Cambridge’s Best Hot Chocolate

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Cambridge’s Best Hot Chocolate

Though expensive, L.A. Burdicks hot chocolate is worth it.

Though expensive, L.A. Burdicks hot chocolate is worth it.

Sakib Asraf

Though expensive, L.A. Burdicks hot chocolate is worth it.

Sakib Asraf

Sakib Asraf

Though expensive, L.A. Burdicks hot chocolate is worth it.

Nathan Kolodney, Metro Editor

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To truly define what makes a good cup of hot chocolate, I think the biggest two factors are price point and quality. This is why, to find the best hot chocolate in Cambridge, I tried three differently priced hot chocolates to see which one had the best combination of flavor and value.

 

Dunkin’ Donuts

The first hot chocolate I tried was also the cheapest and most abundant: Dunkin’ Donuts. A small hot chocolate at Dunkin Donuts costs $2.19, and for this price, it is hard to go wrong. This hot chocolate was a good temperature and quantity for its price, but it did not impress when it came to flavor. It was both watery and not very chocolate-y, which led to a total rating of 2/5 chocolate bars.

 

1369 Coffee House

The second hot chocolate I tried was slightly more expensive, with a price of $3.25 for a small at 1369 Coffee House. The first thing I noticed about this hot chocolate was that it was the perfect temperature, and was very frothy on the surface due to a generous helping of whipped cream. The chocolate was more flavorful than Dunkin’ Donuts, but was a smaller quantity and still had a watery aftertaste. I concluded that this hot chocolate rated 3/5 chocolate bars.

 

L.A. Burdick Chocolate

The final hot chocolate I tried came from L.A. Burdick Chocolate, which cost an astounding $4.75 for a small. I was wary of this high price point, but after trying it, I understood why it cost so much. This hot chocolate not only had the most rich chocolate flavor, but it also had a thick texture and was not watery at all, unlike the previous two hot chocolates. After much contemplation, I have come to the conclusion that, despite its price, the hot chocolate from L.A. Burdick Chocolate is the best hot chocolate in Cambridge, earning a rating of 4/5 chocolate bars. Even though it is over $1.50 more than both of the other hot chocolates, the difference in quality is immeasurable, and I would advise anyone who hasn’t tried it to do so. It’s worth it.

 

This piece also appears in our February 2019 print edition.