Jarrah Hot Chocolate and the Tweenager | sponsored

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There’s nothing that makes you realise quite how old you are until your kid starts really asserting their independence as a tweenager.

Boyo is in Year 5 – that’s high school the year after next.  High school!  How exactly did that come around this quickly?!

He’s really branching out with his sense of independence.  He walks himself to and from school.  He makes his school lunch every day.  He makes dinner for the family one night a week.  He creates sauces and salad dressings for other meals.  He does the dishes.  He hangs up washing.  He makes himself afternoon tea.  He boils the kettle and makes himself Jarrah Hot Chocolate.  Every morning, he makes himself an omelette for breakfast.

If only he’d learn to make his bed!  Oh and that dirty clothes go IN the basket, not next to it.

All of these advances of life as a tweenager were brought about by Jarrah Hot Chocolate.  Yes, seriously.  How does Jarrah fit in this impressive increase in abilities?  Well, let me tell you a little story!

I taught Boyo how to make himself a cup of Jarrah Hot Chocolate.  How to fill the electric kettle to the correct level.  How to safely pour the boiling water into the cup.  How to stir the Jarrah Hot Chocolate mixture properly.

Boyo made an impressive case to his parents.  If he was old enough to be trusted with the kettle, then he was old enough to get himself to and from school.

When we got home from the school run every day, Boyo would make us Jarrah Hot Chocolates to have with afternoon tea, and discuss with me when it was time for him to walk to school.  By himself.  Heart stopping moment.  Surely he needed to be at least 27 before he could walk by himself?  No? How about 21 then?

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A few more hot chocolates and a lot more persuading and we embarked on a routine of him walking to school by himself.  For the first few days, he walked to school with me and I taught him how to navigate intersections safely – whilst being aware of the craziness that inner city Sydney can instil in drivers!

The next step was walking one block ahead of me, with me supervising from a discreet distance.  The final step in the process was to walk him partway and let him go from there.

Now, he kisses me goodbye at the front door every morning and takes himself off to school on his scooter.  At 3.15 every afternoon, he arrives home, ready for his afternoon tea.

You won’t be surprised to know how often Jarrah Hot Chocolate is the superstar of our afternoon tea.  Not just because it is all about the chocolatey creamy deliciousness, but also because it gives me Cool Mum status.  I can say yes to daily chocolate as Jarrah Hot Chocolate is 99% fat free, contains no caffeine, is less than 62 calories per cup and is way more filling and longer lasting than a chocolate bar.

Whilst Boyo is growing up, we also need to make sure he’s not growing out too much.  His feet are already bigger than mine, and he’s not far off being taller than me.  Jarrah Hot Chocolate in the handy portion controlled stick packs is just perfect for this.  A great way to share a treat with Boyo, without the guilt.

As the weather has warmed up, we’re still suckers for our afternoon serve of Jarrah Hot Chocolate!  My favourite flavour is the Hazelnut and Boyo just loves Mint.  We’re both fans of the Frothy Classic too.  The range also includes White Chocolate, Extreme Chocolate and Orange.

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For those days when it is just too hot to face anything but a cool drink, Boyo has the solution.  He has perfected the Jarrah Iced Chocolate!

It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy.  He pours the Jarrah Hot Chocolate powder into a glass, adds just enough hot water to dissolve it, then adds ice cubes and tops the glass with cold milk.  If he could get away with it, he’d add a scoop of ice cream too!

Oooh, I would love one right now.  How about you?  What’s your favourite flavour?

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Jarrah Hot Chocolate Giveaway

I’ve got a great Jarrah Hot Chocolate pack to giveaway to one very lucky reader.  You will win one packet of every Jarrah Hot Chocolate flavour as well as a mug, valued at nearly $50.

All you have to do is answer the following question:

Where in the world would you most like to enjoy a Jarrah Hot Chocolate?

