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Hot Cocoa Mix

The best cocoa mixes feature a double dose of chocolate.

What You Need To Know

We wish that everybody had time to make homemade hot cocoa. It’s easy enough to stir together cocoa, sugar, hot milk, and maybe a splash of vanilla and a pinch of salt. But we admit that instant mixes are unbeatably convenient. To find out which are best, we rounded up leading supermarket brands as well as mixes from a few upscale chocolatiers.

Following the instructions on the packa...