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This is based on a true story about something that happened to me in 2013.


Did I tell you about the very first time I had a cup of Cocoa? No? Well then, I'll tell you about the first time I had Cocoa, which is also the last time as of writing this, since I didn't really come across Cocoa again since, so I didn't think to try it out again.

It's funny because I was in the kitchen of a flat once and I randomly got the idea to have Cocoa instead of Milo. I'd forgotten at the time that Cocoa, which is short for Cocoa solids is very different from Milo. It's bitter and needs to have a lot of sugar added to it before you can drink it. You can add sugar to Milo as well, but it's unnecessary unless you wanted to make it sweeter.

But with Cocoa, I'd completely forgotten how different it must have been from Milo, especially given that one of the scenes from this movie which I enjoyed as a child depicted Cocoa as being not very sweet. I guess I probably confused it with being similar to Milo, in favour of Hot Chocolate. Once I'd had my first cup of Cocoa, it was clear that it was very different from both Milo and Hot Chocolate.

I put Cocoa in the cup - the same amount as I usually did with Milo - along with some Milk and possibly a bit of Sugar. Then I tasted the stuff. I wasn't expecting the flavour to be so strong, less still did I expect it to be so bitter. I had to do quite a bit of work, including adding a lot of sugar to the cup to make it sweeter, and maybe tipping out some of the Cocoa so the bitterness wouldn't be overpowering. But in the aftermath, I felt that this was quite an interesting experience to be trying Cocoa in the place of Milo, only to learn how different the two were from each other.

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