Monday, February 20, 2017

Review: Unicorn Hot Chocolate

So Unicorn Hot Chocolate has been going around across Instagram for the last few weeks now, and I wanted to jump on that bandwagon.

Even though it was 60 degrees in the Chicago suburbs, it's never too warm for Unicorn Hot Chocolate, right?  So I set off with my faithful Danielle's Dish companion (today it was my sister) to Palatine, IL, to Christie's Dairy Delights see what Unicorn Hot Chocolate was all about.

We go up to the counter and order Unicorn Hot Chocolate, and decide to split one since, let's be real, does one person really need that much sugar?

But anyway, I'm the fool who decided to wait a bit before taking a photo to make sure I had the right lighting while also forgetting that hot chocolate is 'hot' and it is going to melt all of the marshmallows, whipped cream, candy, and cotton candy.  Which is why my Unicorn Hot Chocolate is 'sunken' if you will.

But what is it?  The hot chocolate itself isn't flavorful.  Actually, it didn't taste much like chocolate, it had a bland milky flavor and soaked up the flavors within the marshmallows and cotton candy (so it tasted like a light strawberry milk).

The drink is covered in whipped cream, topped with flavored marshmallows, a dollop of cotton candy, a giant marshmallow that has fruity flavors and coconut on it, and then a bunch of sugary candies.

But like for real - it was sugar rush with all of the candy and the cotton candy, and a bunch of the candy sunk to the bottom of the drink (which I proceeded to eat after I drank all of the 'cocoa') and needless to say I had a stomach ache.  So while it was awesome for a photo opp and it was the first time I've ever had a 'pink' cocoa, I don't think I'll be having this again.

But - this shop where we got Unicorn Hot Chocolate also had ice cream that looked totally legit.

  • Go get Unicorn Hot Chocolate if you want a picture.  I'd rather get a regular hot chocolate if I'm going for taste.  But the Unicorn Hot Chocolate does lead to a pretty cool Instagram photo.

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