What is your favorite part of living in Barcelona?
Malena: "Going to coffee shops to drink whip cream (nata) and hot chocolate. Have I said that croissants and chocolate milk are the best? The cold chocolate drink is better. The hot chocolate is too creamy.
"You gotta live in Barcelona it is the best place."
:: Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Milk in Barcelona ::
As Malena mentioned, there are two different types of chocolate milk-related drinks in Barcelona. Both my children prefer Cacaolat, the beverage in the little box below. Cacaolat is chocolate milk that can either be served warm or cold when ordered in a cafe. At the grocery store, you can buy Cacaolat in a liter bottle or in smaller bottles.
The "other" type of hot chocolate is what you will get you when ordering, "chocolate caliente." As Malena describes, this type of hot chocolate is much creamier. It almost falls into the realm of sauce. Everytime I have it, I dream of pouring it over ice cream. Really, a cupful of this thick, usually dark/bitter hot chocolate is really too rich to finish the cup (even for me, a chocoholic!). Don't get me wrong, I do love it and it is delicious. However, one cup is best shared with a fellow chocoholic. And don't forget to add churros!