Cafédirect Sao Tome Luxury Hot Chocolate

Have you ever had the craving for a cup of hot chocolate right in the middle of the night? Or do you simply desire to have a cup of hot chocolate for breakfast but find it a hassle to prepare it? Well, fret not because Cafédirect Sao Tome Luxury Hot Chocolate is now available at major supermarkets such as Cold Storage, FairPrice Finest, Giant, Jasons and ThreeSixty Market Place!

The Cafédirect Sao Tome Luxury Hot Chocolate

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Here’s just some background information about Cafédirect São Tomé Luxury Hot Chocolate:

Cafédirect

Cafédirect is a UK-based alternative trading organisation that is also UK’s first and largest 100% Fairtrade drinks brand. In case you’re wondering what an alternative trading organisation [ATO] is, an ATO is usually a non-governmental organisation or mission-driven business that is aligned with the Fair trade movement, aiming to contribute to the alleviation of poverty in developing regions of the world by establishing a system of trade that allows marginalised producers in developing regions to gain access to developed markets.

São Tomé

São Tomé Island

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São Tomé is situated in the continent of Africa and it is the largest island of São Tomé and Príncipe [a country]. In fact, São Tomé is also known as the Chocolate Island and it is renowned for the high quality of its cocoa. Guess what, about 157,000 people live in São Tomé [as of 2009]. It was also the first place to which cocoa trees were brought from Brazil as decorative plants in 1822. The location of the island on the Equator, the fertility of the volcanic ground, and the perfect balance of temperatures, humidity, and forests of shade, explain the rapid spread of these tropical plants native to Mexico.

This is how cocoa beans are obtained.

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Luxury Hot Chocolate
Luxury Hot Chocolate is a chocolate beverage that is hot and highly elegant [pun intended].

The reason why I am sharing the background information of Cafédirect São Tomé Luxury Hot Chocolate with all you readers is because most of the time, we as consumers never really bother finding out where our food and beverage products come from and why certain food and beverage products are priced more expensive than the others. It is only through understanding the background information that we learn to appreciate what we are eating or drinking.

So what is so special about the Cafédirect São Tomé Luxury Hot Chocolate?

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First and foremost, to prepare a hot cup of chocolate with the Cafédirect São Tomé Luxury Hot Chocolate, all you have to do is just add hot water and stir it really well. There’s no need for sugar or creamer/milk. Now, I know some of you must be thinking, “Chey, I can even do it with Cadbury Drinking Chocolate, Swiss Miss Classics Marshmallow, or even Milo, so what’s the big deal?!”

For that, I will have to agree with you but if you’re the kind of person whom is extremely health conscious, then it is quite a big deal.

Now, let us compare the nutritional information of 4 different chocolate beverages.

Swiss Miss Classics Marshmallow

The serving size that is shown on the nutrition box for Swiss Miss Classics Marshmallow is 19g; hence, in order to standardise all measurements, the standard serving size that I will be using on my blog for comparison is 100g.

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After conversion, the amount of calories and protein found in a 100g serving of Swiss Miss Classics Marshmallow is:
Calories- 368kcal, Protein- 10.5g

Milo

To be honest, having Milo as a comparison is pretty unfair because Milo is an energy cum nutritional chocolate malt drink. But since Milo is apparently everybody’s favourite hot beverage in the morning, I have included it for comparison.

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The amount of calories and protein found in a 100g serving of Milo is:
Calories- 400kcal, Protein- 11.3g

Cadbury Drinking Chocolate

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The amount of calories and protein found in a 100g serving of Cadbury Drinking Chocolate is:
Calories- 370kcal, Protein- 6.3g

Cafédirect São Tomé Luxury Hot Chocolate

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The amount of calories and protein found in a 100g serving of Cafédirect São Tomé Luxury Hot Chocolate is:
Calories- 342kcal, Protein- 14.8g

Of course, this comparison is only on the amount of Calories and Protein found in 100g of the 4 different chocolate beverages; hence, it is not meant to be exhaustive. Nevertheless, among the 4 different chocolate beverages that we have compared, Cafédirect São Tomé Luxury Hot Chocolate has the lowest calories but with the highest amount of protein. So, for all you chocolate lovers out there, you can truly indulge in your favourite hot chocolate beverage drink anytime anywhere with the Cafédirect São Tomé Luxury Hot Chocolate.

Here’s how to make your perfect cup of chocolate with the Cafédirect São Tomé Luxury Hot Chocolate.

First, add 3-4 heaped teaspoons of Cafédirect São Tomé Luxury Hot Chocolate powder to your cup.

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Secondly, add hot water up to slightly below 3/4 of the cup!

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Use the teaspoon and stir the mixture really well.

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Finally, relax and enjoy your freshly made Hot Chocolate!

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In case you’re wondering how much the Cafédirect São Tomé Luxury Hot Chocolate cost, you can get it at the price of $8.85 for a 300g tin. The serving size of the Cafédirect São Tomé Luxury Hot Chocolate is 18g so that would approximately give you 16 cups of hot chocolate, which would cost about $0.55 a cup. Pretty worth it!

Its time now for me to indulge in a cup of Cafédirect São Tomé Luxury Hot Chocolate after this blog entry!

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God bless!

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