Ohhh my…this is chocolate decadence in liquid form. The Valrhona mocha comes in either an 8 or 12 ounce cup size. I can’t imagine drinking more than that because it is such a rich drink. Vahlrona is a French chocolate manufacturer and they are known for a higher grade luxury chocolate so you are in for something special if you order this.
Most places will use a standard chocolate sauce to make their mochas and then top it with whip cream and maybe a dusting of chocolate powder to make it all pretty. I just knew Barista wasn’t going to go that route. I watched the staff person reach for a glass jar on a nearby shelf and he started putting chocolate chunks directly in a cup. Oh yes, their process is melting the chunks with warm milk into liquid chocolatey heaven. No whip and no sprinkles are needed. It’s rich on its own and for the first time I went against my normal non fat milk choice and went for whole milk just to enhance the chocolate experience. Their menu states there is 20 grams of 61% bittersweet chocolate per 8 ounce cup. This is not a sweet beverage so don’t expect it to taste like the hot chocolate most people are all accustomed to. But if you like dark chocolate then you will appreciate this version. It’s indulgent, decadent and probably 500 calories but you won’t be thinking about that when you drink it.
Location: Barista on 1725 NE Alberta St
Cost: $4.50 for 8 ounces