 

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  • sonia ca - 24 October 2014 - 12.51 pm

    Hot chocolate should always be enjoyed in front of an open fire when wearing pjs and fluffy slippers..ReplyCancel

  • Mick G - 21 October 2014 - 10.25 pm

    sitting on my bench seat under my shady mulberry tree just enjoying the rich taste and decadent aroma of Jarrah wafting in the airReplyCancel

  • Rachael Lorenz - 21 October 2014 - 9.39 pm

    I would love to indulge and try Jarrah on the beautiful Zanzibarian shoreline, whilst watching the African sunset and watching my family happily enjoy the white sand beaches from a safe distance.ReplyCancel

  • Denyse Whelan - 21 October 2014 - 9.30 pm

    i spied this post last week & in all the hassle of getting our house ready for sale I forgot to return!! Love this story about Boyo! Master stroke!
    So, I found these Jarrah Hot Chocolates 2 weeks ago & bought the orange & mint to share with my daughter in law who is struggling with morning sickness!
    So, where was I? I already have my favourite place to enjoy a Jarrah — in my new home, after moving from here following a successful sale Denyse xxReplyCancel

  • KELLY WALTER - 21 October 2014 - 4.25 pm

    The one place i find is very relaxing is my outdoor sitting area, as i have a beautiful view of my garden and to watch my two dogs play. thats the one place i would have my cuppaReplyCancel

  • Cathy Houden - 21 October 2014 - 12.06 am

    In Nanna’s kitchen! It’s so homely and kitsch, with gorgeous retro biscuit jars filled with her wonderful homemade biscuits. (She’s 89 years young and still swears by the old wood stove.) A Jarrah Hot Chocolate with Nanna is my slice of heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Diana O - 20 October 2014 - 3.55 pm

    Right here, home, where the heart is….along with all my creature comforts 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Kelly - 20 October 2014 - 3.20 pm

    After all of the Christmas presents are wrapped up and underneath the Christmas tree, it will be a perfect time to put my feet up at home and reward myself for a job well done.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle V - 18 October 2014 - 7.35 am

    I’d love to have a cup of hot chocolate with my very best childhood friend who now resides in Poland, and who I haven’t seen in over 25 years. We still write letters (yes, snail mail!!) to each other, and chat on Facebook too. She is approaching wintertime there soon and I would love to chat with her over a cup of hot chocolate and watch the snow falling..ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Mckenzie - 15 October 2014 - 1.55 pm

    anywhere is good for a hot chocolate in my books,you can dream you are anywhere in the world!
    Boyo is growing up isn’t he XxReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 15 October 2014 - 8.50 pm

      Ah, I like your theory! Just close your eyes and travel!

      Yes, he is alarmingly grown up. Yet still quite young some days. I love that xReplyCancel

  • Kate from Seduced by Beauty - 14 October 2014 - 9.43 pm

    What a lovely story about Boyo gaining some independence. You are training him well not only for himself, but for any future lucky lady. I wish that more boys were taught how to cook, make tea and be less reliant on others.

    We love sharing a hot chocolate every night together and even if we have one whilst out at a restaurant, we still have another when we get home.

    I would love to be sharing a hot chocolate with my girlfriend from the UK in one of the beautiful Parisian cafes that we discovered together about 3 years ago. We sat there drinking hot chocolate discussing the beautiful fashions that we had seen and tried to plot how we could get rid of the husbands who were ‘cramping our style’.

    Our solution was to park them at a cafe (which was licensed), make them order a beer and then leave them for half an hour, check out as many shops as we could and then return to move them onto the next cafe!

    We had to be careful that they weren’t completely smashed at the end of the day though 🙂

    They are arriving from the UK tomorrow and we will be planning the next trip when they are here. I can’t wait!ReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 15 October 2014 - 7.03 am

      Oh how lovely! Cafes are the perfect place for man day care – especially with a liquor licence!

      We love planning trips in advance too. Enjoy your visitors!ReplyCancel

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