Sippable sludge

Drinking Chocolate, Temple Coffee Roasters

Illustration by SERENE LUSANO

If regular hot chocolate is too weak for you, consider Temple’s drinking chocolate ($5.50). It comes with a spoon and glass of water, and both are necessary to fully appreciate the thick, dark sludge. This is for true chocolate fiends: untarnished and intense, with notes of red fruit and coffee. The 3-ounce pour is crafted from TCHO 66 percent dark chocolate, freshly cracked sea salt and just enough hot water to turn it into a beverage. Grab it before New Year’s Day, when it’s taken off the menu. Multiple locations,