The marshmallow, feeling safe and snug inside its chocolate sphere, unwisely has assumed that nothing can go wrong now. And then the sphere suddenly melts, and in seconds, the marshmallow has met its doom. The surprise is not a good one, for the marshmallow.
@sfwineguy I bought these on sidedeal cause I’m always making hot chocolate for my niece and nephew. they just arrived today and I used 1 to check it out and it was ok. not the best cup of hot chocolate I’ve ever had, but not the worst either. the ball didn’t actually melt away when I poured the milk over it. it just kinda softened it up a bit but I might not have heated the milk up enough 1st. I bought the 12 pack and I will definitely use them until they are gone, but I don’t think I’d buy them again after they are gone.
In Mexico, they sell solid chocolate hunks (usually with some cinnamon added) that are designed to melt and combine readily with either hot water (“Como aqua para chocolate”) or hot milk. It’s not eating chocolate! Here in Texas, a lot of the grocery stores carry that product in their ethnic foods aisle, and while it does require a lot more mixing than our powder, it can also make a really good cuppa.
Those are actually quite different than solid milk chocolate. That’s why they’re not good for eating. Almost no cocoa butter. They’re like powder in compressed form. The milk chocolate like these balls have too much cocoa powder to melt in milk properly (this is why you cook with darker chocolate as well)
@2many2no Of course… here you don’t need a permit to open carry marshmallows. You just can’t take them onto school grounds (children will swarm around you, snatching at the marshmallows, causing chaos).
Ok. So we either trust Meh who shows 5 marshmallows inside, or we trust the box which in the only marshmallow visible picture shows 8. Either way unless there is the perfect amount of marshmallows that when half melt into the cocoa that there is still an inch thick layer on top it isn’t enough.
@Tiamat114 just make sure you have some mini marshmallows in the pantry. Because I’m sure all the ones in here will melt with the hot milk. And yes there needs to be a good layer of marshmallow on top.
@thechinglish Right. And that comparison price! No research there. Just looked up Walmart online. Their outside vendors prices are often extremely high. $5 a cup for a 6 oz mediocre hot chocolate?! No f-ing way. Not even at meh’s $1.50 p/cup. Hard pass.
How come meh’s specs don’t jive with Wally World’s? Wally says you get “Cocoa Mix” and “added sweetness” and meh is oblivious to these attributes!! Don’t you get the Cocoa Mix in these Fudgy Bombs from meh?? Here’s info from Wally:
These luscious milk chocolate bombs are filled with gourmet cocoa mix and marshmallow surprises … ready to place in a mug and drench with hot milk for an explosion of rich, decadent goodness! Easy to make and impossible to resist, Fudgy Bombs are made with smooth, 100% milk chocolate, rich gourmet cocoa, luscious marshmallow and a pinch of sweet magic. – As you pour the hot milk on top of the smooth chocolate bomb, it melts away to release all the luxurious goodness. Just stir the hot chocolate bomb mix to combine – and enjoy an intensely chocolaty cocoa with a rich, complex flavor, velvety texture and delightful aroma. Kids and chocolate lovers of all ages will be smitten with Fudgy Bombs hot cocoa bombs, and they make fun Christmas treats and hot chocolate gifts for holidays, birthdays or any occasion.
Luscious milk chocolate bombs are filled with gourmet cocoa mix and marshmallow surprises
Pour the hot milk on top of the chocolate bomb, making it melt.
Kids and chocolate lovers of all ages will be smitten
Makes fun Christmas treats ant hot chocolate gifts
I’d love to give these as little extra gifts for teachers, etc…but with the way packages are thrown around during shipping, especially during the holiday season, I have a feeling a good number of these would arrive cracked or completely broken.
I’d hate to get them and not know if they will be whole when someone opens them. I envision someone opening the foil wrapper and having hot chocolate powder dump all over their countertop or floor.
Plus…a broken ball kind of takes the fun out of the experience (even though it would still be usable).
Sidedeals price is 12 for $24.00, so meh’s deal is cheaper.
My fudgy bomb is to throw real cocoa and a Hershey kiss at the bottom of my mug add hot milk* and then stir the crap out of it. This was before I ever heard of a fudgy bomb. *And 9000 FCC Units of Lactaid.
@dvshrt@mike808 What about adding a hollow chocolate Santa to the Swiss Miss? Or even a leftover hollow chocolate Easter bunny. Everyone gets to chop an arm, leg, head, ect, from a figure to add to their cocoa. If could be a family building, anxiety relieving experience. Supplement with a mega bag of mini-marshmallow happiness, or splurge on some fancy marshmallows. Sounds more fun than dropping an overpriced and mediocre choc bomb with an insufficient amount of choc and marshmallows for a large mug. I think I’ve found my hot cocoa fun idea.
Lots of folks poo poo powder cocoa mix, but solid chocolate is solid due to the cocoa butter. This makes it almost completely unable to mix with milk. Hot chocolate is cooked cocoa powder, sugar & a bit of water added to milk. Powder mix merely streamlines the process.
If there are already 746 essentially interchangeable physical forms in which to deliver a pretty much fungible product, someone will spend extra time and effort to develop an even less efficiently shippable and usable form for it, with the absolute certainty that there will be enough people who go “Wow! New and Improved!” to make it sell.
It’s chocolate. Might be good choccy, might be meh (by definition or nature), but it’s gimmickified in any event. And inflated (physically).
This pushes my “I can do better than this” button and holds it down. I’ll pass, everyone else is encouraged to do what works for them.
We’re actually making our own version today! We will have all sorts of fillings so the kids can customize them. I got good quality milk and dark bark to chop for tempering. I’ll have to post pictures of the process and the final product!
@commonhero so the tempered chocolate works out at $0.65 per bomb, $.02 for the marshmallows. $0.12ish for the cocoa mix. And then the kids each added either a ghiradelli, andes mint or resses cup to their bombs so whatever that would add.
Because these are for Christmas, you Grinchy knucklehead! Giving someone an envelope of dry powder as a holiday favor may be the most economically efficient choice but it also reveals that your heart is three sizes too small.
I am beyond disappointed. It took forever to arrive. These were intended to be gifts for co-workers. I bought beautiful mugs and was going to place the bombs in the mugs. Every single one was unwrapped or very poorly wrapped with torn gold foil. They are useless. Who wants to place an OPENED fudge bomb for consumption? $36 down the drain.