With fall in full swing and winter quickly approaching, the season for hot chocolate is officially upon us, which means it’s time to polish your mugs in preparation. This sublime drink originates in Mexico. The Olmec people drank hot chocolate as early as 1500 B.C., per Smithsonian Magazine, but theirs looked a little different than ours does today. While most of us like a sweet sip, the Olmecs’ hot chocolate was bitter. They would harvest and roast their own cacao seeds. If they did add a sweetener, it was to ferment the drink. Today, we have the convenience of grocery stores that sell a variety of premade mixes. To fully prepare you for hot chocolate season, MASHED.COM rounded up the top mixes of the year. Whether you like your hot chocolate dark and creamy or rich and full of marshmallows, they’ve got you covered. These are the best hot chocolate mixes of 2022 (click HERE).