The Bottom Line
- Healthy and low in fat.
- Gives a mild boost in energy.
- Nice alternative to coffee/tea.
- Easy to prepare.
- Misleading expectation of decadence.
- Must change midset about chocolate drinks.
- Claims to perk you up 20 minutes after drinking.
- Easily made with 4 ounces of hot water and a teaspoon of the brewing chocolate.
- Set your taste buds for "chocolate tea" not "hot chocolate."
Guide Review - Cabaret Brewed Chocolate
In my mind, I was picturing a drink of rich, hot chocolate to be slowly sipped -- an indulgence. When the jar came, it said lines like "almost no fat." This took the indulgence image right out of my head.
The label suggested that I make the drink, enjoy it and then wait 20 minutes for a boost in energy. I brewed the chocolate (4-ounce hot water plus one teaspoon) and rethought the whole "brewed chocolate" concept. I decided to think of this drink more like "chocolate tea" instead of "hot chocolate." Once I did that, things began to make sense.
When drinking, if I thought of hot chocolate, the drink tasted weak. I had to keep reminding myself that this was "chocolate tea." It had a subtle chocolate flavor. I drank the beverage and then waited. I can't say that a huge energy boost came next, but I did feel good after 20 minutes -- similar to having eaten a piece of chocolate (but without the fat and calories).
My overall impression is that if you are looking for a healthy pick-me-up alternative to coffee, this drink could be for you. If you are looking for a decadent chocolate drink -- Cabaret's Brewed Chocolate isn't what you want.