Best Hot Cocoa Mix? We Measure Swiss Miss Against the House Brands

Store Brand Scorecard hot cocoa best
Store Brand Scorecard hot cocoa best

Baby, it's cold outside. Bitterly cold. All the holiday cheer in the world can't change that. But hot cocoa can. A steaming cup goes down smooth and keeps you warm, whether you opt for marshmallows, whipped cream, both or neither. It's a nice little luxury at a time like this.

Your budget may not afford many luxuries these days, given all the gifts you still need to buy, the food you need to prep for parties, and naturally the bars you've got to revisit before the semester ends. Fortunately, there's one retailer offering a national brand of hot cocoa mix dirt cheap this season, as well as three solid store brand varieties.