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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each bomb comes individually wrapped. and the best-before date is about seven months from the date I purchased the bombs.
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.
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.
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.
Convenience: 8/10 (They don’t dissolve well).
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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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