~150 years ago in Eastern Europe, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch wrote that you could usually go buy a coffee, tea, or hot chocolate without having to worry about its kosher ingredients (or bishul akum). While this is mostly our practice today with regards to unflavored coffee or tea, I assume the hot chocolate available then was purely vegan; and today everyone would demand a hechsher on their hot chocolate given the possibility of animal-based flavorings, marshmallows (=gelatin), and the like.

Is there anywhere in the world (barring the use of a time machine) where you can still get a plain hot chocolate without a hechsher?

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    You can get a hot chocolate without a hechsher anywhere, it just might not be Kosher!
    – Yahu
    Sep 21, 2010 at 9:44
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    "Lo suchal lizboach es hapesach", and Onkelos translates "leis lach reshu" ...
    – Shalom
    Sep 21, 2010 at 13:50
  • You are welcome to come to my house!
    – Double AA
    Dec 14, 2011 at 1:07

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    Wow, talk about too easy ...
    – Shalom
    Sep 20, 2010 at 15:25
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    Of course, the Starbucks actually has a hechsher on their mix. I'd still be curious if there's anyplace vegan enough you could rely on an "unhechshered" chocolate; but YDK's answer gives me only 11,000 locations in the USA ... nebuch ...
    – Shalom
    Sep 20, 2010 at 15:27
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Places in India where Jainism is wide spread will provide you with animal free hot-choclates.

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