Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa, Milk Chocolate No Sugar Added, 16-Ounce Cans

Made from only the finest ingredients, Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa is quite simply the richest, creamiest, most flavorful cocoa you have ever tasted. We guarantee it. Stephen’s, it’s that good. Gluten free. Great as a coffee creamer.

Quick facts

  • Each of our signature flavors are perfected to produce the finest aroma and pleasurable sipping experience possible
  • Irresistable rich and creamy taste by just adding hot water
  • If your looking for a great no sugar added hot cocoa this is it
  • Convenient resealable can contains 16 servings
  • Fantastic as a coffee creamer

Top reviews

Warning: Make sure you’re buying the right flavor.

I bought some of this chocolate for my mother who can’t have much caffeine. She used to drink Nestle hot cocolate, fat free-caffeine free, but they stopped making it in canisters so you have to buy it only the expensive way in the puches. Anyway, I saw the milk chocolate flavor of Stephen’s on here, looked up info and found out it was low in caffeine so I ordered a BUNCH of it for mom. 110 bucks worth. We got it today and I opened it up and all of the cans were minct chocolate flaovor. I thought they sent the wrong kind… I checked my order and found out I indeed ordered the wrong flavor. See, the canisters look EXACTLY the same except the milk chocolate flavor has a small brown strip in the middle and the mint chocolate has a small green strip in the middle. That’s the ONLY difference between the canisters. And since the initial thumbnail images on Amazon are so small, it’s easy to not see such a little difference. yes, its’ technically my fault, but they need more difference in artwork on the canisters. Not only that, Amazon would not take it back, even though it all was unopened, because its “food”. and the company who makes it basically said “Sorry, but it sucks to be you”. So here I sit, 110 dollars worth of hot chocolate which no one can use.
CristyTrapper Creek, AK

Surprise…bait and switch.

The company does not operate properly I ordered the French Vanilla. That is the selection I clicked on and I recieved the White Chocolate. They should contact a buyer BEFORE shipping a substitution.
LaurenaMosherville, MI

Has Partially Hydrogenated Coconut Oil

Unfortunately I didn’t notice this until I received the product. I guess I’ll be giving it away to friends & family that don’t mind it.

Tastes artificial like coffee creamer.

Ingredients
Sugar, Sweet Whey, Maltodextrin, Partially Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Corn Syrup Solids, Non-fat Dry Milk, Natural & Artificial Flavor, Sodium Caseinate (A Milk Derivative), Salt, Mono and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Soy Lecithin.

WmSamantha, AL

Too sweet

This review is for their dark chocolate. Most who like dark chocolate are into the pure chocolate taste and its health effects…not the sweetness! Just as with good coffee, its not necessary to make it overly sweet or flavored since there aren’t that many sweet-freak-fatties drinking it. The ancient Incas didn’t use any sugar at all with their chocolate!

I did give it an extra star just for having a dark chocolate drink product since their aren’t many companies that even make one, so kudos to them for that.

BrunaBath, NY

Wanna drink vanilla baby formula? Then this is for you….

Ended up with a case of the Stephen’s chocolate rasberry and a case of the Stephen’s French Vanilla
“cocoa.” I really wanted to believe the 100% positive feedback on here, but you should never believe
what you read, right?
I guess the 1st thing I look for in a cocoa is that the liquid has some body to it. This seemed just
watery and weak….it looks like a no-fat soymilk.

It kind of makes me think of baby formula………..the other reviewer who said like a hot vanilla
milkshake is close to describing it but it is not creamy enough in my opinion to qualify as such…..

I added MORE than the recommended amount for the serving size and it was still just so-so.

