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A cosy night in, snuggled up on the sofa with a Christmas film and hot chocolate, is just what the doctor ordered now winter is here.
For those partial to a luxury hot choc, there is one kitchen gadget that has proven to be very popular among shoppers and influencers - Hotel Chocolat’s Velvetiser.
Why we rate it
Hotel Chocolat’s Velvetiser is a great buy for those looking to recreate luxury hot chocolates in the comfort of their own home.
This creation, made by Dualit, makes melt-in-the-mouth hot chocolate with real grated chocolate flakes in under three minutes.
It is super simple to use, all you have to do is plug it in, add your chocolate flakes, a dash of milk or water, and a syrup if you’d like, then let it heat up and whisk the contents into the perfect hot drink.
The Velvetiser is fitted with a removable whisk, while the interior is coated with a non-stick material, which makes washing up a breeze, (although it is not suitable for dishwashers).
It comes complete with two ceramic podcups, which are worth £20, as well as a one-year guarantee.
Shoppers can also get their hands on chocolate sachets from Hotel Chocolat, which come in a variety of flavours, such as salted caramel, orange, milk, dark or white chocolate and many more.
Some customers have even said the Velvetiser also works well on coffee and other frothy drinks.
The Velvetiser comes in three colours, white, copper or charcoal, all of which retail at £99.95 at Hotel Chocolat.
However, prices may vary, as there are different bundles available for customers.
What the reviews say
Aside from The Velvetiser making many a popular appearance on Instagram of late, it has also received glowing reviews from customers at Hotel Chocolat (where it boasts 864 five star reviews), as well as at other retailers, including John Lewis & Partners and Amazon.
Here’s what they say:
“Fantastic, velvety hot chocolate, easy to use, and a super selection of hot chocolate flavours.”
“Got given this as a Christmas present as I love a proper hot choc but hate the stuff you buy in the supermarket and make at home. This makes hot choc just like the coffee shops. A silky, velvety, slightly frothy hot choc - amazing.”
“Was bought this for my birthday and it makes the best hot chocolate ever. So easy to use and clean. Definitely worth the money.”
“Game changer! Love the stylish copper pot and amazing hot chocolate it makes. Would highly recommend.”
“This little machine is fantastic, very easy to use and, I’m very happy to say, clean afterwards. From adding the ingredients and switching on, it takes hardly any time at all to produce such delight. The price makes it a considered purchase, but it’s extremely well made and you’ll never again want to buy hot chocolate in high street establishments when you can make superior hot chocolate at home.”
Buy it: The Velvetiser | £99.95 from Hotel Chocolat
Also available from John Lewis & Partners and Amazon.
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