That slight nip in the air means it’s time for one thing and one thing only- hot chocolate. And this season, one of Manchester’s delectable chocolate shops has introduced a hot chocolate so tempting that you’ll want to dive right into it just like Augustus Gloop plunging into Willy Wonka’s chocolate river.
Inspired by the character from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory‘s love for chocolate, diners at Cocoa Cabana can indulge in a cup smothered in melted chocolate. This rich, luscious creation from the Manchester chocolate shop and café consisted of three different varieties of chocolate (milk, white and dark) all ladled into a dainty china cup and overflowing out of it, plus smeared across the sides and on the saucer too.
To add to the indulgence, Cocoa Cabana dunks crunchy almond biscotti into the chocolate-filled cup then tops the hot chocolate with plump, fluffy marshmallows for ultra sweetness. And if it wasn’t already chocolate overload, the luxurious drink is then decorated with chocolate coins around the sides of the cup, making it a drink fit for Augustus Gloop.
This hot chocolate from Cocoa Cabana has gone viral on TikTok for its decadence and what a gorgeous mess it is, with comments including “you bet I’ll be licking that mug and plate clean” and “I don’t mind a bit of mess”. The hot chocolate that gives a homage to Augustus Gloop is available at both Cocoa Cabana’s sites in West Didsbury and Ancoats.
Cocoa Cabana also serves up an impressive list of hot chocolate available to enjoy inside the café or to take away including the likes of chocolate orange, mint chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate Biscoff, chocolate Nutella and chocolate Bueno. The chocolate shop also offers a thick Italian chocolate blend known as Cioccolata Calda, as well as a White Berry Warmer with white chocolate, ginger and raspberry and Cocoa Cabana Special with house blend chocolate, salted caramel and marshmallows.
Find Cocoa Cabana at Murray Street, Ancoats, M4 6HS and 168 Burton Road, West Didsbury, M20 1LH.