Jack referred this Serious Eats article, Taste Test: Hot Chocolate Mixes, with the rest of the ShareBros today and naturally I had a rather poor reaction to any sort of store bought hot chocolate, especially when good hot chocolate is so cheap and easy to make.
How my mom made the best cocoa for us growing up.
Put a bunch of cocoa powder and some sugar in a mug. Heat a bunch milk on stove. Pour some of the milk the mug until sugar and cocoa have dissolved. Pour the cocoa mix into the pan full of warm milk and stir.
Serve to kids as they wait outside for the bus on a cold winter morning in the snow.