Last week, I received this cute bottle of Henny and Joe’s chocolate chai. This is a naturally formed syrup which can be used to make chai lattes or chai tea. However, it’s very versatile in that you can also add it to milkshakes, porridge, coffee, tea loaf, cupcakes, crumbles… the list goes on!
Henny & Joe’s was established by Ash Bailey in Bath. He had worked in the hospitality industry for a while before launching his own perfected chai recipe. He decided to name the company after ‘his two favourite things in the world’ – his sons Henry and Joseph.
Henny & Joe’s won numerous awards for their original chai masala blend and so launched the chocolate chai blend last year. This is now also very popular and has won the award for ‘Best non-alcoholic hot drink in the South-West’ in the Taste of the West Awards.
I mixed my chocolate chai with almond milk and heated it up until comfortably warm. I used two tablespoons of the syrup which was perfect (I did use a massive mug!).
The syrup contains the naturally occurring ingredients of – cardamom, ginger, star anise, nutmeg, cloves, all spice, mixed spice, fennel seed, cinnamon and chocolate. This syrup is also naturally caffeine free.
It has a lovely, warming flavour perfect for cold evenings like these ones. I love its versatility and can’t wait to try it in some baking. It’ll go really nicely in the Madeline Shaw banana bread recipe I regularly cook up!