Thorntons Launch New Hot Chocolate Recipes - just in time for Winter!

New seasonal on-trend recipes with real consumer appeal to drive profits. Balance of taste, indulgence and all under 250 calories.
Thorntons Hot Chocolate

To support operators and help elevate their seasonal hot drink menus, Thorntons has launched a collection of four unique and delicious hot chocolate recipes, perfect for the months ahead!

Following the boom in specialty coffees, consumers have voiced their fatigue in the coffee trend and hot chocolate is next on the agenda to fill the gap and satisfy cravings for premium drinks whilst out-of-home*. Firmly taking one of the hot spots on drinks menus, the cocoa-based beverage continues to climb in popularity. Thorntons’ new seasonal hot chocolate ideas are set to push profits this winter and will give consumers what they’re looking for.

The four premium hot chocolate recipes designed to help operators elevate their hot drinks include Spiced Clementine Hot Chocolate, Mint Mocha, Crème Brulée Hot Chocolate and Chestnut Hot Chocolate. Each recipe starts with a high-quality base of Thorntons Luxury Hot Chocolate Powder and are less than 250kcal per drink. Full recipes are available at

Zareen Deboo, Foodservice Channel Operators Manager, Ferrero UK & Ireland explains:

“A permissible treat, seasonal hot drinks are something that consumers really look forward to as winter rolls in. These new seasonal recipes will help cafes and coffee shops differentiate their hot chocolate from the competition, give their menus standout and boost profits! Starting with a premium base like our Thorntons Luxury Hot Chocolate Powder is an easy way to ensure all your hot drinks are consistently delicious each time!”

The Spiced Clementine Hot Chocolate boasts notes of cinnamon and is topped with dark chocolate shavings; the Mint Mocha combines the signature taste of Thorntons with a shot of espresso, finished with sprinklings of crushed candy cane. The Crème Brulée Hot Chocolate comprises syrup and caramel pieces to finish, while the Chestnut Hot Chocolate balances the nutty flavours of pecans and roasted chestnuts.

Zareen continues:
“With four new, simply delicious recipes to refresh menus this Autumn/Winter season, plus the appeal of Thorntons, with its strong heritage and great taste – introducing Thorntons Luxury Hot Chocolate is a win-win for the season ahead.”

All recipes are available to download on the Ferrero Foodservice website at [insert link], contain less than 250kcal per drink and are all made with the signature taste of Thorntons. Simply add water and mix for a consistent, high quality hot chocolate that consumers will love. Backed with over 100 years of British chocolate making expertise, Thorntons Luxury Hot Chocolate is available in 21g single serve sachets, 1.6Kg catering pouches, and 1kg vending packs.

* Luxury hot chocolate replaces coffee in UK – International Finance 2022