While making a quick run through the grocery store I noticed they had a display up for the new winter flavored Swiss Miss. I figured since it’s getting frigid cold out I’d get a box of Swiss Miss Limited Edition Candy Cane Hot Cocoa to try out.
My boyfriend is more of a mint flavored drink/dessert guy over me. I’m more of a peppermint hard candy girl. One night it was sooo cold I decided to boil a kettle of water and make myself a hot cocoa. Opening the package up, you wouldn’t quite be able to tell its peppermint (aside from the red and white striped marshmallows). After adding the water, I was awarded with a noticeable peppermint scent. The flavor is undoubtedly chocolate with a peppermint infused flavor in it. It’s definitely more peppermint than I’d say the marshmallows gave off. But nonetheless it tastes like Christmas.
An envelope packet is 90 calories or 2 points plus values.
I love hot cocoa – but I tend to only drink it in the fall and winter months – probably because I associate it with a warm and cozy beverage. Sure, I drink hot coffee all year round, but cocoa has it’s place – at least in my book.I usually prefer the original cocoa, but I received this box for free – so no sugar added it was.
Swiss Miss No Sugar Added Hot Cocoa is Swiss Miss’ take at hot cocoa that is without the added sugar in comparison to the original. I find this one to be pleasantly sweet enough without it being too much. There are occasions where regular hot cocoa is just too sweet for my taste buds. This particular type is smooth, creamy, rich and delicious. It could be made with hot milk to make it even more filling but I tend to prefer my hot cocoa made with water and perhaps a splash of milk to help cool it down just a tad.
A single packet is 60 calories or 2 points plus values (truthfully, the same points plus value of the original Swiss Miss – but if sugar is a concern for you – this is good).