If you happen to be in the Avenues of Salt Lake City on a cold day, try the hot chocolate at Hatch Family Chocolates for some inner warmth.
They offer both dark and milk chocolate varieties. Both are made from E Guittard chocolate bars, chopped into chips. The dark chocolate bars are 91% cacao and have a really good, rich flavor. The milk chocolate bars are 38% cacao and the resulting hot chocolate is also good, if you like that kind of thing. Other ingredients include cream, steamed milk, and, according to the barista who served us, a “secret ingredient”. Whipped cream is optional.
The hot chocolate is exceedingly hot at first and is served in paper cups with plastic lids, which is okay if you’re carrying out, but does little for the atmosphere of the place and, if you’re not careful when disposing of those lids, does even less for the ecosphere.
Hatch Family Chocolates also makes and serves chocolate candies, dipped macaroons, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, ice cream, café or chocolate affogato, and more. It’s a good option, if you’re nearby, to get a decent cup of hot chocolate to go.
PS They also sell art.