The other day I was getting pictures taken for my Ghana visa (more info on that here) and I saw a can of self-heating hot chocolate sitting on the counter which I of course had to buy immediately. Here’s what happened…
When one turns the can upside, one finds the instructions and appropriate safety warnings. Indeed, I wondered at times if I needed to wear safety goggles and gloves to protect me if the whole thing went wrong.
I shook well well for one minute as instructed and ((gasp)) the can actually started to warm up. Nay (can you tell I’ve been watching a lot of The Tudors recently), the can got hot. Like to the point where it was kind of ooh-eeh-ack opening it
Although you can’t see it in this photo, there is actually steam rising from the hot chocolate. I opted to pour it into a mug because I’m classy like that. Turns out that about half the can is the whole heating element business because you don’t get a whole lot of hot chocolate for $2.99.
Of course the question on everyone’s mind is “what did it taste like?!” I’m sorry to say that I have been unable to taste anything for the last several days to a bad cold. Sorry!