Winter has officially begun, so WCCO set out to find the finest cup of hot chocolate in the state. The station settled on Bread and Chocolate in St. Paul, which imports its cocoa straight from Switzerland.
There are certainly other contenders. The foodie site Delish says St. Paul coffeehouse Kopplin's, which uses steamed organic milk, cocoa powder, and 70 percent cacao bars handmade by Rogue Chocolatier, is one of the best in the nation.
The Star Tribune has also recommended Intelligent Nutrients, the Birchwood Cafe and Crema Cafe, all in Minneapolis.
Hot cocoa connoisseurs say the right topping can make or break the perfect cup of hot chocolate. The Heavy Table recommends Very Prairie, a Minneapolis artisan food company, which makes its own fluffy and fragrant peppermint marshmallows. Very Prairie sells this delicacy at Sugar Sugar candy store in south Minneapolis.