Thursday

Just a Cup of... Christmas

It is THIRTY FOUR days until Christmas and I am well and truly in the Christmas spirit. Since the middle of October I have already watched THREE Christmas films, eaten TWO nets of Chocolate coins and a chocolate snowman lolly. I have also listened to Wham COUNTLESS times.
But I have had FIVE Christmas hot drinks so far and I don't even feel bad. They are so very nice.
1.  An Almond and Nut Hot Chocolate from Starbucks- Far too sickly. The chocolate cream on top was WAY too much.
2.  A Gingerbread Latte from Costa at work- Yum.
3.  A White Hot Chocolate from Costa- It was tasty but didn't need the horrible fruity sauce on top. That just ruined it! I would advise not to get a chocolatey treat to eat with it as you may feel slightly sickly afterwards! 
4.  Two more Gingerbread Lattes (with cream this time) and sprinkled with cute edible golden stars and a little man on the side. The Latte that I enjoyed today was bought with a gingerbread muffin which had a gooey ginger sauce inside and was terribly good! My most favourite so far.

I was quite disappointed when I found out Starbucks didn't have Peppermint Hot Chocolate on their Festive menu. I love that stuff. 
What are your favourite Christmas drinks? 

21 comments:

  1. Christmas drinks are the best! Just so you know, Starbucks have peppermint syrup all year round as part of their standard range you so can enjoy peppermint hot chocolates and mochas all year :) It's best in a signiture hot chocolate, scrummy!

    Ann x
    Prattle and Froth

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  2. You can have peppermint all year around, they're my favourite I'm pretty much addicted to them! My festive fave this year though is the Black Forest hot choc from Costa, I'm alternating with the peppermint :)

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  3. I love white hot chocolate! I'll have to try that soon.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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  4. Those gold star sprinkles are fantastic. <3

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  5. White hot chocolate is always so so yummy but my go-to holiday drink is Starbucks Peppermint Mocha. So delicious.

    Madeline | http://alittlebitofmaddie.blogspot.com

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  6. I love peppermint hot chocolates too, Tesco Finest does a lovely one!
    For Christmas drinks though, it has to be a Starbucks toffee nut latte every time.

    Mona x

    Smock and Awe

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  7. I like the sound of the almond and nut hot chocolate, I've been loving the gingerbread lattes although my favourite christmas drink has to be a hot chocolate with rum in it.
    : ]

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  8. Hehe this post made me smile! I do love those festive cups of frothy yummies this time of year, I used to work at Starbucks which has put me off certain ones for life (Spilt Eggnog is hell to clean, never ending sticky mess!) but this year I'm all about the peppermint hot chocolate, mmmmm! 34 days is absolutely unbelievable!!

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  9. I had Costa's brownie hot chocolate and it was amazing!

    Love M

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    1. I tried this the other day and didn't like it - mine tasted quite coffeey rather than chocolately so I'm wondering if they didn't wash their equipment up very well in-between drinks or something! Did yours actually taste like chocolate? x

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  10. Costa did honeycomb hot chocolate last year which was A-MA-ZING but sadly they don't have this year :( oh, the weird fruity white hot chocolate is back then? Really odd combination - I found it a bit weird when I tried it last year! I can't do coffee so really wish somewhere would do gingerbread hot chocolate! x

    http://www.curiouser-and-curiouser.co.uk

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    1. Gosh I loved that Honeycomb Hot Chocolate! I found a place yesterday that did Gingerbread Hot Chocolate- it was a little Pasty shop (Pasty Presto) at my local designer outlet. I haven't tried it but tempted to go back and do so! xxx

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  11. I work at Starbucks and we have peppermint syrup all year (or at least my branch does!) - just ask and we will make you a lovely peppermint hot chocolate any time you like :) x

    Grace

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    1. Oh Grace- this has made me so happy!
      As part of our tradition Sebastian and I go into town and watch the lights being switched on and we get Christmas drinks- I am going to request a Peppermint Hot Chocolate for sure! Thank youuuu!
      xxx

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  12. I am so excited for Christmas! This just made my excitement even less controllable! xxx

    everydayamber.wordpress.com

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  13. I agree that the honey & almond hot chocolate was a bit sickly (mainly due to the cream), but I loved the almond flavour, so I'm planning to get some almond extract so that I can make my own at home!
    Costa's gingerbread latte is amazing though. I prefer it to Starbuck's :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  14. I just love those great big blobs of chocolate on the end of a stick melted in hot milk at this festive time of year with a mince pie on the side! Here is the link: http://www.choc-o-lait.co.uk/

    Kerry xx

    http://bookendstealeaveswellbeing.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I have had a peppermint mocha from Starbucks so far, I feel I need to consume some more! xx

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  16. I am completely addicted to the Christmas drinks this year. I think my favourite so far is the orange hot chocolate from Costa, served in a Rudolph cup of course xo

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  17. Sticky. Toffee. Latte.
    That's all I have to say on the matter.

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