I'm not going to give this a star rating, because I already knew I didn't like hot cocoa... I just figured this was worth a shot. I used a heaping half teaspoon of cocoa, six packets of Splenda, original soymilk, and Walden Farms chocolate syrup. It smelled and tasted oddly like coffee, and the consistency was a lot thinner than I thought it would be. It was not to my taste at all, but it would have been unusual if it was. Thanks for posting.