The ultimate Chocolate Powder, not too sweet: Dancioc is an ancient blend of chocolate inherited from the skills of an old pastry chef. Such blend if obtained from the selection of the best cocoa powders available. Dancioc is a high quality product which allows preparing a dense and creamy instant chocolate beverage. Italian Instant Hot Chocolate - Cioccolato Caldo, only for kids? Wrong, if you ask us: Here comes the true authentic Italian Hot Chocolate, ready to go for a perfect hot chocolate, made in a flash. You only need to blend it with hot milk or steamed milk. Read our story in the long description.
Italy is famous for their Cioccolato Caldo, especially during the fall and winter months when it turns cold outside. But not only the Italians love hot chocolate: 1785 - defintely a while ago - Thomas Jefferson was to become a great lover of hot chocolate too. In a letter to John Adams he wrote: "The superiority of chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain."
However, today not a lot of adults are used to drink a hot chocolate beside of a good coffee or espresso. Some coffee chain companies tried to reintroduce the hot chocolate to us here in the states, but failed to convince the customers. From our standpoint, those hot chocolate beverages did just taste watery and indefinitely sweet; easy to explain, water is cheap, sugar is cheap and cacoa is really expensive. The real hot chocolate is made rather with milk, not water.It contains a high percentage of cocoa. And it provides a hint of bitterness in the hot chocolate taste which is paired and overlayed with the unique sweetness of brown sugar. This hint of bitterness even survives 5 table spoons sugar or more.
Beside of classical professional recipes where you need first to melt a brick of dark bitter chocolate to produce the hot chocolate (who has the time and wants to clean the kitchen later?), Danesi sells a nice ready to go chocolate ground, which only needs hot milk and either boiled or steamed milk and a little bit stiring. We do not want to encourage you to substitute your Italian espresso by Italian hot chocolate, rather we like to invite you to extend your variety of favorit beverages.