If you’re a seasoned TikTokker or just someone who spends a lot of time following food trends online, then you might have heard about hot chocolate bombs. In the past couple of years, these novel sweet treats have become all the rage with online food influencers, and major grocery suppliers like Costco have caught onto the buzz.
Each holiday season, Costco releases their BomBombs Hot Chocolate Bombs which come in assorted flavors, including salted caramel, milk chocolate, and strawberry.
Costco’s Hot Chocolate Bomb are a seasonal product, so there is no current listed price for these decadent treats. However, as of 2021, each box of 20 hot chocolate bombs was priced at $17.99.
What’s even better is that the 20-count box easily breaks down into four giftable packs of five hot chocolate bombs.
Never heard of a hot chocolate bomb? Honestly, we hadn’t either until we discovered these! Hot chocolate bombs are a fun and trendy way to make hot chocolate, best described as a hollow ball of meltable chocolate filled with surprise ingredients such as marshmallows and more.
To prepare a hot chocolate bomb, simply drop it into a mug of hot milk and watch as it melts and reveals all of its chocolatey goodness.
Costco’s Hot Chocolate Bombs are produced by a company called BomBombs.
Costco Hot Chocolate Bomb Flavors
Each time Costco releases a new edition of their hot chocolate bombs, the flavors vary, so there’s no telling what flavors will be released in 2022.
Past flavors of BomBombs Hot Chocolate Bombs have included:
- Milk Chocolate
- Salted Caramel
Is Costco’s Hot Chocolate Bombs Healthy?
Let’s be real: is hot chocolate ever really healthy? Probably not. But how do Costco’s BomBombs measure up?
Each hot chocolate bomb contains 140 calories, 9 grams of fat, 23 grams of sugar, 20 mg of sodium, and 25 grams of carbohydrates.
Hopefully the flavor is worth it!
Hot Chocolate Bombs Ingredients
The ingredients for Costco’s most recently available hot chocolate bombs (2021) include:
- Milk chocolate
- Cocoa butter
- Whole milk powder
- Cocoa mass
- Soy lecithin
- Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids
- Potassium carbonate
- Natural vanilla
- Mini marshmallows (sugar, corn syrup, water, dextrose gelatine, corn starch, artificial flavor)
- Artificial flavor
Ingredients vary slightly by flavor. These ingredients are for the s’more flavor.
How To Use Costco’s Hot Chocolate Bombs?
To prepare a delicious, festive beverage with your BomBombs Hot Chocolate Bombs, simply follow these steps:
- Heat the milk of your choice (dairy or non-dairy) in a microwave safe mug for about 1.5 minutes in the microwave (or heat about 12 oz. of milk in a saucepan on the stove top, being careful not to overheat, overflow, or burn the milk; this works best over low heat for about 3 minutes)
- Once your milk is hot, remove your hot chocolate bomb from its foil wrapper and gently drop it into the milk (you can also reverse this process by placing your unwrapped hot chocolate bomb in the bottom of your mug, then pouring the hot milk over the top to melt it)
- The heat from the milk will dissolve the outer chocolate casing, revealing the ingredients inside
- Once the casing has mostly dissolved, use a spoon to stir in the rest of the ingredients until they dissolve completely
- Drink and enjoy!
Costco Hot Chocolate Bombs Review
Unfortunately, as much as we want to get excited about these, Costco’s BomBomb’s Hot Chocolate Bombs are getting pretty bad reviews online.
Apparently they don’t actually contain any hot chocolate mix, so the chocolate flavor comes entirely from the casing, which doesn’t exactly make for a rich cup of hot chocolate.
For good measure, here’s one positive review we found, but it still doesn’t exactly sell us on the idea:
Are Costco Hot Chocolate Bombs seasonal?
Yes. Costco’s Hot Chocolate Bombs are typically released in early fall and are available through the holiday season while supplies last. However, BomBombs Hot Chocolate Bombs are sold elsewhere online throughout the year.
Do hot chocolate bombs need to be refrigerated?
No. Just be sure to keep your hot chocolate bombs away from a heat source, as they can melt. Keeping them in the refrigerator can be a great way to ensure they stay fresh and do not melt, but it is not necessary.
Do you use milk or water for hot chocolate bombs?
Hot chocolate bombs are typically added to warm milk or coffee; however, you can certainly use water if you prefer.
Does Costco sell hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows?
Yes. Some of Costco’s hot chocolate bomb varieties contain small marshmallows inside that release into your beverage as the outer casing melts.
Well, there you have it. While hot chocolate bombs might be a great idea in theory, it sounds like the BomBombs available at Costco look and sound a lot more delicious and fun than they actually are. Chances are, they’ll be a lot more fulfilling for kids who might not be as concerned with the richness of the chocolate flavor. So, they could still work well as a gift during the holidays.