Costco Deavas Hot Chocolate Bombs Review

For some reason, hot chocolate that comes in bomb form like these Deavas Hot Chocolate Bombs seems fancier than a normal hot chocolate mix. Having three different flavors and mini marshmallows inside each bomb are also neat advantages over a basic mix. Do these hot chocolate bombs make hot chocolate that tastes as decadent as they look?

Image of the Costco Deavas Hot Chocolate Bombs box sitting on a table unopened.
Costco Deavas Hot Chocolate Bombs.

Other hot chocolate bombshttps://www.costcuisine.com/post/costco-alpine-spiced-apple-drink-review I’ve reviewed from Costco are the BomBombs Hot Chocolate Cocoa Bombs.

Some other warm beverage products from Costco include Stephen’s Hot Cocoa, Alpine Spiced Apple Drink, Starbucks Classic Hot Cocoa, Kirkland Signature Organic Chicken Bone Broth, Vonbee Honey, Citron & Ginger Tea Base and the Vonbee Honey, Apple & Cinnamon Tea Base.

Location in Store

I found these Costco hot chocolate bombs in the Christmas seasonal aisle near all the other Christmas treats and chocolates near the back of the store. The item number is 1735366.

Taste

The Costco Deavas hot cocoa bombs come in three different flavors, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and salted caramel. The bombs have a chocolate shell and a hollow center that is filled with mini marshmallows.

Image of the hot chocolate bombs in three clear mugs prior to mixing it in. You can see the chocolate on the bottom and marshmallows floating on top.
Before stirring the hot chocolate bomb.

The Deavas Hot Chocolate Bombs are less sweet and flavorful than hot chocolate that I’m used to. I like my hot chocolate full of sweetness with a rich, deep chocolate flavor. I don’t find these very sweet or chocolaty and the flavor is quite muted, there’s just not much chocolate flavor!

Image of three hot chocolate bombs unwrapped sitting on a plate, there is salted caramel, milk chocolate and dark chocolate.
Salted caramel, milk chocolate and dark chocolate.

My favorite flavor is the dark chocolate, followed by the caramel and my least favorite is the milk chocolate. The salted caramel doesn’t taste like actual salted caramel and the milk chocolate has a weird flavor.

Image of three hot chocolate bombs unwrapped and cut in half so you can see that they are hollow with marshmallows in the middle.
What the inside of the bombs look like.

These are so much better than the BomBombs but they’re still not great tasting.

These cocoa bombs have a cheap chocolate aftertaste, kind of like a cardboard or metallic flavor. The chocolate doesn’t completely melt into the milk and sinks to the bottom of the mug so you need to constantly stir your hot chocolate.

The cocoa bombs would taste much better if they had hot chocolate powder in the center to increase the chocolate flavor and sweetness! After trying these, I’m going to recommend sticking to regular hot chocolate, like Stephen’s Hot Cocoa from Costco.

Cost

In 2021 these came in a 315-gram box of nine bombs, three of each flavor and cost $11.89 Canadian. In 2023 they cost $14.99 for four of each flavor and a bigger box.

Image of the back of the hot chocolate bomb box showing the three kinds and that they're made in Belgium.
They’re a product of Belgium.

Convenience

To make hot chocolate you put the hot chocolate bomb in 250 ml of warm milk. The shell melts into the milk and the marshmallows from the inside float to the top. Note: these are not easy to mix in even with vigorous stirring, chocolate stuck to the sides and sank to the bottom.

Image of three clear mugs with milk and hot chocolate bombs mixed in after mixing them in with a spoon. There are marshmallows floating on the top.
After mixing the hot chocolate bombs in with the milk.

Each bomb comes individually wrapped. and the best-before date is about seven months from the date I purchased the bombs.

Image of the back of the box showing the directions on how to make the hot chocolate with the bombs.
Each bomb melts in the milk so the marshmallows float to the top and the milk becomes chocolaty.

