So the other day because I think a lot of you guys, I dragged my snotty, coughing, sorry backside out of the house and over to Costa coffee to continue with my market research.
I know I’m kind like that.
I mused over the Christmas flavours for a while and settled on a salted caramel cappuccino. I love salted caramel stuff and if I hadn’t have done eeny meany I might have been there all day so that’s what I went with.
I was expecting a salty, caramelly (obviously) piece of heaven covered in cream and sprinkles to float before me as if it had been presented by god himself – alas that didn’t happen.
It didn’t float for starters, there were no angels weeping, no cherubs strumming harps, God definitely wasn’t present, there was just the picture below placed before me and it wasn’t quite what I was expecting.
It looked just like any other cappuccino but with caramel coloured bits in it.
Maybe it tastes better than it looks I thought.
Now I stand by what I say – no Costa is a bad Costa and it wasn’t a bad Costa. My taste buds being absolute gits didn’t help. I should never have gone to Costa covered in my own snot but Costa fixes most things in life and I thought it would taste better than lemsip, which of course it did. However my cold was not immediately cured in the first sip and so I couldn’t really give this coffee a proper review.
I did quickly realised what was missing from this coffee before me, as I couldn’t really go on taste I went on looks and what was missing was Christmas!
It was a Christmas flavour without any Christmas injected in to it.
Black Forest is a Christmas flavour, billionaire, gingerbread, honeycomb – all very luxurious, all really fattening (I know I put 2.5lbs on at fat class last week doing this sort of research for you, yes you can thank me later). This just didn’t have that same feel, it wasn’t as luxurious, that said I’d had it again because, well it’s a Costa!
That’s 3 flavours down now and the first two were immense. When I closed my eyes I could see stockings hanging above an open fire and people singing Christmas songs, they were Christmas in a coffee cup and they were amazing. When I closed my eyes drinking this I didn’t see Christmas.
Sorry salted caramel cappuccino but you are most definitely more of an everyday coffee, not a
Christmas coffee and therefore you should reside on the board with the everyday coffee and live out your life there very happy indeed.
So in summary
Black Forest hot chocolate ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️
Honeycomb latte ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️
Salted caramel cappuccino ☕️
Now this makes me want a Black Forest hot chocolate or a honeycomb latte or both to make up for it but that’s not good for market research or my waistline. I don’t want to get the fat text off Sally next week (even though it’s a given)