So you’ve embraced the box and need something to liven up your leite? Meet one of several types of powdered chocolate mix you can add for a little party in your mouth:
It’s like Nesquik. You open the container, spoon out the amount that’s chocolately enough for you (this takes trail and error), stir and enjoy.
In every home I’ve been in so far, pousada and smaller open counter dinners, I have seen a pote of Toddy or have seen it on their menu. It is very popular for breakfast…with adults. MGFI, in fact, can’t start the day without it. I thought it was odd for an adult to insist on chocolate milk in the morning but once we arrived here, I realized it wasn’t just her cute quirk but that it was cultural. There are still lots of coffee people, don’t get me wrong…but there are lots of Toddy people too. It has also grown on me. I find myself adding Toddy to my milk sometimes now too. Although, I really prefer Ovalmaltine because of the flocos crocantes (it’s crunchy and also awesome in shakes!!). Nescau…no thank you for me.
Getting back to Toddy, you can buy it already mixed in little juice box packs (not large containers) but I don’t think it’s the same. I like to be in control of my chocolate to milk ratio.
There’s also a black Toddy that I’ve seen and have been eyeing. Someday I’ll try that too. Anyway, if plain milk isn’t doing it for you or you had wondered what Toddy was….there you go.