New Limited Edition Costa Ruby Hot Chocolate

Costa Ruby Hot Chocolate

It’s tipped to be the most instagramable hot chocolate of the year, and we are only in February. Released as part of the new January menu, Costa have given us a Ruby Hot Chocolate AND it’s pink! 

There has been quite a few things in Ruby chocolate form to hit shelves, including two types of KitKat (review here and here) and Presat Ruby Bar (review from Kevvie here).

What makes ruby chocolate so special? A number of years ago cocoa experts discovered components of certain cocoa beans could produce a chocolate with an exceptional flavour and colour. Above all this gorgeously coloured Ruby cocoa bean offers a totally new taste experience, and I couldn’t be more excited to try it in hot chocolate form.

The Costa Ruby hot chocolate is made with Ruby cocoa which gives this drink its pinky rose-colour. It is infused with sweet berry flavours, crowned with a swirl of cream and finished with red shimmer chocolate curls. Naturally it is a little more than their other beverages, and starts from £3.25. 

Costa Ruby Cocoa Hot ChocolateYou know that scene in Love Actually where he is gift wrapping the necklace, this is what it felt like, as the barista said “oh no we aren’t quite finished yet”. The finishing off with the shimmering curls does give it a touch of luxury. I would recommend asking for this extra hot as the cream does make it cold quite quickly. Personally cream is not my thing so after eating the glittery curls the cream was outed.

The hot chocolate itself was sweet, but not overly so, and had a delicious berry taste. If you mixed the cream in with the hot chocolate I image you would get a much more muted taste. I have heard mixed reviews about this one, but I really enjoyed it and it felt lighter than a normal hot chocolate. 

It looks dreamy, it tastes dreamy and frankly the Costa Ruby Hot Chocolate is one of the best additions Costa has made to its menu. It is a shame it is only limited edition and there is no saying how long this is on the menu. Hopefully it will feature again, if not then you can get your fix with Presat Ruby Hot Chocolate flakes. 

Nibbles ‘n’ Scribbles x


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  1. Meg
    22nd February 2020 / 12:26 pm

    Wittard do an amazing raspberry ripple hot chocolate powder. Looks exactly like this costa one and although i haven’t tried it its got great reviews.

    • Nibbles 'n' Scribbles
      23rd February 2020 / 6:27 pm

      Ooo that sounds lovely, I shall have a look next time I’m in there. I have their Blueberry Cheesecake one and it is delicious.

  2. Carrie
    16th February 2020 / 11:05 am

    Sorry, I absolutely hated it! It was really sickly sweet and artificial tasting!

    • Nibbles 'n' Scribbles
      16th February 2020 / 2:42 pm

      No need to apologise, not everyone likes the same things 🙂

  3. 14th February 2020 / 1:20 pm

    I have seen these advertised and they look so good! I may have to try and get one this weekend! Happy Valentines Day too!

    • Nibbles 'n' Scribbles
      16th February 2020 / 2:41 pm

      Thank you! Hope you got to try one!! 🙂 x

  4. Jean
    10th February 2020 / 4:52 pm

    Look here…what about my diet? That’s going to be another failed week. Cant wait to taste it.

    • Nibbles 'n' Scribbles
      16th February 2020 / 2:41 pm

      True but then you have to have some luxuries! x

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