Abuelita hot chocolate: When Grandma is an evil

[ 7 ] October 27, 2013 |

What could be cozier than to relax in warm recliner at home with a cup of hot chocolate when chill winter winds roar outside? Maybe so, but I would strongly discourage you to rely on Abuelita Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate Drink Tablets concocted by Nestle. It will screw up your evening and perhaps reduce your health. That’s when sweet smile of Abuelita (Grandma) does not promise you any good: plain sugar forms 74% by weight!

Abuelita Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate Drink Tablets

Abuelita Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate Drink Tablets

A few other ingredients are not appetizing either: chocolate (barely detected), soy lecithin, vegetable oils, artificial flavor and PGPR – cheap chemical emulsifier often used in place of natural cocoa butter. With not much chocolate in it and flavorless the rest, they have to add chemical flavor to make sugar taste like something else. Even so, I have found the flavor repulsive and the experience unforgettably negative. Poor Abuelita… You are pure evil.

Foodiucate gives descent Yellow C+ rating to Nestle Abuelitas Chocolate Drink Mix, listing 4.5 tsp of sugar per serving and “natural flavors added” which are not.

Fooducate results for Abuelita

Fooducate results for Abuelita

Surprisingly, for no obvious reason, yet another Fooducate rating for the same product listed as Nestle Authentic Mexican Chocolate Drink Mix is even better, Green B+ despite exactly same ingredients and comments.

Another Fooducate result for Abuelita

Another Fooducate set of results for Abuelita

Which Fooducate’s result to take seriously is up to users but I do not buy healthy Green B+ rating for a lump of artificially flavored sugar. Finally, Dye Diet Calculator indicates high Health Risk = 1.5 and low Nutritional Value = 0.65. (You need typing in word ‘abuelita’ to see the results).

Dye Diet results for Abuelita

Dye Diet results for Abuelita

Bottom line is this: Let Abuelita consume all her cocoa flavored sugar whereas we will better enjoy our real hot chocolate made from natural cocoa.

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  1. Mexican Chocolate sweet chocolate laced with cinnamon and covered in coarse sugar. Genuine Mexican Chocolate sold by Novamex product. MEXICAN CHOCOLATE Serve your Mexican Chocolate with churros! INGREDIENTS 3.3 oz tablet of Mexican chocolate 2-1/2 cups milk 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon INSTRUCTIONS To make Mexican hot chocolate, break tablet of Mexican chocolate into pieces and bring it to a simmer with milk. Stir the mixture until the chocolate is melted and well-combined. Mexican chocolate is traditionally beaten to a froth with a wooden implement called “molinillo”. You can imitate the effect by putting a small amount of your chocolate at a time in a blender and briefly pulsing it.

  2. Penny G. Orr says:

    Brand Name: Nestle Dark chocolate laced with cinnamon and covered in coarse sugar. A Nestle product. Mexican movie actress Sara García, Mexico’s lovable grandmother, is the original image on the Abuelita Chocolate label.MEXICAN CHOCOLATE Serve your Mexican Chocolate with churros! INGREDIENTS3.3 oz tablet of Mexican chocolate 2-1/2 cups milk 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon INSTRUCTIONSTo make Mexican hot chocolate, break tablet of Mexican chocolate into pieces and bring it to a simmer with milk. Stir the mixture until the chocolate is melted and well-combined. Mexican chocolate is traditionally beaten to a froth with a wooden implement called “molinillo”. You can imitiate the effect by putting a small amount of your chocolate at a time in a blender and briefly pulsing it.

  3. Try this Swiss Miss hot chocolate mix instead! These powdered mix packets create deliciously creamy milk chocolate taste to boost your beverage sales! Enticing, consistent, and a great value, these Swiss Miss hot chocolate packets are ideal for your coffee shop or cafe.

  4. In the United Kingdom, “hot chocolate” is a sweet chocolate drink made with hot milk or water, and powder containing chocolate, sugar, and powdered milk. “Cocoa” usually refers to a similar drink made with just hot milk and cocoa powder, then sweetened to taste with sugar.

  5. Heat 4 cups skim milk and 1 tablet Abuelita chocolate in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Mix constantly with wire whisk until mixture is frothy and starts to boil. Remove from heat, add sugar to taste. Serve immediately.

  6. This chocolate has been and item that many of my coworkers have gone looking for it at ALL stores and we have been unable to locate it. It truly is the best authentic chocolate we have ever had that brings back the memory of our ancestors.

  7. Brand Name: Nestle Dark chocolate laced with cinnamon and covered in coarse sugar. A Nestle product. Mexican movie actress Sara García, Mexico’s lovable grandmother, is the original image on the Abuelita Chocolate label.MEXICAN CHOCOLATE Serve your Mexican Chocolate with churros! INGREDIENTS3.3 oz tablet of Mexican chocolate 2-1/2 cups milk 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamonINSTRUCTIONSTo make Mexican hot chocolate, break tablet of Mexican chocolate into pieces and bring it to a simmer with milk. Stir the mixture until the chocolate is melted and well-combined. Mexican chocolate is traditionally beaten to a froth with a wooden implement called “molinillo”. You can imitiate the effect by putting a small amount of your chocolate at a time in a blender and briefly pulsing it.

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