What’s up with dudes and hot chocolate? write Mary Fons. “Dudes like hot chocolate. It’s a thing.” She gives four examples of guys liking hot chocolate in her Choco Case Studies. Well, make me the 5th!–actually the first–since 2008 I have been declaring on Twitter my love for the hot chocolate beverage. If other dudes want to get in on the hot chocolate trend, that’s cool with me!
Google trends show an increased number of searches for hot chocolate since 2004.
Even Chicago ranks as the number one city worldwide for hot chocolate searches!
Why is hot chocolate trending?
The rationale for men liking hot chocolate outlined by Mary is quite amusing, ranging from the “history is full of stories of conquistadors and explorers drinking great quantities of hot chocolate on their travels and pillages” or men with low blood-chocolate levels.
Why do I love hot chocolate? Maybe the answer is percolating within my 30-plus tweets about the yummy beverage. Here they are:
Hot chocolate at work
The rest of these tweets are not screenshots, so they might get wonked up in the email newsletter or RSS feed.
thinking about stuffing a mug with big marshmellows and then pouring hot chocolate on it.
— Spudart (@spudart) February 11, 2010
It's kinda funny how the tiny marshmallows in Swiss Miss hot chocolate just melt. It's like they were never there.
— Matt's Health (@mattshealth) October 15, 2010
For half-a-second I was like, 'WHAT THE!' while pouring the hot chocolate mix into my mug. But then I realized they were marshmallows.
— Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) April 4, 2012
Hold or cold, it’s time for hot chocolate!
@thehotiron it's a good day for tea or hot chocolate.
— Spudart (@spudart) November 29, 2010
I'm drinking HOT chocolate when it's 98 degrees outside (108 heat index). I am being at one with the hot weather.
— Spudart (@spudart) July 20, 2011
@okmogwai Make them some hot chocolate!
— Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) January 9, 2015
Time for some hot chocolate!
— Matt's Health (@mattshealth) August 9, 2011
Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate
I just dumped out my full cup of tea for hot chocolate. #oneofthosedays
— Matt's Health (@mattshealth) April 23, 2012
Instead of green tea, i should have made hot chocolate.
— Matt's Health (@mattshealth) November 25, 2013
Thinking about always carrying a packet of hot chocolate powder with me, so I can put it into coffee at any time.
— Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) June 19, 2014
@katiembaldwin and super good with hot chocolate mixed in! (my sugar replacement)
— Spudart (@spudart) October 2, 2014
— Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) November 26, 2014
I've done the reverse. Gone from tea to coffee. Actually, coffee with hot chocolate.
— Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) August 2, 2016
Nestle vs Swiss Miss
The Nestle hot chocolate powder doesn't fly around every where like the Nestle hot chocolate powder does.
— Matt's Health (@mattshealth) August 5, 2014
Our office just switched from Nestle to Swiss Miss hot chocolate. Swiss Miss is SO much better.
— Matt's Health (@mattshealth) March 25, 2016
Hot chocolate songs
I would fall over in delight if @parrygripp did a song on hot chocolate.
— Spudart (@spudart) August 9, 2011
@FruzsE thanks for the retweet! For now I will continue to sing "hot hot hot hot chocolate" to the Guacamole song.
— Spudart (@spudart) August 9, 2011
craving chocolate, so i made hot chocolate.
— Matt's Health (@mattshealth) December 13, 2010
The Keurig "Donut Shop" coffee is super tasty with hot chocolate mixed in. It's like a chocolate donut! https://t.co/hileAqSIwh
— Spudart (@spudart) July 10, 2014
@ohalchemygirl oh wow! I was JUST thinking the same thing. But since I can't go home now, I got some hot chocolate instead.
— Spudart (@spudart) January 20, 2010
@kimberly_lucio I thought Swiss Miss hot chocolate had a lot, but it's ok with 120 calories, 2g sat fat.
— Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) December 2, 2010
@poweredbysteam hot chocolate is my drink of choice
— Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) May 13, 2011
Who invented hot chocolate? I want to hug you.
— Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) May 6, 2014
@RiotOfWords I want mine to make hot chocolate!
— Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) October 31, 2015
@ohalchemygirl Time for a FRIDAY coffee with hot chocolate.
— Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) February 19, 2016
— Matt's Health (@mattshealth) July 24, 2016