Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Gianduja Hot Chocolate for ESPA

What I don't get is, why would anyone want to light a candle while drinking hot chocolate? But a strange brand partnership has resulted in William Curley's crafting this special Gianduja Hot Chocolate for ESPA. For the uninitiated, ESPA is one of the world's leading spa products and treatments companies. And William Curley happens to be a celebrated Brit chocolatier, who has been awarded the top honours for five successive years. The ‘Hot Chocolate’ Gift Set contains William Curley Gianduja Hot Chocolate and a ESPA Restorative 200g Candle, which will apparently let you 'seek refuge from the winter chills'. (I really want to offer a frozen Delhiite a candle right now to fight the cold and see their faces).

Jokes apart, the dark chocolate is rich, dark, velvety and utterly, deliciously indulgent. Infused with Piedmont hazelnut and blended with Toscano dark chocolate, the drink releases a velvety concentration of flavours. Burning the candle, of course, depends on whether your partner is the corny type. ;)

Price: Approx. INR 3500

RECIPE for Gianduja Hot Chocolate


500ml milk
100gms hot chocolate flakes
Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Pinch of chili (optional)


1.    Boil together the milk, cinnamon and chilli
2.    Place the chocolate flakes in the mixing bowl
3.    Add the 1/3 of the milk. Beat until very smooth
4.    Add the remaining milk, mix well and serve.


  1. Yeah, I want to light a candle while drinking this hot chocolate, because it's slightly hard to light one while polishing off a bottle of wine.

    How is this different from Cadbury's hot chocolate?

  2. The only thing I can picture you lighting, Mehta, is a joint. And different from Cadbury's because it is not powdery shit with zero flavour. This is FULL BODIED!


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