Amazing Hot Chocolate From Hummingbird Chocolate in Almonte!

Looking for the perfect hot chocolate this holiday season? Look no further than Almonte’s Hummingbird Chocolate for this amazing treat:

What: A small cupcake-shape of chocolate on a stick, from Almonte’s Hummingbird chocolate company. The cocoa beans are earthy-tasting ones from Nicaragua, and cinnamon, nutmeg and ancho chili have also been added to the mix.

Why: Just heat milk in a mug and stir this in to get a thick, rich, spicy drinking chocolate that makes regular hot chocolate pale by comparison. Would make a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift.

Where: Just in this week at the Red Apron, 564 Gladstone Ave., in Ottawa and at Pêche & Poivre and Equator Coffee Roasters in Almonte. The chocolate maker, Erica Gilmour, will also have them at the Locavore Artisan Food Fair, the Urban Craft show and the Ottawa Farmers’ Christmas markets.