Mint Hot Cocoa
The sparkling, pungent bouquet of freshly-picked mint combines magnificently with Café Britt’s silky gourmet Hot Cocoa. Made from the finest cocoa beans and pure cane sugar, this icy-hot treat is for sipping and savoring. Each 14.1 oz container makes about 18 servings.
Both chocolate and mint have long, romantic histories with tales of special powers and proof of medicinal benefits. As an added bonus, both capture palates with an alluring aroma and remarkable flavor.
The name mint or Mentha finds its origin in Roman mythology. Hades, the ruler of the underworld, had an affair with a nymph named Minthe. His wife, Persephone, was so enraged that she turned Minthe into a lowly plant, to be trodden underfoot. Though Hades could not reverse the spell, he softened the curse by giving Minthe a sweet, pleasing smell.
Since the beginning of civilization, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used the herb to cure ailments from digestive problems to headaches to dog bites. The fresh leaves were also strewn around houses and rubbed on tables to spread their fragrance thus earning mint its reputation as a symbol of hospitality.
Peppermint’s aromatic flavor comes from menthol, which produces a cooling sensation and brightens airways. Café Britt combines the refreshing mint with high quality dark chocolate and natural cane sugar instead of the commonly used refined sweeteners. The sweet, warm chocolate touched with cooling mint creates an irresistible sipping sensation.