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Okay Guys! Time's up! The Fall suggestions for Hot Cocoa Bombs are in and I have tried and tested so many flavors! My goodness, you guys had some great ideas! Let me explain the criteria that went into making our finalist choices:
- Some of you suggested flavors that are very similar (or the same) as flavors we already make. So, those didn't fall into the contender category.
- Since many people make Hot Cocoa Bombs to give away in volume or sell at craft shows, I wanted flavors that were cost effective and not too time consuming to make.
- Hot Cocoa Bombs need to be made of ingredients that will dissolve well in milk. That can be a challenge. Many hot cocoas and other ingredients are designed for water and surprisingly do not dissolve in milk. It is all about the testing!
I also need to explain that in the event that we had more than one person suggest a flavor, we will award the prize to the person who suggested it first. Our comments are time stamped, so we can figure that out.
Okay! Now on to the Top 3 Flavors that we want you to vote on. I know that you haven't tasted them yet, so you will have to imagine how you think that they will taste by the description we give you. I've got to say that choosing the top 3 was so difficult! But, I do love these choices. I am going to present them to you in random order, not by my preference or anything, so don't be influenced by the order. Please vote for only 1 choice.
Butterbeer Hot Cocoa Bomb: The Harry Potter reference alone make this idea for a Hot Cocoa Bomb a great idea! This bomb made the cut because of the creamy, butterscotch flavor that shines through the white chocolate shell. This is a great option for people who don't want the normal Hot Cocoa flavor. What makes it even more delicious is the extra white chocolate creaminess and flavor it has because of a secret ingredient on the inside! (We will reveal that secret in our new Hot Cocoa Bomb ebook, coming soon!) Submitted by Carrie Bryce
Hazelnut Hot Cocoa Bomb: When I first heard this suggestion from my SIL, who is not allowed to win, I knew it would be great. Then a couple more people suggested it, so it obviously had to make the cut. At first I thought that just adding Nutella to the bomb would be the thing I needed to do. But, that didn't work out very well as the Nutella didn't want to dissolve in the milk. So...we figured out another solution, which was really funny because our entire family came up with the solution at about the same time with spectacular results. Chocolate and hazelnut together are a delicious combination! Submitted by Alison Eager
The Black and White Bomb: When this idea was submitted, they suggested a Tuxedo Bomb with dark and white chocolate. In my mind, I pictured making the shell look like a tuxedo, but that was very difficult to do in a Hot Cocoa Bomb mold. Then Alicia suggested doing it like a black and white cookie, half dark chocolate and half white chocolate. That was much easier to work out and instead of a tuxedo, I added a string of pearls! I was afraid that this bomb would taste too similar to our original Hot Cocoa Bomb, but once again I added that secret ingredient and the difference is amazing! This is a rich and creamy tasting bomb! Submitted by Jenny Moses
There you have it! Cast your votes! You have until the end of next week and then we will reveal the winner. I can't wait!