Stop No. 4: 7-Eleven
Location: Your street corner, locations here
So it’s not exactly gourmet. Nor is it served in a sizey ceramic cup. It doesn’t come with whip cream on top, and you have to serve yourself. But for some reason, all of this is part of the appeal of grabbing a hot chocolate at the local convenient store. The Sev, to be exact.
The made-with-Hershey’s chocolate brew (let go of the button once your cup is 2/3 full) comes in four different sizes, and styrofoam is your only container option—unless you’re the kind that totes around your own coffee/cho mug. The chocolate mixture tastes common and familiar, kind of like the packaged variety you sipped on in your mom’s kitchen as a kid. Nothing fancy, but it’s extra warm and extra sweet.
The most fun part of getting hot chocolate at 7-11 is the selection of toppings. They have vanilla, raspberry and honey-flavored syrups. And they have creams flavored with french vanilla, hazelnut and Irish cream. There are shakers with cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate powder. And, don’t forget those hard mini marshmallows—a staple. They melt really fast, giving you extra sweetness. As if you needed it.
Get a small and you’ll only pay $1.06.