Ooh La La Brands: S'mores Cocoa Review

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I love hot cocoa. Especially for the holidays. I want it to be rich, chocolatey and smooth! I always look for those three things when it comes to hot chocolate. You may remember, I reviewed Ooh La La Brands (Candy) Pumpkin Pie Coffee around Thanksgiving. I though it was very good. Well, I also ordered their S'mores Cocoa, which I'll be reviewing today. For me, it's ok. I used 3 tablespoons in the teacup below and it still wasn't rich enough for me. I used 6-7 tablespoons in one coffee mug. Again, it wasn't rich enough. I didn't try this with milk, but water always seemed to overpower it. I only got 5 cups out of this package. The package is REALLY cute, but it's not filled with cocoa. It's just not a powerful hot chocolate. I should've tried it with milk but I don't think that would've made a big difference. Where it was lacking with cocoa, it wasn't with marshmallow. I could definitely taste marshmallow. Overall, it just seemed a little weak and artificial to me. So this gets a Bittersweet rating from me (see below). You can check out their other flavors HERE. I have another tea & coffee made by them, that I'll review in January and February. Are you a hot cocoa girl or guy? I love mine with marshmallows :)
Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet
Ooh La La Brands (Candy) S'mores Cocoa is Bittersweet 
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)

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ANDYSTYLE said...

yum yum, love s'mores

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mysecretfashionpoison said...

Yummy! This is really sweet!!! I totally loveeeeee :-D
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Yum yum!! I do love a good hot cocoa when it's cold outside!! Shame you didn't like this one as much, but still it looks gorgeous. I love the tin, I would keep that I think, haha!! Fabulous post doll! I hope you have a great day! Ooh..the GFC box on blogs is gone, were they getting rid of it!?! I just wondered.

Emmylou said...

Too bad this one wasn't a hit, Kim, but your photos...they always make everything yummy!!! :P

Mica T said...

Aww, shame it didn't taste as chocolate as you wanted! I can't imagine having a hot chocolate that wasn't sweet and chocolatey enough, I don't think it would be very yummy.

Good you could taste the marshmallow though! :)

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Lilli said...

Morning Kim! I think you already know my answer, Im a hot cocoa girl indeed! And much more during holidays with marshmallow or choco chips cookies:P What a shame this product, I remember your previous post regarding the pumpkin pie coffee so I thought it was good too, imagine the disappointment! Mmm though the pics are appetizing!:) Have a good day my dear! xo

Tina Bradley said...

Cocoa sounds good this morning! Too bad it was bittersweet. I'm intrigued by the tea... Looking forward to that review! A fab day to you! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Coco said...

I love thick , boiling hot, rich in taste and sugar cocoa, with some red pepper in it. It gives me fuel in the coldest days and warms my soul. I've never tried it with marshmallows, but I think it wouldn't do for me!
Maybe later I'll do myself a cuppa!!
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kim bim said...

Too bad it didn't taste the way you expected it to taste. But the packaging looks really nice.

sleepandwater said...

That's unfortunate it wasn't as rich as you'd hoped! The pictures definitely look enticing though :)

Danielle Styles said...

I am definitely a hot cocoa girl! Great packaging!

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Vett Vandiver said...

wish it would have gotten a sweet review, looks amazing!!

TheTinyHeart said...

That is disappointing that it wasn't that chocolatey. I usually just buy the store brand hot chocolate and put some marshmallows in it!

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rachna sharma said...

looks yummy but sad it got bitter rating from u!

Demi Mist said...

I love hot chocolate as I don't drink coffee.
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jamie @ [kreyv] said...

That's a bummer, because, in theory, it sounds really good! The packaging is cute, though!

Maddie said...

I am definitely a big hot chocolate fan! I love drinking hot cocoa when I am covered under many blankets and watching tv series or movies + cookies don't hurt either! :)

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2minutos said...

Wow, yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, so delicious!
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Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Love smores and hot cocoa! Sorry it wasn't as delicious as you were hoping! I like to make my cocoa with milk and top it with marshmallows and whipped cream! YUM!!

