Alright so I know this post is coming out a bit late considering the fact that the holidays have passed and were all waiting for the new year. However, this item that I came across recently at a Whole Foods store I found to be amazing. In fact if I had it my way this item would be available year around.
When I discovered the Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk by SO Delicious I was a bit skeptical. Don’t get me wrong. I am big fan of coconut water or milk. I’ve always loved chocolate. I’m like mint as well especially if we are talking about chocolate chip mint ice cream. However I never imagined a mixing coconut milk, chocolate and mint together and having a great tasting beverage. Luckily due to the holiday season, Whole Foods was giving out free samples of various holiday drinks including this one. I’ve never been one to turn down a free sample or two. Upon taking a sip I was immediately hooked. I ended filling my sample cup several more times. Without hesitation I proceeded to the multi-deck that contained the eggnog and other holiday beverages. Many of these items happened to be on sale. The Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk had a deal where you could get 2 containers for $5 total. Each container contained a quart of milk. I was sold.
When I got home I immediately opened one of the bottles and poured myself a nice 8 ounce glass. I relished every sip. In my refrigerator happened to be some dark chocolate that I like to take in the middle of the day for a little extra energy. After a couple of seconds of chewing and then sipping I decided that Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk combined with some dark chocolate (preferably 80% cacao or more) is a great combination. One thing that surprised me the most was the lack of coconut flavor within the drink. While the flavor of cocoa in the drink was strong it was far from overpowering. The mint blended in very well and gave a nice after taste. Most importantly the drink was not too sweet only containing 6 grams of sugar per serving derived from dried cane syrup. A lot beverages tend to go wrong by overdoing the sugar to the point where you can barely taste any other flavor. This holiday beverage did a great job not making that mistake.
Besides being dairy free, DO Delicious’s holiday beverage is also gluten free, soy free and verified as non GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms). So for those who were looking for a nice non dairy beverage for the holidays, hopefully you were able to get your hands on this. You will not be disappointed!
Ps: If you’re trying to get really creative, SO Delicious also wrote down a recipe on the back of the carton for Mint Chocolate Macaroon Tapioca Pudding. Check it out!