It is still winter here in New York and my kids love playing in the snow. When they come in the house, the first thing they ask for is hot cocoa. I usually serve them the traditional Swiss Miss powdered chocolate brand. On my last trip to the grocery store, my sons begged me to buy **Nestle - ****Butterfinger**** Hot Cocoa Mix**. We all love the Butterfinger candy bars so this mixture sounded like heaven. I agreed to buy a box and the boys and I couldn't wait to try it. **The Facts** - Hot chocolate with famous Butterfinger taste - 99.9% caffeine-free cocoa mix - Chocolatey and peanut-buttery **My Experience** This hot cocoa mix is the same as any other instant cocoa except for the flavor. When I added the water to the cocoa mix in my cup, I could immediately smell the scent of Butterfinger candy bars. Yum. After my first sip, I have to admit that I was actually disappointed. The smell of this cocoa definitely was stronger than the taste. I thought maybe it was because I might have used too much water. The directions say to use 6-8 fl. oz of hot water. I used about 8 oz. in my mug but after tasting mine, I gave my sons 6 oz.. Regardless of the fact that I added less water, their opinion was the same as mine. Don't get me wrong. The cocoa isn't *bad* tasting. It just doesn't have as much Butterfinger flavor as we would have liked. **My Final Viewpoint** **Nestle - ****Butterfinger**** Hot Cocoa Mix **is good but not great. There is a hint of Butterfinger candy bar taste, which does differentiate this from other plain hot cocoa mixes. I'm not sure if I would buy it again though. My kids weren't thrilled and actually they were a little let down. As I mentioned earlier, this isn't a bad product, just one that I am not impressed by. I am going with an average ***rating of 3 stars ***on this one.
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