vialdana 4

vialdana

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me: Trying to read & rate more, but the fibro still gets in the way. I write when I can and read/rate when I am able. This means sometimes I throw lots on all at once, and then go quiet for days or weeks at a time.

Member since:18.06.2002

Reviews:312

Members who trust:41

Quote-start

A Rainbow of flavoured chocolate drinks

Quote-end
30.07.2002

Advantages:
chocolatey, tasty, low fat, low calorie, reasonably priced .

Disadvantages:
none .

Recommendable Yes:

19 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (98%):
  1. Sigisbert
  2. nictastic
  3. dancingfishes
and 39 other members
helpful by (2%):
  1. madamejojo

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

Options are just hot chocolate drinks right? Well, no, these are not just any hot chocolate drinks, these are flavoured hot chocolates. If you’ve ever eaten a Neapolitan chocolate, (the ones that came in oblongs of different flavours, each individually wrapped in a box that smelt oh so good, were wrapped up in pretty paper and given away at Christmas) then imagine these in drink form, and without all the calories!!! Amazing but true!

Options hot chocolates are sold in pairs of sachets at approx. 44p for the two, each contains 22g of powder to which you add hot water, and they come in a number of varieties:

Chocolate – regular chocolate, no frills, no extra flavours added, tasty, creamy, and delicious.

Orange – not as orangy as I’d like it to be, but nevertheless, very pleasant to drink, a not really sweet enough for me. I tried it once but haven’t bought more since.

Tempting Toffee – WOW!!!! Definitely my favourite, this one is creamy and tasty and toffee tasting. No chocolate flavour here, but who needs it when you have toffee eh! (54 cals, 1.2g fat) This one lives in my cupboard and is perfect for when you come in after being drowned in thunderstorms in July!! (Or any other time of year come to that.)

Irish Coffee – I don’t like coffee, so I haven’t tried this one, and therefore can’t comment on it.

*White chocolate – I Bought this one on special offer when it first came out and sent a couple to a friend of mine who loves white chocolate, she’s now hooked! They do taste of white chocolate, but its quite a subtle taste, very hard to explain what’s not right with it, but somehow there is a big difference between the taste of this and the taste of real white chocolate. (45 cals, 1.4g fat)

Mint Chocolate – fairly standard minty chocolate flavoured drink. Enjoyable, but somehow not as creamy tasting as some. I’ve even been known to cheat and add a little extra milk to this one to help it along a little.

*Turkish delight – Now this is different tasting from pretty much anything else I’ve ever drunk. Its an odd sort of flowery hint of rose petal that you breath in as you drink the basic chocolate drink. Its not unpleasant, just a little strange.

* these ones may have been limited time only, to be honest I’ve not checked recently.

I’ve put the calories & fat content where I can on these (accordingly you can see which ones are in my cupboard at the moment), as they are each slightly different, but all are fairly low, and definitely worth while adding to your shopping trolley for that chocolatey experience without breaking the diet, or the bank for that matter.


  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

Sigisbert 24.02.2003 14:21

I'm really disappointed as we don't have such drinks in france. It's sounds deklicious.... As a chocoholic myself i just wrote an opinion on chocolate. Pass and read it if you get the time bye Marie

nictastic 03.02.2003 11:24

these really are very nice, i didnt know they were low in fat mind you! that just makes them even better! yum! nic :)

dancingfishes 09.01.2003 18:19

I love these. I think the normal chocolate one is the best. By far the best low-fat instant chocolate drinks around. Not too keen on the Turkish Delight one though.

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Similar offers for Options Hot Chocolate »

1 to 3 out of 5 similar offers for Options Hot Chocolate Show all similar offers
Twinings Options Belgian Hot Chocolate Sachet Pack of 100 W550029

Twinings Options Belgian Hot Chocolate Sachet Pack of 100 W550029

Options Belgium Hot Choc W550029 Pk100

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace office
Postage & Packaging:  Free!
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days...

Options Outrageous Orange Instant Hot Chocolate Drink (220g)

Options Outrageous Orange Instant Hot Chocolate Drink (220g)

Options Outrageous Orange Instant Hot Chocolate Drink (220g)

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace kitchen
Postage & Packaging:  £3.49
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 3-4 business days...

Athenia Options by Hive Chocolate Hot Film Depilatory Wax 500g Block

Athenia Options by Hive Chocolate Hot Film Depilatory Wax 500g Block

The Chocolate Hot Film Depilatory Wax comes in a 500g 9 section block for easy separation ... more

and contains plasticides to provide superior hair
removal results. The Chocolate Hot Film range is
the perfect choice for the removal of strong and
stubborn hairs and contains moisturising Cocoa
Butter which is excellent for dry skin. This wax
is a lovely rich colour and has a luxurious
chocolate aroma,it can be used on all areas of the
body and does not require strips or pre wax oil.
This wax is ideal for waxing bikini and underarm
areas. The wax is suitable for direct insertion
into all inner containers.

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace health and beauty
Postage & Packaging:  £3.99
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days...

Product Information »

Product details

Manufacturer Twinings

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Options Hot Chocolate has been rated:

"very helpful" by (98%):

  1. Sigisbert
  2. nictastic
  3. dancingfishes

and 39 other members

"helpful" by (2%):

  1. madamejojo

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

Twinings Swiss Chocolate Drink

Twinings Swiss Chocolate Drink

(+) Indulgent, Swiss!, Better than the competition
(-) Cost, Availability...

User reviews (2)

Buy now for only £ 6.99

Twinings Options Hot Chocolate Mini Sachets

Twinings Options Hot Chocolate Mini Sachets

(+) white chocolate tastes nice, not too expensive, easy to make
(-) not a fan of one of the flavours! expensive per mug than just buying a tub

User reviews (38)

Buy now for only £ 2.35

Options Belgian Chocolate Instant Hot Chocolate Drink

Options Belgian Chocolate Instant Hot Chocolate Drink

(+) Unique taste, plenty of flavour options.
(-) Not as exciting as other hot drinks.

User reviews (4)

Buy now for only £ 4.39



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Options Hot Chocolate? Click here