Oprah’s Favorite Hot Cocoa Bomb Gets a Mini Makeover for the Holidays

Everybody gets a Carl!

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December 12, 2021

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We completely fell in love with Carl the Drinking Chocolate Snowman when he first appeared on Oprah’s List of Favorite things way back in 2018. I mean just look at that cute little face! The ingenious edible creation made by Texas-based chocolateir Kate Weiser was one of the first hot chocolate bombs to hit the market — there’s actually chocolate powder hidden inside it — and that was well before cocoa bombs even became a thing! Carla, Carl’s bright-pink hued and peppermint cocoa-filled sidekick was introduced the following year, much to our overall excitement. This year, Kate Weiser is back with what might just be our all-time favorite snowman creation to date: Lil’ Carl.

Available in sets of three, Lil’ Carl takes everything we first loved about the original drinking snowman and transforms it into an adorable, handheld miniature. Just like the OG Carl, each Lil’ Carl is made up of a delicious dark chocolate shell and holds luscious Belgian drinking chocolate inside its perfectly round belly. You’ll also find a handful of handmade vanilla-flavored mini marshmallows nestled in there too! While both Carl and Carla are perfect for a crowd — each snow-being contains enough powder to make 5 to 8 servings of cocoa — each Lil’ Carl holds just enough to make one mugful, so it’s the perfect way to enjoy a personalized serving, without wasting a single drop of the decadent goodness.

Lil’ Carl is also so much more festive than your average packet of store-bought cocoa. Absolutely everyone — from little kids to adults — will enjoy the spectacle of watching Lil’ Carl’s chocolatey exterior dissolve away after being submerged in boiled milk. It’s truly a dessert and a must-see show all together in one! At just $32 for three, Lil' Carl also makes a sweet gift for absolutely any Christmas gathering, from White Elephant parties to Kris Kringle swaps.

So go ahead and stock up on your own collection of Lil' Carls right now — not only will they put a holly jolly smile on the faces of anyone who recieves them, you can also channel your very own Oprah and exclaim, "You get a Carl! You get a Carl!" as you hand them out.

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