind of not quite right.

Think it must be something to do with the combination of milk and cocoa I don't like because I do like really strong 85+% chocolate.


JustJohn Report 10 Apr 2013 03:19

Strange coincidence that this thread was put up by Errol. I used to love cocoa myself but have gone off it now. For all the same sort of reasons mentioned.

Strange to find a thread where everybody seems to agree. :-) :-) :-)


TheBlackKnight Report 10 Apr 2013 01:43

Hi I find if cocoa has not been stirred properly it tends to end up all horrible & lumpy. That’s why I find it’s sometimes best to avoid it as it’s an acquired taste that not everybody likes. :-D

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*$parkling $andie* Report 10 Apr 2013 01:43

No I don't like Cocoa or Horlicks, too sickly ,never been one for Ovaltine either.
Only tried any of them once or twice....but I didn't like them.

I'd prefer a glass of white vino,
Never had it until I was of legal age to drink it.!

Trust Allan to go for Port ,tho as you say ,nice with a good cheese.


eRRolSheep Report 10 Apr 2013 01:29

is there an Oz equivalent to cocoa?


LadyScozz Report 10 Apr 2013 01:23

I only use cocoa to bake with. Don't like it as a drink :-(

In winter I have a few hot chocolates, but I prefer coffee (strong, black & no sugar). The only tea I like is chrysanthemum :-D

Aussies like Milo. I was 12 when my family came to Oz, I never developed a taste for it :-)


eRRolSheep Report 10 Apr 2013 00:22

true and true


Allan Report 10 Apr 2013 00:18

Another bonus about stilton is that it destroys the aftertaste of cocoa

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Pauline $(*-*)$ Report 10 Apr 2013 00:14

Stilton is nice with wine as well...... but I didn't have any so just drank the wine.


eRRolSheep Report 10 Apr 2013 00:11

I spend every New Year Day with Stilton and good port