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Costco Is Now Selling This Trendy Holiday Treat

You may never use a hot chocolate packet—ever again.
hot chocolate with marshmallows and cinnamon in a blue mug

Costco is rolling out some festive treats this holiday season, and one item had us at hello. Three words: Hot cocoa bombs.

This distinctive Costco staple rivals that once unrivaled box of Swiss Miss hot chocolate you whipped up on snow days during childhood. As its name would suggest, this sweet chocolate treat will offer a more explosive effect to your cup of steamed milk. All you have to do is drop one of these hot cocoa bombs into a mug, slowly pour hot milk over top, and watch the magic happen. (Related: 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback)

Instagram account @CostcoHotFinds recently spotted the hot cocoa bombs in stores. She writes, "Hot Chocolate Bombs are at Costco!!! Have you seen these? You pour warm milk over them and they burst open with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows. So fun and tasty too!!!"

Each "bomb" is individually wrapped in a festive foil wrapping, which makes them look almost like Christmas tree ornaments. The hot cocoa bombs themselves have a thin chocolate shell that appears to be hollow. But you'll soon find a handful of marshmallows on the inside, because no cup of hot chocolate is complete without that fluffy garnish. After you pour the hot liquid of your choice on top of a hot cocoa bomb, the chocolate shell splits open and releases the marshmallows. The chocolate then begins to melt until it completely dissolves, making for one creamy cup of hot chocolate.

Currently, Costco sells a 16-count of hot cocoa bombs for $19. They include four different flavors: Milk Chocolate, Salted Caramel, S'Mores, and Strawberry.

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Cheyenne Buckingham
Cheyenne Buckingham is the news editor of Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and drink coverage, and breaking down the science behind the latest health studies and information. Read more
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