Having spent quite some time this morning de-icing the car I decided I deserved the first hot chocolate of the year. The Auchterarder café whose speciality is chocolate is Chocolate Galley so that was where I headed, braving the snow in search of the perfect hot chocolate drink.
As I scurried in the door out of the snow the first thing I noticed was the fabulous aroma of baking, seemingly it was scones and brownies. What a great way to start the day with fresh baking and a hot chocolate. Although you may have seen I am supposed to be on a health kick so I didn’t have any brownies or scones but I did have the hot chocolate. It’s a thing when you have the first snowy day and you have some time to yourself, a little indulgence.
The café was warm and had a nice relaxed feel to it, although there were so many treats available it took all my willpower to stick to just a drink. This drink however was exceptional, creamy chocolate drink topped with cream and chocolate sauce. The first mouthful was a surprise as the lightness of the hot chocolate melded with the cream and then the final touch of sauce to finish it off.
Suffice to say, although I was messing about with my phone trying to check in and take pictures, I did not give it time to cool down. There is just something about sitting with both hands wrapped round a mug of hot chocolate on a cold day that gives you the feel-good factor.
When you need to spoil yourself then Chocolate Galley in Auchterarder is definitely one to have on your list of indulgences. Now I just need to get over this health kick and I can go back for cakes as well. See you there.