The box recommends storing the bombs at 10 to 18 degrees celsius, my house is hotter than 18 degrees and they’re fine, not melting. I think kids would find these really fun. They might not drink their whole mug of hot chocolate because it’s not that good but I think they’d enjoy making it!

Hot cocoa bombs are a super fun gift idea but after trying both these and the Bombombs I recommend sticking to buying local homemade hot chocolate bombs if you’re buying them for yourself or as a gift.

Nutrition

Calories

All three flavors have 190 calories, 12 grams of fat and 19 grams of carbohydrates and two grams of protein. The amount of fibre ranges from one to three grams depending on the flavor, the sugar is between sixteen to nineteen grams depending on the flavor.

Salted caramel has 30 mg of sodium, milk chocolate has 25 milligrams of sodium and dark chocolate has zero milligrams of sodium. These are decently high in calories, sugars, and fat, which is normal for a cocoa bomb.

Image of the nutrition facts from the back of the box.
Nutrition facts.

Ingredients

The chocolate bombs have pork gelatin in them so if you don’t eat pork be aware of that. Also if you’re allergic to nuts these may contain tree nuts. None of the ingredients listed are healthy or something I would want to feed my child regularly.

Image of the ingredients from the back of the box.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 5/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 8/10 (They don’t dissolve well).

Nutrition: 0/10

Overall

Walk on by!

I find these difficult to mix in, they don’t have a ton of flavor or sweetness and have a bit of an odd aftertaste.

Have you tried these Deavas Hot Chocolate Bombs? What did you think of them? Drop a comment below!


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8 thoughts on “Costco Deavas Hot Chocolate Bombs Review”

  1. 19 grams of sugar per bomb is standard American sugar level. For me I need at least 2 bombs per day. That will exceed my daily quota. I am not interested to be inline with the AC1 group.
    I am staying with the Swiss non sugar chocolate drinks which has been available ONCE only in Costco a few years back. They are not selling it anymore because it is NON-patriotic.
    Count me out. UNLESS if they come out with a healthy version. BYE….

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  2. Excellent product. Used my Nespresso to warm and froth the milk. Only problem was when I opened the box, it said there was 9 bombes inside the box. We only had 8.

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  3. I thought these were delicious! On the box it states to use 200ml of milk, not 250ml. That could possibly affect your taste. The less milk you use, the sweeter it will be. I also find that 200ml is not much hot chocolate so I used two at a time. My favorite mix is salted caramel and dark chocolate with 350ml of steamed milk. No cardboard taste here. I should also note that when you make hot chocolate with real chocolate, as the milk cools the chocolate will start to settle/separate. That’s to be expected. I have made hot chocolate (and mocha lattes) with real chocolate and tend to have the same effect. Some chocolates separate more than others. Overall I found these hot chocolate bombs to be the perfect cup on a cold winters night.

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    • What an incredible discovery this product has been for me! My Nespresso machine has found a new partner in creating the most delectable hot chocolate experience. The only hiccup was a slight discrepancy in the quantity; the box promised 9 bombes, but alas, only 8 were nestled inside. Nevertheless, the flavor explosion I experienced was nothing short of amazing!

      Following the instructions on the box, I opted for 200ml of milk instead of the suggested 250ml, and boy, did it make a difference. The result was a sweeter, more indulgent treat. To satisfy my craving, I decided to use two bombes at once, blending the tantalizing flavors of salted caramel and dark chocolate with 350ml of steamed milk. The outcome? Pure bliss with no hint of a cardboard aftertaste.

      While the 19 grams of sugar per bombe align with typical American sweetness levels, it’s a tad too much for my daily intake. I’m steering clear of the sugar overload and reminiscing about the Swiss non-sugar chocolate drinks I once found at Costco. Sadly, they’re no longer available, purportedly due to a lack of patriotism.

      For now, I’ll bid farewell to this delightful product unless a healthier version emerges. Here’s hoping for a sugar-conscious alternative – until then, it’s goodbye!

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