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5 festive hot chocolates to make you go 'Mmm'!

As the nights draw in, we're excited for hot chocolate season! Try these amazing mugs of happiness this winter...


From indulgent creations, to annual classics, the humble hot chocolate comes in all shapes and sizes, and over the next 6 weeks we’re aiming to try them all! Take a look at some of our top picks for a hot chocolate in NE1...





Head over to Heber Street and try the Dispensary’s latest addition to their delectable drinks list - the salted caramel brownie hot chocolate! A giant mug of piping-hot milk chocolate topped with heavenly whipped cream and gooey bits of chocolate brownies. Guaranteed to banish those winter blues!




Located inside the Grainger Market, Pumphreys has taken the hot chocolate game to the next level. Using a gourmet chocolate mix from Monbana Chocolatarie, this delightful cup of goodness will satisfy even the fussiest of chocoholics. A beautiful stall that prides itself on authenticity and sumptuous drinks, make sure you visit Pumphreys this winter!






Take a trip to chocolate heaven with Starbucks and their seasonal red cups! With 4 city-centre locations dotted about Toon, gather the whole gang and head here for gorgeous cups of steamed hot chocolate with vanilla, mocha-flavoured syrups and chocolate flavoured drizzle. Complete with a good dousing of whipped cream, Starbucks is definitely one to visit for hot chocolate heaven.






Renowned for its enchanting atmosphere and delicious sweet treats, head down to Great British Cupcakery for a cup of the good stuff. Here you can indulge your taste buds and sample their delicious white hot chocolate - bursting with fluffy marshmallows and delicate chocolate shavings on top. Make sure you grab a piece of their incredible carrot cake and you’re onto a winner!






Christmas has come early at Costa! This fabulous national brand have recently released their winter drinks menu and their Christmas treats sound amazing! With café’s scattered across the city centre, hot chocolate fanatics can now indulge with a black forest & cream hot chocolate! A certified Christmas treat for your tastebuds, this amazing creation comes complete with light, floaty whipped cream, a zesty fruit syrup and chocolate shavings.


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