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Saturday, February 2, 2013

{Hot Chocolate Tastes Better From an Orange Cup}


  • On January 8 of 2013, I came across the following article: Drinking hot chocolate from an orange or creme colored cup makes it taste better...
  • So I had to check it out if: Hot Chocolate Tastes Better From an Orange Cup! 
  • Out came our vintage Dutch cups & saucers from Potterie de Driehoek and together with our FIRST fragrant daffodils and some DARK CHOCOLATE I made the test, together with husband Pieter. 

  • Yes, I did make Hot Chocolate from Dutch processed Droste Cocoa, using Half & Half  (half milk and half cream). No sugar added...
  • Indeed, my very first vase with fragrant Sweetness Daffodils. See more about them in links below post.

  • Friend Barbara from Szitzerland made the brown mug...
  • Dark Chocolate is healthy too, so we had to have some!
  • The tablecloth has been hand embroidered by my Mother-in-law.
  • She made probably hundreds of those on request; she still had a long list when she died at almost 95...


  • Sure, some Rose Silverware has to go with this setting as well... that will also add to the taste!
  • Silver plate with silver mark: E ST 925 and repoussé roses.
  • I placed a crystal bowl on top for the chocolates...


  • Alvin Bridal Rose demitasse spoons...
  • Okay, go ahead and take some dark chocolate!


  • What is your idea about WHAT will make Hot Chocolate Taste Better?

Related link:
{Our 1939 Sweetness Daffodils} previous post by me

18 comments:

  1. those are good looking mugs, but i'd probably use them for coffee instead. :)

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  2. What a lovely setting ...and the daffodils are a sure sign that spring is on it's way!!! Enjoy a chocolate filled week-end..xo C. (HHL)

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  3. Hello Mariette, I think dictum about orange cups originates in the idea that some fruit flavors, such as orange or raspberry, will intensify the perceived flavor of chocolate, and in facts some kinds of chocolate are "oranged". Although I like fresh oranges, I am not fond of orange-flavored chocolate.

    I love the sunny brightness of your cups, and the way you put together the whole setting. Also, Droste's is my favorite brand of cocoa, even compared to more expensive kinds. Do you think your cocoa simply benefited from its beautiful serving, or do you think the orange cups changed your perception of the chocolate's flavor?
    --Road to Parnassus

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    1. Dear Jim,
      No they did not really change my perception of the chocolate's flavor. It is the total picture that creates a warm and 'sunny' setting!
      gplus.to/MariettesBacktoBasics

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  4. Dearest Mariette,
    I love to having hot chocolate testes better from an Orange cup in the cold winter time.
    Hugs and love to you always!
    Have a nice week-end Mariette san!
    Michiko

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  5. Dear Mariette, I'm sorry if I didn't answer before, but I was really busy. I just wanted you to know that I appreciated your precious adivce about my blog - as I'm a beginner, I still have to learn a lot! - and that I am glad to know you and your life, so full of wonderful things!
    Your blog and your pictures have really a wonderful mood and energy!

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    1. Cara Annette,
      Don't worry, it was my pleasure helping you! Enjoy visiting your blog as well. You are so very creative!
      Hugs to you and enjoy the weekend.
      Mariette

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  6. Liebe Mariette,

    ich wünsche dir einen guten Samstag.

    Herzliche Grüße

    Elisabeth

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  7. Dear Mariette, these mugs looks very nice with the chocolate.
    Enjoy your weekend!

    Eva

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  8. Interesting. I guess it's all a state of mind. Yesterday, the young Indian couple we were with said that they believe eating with one's hands made the food taste so much nicer. Of course, it is tradition in some countries (even in Kuwait) to use your hands to eat rather than utensils. It obviously doesn't make the food taste better. It just makes the experience more pleasurable. Like when having coffee out with friends. Somehow the coffee tastes so much better. :) Have a great day! Tammy

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  9. hai mai fatto Ciobar? la cioccolata in tazza densa? buonissima! I think using whole milk or 1/2 and 1/2 makes the hot chocolate really delicious!

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  10. Liebe Mariette,
    nun würde mich natürlich interessieren: HAT die heiße Schokolade aus den orange Tassen TATSÄCHLICH besser geschmeckt als sonst? Auf jeden Fall sieht dein Setting sehr schön und frühlingshaft aus!!!
    Allerliebste Rostrosensamstagsgrüße, Traude

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  11. Enjoy ...have a nice weekend...love Ria...xxx...

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  12. I'd take Hot Chocolate in any colored cup you've got! Great blog!

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  13. I love my hot chocolate on a cold wet afternoon which some Tim Tams(chocolate biscuits)

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  14. Such lovely table setting! The mug is very pretty and chocolates look delicious :-)
    I love the tablecloth. So beautiful. I'm sure your mother-in-law had so many requests who wanted her beautiful work!

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  15. Dearest Mariette,
    Beautiful mugs and I am sure that they makes the chocolates taste more delicious♡♡♡
    Always admire the way you set your table; Daffodils are really lovely matching the mugs☆☆☆

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  16. Dearest Mariette,

    nice color of mugs!. hot chocolate ? mmm I love drink them in front of fireplace while outside raining ,cold,blustery wheater. more tasty more pleasure ;)
    so sweet daffodils.
    have a nice week

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