You could make your own hot cocoa from scratch...but there’s something so satisfying about being able to tear open a packet of hot chocolate mix, add warmed milk and indulge (especially when you’re only one button-press away from finally binging Selling Sunset. That said, the convenience is for naught if your drink tastes like gritty chocolate water. Trust us: Not all packets are created equal, which is why we took it upon ourselves to taste-test some of the most popular brands, uncovering the best hot chocolate mix around.
PureWow VP of editorial Candace Davison, an avid baker and recipe developer with more than ten years of digital media experience, tried more than 15 types of hot chocolate mix based on brand popularity, editor recommendations, reviews and availability. After an intense, super scientific taste-test she narrowed down her top choices of the lot. (Spoiler alert: Her top-scored pick was Godiva's Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa.)