Why do I have to put the hot chocolate in first?
April 11, 2014 10:03 AM Subscribe
When I make instant hot chocolate, the directions always say to put the hot chocolate mix into the mug and then pour hot (not boiling) water on top. This does seem to produce better results than stirring the mix into hot water, although that might be confirmation bias. Does this actually work better? Why?
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl to Food & Drink (19 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
At the risk of being snarky, please don't just speculate; I'd really like to know and would prefer serious answers to people making guesses. Thank you!