hot chocolate

I cut out coffee completely when I'm pregnant. And yes, I sulk about it to no end. While the doctors say it's safe to have about a cup a day, I don't completely trust that recommendation because we all know they tend to change their mind every couple of years based on new research about little things like this. Plus, I'm not one to restrict myself to just a cup a day. Go big or go home. I've never been a one cup girl, so I switch to something that will make the baby slightly less jittery: hot chocolate. Fancy hot chocolate. Go big or go home, right?

I like to stock up on nice, flavored hot chocolate sets around the holidays but the rest of the year it's all about the Swiss Miss. That's what I drank as a kid so I have a soft spot for it. I've also been meaning to try a couple different homemade mixes I've seen around the web using powdered creamer, but I haven't gotten around to that just yet.

hot chocolate with whipped cream

Then, it's all about the accessories: whipped cream or marshmallows and a drizzle of chocolate sauce or dusting of chocolate powder. You can even get extra fancy with shaved chocolate, nutmeg or cinnamon. And any of those Torani flavorings used in coffee can also be used to make some fancy hot chocolate just a little bit fancier.

fancy hot chocolate

But the very best part is the snack you choose to go along with your fancy hot chocolate. No pregnant woman in her right mind would have a drink without something to munch on! I sometimes opt for a ladyfinger or gingerbread cookies, but lately I've been all about biscotti. I used to loathe biscotti because they're always so dang huge and I don't like have to gnaw on one end of my crispy little snack until I can finally fit it into my mouth. Then I discovered Nonni's Biscotti Bites. It's biscotti minified, and they easily dunk and dip on-the-go so I can snag a bite while corralling Some Boy between naps and playtime

nonni's biscotti

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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Nonni’s Biscotti and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.