Hot Chocolate drinks have been popular since the Victorian era, and it’s from that time that we get the chocolate muddler. Hot chocolate used to be served from large pots (similar to coffee pots) made of porcelain or metal where the chocolate would end up settling on the bottom. This was because the chocolate was added as a solid “cake”, and once melted by hot water and milk, would become a heavy syrup. To that end, you needed a chocolate muddler, which was a long-handled spoon made specifically to reach to the bottom of a chocolate pot and stir the chocolate into the mixture.
Fascinating information. I really appreciate this type of ” off beat” knowledge
Very hard to come by. Many thanks. Ken