Congratulations to Casey Ortega for being the winner of an Abuelita Comfort Pack! Deets will be sent to you via email and you'll receive your package soon. Enjoy!
A big hug and thank you to all who entered.
The old saying, good things come to those who wait certainly applies to a delicious cup of Mexican hot chocolate. Growing up, I remember the excitement when I realized my Nana was about to make us a warm, steaming cup of Abuelita (yes, we were on a first name basis with her). I am so not a morning person, so waking up early for school was brutal enough. But the promise of hot chocolate was enough to keep me cooperative all morning long. I'd patiently wait until I saw Nana unearth that fat, round cake of chocolatey, cinnamon-y goodness from a box of Abuelita chocolate. She'd simmer that cake until it melted into the milk and mmmmm, the smell was heavenly. On those mornings, we'd drink like Aztec royalty.
Aren't childhood memories so powerful? The smell of Mexican hot chocolate is a good thing. One of the most vibrant memories of enjoying Abuelita hot chocolate is at Christmas time. While we sang Silent Night and listened to my Nana read to us about that special night in Bethlehem, I could smell the hot chocolate simmering on the stove. Sometimes we had tamales, pan dulce and other times, buñuelos. And of course, after a late night snack and drinking our hot chocolate came...the presents!
I'm really liking the Abuelita Instant hot chocolate and Abuelita Granulado because I can't always stand over the stove like my Nana. I'm terrible at making sure my simmering milk doesn't scorch in the pan because I'm constantly running around multi-tasking. Thankfully, all the chil'rens have to do is boil some water in the teapot and they can make their own mug of yumminess. No scorching, no overflowing, no having to make a big pot because I have to use the entire cake of chocolate. That's what I like best about it. No waste. Not that it's a problem for us. We usually drink every drop--but that's how it is in a large family!
Want to know how I use Abuelita Granulado? I add a spoonful or two in my coffee. It gives it that yummy Abuelita flavor and sweetens it for you too. All you have to do is add some creamer and you are golden.
|His and hers: I always make my husband a cup if I make myself one--no questions asked.|
Want to treat yourself to a yummy cup of Abuelita Instant Hot Chocolate? Or maybe you want to give my coffee tip with Abuelita Granulado a try. Well, my friends, Abuelita is going to majorly hook you up this holiday season.
Want to win a Comfort Pack?
|The Comfort Pack comes with two mugs, a spoon, cozy red scarf, a box of Abuelita Instant Hot Chocolate and Abuelita Granulado.|
How to win: Leave me a comment about your favorite childhood treat during the holidays. That's it! The giveaway will end on Thursday, December 20th. Winners will be chosen by Random.org and will be notified by email.
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A mug of Abuelita feels just like a warm hug. Visit Abuelita on Facebook and click on the "Abrazo" (hug) tab and send digital abrazos to your family and friends.
Disclosure: I received product samples from Nestlé to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% my own.