It snowed in Auchterarder two days ago, only briefly, but that was a sign of how cold it was. I saw the snow falling outside from the warmth of a chocolatier/cafe, where I sat a-sipping a thick cup of gloopy, sweet, sticky hot chocolate.

I think a photograph is in order:

small stoneware cup of sticky sweet hot chocolate

Seen from the top it sort of merged with the stoneware it was served in:

A selection of scones were on offer, including fig and cinnamon, which I chose, but I could also have had another sweet one (I’m afraid I forget the details and I find on consulting my notes that I didn’t even write it down, tsk) or a savoury one with goat’s cheese and something else (my notes really are woefully inadequate).

There were also croissants, biscuits and chocolates galore, and I believe the croissant was very acceptable. (My delightful assistant, aka my mum, had one and was extremely pleased with it. Personally, I was shocked by its smallness; the croissants on display were larger and covered in chocolate dribblings, but what was brought was a tiny wee thing with icing sugar on top.)

I think it’s a thumbs up for this little tearoom, but a second visit will be required to make sure.


6 thoughts on “Chocolate

  1. Oh, wow. This looks decadent, rich and delicious! Just what a cup of chocolate should be! I’m enjoying your blog. I love a cup of tea (and chocolate, for that matter) – it’s fun to see what’s happening across the pond.

    • You’re right, but I don’t think there were any marshmallows involved. The white stuff was, I think, cream (or possibly white chocolate?) and the rest was melted milk chocolate. It was very thick.

  2. That hot chocolate looks incredible! It must have been perfect on such a snowy day. I’m a tea-lover myself, but that whipped cream and chocolate looks even better than tea!

    • Thank you, I’m also more of a tea drinker myself, but that hot chocolate was worth experiencing. Interestingly enough, I don’t think the white stuff was cream, I think it was melted white chocolate, which perhaps gives you an idea of just how sweet the beverage was. I think I need to go back to that tearoom and do a little more investigation, i.e. have another one.

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