Let’s get these Christmas Chronicles rollin’. The holidays are a tough time for ex-pats who are away from their families. I do the best I can to overcompensate with food and beverages. I’m craving some of my egg nog. Gotta make some of that soon.

In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying this hot chocolate that’s recently hit the Korean market. This past year, we’ve been seeing Korea fall in love with dark chocolate. They are known by the percentages of pure cacao they have in them. They have been getting so high on the cacao count that they’re not far from being baking chocolate, which would ironically be useful.

This dark hot chocolate does take some getting used to. But I’ve grown to like it. Like all my hot chocolates, I doctor it up with a dash of cinnamon, a pinch of freeze-dried coffee, and a dab of butter. The butter really does it.

Oh, I’m feeling cozy right now. When will they install fireplaces in Korean apartment buildings?

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