I am just not impressed with the way the powder globbed together and
clumped and stuck to the spoon~yuk.
$5 a can for 12 serving when you can get the packets of the standard cocoa for 99 cents on sale for
the same amount of servings?
Granted, Amazon’s price is better than the manufactures website since there is NO shipping through
here and shipping is at a premium through Stephen’s Gourmet.
I would say unless you have tried this somehow elsewhere first, do not bother wasting your money to buy
6lbs of cocoa mix at one time. You might end up doing what I will have to do when you don’t like it.
sigh
give it away~

MozellaSteuben, WI

Does not live up to the hype~

Ended up with a case of the Stephen’s chocolate rasberry and a case of the Stephen’s French Vanilla
“cocoa.” I really wanted to believe the 100% positive feedback on here, but you should never believe
what you read, right?
I guess the 1st thing I look for in a cocoa is that the liquid has some body to it. This seemed just
watery and weak….it looks like a no-fat soymilk.
I added MORE than the recommended amount for the serving size and it was still just so-so.

I am just not impressed with the way the powder globbed together and clumped and stuck to the spoon~yuk.
$5 a can for 12 serving when you can get the packets of the standard cocoa for 99 cents on sale for
the same amount of servings?
Granted, Amazon’s price is better than the manufactures website since there is NO shipping through
here and shipping is at a premium through Stephen’s Gourmet.
I would say unless you have tried this somehow elsewhere first, do not bother wasting your money to buy
6lbs of cocoa mix at one time. You might end up doing what I will have to do when you don’t like it.
sigh
give it away~

AlessandraDazey, ND

Awful!!!

I love hot chocolate and am always trying new ones, but this was the absolute worst cherry hot chocolate I have ever tasted!! I was hoping it would be good so I bought 2 cans. After 1 cup, I threw both cans away. If you want a really great cherry hot chocolate, add 3-4 teaspoons of the cherry juice from a jar of maraschino cherries to your favorite milk hot chocolate. YUM!!! Add more if you use dark hot chocolate.
HoracioBroomfield, CO

delicioso!

The belgian dark chocolate is the best hot cocoa I’ve ever had so far and my 4 year daughter agrees. She pinicky about her chocolates preferring only to eat dark chocolate and this dark choco. hot cocoa sure passed the test with her. She prefers to drink it with just warm water instead of milk as using milk makes it taste like “milk chocolate”. I do, too!
KamiMount Pleasant, SC

Hot Cocoa

I like the taste of chocolate and mint. It mixed well when I added Hot water. Next I might try a warm milk.
ShonClinchco, VA

Great tasting but unhealthy.

This product contains partially hydrogenated oils which is very detrimental to your health. I would rather pay more for a product which does not contain transfats.
MarileeCreve Coeur, IL

Not a gourmet product

I bought a case of this stuff (Dark Chocolate) based on the positive reviews. Big mistake. This is half a step above Swiss Miss. It is definitely not up to the level of Archer (Target brand), Twinings (some grocery stores), or Cadbury (overseas or very few grocery stores).

Cocoa is the 4th ingredient. No chocolate as an ingredient. Bunch of fats and fillers. Archer has cocoa as the second ingredient and chocolate as the 4th and 5th ingredient. That’s more like it.

Stephen’s chocolate has bad/very light color, little aroma, thin, doesn’t dissolve. A very disappointing purchase.

CarolannBruno, MN

Heaven in a cup!!!

At my house, we call it Hot Vanilla. This is the BEST hot chocolate-type drink I’ve ever tasted. I am a lifelong chocoholic, but now I order Stephen’s French Vanilla by the case because all the others pale in comparison, and I just don’t want them anymore. You won’t regret springing for a case of it. Makes a terrific gift too. Mmmmmmm……
EpifaniaHarwood, MO

Best chocolate drink ever

This has a very dark chocolate flavor that mixes quickly and smoothly in hot water. No chucks like most of the other brands. Milk chocolate is fine for those who enjoy that but for real chocolate lovers that enjoy the true flavor of dark chocolate, don’t miss this.
YukiGriggsville, IL

