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    Hi all,. probably a stupid question but Ill risk it anyway..I dont mind making a fool of myself. ;)

    Does anyone know where I can buy good quality drinking chocolate cheaper than the supermarket and in larger quantities than supermarkets offer.

    Since the purchase of my CM a couple of weeks ago, not only am I spending a lot of money on preground coffee (though soon to change since I just bought a grinder here from another CS member this afternoon whooohooo!),..I am spending a small fortune on cadburys drinking chocolate for the children. They are loving the hot chocolates Im making them with micro frothed milk and a couple of marshmallows ::). Just like cafe style hot chocolates they say. :)

    Ive always made them hot chocolates in the mornings before school but now with the CM frothing the milk,. theyre asking for it in the holidays too >:( ;),.. morning and evenings arrrgh.. 6-7 litres of milk every 2 days and the largest tin of cadburys hot chocolate powder I can get, lasts just 4 days. Since two of the children arent milk drinkers otherwise,. I am happy to encourage milk consumption this way, though it would be nicer if I could cut some costs in the hot chocolate area.

    Any ideas???



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    good quality/cheaper than supermarkets???????????? Ya dreaming!!!!


    KoKo Deluxe is superb, its [something like] a red African chocolate already blended with Australian cane sugar.
    Best of all you add it to your milk jug and steam it all together.

    You can get it via site sponsors like veneziano cafe & coffee hit.

    Coffee snobs also have a special hot chocolate from time to time, which Ive yet to try but have been informed by those wiser than me that its even better again.


    You will probably only get ithese 1Kg qtys so you may have to hide it from your kids.

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    OOh thanks reubster! 1kg quantities is what I was thinking,..and no worries about keeping it from the kids,.. they wont touch it if I store it in the cupboard where I keep all my coffee making goodies :) ,..if I keep it in the pantry however.... ::)

    Will check out the KoKo deluxe for sure, sounds delish,. and will keep an eye open for the coffee snobs one too. Thanks for the heads up.

    Quote Originally Posted by reubster link=1200910288/0#1 date=1200910987
    Hi
    good quality/cheaper than supermarkets???????????? Ya dreaming!!!!
    Soooh are you saying that this is not possible,.. or is that a little dig at my naivity about drinking choc and what is quality :-? ;D

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    No not digging, not even a little, actually I have a dig at myself, thinking about it, it is possible to get good quality cheaper than supermarkets.

    Fresh roasted coffee from Coffeesnobs and site sponsors like Veneziano can be got from around $30Kg, the stale cr*p from supermarkets usually costs $8 per 250gram................there ya go!




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    Oh yeah,

    In winter, my kids love it when I froth the milk for their weetbix, once I work out how to do a weetbix rosetta, Ill be set.

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    African Red Drinking Chocolate has been available from this site before and is a sensational

    product having sold hot chocies for many years in cafes it easily gets my vote for the best out there in this form, also I get the most remarks on how good it is via costomer feedback,

    I am sure someone on this site can tell you when it will be next available here.

    The coffee from brown bay is as good and better than you will get anywhere,easy to order on time and has a wow factor to it!

    Craig.

    there I didnt say a thing...................just joking this time mate;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by reubster link=1200910288/0#3 date=1200914555
    No not digging, not even a little, actually I have a dig at myself, thinking about it, it *is possible to get good quality cheaper *than supermarkets.

    Fresh roasted coffee from Coffeesnobs and site sponsors like Veneziano can be got from around $30Kg, the stale cr*p from supermarkets usually costs *$8 per 250gram................there ya go!
    Yeah thats right,.. makes me want to *:( when I think about how much I have paid for cwap stale preground supermarket coffee when if I had just looked past my nose a little further years ago, I could have been buying fresher coffee for way less all along. Why just a few days ago I bought a pressurised 250g tin of illy ground (no grinder yet), *gasp*, but I had run out of grounds and coudnt get to my local coffee roaster.. cost me an arm and a leg, . and I could have bought a whole kilo of fresh beans for about $3-5 less than that 250g tin. *Thankfully I have been pulling some really nice shots with the illy, and the grounds blew up in my face when I opened the tin ,..erm well I wasnt so thankful about that bit really *::).

    As for the chocolate,..I pay $4.60 for 400g of Cadburys drinking chocolate in the supermarket, the Koko Deluxe is about $14.50 per kilo and about $6 shipping *:( which of course unfortunately makes it slightly dearer by $2.10,.. but hey... it would be worth it in anycase me thinks,.. the KoKo Deluxe sounds like it is great quality.

    Well I receive my coffee and mountain bread in the post,.. why not drinking chocolate too,I had a laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by reubster link=1200910288/0#4 date=1200914766
    Oh yeah,

    In winter, my kids love it when I froth the milk for their weetbix, once I work out how to do a weetbix rosetta, Ill be set.
    OMEGAWD... I am keeping that one quiet.. I am not frothing milk for weetbix...whaahaahaa. Ok...note to self *must learn what a rosetta is,.. that is twice I have read that today*

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    Hi Craig,, thanks.. lets hope someone in the know will chime in with information about when African Red will be available again through BeanBay(if ever). It would great if it were available here so I could get it the same time as coffee purchases.

    I have a 500g bag of roasted Zambia AA Lupili Estate from BeanBay, just waiting for me to get a grinder (just arranging to have it picked up for me in Syd), and every time I make a coffee and open up my coffee cupboard the aroma coming from this bag is amazing. I cant help but pick it up occasionally and give it a little cuddle to express the air out of the bag and up my nostrils.... oh. too much information sorry.

    I also have the green starter bag, but yet to roast any,.. am a bit nervous..but think I will give it a go tomorrow. Really.. its not having a grinder that is holding things up... I have everything else I need to make great fresh coffee.




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    Re: the African Red Chocolate....

    I believe its only available a couple of times per year when it is offered up with samples of upcoming green..... Best bet is to just keep a very close eye on BeanBay announcements as when the African Red is available it only lasts about 30 seconds before its all gone :(.

    Mind you, the Choc mix available from Veneziano is very, very close to the Red African and very highly recommended too 8-),

    Cheers,
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    I like the Kali drinking chocolate.

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    I will second the Koko deluxe chocolate it is awesome, and with some added marshmallows........

    I am eagerly awaiting the next chocolate mix on Beanbay...Andy assures me it is excellent.

    -Linda



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