One of the fun things about Christmas is trying out the many festive options that the major coffee chains offer. Luckily, I work just above a Starbucks so this gives me a good opportunity to sample what they provide.
Starbucks’ Christmas drinks come in their famous red cups, which caused excitement in the office when they turned up again this year. Amongst the options is their Egg Nog Latte, which my colleague loves. I have tried out a few, including the Toffee Nut Latte, which to me was a disappointment as it was nothing special. I have also had the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, which was enjoyable but tasted much like their regular hot chocolate (unless my colleagues slipped me the standard one, which I don’t put past them). I have to admit, the Gingerbread Latte was delightful and put me in a festive mood. It’s £3 even with staff discount though, so it doesn’t come cheap.
I thought I’d have a lot more to say about what Costa has to offer, mainly because I drink there a lot. But I haven’t had the chance to much. I always hope Costa will serve my absolute favourite Costa drink at Christmas, their Mint Hot Chocolate but that is long gone. However the Orange Hot Chocolate is a worthy successor and tastes pretty much like a chocolate orange.
I look forward to trying out more drinks over the season !
Edit: A few days after writing this post, I visited my local coffee shop in which I enjoyed the delicious beverage below: