Where to buy the hot chocolate bombes that are all over the internet right now

Nothing says cosy winter drinks quite like a steaming mug of hot chocolate – but the days of making it with instant powder appear to be over. 2020 has seen the soaring popularity of hot chocolate bombes – spheres of real milk, dark or white chocolate that melt when stirred into hot milk, and pop open to reveal a handful of marshmallows for the ultimate cup of indulgence.

The trend is all over Instagram and TikTok, with dozens of accounts sharing recipes for how to make your own. But if like us, you’d prefer to buy rather than DIY, the good news is that everywhere from Amazon to Oliver Bonas is now selling these little globes of joy, with prices starting from just a couple of pounds.

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Whether you’re after a stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift with a difference, or a fellow chocoholic who wants to give them a go yourself, here are seven ready-made options you can make in a matter of minutes – simply warm your chosen milk, drop the ball in and let the fun begin.

7 of the best hot chocolate bombes to shop now

Cocoba Hot Chocolate Bombe In A BoxHot Chocolate Bombe In A Box (Single), £3.95, Cocoba

A great single serving stocking filler. You can also get it with heart-shaped marshmallows.

Firebox Hot Chocolate BombesHot Chocolate Bombes, £12.99, Firebox

Firebox’s bombes come in both an original and vegan version.

Cocoba Hot Chocolate Bombe CrackerCocoba Hot Chocolate Bombe Cracker, £14.99, Amazon

The cracker packaging is a fun festive extra.

Oliver Bonas Hot Chocolate Bombes Pack of ThreeHot Chocolate Bombes Pack of Three, £10, Oliver Bonas

One of the most affordable trio we’ve found – and from OB no less!

Gourmet Pizza Company Hot Chocolate BombesHot Chocolate Bombes, £9.99, Gourmet Chocolate Pizza

Extra thick Belgian milk chocolate, liberally dusted with cocoa powder.

choc amor Hot Chocolate BombeHot Chocolate Bombe, £2.50, Choc Amor

Available in a choice of milk, vegan dark or white chocolate (no, you’re drooling).

Handmade Hot Chocolate BombsHandmade Hot Chocolate Bombs, from £4.50, Batter and Icing

For flavoured bombes – think cookies and cream, peppermint or pumpkin spice – head to this Etsy store.