I hate when you get a cup of hot chocolate from a vending machine, it tastes like water for the first half, then the last half is gorgeous chocolatey goodness. They should provide plastic stirrers.
What do you think?
Well, I'm at work, so beer comes later. Right now I have to settle for half-nice hot chocolate and black coffee to keep me awake, but I'm straight down the pub when I finish for a few pints of Guinness.
I think its a serious problem that isn't going away unless we take action. It is an outrage and an insult to anyone that spends their money in the machines. We need vending machines that actually do their job, your only other option is making it the old fashion way, by hand, but that doesn't really suit people on the run or people at work, These people should get specially designed machines that actually have a person inside them that make the hot chocolate for you, That way you are sure you are getting a quality hot chocolate insted of one that is 50% boiling water, and If you still get a bad hot chocolate you can teach it a lesson by punching it insted of just punching it and it doesn't even care because it is robotic and robots have no feelings. Providing plastic stirrers is another good idea but still might not do the job properly or you might not have the time to stir or when you stir the plastic stirrers MUST be long enough or you will get boiling water on your fingers and when you go to type on the keyboard the water will drip inside the keyboard and scramble the microchip so that it types the letter "J" when you press the "M" key, and you might get fired because your boss suspects you are on drugs cause you cant spell words properly. So this is a serious problem but CAN be fixed, Just call or write a letter to the vending machine company. Remember its either that or you're job.
I have the same problem Trevor, but maybe it's better that way - I mean, if it was properly stirred, you'd have some vaguely chocolate-tasting water for 100% of the cup. Perhaps the real problem is that they don't provide enough chocolate powder. If you cannot get a response from the vending machine company, complain to Trading Standards (http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/) describing the situation (twist the facts a little, like saying they source their cocoa beans from small children in South America who get 5p a week). Hopefully you should get a response from the company, saying "We will lower our prices" or "We will add more chocolate" or "No you can't", but because the customer support department is in India now, they misspell "can't" and even forget to put an apostophe in. I mean, how can you put a 'u' in "can't"? Ridiculous.
Remember kiddies, don't follow your Uncle Muggus's example and scull and entire 1 litre bottle of Lemon Lime surup cordial in one go when drunk. Being drunk is one thing, ODing on sugar whilst drunk leads to bad BAD things.
Conclusion: Sugar is bad unless mixed with yeast and fermented.