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Beswitched Tue 30-Nov-21 09:29:51

I've just read about these on mumsnet.
Never even knew they were a thing.
What happened to just keeping a tin of drinking chocolate powder in the cupboard and whisking it into a pan of hot milk when the mood takes you?

Nannan2 Tue 30-Nov-21 09:32:39

Whats a hot chocolate station?🤔

Nannan2 Tue 30-Nov-21 09:37:23

I do have multi drink maker, Tassimo, it does several different pod drinks- ive not used it for months though..I really must dig it out from back of kitchen worktops & give it a good clean through..Probably have to discard all the drinks pods they must be out of date by now & they aren't cheap either.😐🙄

Cherrytree59 Tue 30-Nov-21 09:41:49

I have also read on mumsnet.
I think its started as an Instagram thing 🤔.
Basically it's drink chocolate, toppings such as mallows , spinkles etc plus bottles of flavoured syrups all set out in specific area of kitchen to help yourself .
If your very posh the hot chocolate can be made in a velvetiser or in an aldis knock offgrin
My hot chocolates kept in the kitchen cupboard.hmm

Germanshepherdsmum Tue 30-Nov-21 09:42:23

Do you mean the velvetiser things I have seen advertised? With weird chocolate flavours? I don’t understand why people can’t just put choc powder into hot milk either. Yet another must-have to clutter up the work surfaces and be binned before long!

JaneJudge Tue 30-Nov-21 09:43:08

I'd have the backside the size of a small country if I had a hot chocolate station (presuming I have the right end of the stick and it's somewhere you can have access to instant hot chocolate and not a train station that has little taps that hot chocolate is contained within the walls

Oldnproud Tue 30-Nov-21 09:48:29

Beswitched

I've just read about these on mumsnet.
Never even knew they were a thing.
What happened to just keeping a tin of drinking chocolate powder in the cupboard and whisking it into a pan of hot milk when the mood takes you?

Or even a jar of instant hot chocolate!

But I have to admit, those are a far cry from a 'proper' hot chocolate which I sometimes treat myself to when out.

Now they've plugged the hole in the market for proper coffee at home, I suppose it was only a matter of time before they did the same with chocolate drinks.
I don't know how people manage to cram all these must-have machines into their kitchens, though!

Beswitched Tue 30-Nov-21 10:21:30

It seems to be an actual station that you set up in your kitchen or on a trolley with jars of different flavoured chocolate, marshmallows, ginger bread men, colourful straws, glass mugs etc etc

Germanshepherdsmum Tue 30-Nov-21 10:26:21

Good grief!!!

Redhead56 Tue 30-Nov-21 10:30:09

With the addition of whipped chocolate cream on top delicious!

MissAdventure Tue 30-Nov-21 10:38:09

It's just a fad thing, and encourages yet more buying behaviour.
Who needs a "station"?

GagaJo Tue 30-Nov-21 10:42:53

I've got enough clutter in the bl**dy kitchen without adding more. Plus, I don't want anyone drizzling chocolate syrup and scattering sprinkles everywhere.

Beswitched Tue 30-Nov-21 11:05:27

Everything seems to be a big event now, involving buying loads of dedicated stuff - even making something that used to be just a hot drink at bed time.
I though buying marshmallows to sprinkle on the youngsters' drinking chocolate was fancying things up smile

JaneJudge Tue 30-Nov-21 11:06:05

You shouldn't drink hot chocolate at bed time as it makes you wet the bed

Lucca Tue 30-Nov-21 11:11:57

If I had to drink one if those huge hot chocolates with whipped cream marshmallows etc I would be 🤮🤮🤮🤮

Lucca Tue 30-Nov-21 11:12:20

JaneJudge

You shouldn't drink hot chocolate at bed time as it makes you wet the bed

So do dandelions

JaneJudge Tue 30-Nov-21 11:15:12

I am going to have to get rid of the dandelion station I have on the landing, I had no idea

theworriedwell Tue 30-Nov-21 11:16:08

I had a hot chocolate at the Birmingham Christmas Market a few years ago. It was heavenly and I've been tempted to go back (hundreds of miles) to get another. Doesn't seem very environmentally friendly to do it.

Beswitched Tue 30-Nov-21 11:17:49

Yes when my mother was small they were known as 'wet the beds'

Beswitched Tue 30-Nov-21 11:18:17

Ah quote fáil. I was talking about dandelions

greenlady102 Tue 30-Nov-21 11:22:50

JaneJudge

You shouldn't drink hot chocolate at bed time as it makes you wet the bed

no it does not

Lucca Tue 30-Nov-21 11:22:57

JaneJudge

I am going to have to get rid of the dandelion station I have on the landing, I had no idea

😂😂

Hetty58 Tue 30-Nov-21 11:23:23

Another gadget to clean? No thanks! I make hot chocolate for the kids in the Nutribullet, just cocoa and almond milk. Cold it's a milkshake or warm on the hob - it's very 'velvety'. They don't expect (or get) marshmallows or cream here, either. I try to avoid unhealthy stuff.

Lucca Tue 30-Nov-21 11:24:15

Beswitched

Yes when my mother was small they were known as 'wet the beds'

Indeed. Pissenlits in French I believe

MayBeMaw Tue 30-Nov-21 11:26:14

D1 had a velvetiser until her cleaner washed it up.
First World problems!