Recently Caribou Coffee switched from using a powdered chocolate for their mochas and hot chocolates to a pure chocolate by Guittard. It was a good move.
First let me tell you about me and Caribou Coffee. About a decade ago, I decided to quit working in a corporate/office environment and go back to grad school full time. I started working at Caribou to make extra spending money. I loved working there and loved their coffee. So, when Caribou contacted me about their new chocolate drinks, I was eager to try them. They sent me a $5 gift card, which I quickly used. My whole family tried the chocolate drinks — mochas and hot chocolates. We all loved them and have been back for more several times despite the fact that there is no Caribou Coffee near where we live.
Then a few weeks later I received a box in the mail from Caribou containing all three varieties of their drinking chocolate to try at home.
As you can see, it is basically little tiny chocolate chips. I love this because I have used powdered drinking chocolates before and found them to be messy, but these little chips are small enough to melt quickly, but not messy at all.
I have used these to make hot chocolates and mochas at home and they have worked beautifully. I do confess that I have an espresso machine, so I was able to steam the chocolate and milk together just as they do in their stores, but you could easily make this on the stove or in a microwave.
My favorite for use in a mocha is the milk chocolate, however, the dark makes a lovely hot chocolate, and the white is equally good in both.
I know you can purchase the new chocolate drinks at any Caribou Coffee location, and I believe you can purchase the drinking chocolate for at home use at stores or online.