Sara Gerard said...

Oh such a bummer! It has such cute packaging. I am a huge fan of ovaltine, I feel like that is old school, lol, but it tastes great with my coffee :)

PAPS said...

Yum that marshmellow in hot choco and the chocolate looks so good.
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Mighty B said...

LOVE marshmallows in hot chocolate. MY FAVORITE!! Ah. I'll now have to give it a try. As I've said before, it's always a pleasure visiting your blog Kim!

Thanks for posting!

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Jessica said...

that looks so delicious!!

Svetlana said...

OMG; this looks so delicious *_*

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Carmen said...

I´ve always wanted to try S´mores and this cocoa seems to be even more fun :D
xx

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Too bad because it sounds divine! My favorite lately is Dunkin Donuts Sea Salt Caramel hot chocolate- YUM.

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Darcy said...

YUM this sounds good! One of my favorite drinks at Caribou Coffee is the smores lattee!
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jackie jade said...

I love hot chocolate but prefer the sweet stuff. looking forward to your next review!
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Nancy said...

Too bad this didn't have that bold richness you want in a cup of cocoa! I love hot chocolate! =D
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Chandra said...

love the packaging of this product and it's too bad the contents were not up to par. i love a good hot chocolate too ... topped with a few marshmallows of course.

Fashionista622 said...

Oh my this looks divine Kim! I was just saying the other day that I haven't had a cup of cocoa in a while. Now I need one asap!

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Carole Poirot said...

Just the other week I had to finally ask an American friend of mine what s'mores are! I really had no clue as we don't' have them over here. After she explained it, I just went "Yum!". The combination with hot chocolate sounds so good and so right in winter, but it has to be good quality hot chocolate with a bit of whipped cream on top ;-) xo

Shea said...

I am a coco girl Kim!!!! Anything chocolate is my thing and this chocolate looks divine!! I hate that the coco tasted weak :( but I thank you for being honest. I love the packaging too it's super cute!!

Susannah said...

What a pain that it wasn't rich and chocolatey enough. I'm absolutely starving and dying for hot chocolate now after seeing your beautiful photos though. My fav is Republica fair trade drinking chocolate from my supermarket. It's rich and decadent with two teaspoons in hot milk. Hope you can find one like that. I just hope one day I can take pics like yours! :D sparkle2day.com

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Hi Kim like you, I enjoy a good chocolate, consistent and delicious, pity that this time was not good and so is good to share your experience with this product, kisses!

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zozo said...

Yeah a rich hot chocolate is a must!! It does look verrry tasty though haha
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ChristelPaola said...

Can't go wrong with s'mores! great post :)

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Blond Duck said...

What a shame it didn't work out!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I love a rich creamy cocoa - too bad this one didn't work out, but the pics look nice!

Chiara T. said...

This sweet is really american style!! i tried it for the first time when I was in Minnesota many years ago! We had a lovely picnic along a lake!

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Linda B said...

Ermygerrrrd, I need this! *_*
My mouth is watering...

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Carolyn said...

it looks reallys sweet!
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Ileana said...

OMG! I love smores!!! This has to be delicious :D
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Aww what a shame - it still looks great!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

The packaging is really cute! Such a shame that it lacked cocoa flavor. Good hot cocoa should be full of rich chocolatey goodness.

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Pip Addis said...

I need to make these now! They look so good!
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Tamara Chloé said...

OMG this looks soooooooo YUMMY!
I will have to try this myself, this is soooo fun!
I would love to prepare this for Christmas, thanks for sharing!

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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Can't comment on the content because I am not an expert when it comes to hot cocoa or even hot chocolate as I prefer eating the latter in slabs :D, but I adore the tin - it's so sweet and pretty! x

Diva In Me said...

I love hot cocoa although I'm not a marshmallow fan. I haven't had smores till recently when my bf made a few for me. I love it but it can get pretty sweet though =D

Patricia Allen said...

Looks so yummy and delicious!!!

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