With hot chocolate increasing in popularity with UK consumers, coffee houses and tea rooms are responding by improving their hot chocolate offering.

Now, more than ever before, consumers have many hot chocolate options: imaginative flavor combinations, premium quality ingredients and beautiful presentation, all tempting tastebuds and warming the nation.

The UK Chocista Awards are searching for the nation's very best hot chocolates, the creme de la creme of cocoa, in order to crown the Hot Chocolate of the Year, 2015.

Judged by a panel of professional judges and open to all coffee houses and tea rooms in the UK, enter for your chance to win this prestigious title.

Full details are available at the UK Chocista Awards web site.

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