Not if you’ve had the regular version, otherwise okay

I’m a huge Stephen’s fan but I’d only ever had the regular Milk Choc hot cocoa. Deciding to be a little more health conscious I thought I’d try the fat-free variety. DON’T! 🙂 Okay, if you aren’t expecting it to be like the regular version then go for it. It’s much better than other fat-free hot cocoa varieties but doesn’t do justice to regular Stephen’s Hot Cocoa. I’m going back to the good stuff.
DorseyBay Pines, FL

Taste is individual

I LOVE dark chocolate so when I saw the reviews of this kind I figured I’d give it a try. Now taste is a matter of individuality so I’ll give you the difference in this Belgian Dark Chocolate by Stephen’s and my usual Nestle Rich Chocolate:

Belgian:150 calories per serving, serving is 3Tlb mix and only 3/4 cup water or milk.
vs
Nestle: 80 calories w/water per serving, serving is 2Tlb mix and a WHOLE cup of water.

Belgian: Total Fat 3.5g, Sodium 240mg, Total Carbs 27g, Sugars 22g, Protein 2g

Nestle: Total Fat 3g, Sodium 170mg, Total Carbs 15g, Sugars 12g, Protein 1g

I first mixed the Belgian mix as directed but couldn’t finish it due to the fact that it was just too sweet for me. It IS creamy, but just too sweet. When I use the Nestle I only use 1/2Tlb and a squirt of dark choc. syrup and I’m happy with that. So I then mixed the Belgian as I do with the Nestle and it’s ok. I can’t rave about it due to the fact that it’s higher in sugars and sodium than the Nestle and if you are trying to watch those things you might want to take that into consideration.
To me dark chocolate shouldn’t be as sweet(or sweeter) as milk chocolate, I’m sure that’s why I prefer dark chocolate. I’ll even add some unsweetened chocolate powder to my mix at times.

But as I’ve said it’s all in your individual taste, I just wish they would have listed the Nutrient Facts along with their ingredients.
Not bad, just not all that great if you don’t like REALLY sweet hot chocolate.

LilliaBeaver, UT

Liquid Heaven

Stephen’s is absolutely the BEST hot chocolate I have ever tasted! It is so creamy and delicious. Every flavor I’ve ever tried is excellent. My whole family loves it. I don’t know any stores in the area that sell it, so we are thrilled to be able to order it through Amazon.
DwainClearlake, CA

AMAZING!

This stuff is transcendence in a can! I swear its that good. The vanilla flavor is perfect, not too sweet to be artifical, and not too malted to taste funky.
Its velvety smooth and absolutely perfect around the holidays. (although we drink it year ’round.) Like other fans, I order it by the case for myself and my family at home, I take a can or two to work, and usually giving more away as parts of gift baskets and things like that. Its perfect paired with fresh baked cookies or alone with a good book when you want to snuggle up and feel relaxed.
I dont drink coffee, so Im a connesiur of cocoa-type drinks…this stuff is amazing! Get some and you will see exactly what I mean.
StephanieVerona, MS

Disappointed

I read all the positive reviews and thought I’d give it try. First of all it tasted stale. Secondly I had to use 5 spoonfuls just to get any taste and then it didn’t taste like the chocolate. It tasted more like Olvatine. For the young people out there, Ovaltine was drink in the 50’s, Which I didn’t like any better. We all have different tastes. For my part I won’t be ordering this again. UPDATE: I bought the Milk chocolate at the same time and decided to try that. It was delicious. I can’t explain the difference but I’d recommend the Milk Chocolate just stay away from the one with the marshmallows.
ShemekaImperial, MO

The best hot chocolate in the world

Stephen’s Hot Chocolate is the best hot chocolate in the world I won’t drink any other hot chocolate. The French Vanilla Is my personal favorite.
ClemenciaSapelo Island, GA

Fantabulous

This product is out of this world – if you like chocolate and you like peppermint – you will fall in love with this. I had it years ago and never could find it again until this past Christmas time at Costco as a seasonal item. So when I found this I stocked up.
I love it……….
MelSherwood, OH

Very good hot Cocoa

I ordered this as the price was certainly right (6 1lb cans for less than $30) and the reviews were good.

