Have you been outside today? It’s cold. Like feels-like-fifteen-degrees-with-the-windchill cold. Like, double up on your sweaters cold. The sun is out like some beautiful glimmering trap, but don’t be fooled: There is nothing warm about this day. Luckily, this frigid weather coincides with one of the best things about winter in New York: Jacques Torres Hot Chocolate Happy Hour, where you can get two cups of the thick, melty, delicious stuff for the price of one from 5 pm to 7 pm, Monday through Friday, starting today.
Jacques Torres has a list of “Did you know?” bullet points to defend you against potential hot chocolate haters. Like, seniors who drank two cups of hot cocoa a day for one month did better on memory tests, because the cocoa-partakers had better bloodflow to the brain. And that hot chocolate has more antioxidants than green or black tea, or even wine.
That’s great and all, but we’re pretty sure you don’t need any scientific reasoning to enjoy a cup of the delicious, melty goodness. Go bundle up, grab a friend, and brave the cold for some hot cocoa. If you need reminding, you can find a list of their locations here. You’re welcome.