October 13, 2005

Hot Choc

The man in the small snack bar calls everyone “Darling” and has a big BIG drum of Cadbury’s Drinking chocolate, of which he puts two teaspoonfuls in a Styrofoam cup and tops it with sugar and hot milk and places it in your wet and shaking left hand and takes 60 pence from your wet and shaking right hand. At first the chocolate is so hot that you can only sniff at it. The cup has a plastic lid with a little hole in it, and that hole is not for a stirrer, but for sipping from. If you are too scared that you will spill hot stuff all over you, don’t be. The lid is on pretty tight, and is designed to avoid spillage. By now your hot chocolate should be ready for drinking. The first few sips are all milky, and taste like the hot chocolate your mummy made you drink as a kid, a whole lot of milk with very little chocolate. But as you keep drinking, the chocolatey flavour keeps increasing, and by the time you take the last sip, you are drinking heavenly stuff. When you are done, you can take one last sniff through the hole in the lid, and if nobody is looking at you, you can peek through the lid to see the brown deposit at the bottom of the cup. But there is no way you can lick it in a fancy school, so if you are unable to control yourself usually, don’t take a peek. Just throw the cup away, and wait for another rainy day to do this all over again.

8 comments:

Hottie said...

I'd rather have some hot tea.

shub said...

carry the cup home n lick it off ;) :p

First Rain said...

YUMEEE!! I want that so badly now... :o)

Kahini said...

I used to have hot chocolate every night when I was there.

Twilight Fairy said...

What! you didnt miss Delhi even once? (post below)..but then I guess London is very much like home actually..

Rash said...

:)

david raphael israel said...

Inkspill--
what an absorbing anecdote!

The manner of its telling charms & disarms; but does it emulate the object described? sweeter as one proceeds? Or have you, rather, stirred the cup of thought aforetime? However analyzed, the 2nd person admonishment is duely received (even if your reader is apt to face this situation only through readerly vicariousness).

cheers, d.i.

Swathi said...

tat waz a lip-smacking rant... yummy