Butternut is the best instant hot chocolate. I’ve tried a lot of different brands, including brands that might be considered “designer” brands, but none of them are as good as Butternut, which is why I started ordering it on the internet. There is nothing wrong with what you can get at the grocery store, and to be honest, I’ve compared the ingredients in Butternut to the more commonly stocked hot chocolate brands and don’t see a lot of difference so I don’t know what makes it better, but it is.
I like to mix hot chocolate in my coffee because I don’t like coffee, but there are times when I need the caffeine kick. Hot chocolate takes the bitterness out of the coffee so I never go anywhere without some Butternut packages in my car.
It seems to be richer and frothier than other brands, but it is not any more expensive.
There didn’t seem to be any difference in the cost of shipping for ordering 150 as opposed to 50, so I ordered 150 packets, or three boxes. They come in a box that can easily be set out on the counter with a cut out in the packaging for easy access which is great for the office. Whether you want hot chocolate to drink on a cold day or to add to your coffee, you will not find a better brand than Butternut, but as far as I can tell, it is only for sale on the internet. It’s worth the trouble, though. I did find it on a Kroger website, but have never seen it on the shelf of any department store in Texas, Florida or Indiana.