This is certainly a step up in the hot cocoa market. Better than just about anything you can find in the supermarket. I certainly prefer hot chocolate – but it can be time-consuming to make and it’s tough to heat milk and melt chocolate at work or in class.

This is the perfect compromise for when you want that chocolate drink and aren’t in a position to ‘do it right’.

Very good taste and dissolves well. I always use a little more than it says on the can – with some cocoa that means it won’t all dissolve – this is not a problem here.

Certainly recommended.

DaynaColumbia, MO

Yummy!

I purchased this product as a gift for my mom who simply loves this cocoa. When the local supermarket where she purchased the cocoa stopped stocking it she figured that was the end of it. Ha! Little did she know that I would find a way to track it down on line. And on Amazon! She was surprised and pleased. The price is good, as is the cocoa. I would only be more happy if I could get an assortment.
ChinaSeneca, KS

The best hot chocolate

This is my family’s favorite hot cocoa brand. The kids favorite flavor if mint chocolate.
KatherinaMina, NV

Incredible Hot Chocolate with Raspberry

I ran into this product at a bed and breakfast. Unlike most hot chocolate mixes with another flavor component, the raspberry flavor in this is an equal partner with the chocolate. You don’t get just a hint of it that soon gets lost. You taste the raspberry with the first sip and the last sip….very very enjoyable. Highly recommend.
VonnieGlendive, MT

Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa, Cherry Chocolate, 16-Ounce Cans (Pack of 6)

This is absolutely delicious. Because it is in powder form, you can make it as strong or weak as your taste buds allow. I add instant Folger’s to mine, making it into a mocha. That also cuts the sweetness. It really DOES taste like chocolate covered cherries — a treat I have loved since childhood!

I get mine through the “subscription program” along with several other flavors from Stephen’s. The subscription program works well for me since I travel. You can change the frequency AND the address to which it is to be sent as needed.

AnnikaElizabeth, IL

good not great

I was a little dissapointed. It tastes good. It is just a little watery tasting. Land of the lakes is better. But they dont have sugar free. So for sugar free I can give a heads up on this product.
MagdaleneBlountville, TN

amazing!

i found the packets at walmart for 57 cents i believe, but when i went back a week later they didn’t have anymore! i also checked cvs and walgreens and they didn’t have it either. i was so happy i found it on amazon and in cans which i think is a better deal than packets because you get more product. this is definately the best hot chocolate i’ve ever had. the peppermint isn’t over powering like most peppermint hot chocolates i’ve had. i’ll definately be buying more when i run out!
FlorindaAu Gres, MI

The best!

I absolutely love this stuff! My Dad used to give us each a can (or two) for Christmas every year, and it was always a favorite. I’ve never been able to find it where I live now, I should of known to check Amazon! By the way, I’ve never tasted a variety I didn’t like, but I’ve never tried the reduced fat kind, either. I also like to make it with coffee instead of water when I need a little boost, it almost makes coffee taste good (sorry, but there’s nothing out there that can do that).
AnikaClare, MI

It has a far eastern taste

I like Stephen`s Gourmet Hot Cocoa , White Chocolate Mix ,because to me it taste like Arabian White Chocolate ,the taste is almost identical ,if it had a little Arabian vanilla it would be a copy cat. This cocoa to me has alot of class ,unlike the others this Stephens white chocolate mix has alot of class .I just have to say Thankyou Stephen ,I really enjoy sipping white hot cocoa again. A friend told me how delicious this cocoa was ,I never imagined how delicious . I am so glad I purchased it, THANKYOU STEPHEN , A customer for life ! Terry Merrill
JessTofte, MN

Best Hot Chocolate ever

I purchased this for my girlfriend who loved this stuff over the Xmas period. Now she has a supply which should last several months.
TerryOfferle, KS