Re:Fancy hot chocolates
Re: those Mexican ones that come in discs: I know the Abuelita (brand acquired by Nestles a few years ago). Also Ibarra brand. And don't forget the wooden "frother" tool (molinillo). Apparently the Mexican word for h.c is "champpurado"
But tonite I was in Whole Foods in NYC that had "discs galore" from a few Mexican companies. Kekua brand, Taza brand (actually from Massachusetts) Flavors like Salted Almonds, Yerba, Coffee, Vanilla, Canela (cinnamon) and Ancho Chile (red chile).
Chocolate was originally form mesoamerica, no?
PS: One of my German friends shared the trick of putting a small amount of chocolate inthe drip with hot coffee. Just a tad. Luscious.