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Carl the Drinking Chocolate Snowman

Have you heard of Carl the Drinking Chocolate Snowman? Made by Kate Weiser Chocolate, Carl first soared to fame two years ago when he caught the attention of Oprah and made it onto her 2018 list of Favorite Things.


snowman cocoa bomb in pot of milk

Carl is enormous for a hot cocoa bomb. Rather than dissolving him in a mug like most other hot cocoa bombs, he is meant to be melted in a pot of milk on the stove.

With a belly full of premium hot cocoa mix and a head full of marshmallows, Carl can be melted into enough delicious hot chocolate for the whole family in a matter of minutes!


Carl and Carla chocolate snowmen

Carl also has a pink friend named Carla the Peppermint Drinking Chocolate Snowman, and together they’re the power couple of hot cocoa bombs!

Carla is full of peppermint hot cocoa mix and marshmallows too. When prepared according to the directions, she’ll yield enough hot cocoa for 5-8 servings – just like Carl.


holding Neiman Marcus catalog

Both Carl and Carla are sold exclusively at Neiman-Marcus, so not only will they melt your heart, but they’ll also drain your wallet. They’re currently priced at $32 each (plus $8 shipping).

Still, we love the idea of these adorable hot cocoa bombs and think they would make such a cute gift for a very special teacher, coach, or loved one. It’s the kind of thing you may even want to gift yourself as a little reward for surviving 2020 this far. We think you’ve earned it. 😉


Don’t wait until the last minute – we’ve got gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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Comments 17

  1. Danelle

    I was like oh, I want that until I saw the price 😳. That’s a little pricey for what you get.

  2. brittanyparkhurstroberts

    I’ll cross my fingers that Trader Joe’s releases their 1.99 snowman again this year.

  3. Carla Powell

    I love it. My my husband’s name is Carl and my name is Carla.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Too cute! 💕

    • CJ

      you should email the company, they should give you two free Carla/Carls! 🙂

  4. LChapman

    Sooo adorable! Target had these last year too. 🎄

    • Anne

      I can’t wait to see if Target gets them again!

  5. Toni R.

    It would be hip 2 save my money and pass on this one lol.

    • Jdiva5

      Rite Aid has them – online. $2.99 each Free shipping over $35. Grabbed a bunch for the kids friends and will get them a mug too for Xmas.

      • Mama2Nine

        3.99 online at rite aid

  6. Evie

    I am looking forward to hot cocoa and soup weather without the snow.
    Here in PA the weather is 80 degrees one day and 50 degrees the next!

    • Jackie

      Same here in KS. Now tomorrow’s high will be 42 and the low will be 30. I think we are getting there….slowly but winter is coming.

  7. PrincessMom

    I could see that as being a great gift for someone that really doesn’t need or want anything but you still want to get them a little bit of a “wow” gift. Like, if you exchange gifts with your boss or a friend who’s already got everything.

  8. ella

    $32 seems pretty pricey to me! My kids tried the Trader Joe ones ($1.99) last year. They were cute & fun to watch melt, but they actually didn’t care for the taste at all and ended up dumping it, so a waste of money in that respect. They don’t like the flavor of white chocolate, so I suspect too much white chocolate was the reason they didn’t like it.

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