Nestlé Abuelita Hot Chocolate Review and Prize Pack Giveaway


    One of my fondest memories of growing up in Spain are the precious moments that I spent with my Grandmother enjoying “La merienda” with her and talking to her about my day in school.  The term “merienda” refers to a widely popular Latino custom.  It involves taking a break in the afternoon and having a snack in between lunch and dinner.  This is normally a bonding time where families enjoy a light meal as well as each other’s company.

    The hours between lunch and dinner can seem like a really long time when your stomach is growling.  La merienda definitely provides all of us with a solution to the problem of that afternoon craving.  One way to spend this time is to enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate along with some sweet pastries and share them with a close friend or family member.  It is wonderful to take a break and just “escape” for a few minutes.

    Nestlé’s Abuelita Hot Chocolate is a perfect “merienda” snack because it comes in convenient, single-serve instant hot cocoa envelopes that dissolve in milk or water.  You can also buy the granulated chocolate drink mix which comes in a resealable pouch, also for your snacking convenience.  It is so wonderful to enjoy a hot mug of chocolate and pair it with some great company and great conversation.  The best part is that this hot chocolate is absolutely rich and delicious!

    Do you currently partake in a daily afternoon snack break or “merienda?”  If so, what does your merienda look like and who do you share that time with every single day?


Nestlé would like to give one reader of Tough Cookie Mommy a prize pack containing Nestlé Abuelita Instant and Nestlé Abuelita Granulado product
(one of each to try!)

Two coffee/hot chocolate mugs and saucers (to share a merienda
with a friend or family member)

– One hot chocolate spoon (for the perfect mix!)

– A set of recipe cards to provide some ideas for enjoying your
Nestlé Abuelita products during your merienda – or get creative and
share your own recipe!

– Nestle note cards – in case you want to invite a friend to join
you for a special merienda

– Disposable digital camera – to capture your merienda moments

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Product Review/Giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above from Nestlé to test/review in exchange for my opinion and for the purpose of writing this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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  1. J Winterberg says

    I don’t have a daily snack break tradition — but after reading about it, I’m tempted to begin!

  2. This brings back memories of drinking this hot chocolate when I was little.

  3. BiculturalMama says

    I usually take an afternoon snack at home with my daughter. It holds us over until dinner. Usually something small like cheese and crackers or fruit.

  4. I usually have a snack with my son when he gets home from preschool, and it usually includes chocolate milk!!!!

  5. Sammysweeper says

    I love string cheese as an afternoon snack, but I love me some hot cocoa on those rainy afternoons!

  6. kelsweeps says

    im by myself,the place looks like a mess,and i got me feet up on the table sipping….

  7. I do take a merienda with my kids and we have tea and cookies!

  8. I do not take a merienda but it sounds great and I would like to find the time.

  9. I usually have Yogurt or fruit for my daily snack.

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  11. I usually have pretzels for a snack 🙂

  12. ashleymorrissey90 says

    No, we do not participate in one at the moment! 

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  13. I probably should, but don’t usually eat an afternoon snack ヅ  *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  14. Jessica B says

    No I don’t

  15. Paula Tavernie says

    No I dont!

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  17. Laura Emerson says

    I grew up having a afternoon snack with my mother and grandmother. They would have hot tea and I would have milk or hot chocolate. We usually had cookies either one had made. I follow the same tradition today.

  18. Stacey Paller says

    No have never participated in afternoon tea.

  19. I don’t do that

  20. Allyson Bossie says

    I don’t have a mirienda daily, but my kids sometimes eat a piece of fruit when they get off the bus

  21. kathy pease says

    no i dont

  22. Never have participated in that.  Thanks, love your blog

  23. Shirley Pebbles says

    No I do not have a snack break.
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  24. I usually only have a piece of fruit
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