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    16 Places You Must Have Hot Chocolate Before You Die

    Death by chocolate.

    1. Choccy Woccy Doo Dah, Brighton

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    The people at Choccy Woccy sure know their hot chocolate. Think oozing cream, hidden marshmallows, a chocolate twist and rich hot chocolate. You can choose from dark, milk or white – or take it to the next level and go with caramel like the photo above.

    If you can't visit, then recreate the experience at home with their custom hot chocolate kit.

    2. Miles Bar, Ramsgate

    3. Mary's Milk Bar, Edinburgh

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    For something a little different, try out a Hot Chocolate Float at Mary's. Make a custom hot chocolate (the float on the right is white chocolate and cardamom hot chocolate, the one on the left is a dark chocolate and sea salt hot chocolate) and add a scoop of your choice of gelato.

    Be warned, they tend to sell out – and they only accept cash.

    4. York Cocoa House, York

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    It would be rude to ignore the hot chocolate at this literal ~ chocolate emporium ~. Inspired by Georgian Chocolate Houses, there's plenty of choice (from peppermint hot chocolate to ginger or Yorkshire rose). Plus, who can resist a hot chocolate place that advocates adding a slosh of red wine to your cup?

    If you can't visit, then recreate the experience at home with their hot chocolate kits.

    5. Chin Chin Labs, London

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    Prepare yourself for something pretty special: Valrhona hot chocolate and a home-made blow-torched marshmallow. Amazing, right? Now, take it to the next level and get a scoop of nitro ice-cream on the side. You may as well go all in.

    6. Said, London

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    Said is the London outpost of a Roman café, and actual chocolate factory. Go for white, dark or milk hot chocolate and enjoy the chocolate coating on the cup. Top tip? A milk hot chocolate with a triple dipped cup will get you a sweet drink with all the other chocolate flavours on the cup.

    7. Tinderbox, Glasgow

    8. Chocolat Chocolat, Cambridge

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    This dreamy chocolatier is all you could want on a cold winter's day. Watch the staff make sheet chocolate in the window, and then step in to buy a hot chocolate shot with all the trimmings. Like this one which has cream, raspberry powder and a chocolate heart to boot.

    If you can't visit, then recreate the experience at home with a hot chocolate kit.

    9. Milk and Sugar, Cardiff

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    Lashing of whipped cream and warm cocoa keep it simple at this indie café. There are marshmallows in there too, if you look close enough. Perfect for sharing, or to have alone – follow your heart.

    10. Pettigrew Tea Rooms, Cardiff

    11. Black Milk Cereal, Manchester

    12. Cocoa Wonderland, Sheffield

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    This marvellous sweet shop and chocolate factory serves up all around good vibes. It's run by two best friends! They learned how to make chocolate! There are sweets as far as the eye can see!

    If it's hot chocolate you're here for, then go for the Full Monty – hot chocolate topped with cream, marshmallows, chocolate buttons and brownie pieces. Yum.

    13. Artisan Cheesecakes, Edinburgh

    14. Mog on the Tyne, Newcastle

    15. Gourmet Coffee, Liverpool

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    Marvel at the sheer range of hot chocolates on offer. In this photo alone we have: After Eight, Toffee Crisp, Rolo and Crunchie.

    And they've got more as well – Milkybar, and Terry's Chocolate Orange are just some of the flavours available. Which to choose?

    16. Jessie's Kitchen, Dundee