December 9, 2023

You’ve probably heard of the hot chocolate bomb, the newest trend in hot cocoa or hot chocolate. These are simply a chocolate mold (usually round) that can be filled in any way you like. The hot chocolate bomb is melted into warm milk, and voila! Enjoy a delicious, cozy, and rich mug of chocolate.

We have gathered some of the most delicious and creative hot chocolate bombs we could find this holiday season. It’s so fun to see how each person puts their spin on this idea! Check with your local chocolate maker or chocolatier if you’re thinking about ordering hot chocolate bombs as holiday gifts. Be sure to support small businesses and place your order early so you are not disappointed.

Kate Weiser Chocolate

Carl the Snowman is the man who brought hot chocolate bombs to the forefront. Kate Weiser created him, and he first appeared in 2014. Carl is a snowman made of chocolate with a marshmallow head and a drinking chocolate belly. He melts in milk. If you’d like to know more about the creation of Carl and the challenges involved in shipping him, please read this blog post. Kate’s packaging and shipping plans evolved as Carl grew, especially when he was named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. Click here to read our second blog about Carl.


Shaoni Nandy founded Niblette in London, England. It is an award-winning chocolate and patisserie company. Shaoni has created a delicious Hot Chocolate Bombe in flavors like Heavenly Hazelnuts, Fragrant Roses, and Chai Spices. Each bombe comes with your choice between a dark or milk chocolate shell, marshmallows, and ground chocolate. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

The Chocolate Lab

The Chocolate Lab is making snowballs in Calgary, Alberta! Each snowball is filled with their homemade blend of dark-origin chocolate and mini marshmallows, nestled in a white chocolate shell. White and dark chocolate combined will create a decadent, rich drink.

B Cocoa Artisan Chocolate

Brooke’s team is selling chocolate bombs at a rapid pace! These are beautiful and make great gifts. The flavors are Traditional Hot Chocolate, Mexican Chili, and Vanilla Bean Marshmallows. Caramel Hot Chocolate is another option, with caramel pieces in it and caramelized white chocolate. It sounds delicious and decadent!

Cacao Cardamom

Annie from Cacao & Cardamom created beautiful ornaments with all sorts of hot chocolate goodness inside! The flavors have not been revealed yet. There was only a sneak preview on her Instagram. We’re confident that more information will be released soon.

Veruca Chocolates

The glittery design on Veruca’s chocolate ornaments is almost too beautiful to melt…almost. The mixture of milk and dark chocolate inside makes either 1 or 2 cups, depending on the thickness you prefer.

Melt Chocolate Company

Amanda Green, a former Royal Winnipeg Ballet Dancer, founded Winnipeg’s Melt Chocolate Company. They may not be spheres, like many hot chocolate bombs of this year. But they still create a tasty mug full of drinking chocolate. How cute is the snowman design? You can choose from Classic, Candy Cane, or Cinnamon Chili flavors!

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