Cocoa and cookies

hot chocolate and oreos

A winter’s evening recommendation: Tío Pablo soy Mexican hot chocolate and homemade oreos from The Little Grocer.

Tío Pablo is an Auckland-based company that makes and imports real Mexican food – corn husks for tamales, masa, chipotle chiles, & all kinds of other things. Their products are stocked at supermarkets, natural foods & specialty shops across Auckland, or you can order online directly. Tío Pablo’s Chocolate Azteca is delicious; “a Oaxacan blend of dark cocoa, cinnamon and chili spice, producing a smooth drink with a mild note of black pepper”.

I’ve written about The Little Grocer before – they’re my favourite little neighbourhood deli in Auckland, with a good selection of vegan treats and excellent coffee. Last time I visited, I treated myself to a whole bag of their homemade oreos. They were a little pricey, but quite lovely.