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Two new drinking chocolate programs

A breakdown of two new drinking-chocolate programs.

Photograph: Sarah Lawhead

Gingersnap Sweets & Such(1416 W Irving Park Rd, 773-697-8529)
Varieties

Dark chocolate, white chocolate cinnamon, caramel, caramel walnut, pistachio, ginger
Specs

Two ounces of flavored ganache, eight ounces of milk, $3.75–$5.25
Marshmallows?

Yes! Two housemade, classically flavored marshmallows in each cup.
Viscosity

6 out of 10
Intensity

5 out of 10
Tasting notes

Milk with chocolate notes (as opposed to tasting the other way around). Light and sweet. The marshmallows make it.
Chance you’ll finish an entire cup

92%

Katherine Anne Confections(2745 W Armitage Ave, 773-245-1630)
Varieties
Bittersweet, semisweet, milk, salted caramel, Mexican hot chocolate, hazelnut, hot cocoa, white chocolate chai, plus occasional special flavors
Specs
Six ounces of flavored ganache, seven ounces milk/cream mixture, $7
Marshmallows?
Yes! Pick from six options of housemade flavors, including vanilla black pepper, salted caramel, Earl Grey, coffee and lemon ginger. Two per cup.
Viscosity
8.5 out of 10
Intensity
9 out of 10
Tasting notes
One cup of this hot chocolate is the equivalent of eating a half-pound of truffles, and it tastes like it. Thick. Nuanced. You won’t have to eat for at least 12 hours.
Chance you’ll finish an entire cup
7%

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