What Is the Difference Between a Chocolate Pot and a Teapot?


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Chocolate pots are specifically designed for serving hot chocolate and have a tall, narrow design instead of the short, rounded shape of most teapots. A chocolate pot is usually 8 to 13 inches tall. The top has a removable finial or another form of opening for inserting a stirring rod.

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Unlike a teapot's curved handle, an 18th- or 19th-century chocolate pot had a long, straight handle protruding at an angle. The hot chocolate contained thick cocoa butter, so the stirring rod, or molinet, was necessary for mixing the beverage inside the pot. Chocolate pots often had straight or curved shapes, but most models were broader at the bottom and narrower at the top. Both types of pots have simple pouring spouts for serving hot beverages safely.

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