I have found that New Yorkers are particular about their hot chocolate. Usually, they fall in one of two camps:
1) The hot-chocolate-as-dessert camp. These people believe that no hot chocolate is too thick or too sludge-like. They’re happy if a plastic spoon can be stood on end, supported only by the pudding-like contents. They view hot chooclate as a meal.
2) The hot-chocolate-is-a-drink-like-coffee camp. These people are no less fussy about quality, percent cacao, etc. but they believe that you should be able to drink hot chocolate easily in any situation where you would drink coffee or tea. If they get a cup of hot chocolate and notice that it spills easily they are happy. (more…)