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Angelina's style hot chocolate at Starbucks

Old Jan 8th, 2005, 11:50 AM
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Angelina's style hot chocolate at Starbucks

Chantico!!!

Give this yummy new chocolate drink at Starbucks a try...it's very reminiscent of the hot chocolate I had at Angelinas!

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Old Jan 8th, 2005, 12:01 PM
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Hmmmmm, I will *try* it.

Coincidentally, CigaleChanta told me today that Angélina has been bought out by Lipp? Is this on another thread? I am stunned.
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Old Jan 8th, 2005, 02:41 PM
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The news about Angelina's is indeed on a separate thread--just called Angelina's Sold, or something like that. It's an active thread; I just read some of the posts.
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Old Jan 8th, 2005, 05:19 PM
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here's the link on the sale, in case it sinks

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34550565
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Old Jan 8th, 2005, 10:19 PM
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Unfortunately that "Angelina's 'style' chocolate is not the same as having chocolate at Angelina's (TOO sad but true).

I suppose they wouldn't have had to sell out if they had simply contacted Rick Steves which would have brought mobs into the place but business is business I guess.
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chocolate at starbucks like Angelina's?
It boggles the mind.
Pray they don't invade Europe like McDo.
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 05:08 AM
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Starbucks is all over London, and is in Paris as well
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 05:15 AM
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>...it's very reminiscent of the hot chocolate I had at Angelinas!<

I think that the operative word is "reminiscent".


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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 08:35 AM
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Ahh, Ira, but that's all some of us have, reminiscences of Paris!!

Intrepid1, I'm pretty sure Rick Steves DOES mention Angélina, at least it's noted in the addendum section of Europe through the Back Door, Graffiti Wall, several times.

Thanks, Underhill & Elaine. I looked for it yesterday but didn't notice it.
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 07:38 PM
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Ohhh, margyb, don't kill me, but I regret to say that although the Chantico is good it's not the same. Of course you did say "very reminiscent"!!

I found it to be about 1/4 as thick as Angélina and very sweet. I don't recall le Africain as being that sweet unless of course it's because it was cut with the whipped cream which is unsweetened.

I DO thank you, margyb, for letting us know. It is QUITE good, but alas, not Angélina.
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 09:31 PM
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Thanks for going out and doing a taste comparison for us all. It was surprising to see the St. Germain Starbucks near rue Mabillon. I thought I was in the States for a second.
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Old Jan 10th, 2005, 03:37 AM
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I've never had Angelina's, but I wonder if Mariebelle's in Manhattan is anything like it? It's like a melted candy bar and not too sweet. It's the best I've ever had.
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Old Jan 10th, 2005, 04:15 AM
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It sometimes seems like there's now hardly a street corner in the centre of Edinburgh without a Starbucks on it.
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Old Jan 10th, 2005, 10:14 AM
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I've never had Angelina's chocolate, and in fact never heard of Angelina's except on Fodors, but didn't pay that much attention to those posts. What's special about it?
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Old Jan 10th, 2005, 10:27 AM
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Angelina, on the rue de Rivoli, has been around since the turn of the century (20th, that is!) and used to be called Rumplemeyer's. I have heard that it is referred to and perhaps has been even used for some scenes in old black and white movies from 20ies, 30ies, etc. It probably has had its day, but it has always been "the place" to have tea. The decor is a bit faded, but she is a grande old dame, and is known for her hot chocolate and signature pastry, le Mont Blanc, which is a confection of meringue, chestnut puree, and whipped cream.

To me, it's the salon du the equivalent of Cafe Deux Magots, Cafe de Flore, etc. Can you be in a prettier place with better food, etc.? Yes, probably, but I go there once a trip just because. . .
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Old Jan 10th, 2005, 11:09 AM
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Whoops, I gave exactly the opposite info from what I intended; Rumplemeyer's came into being in early 20th century, not as it turned into 21st!
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Old Jan 10th, 2005, 05:30 PM
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Thanks for the information about the building, grandmere. What's special about the chocolate itself?
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Old Jan 10th, 2005, 05:36 PM
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Here's more info for you, Carol.
The hot Chocolate is made with a chocolate bar.
http://www.thedailystar.net/magazine.../03/trends.htm
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Didn't someone post a website awhile back where you can purchase the chocolate to make Angelina's hot chocolate? Does anyone know the address?

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Old Jan 11th, 2005, 07:06 AM
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It sounds a little overly rich for a drink--more like a hot syrup or liquid candy, but not an overly sweet one. Is that impression at all accurate?
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