Sunday, November 09, 2014

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa


The weather is finally getting colder, and one of my favorite things about this time of year is sitting down to a hot cup of gourmet hot cocoa.

Local Utah company Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa is popular for having the richest, creamiest best tasting hot cocoa. Many people use the powder as an ingredient in a baking recipe, or a warm drink for the family after a fun day of being outside playing in the snow.

Stephen’s hot cocoa is also great this time of year for neighbor gifts, teacher gifts or co-worker gifts. The cans are cute on their own, but you can also dress them up like a snowman or a reindeer.

You can find your favorite Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa in most any local store, but if your shopping center doesn’t offer it, you can always purchase it online. The Stephen’s Facebook page has an online store where you can shop from and have it shipped directly to you, or a friend for a gift. They also frequently post recipes that you can make using your favorite hot cocoa flavor, so make sure to follow them on Facebook to find a new favorite!

I was lucky enough to be able to try three of their new flavors: Cookies n Crème, Italian Amaretto and Orange Crème.

Orange Crème: This was my 8 year old son’s favorite by far. He is a big fan of the orange crème popsicles, and said this tasted just like them. Out of the three, this was my favorite as well. It was definitely the creamiest. This is Stephen’s “new again” flavor. They are bringing it back this season from several years ago due to customer demand.

Cookies n Crème: This flavor was my 11 year old daughter’s favorite. She is a big fan of anything cookies and crème, so I think she decided this was her favorite right from the start. This is one of Stephen’s newest flavors.

Italian Amaretto: This one was really yummy, but seems to be one of those flavors that appeal more to adults than to kids. This is also one of their newest flavors this season.

Find Stephen’s Hot Cocoa on Pinterest for fun ideas with your Stephen’s Hot Cocoa.


Because we love Stephen’s Hot Cocoa, and especially that they’re a local Utah company, we want you to be able to enjoy it as well!

We are giving away three 1 lb. cans of cocoa each for two readers. The two winners are welcome to choose three of the five following flavors -- Cookies ‘n’ Crème, Italian Amaretto, Pumpkin Spice, Orange Crème, and Candy Cane.

Enter the Rafflecopter below. You must be 18 or older to enter. Deadline to enter is Sunday November 23, 2014 at 11:59pm. Winners must respond to notification email with 24 hours and provide their mailing address, along with which three flavors they would like to have shipped to them. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. My absolute favorite flavor is Chocolate Raspberry but I'm dying to try the Orange Creme! I love to drink hot cocoa while watching a movie with my family :) Ok..or when we go sledding!

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  3. My favorite flavor EVER is my own salted caramel. I love hot cocoa any time of day, but I do have my favorite mugs. I still wish I could open the Cozy.

  4. I've only ever had plain chocolate and it's my favorite to have after making a snowman.

  5. Candycane cocoa and caramel apple cider

  6. My favorite is their chocolate mint! Yummy!

  7. I'm a big fan of dark chocolate hot chocolate. I love to enjoy it with breakfast to warm up during the winter!


  8. Well I haven't tried all their flavors, haven't even heard of some of them that I must go find and try, but I love Mint Chocolate. And I love it loaded up with marshmallows! :)
    Dezi A

  9. Favorite flavors are candy cane, amaretto, and cookies and cream. Yum!!

  10. I have about 6 different kinds in my pantry right now, but their mint truffle is my favorite!

  11. My favorite flavor is Chocolate Raspberry, love it after coming home on a cold day!

  12. My favorites are mint chocolate and white chocolate.

  13. I love the candy cane hot cocoa. We ranout last night. Hope I win!

  14. Since our event was going to be in the evening, I asked the event planning team for a cityside view so you can see the lights of the buildings reflecting off into the windows. It was totally worth every penny.


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