Your Dolce Gusto machine can make more than just coffee – it can also brew a delicious cup of hot and creamy cocoa.

Café René’s Chocolate is a hot chocolate with a round and intense taste. It tastes great warm on a cold winter’s day, but can also be chilled in the fridge and enjoyed cold on a summer’s day, an extremely refreshing drink over a few ice cubes.

Café René’s Chocolate has been created for adults, but its delicious chocolate flavour will please any palate.
This is a delicious hot chocolate with a rich and creamy body, sure to satisfy the strongest chocolate cravings.

With a pod, it’s easy to brew a perfect cup of hot chocolate, and you save on all the hassle of finding cocoa powder, sugar and milk, and all the mess afterwards.

So whether the hot chocolate is for yourself, your children or grandchildren, Café René has made it easy to brew a delicious creamy hot chocolate in no time.

Café René is a trademark of a third party not affiliated with Dolce Gusto®.


Brown pod: fat-reduced cocoa powder (24%), sugar, WHEY powder (from MILK), skimmed MILK powder, fully hydrogenated coconut fat, glucose syrup, salt, MILK protein, thickener: E466, stabilisers: E452 and E340, emulsifiers: E 471 and E472e, anti-caking agent E341, flavourings, sweetener: saccharin. White pod: whole MILK powder 65%, sugar.


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Dolce Gusto

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Dark Chocolate

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Large Cup


Medium (5/10)

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Chocolate - René

16 pods for Dolce Gusto


Reviews (31)

Highly recommend , smooth rich chocolate taste Read More
Enjoyed the Rene' Chocolate Drink very nice & Chocolatey but needed 2 pods to make a decent cup of chocolate would be better if a single pod made a full size drink. Read More
Totally fantastic and tastes amazing 👏 Read More
Taste amazing very happy Read More
This is a bit of a acquired taste. It's full bodied with definite chocolate undertones but is a little bitter. Read More
Smooth & creamy, best chocolate yet Read More
Taste really nice, well definitely be ordering again Read More
A very delicate and smooth drink. What it lacks ever so slightly in chocolate flavouring is countered by it's extreme creaminess and silky texture. Marvellous drink but not for one seeking a particularly chocolate-y flavour Read More
Definitely our favourite hot chocolate. Have tried many varieties, single pod and separate milk double pods and this is our favourite with the added bonus that it's cheaper than almost all the rest Read More
Good tasting hot chocolate, especially for the price. Read More
Let's start with the positives: Good size mug, silky smooth, Good quality chocolate.
Why 3 stars? 2 reasons: 1st I find the milk flavour to overpower the chocolate flavour and I don't like it, 2nd I have a sweet tooth and expect my hot chocolate to be very sweet and that's not the case for this one so overall the flavour is not for me
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This is the nicest hot chocolate I've had - really creamy and very chocolatey... Definitely buying this again. Read More
Very chocolaty, lovely rich flavour. Read More
Definitely the best hot chocolate we've had and easily as good as Nescafé but much cheaper Read More
Thought I'd try this Rene' Chocolate vs Nestle Chocolate .. conclusion is that Rene' is better value for money but perhaps not quite as 'chocolatey' as the Nestle' original although the contents of the Rene' milk pod have a less intrusive flavour than the Nestle' brand which I think tastes like sterilised milk. Rene' gets my vote! Read More