Blogmas Day 8: The Best Festive Drinks
We all love a good coffee shop and at this time of year it’s perhaps the best time to visit one as there’s often festive menus to test out. With there being so many coffee shop chains with lots on offer, I’ve listed the best festive drinks to try this Christmas period.
Millionaire’s Hot Chocolate
As this was a creation chosen by the Costa Coffee Club, I was intrigued to try this. I decided to choose the hot chocolate version of the drink as I’m not a coffee person but I do still like a hot drink. The velvety smooth drink is made using Belgian chocolate and caramel sauce with Costa’s hot chocolate. It’s topped with cream and tastes delicious. Though don’t make it a regular pick up over the festive season as there’s a lot of sugar in this drink!
Black Forest Frosty Frostino
If you’re looking for a cold drink to try, the Black Forest Frosty Frostino is one to try. It’s ice chocolate with a sweet topic which very much tastes like a Black Forest Gateau but drinkable. If you’re a sweet tooth then this is definitely the drink for you and would be a great alternative for a dessert.
Both are available as hot chocolates, coffees and frostinos
The fudge hot chocolate was a delicious drink which wasn’t too sweet but still really delicious. It was like drinking a melted chocolate fudge bar and had a soft and silky texture to it. I’d also just like to say how much I love this year’s cup design. It’s interesting to look at and just really cute!
Toffee Nut Latte
As I’m not a coffee fan, the next two drinks I bought for my parents in return for a review for this post. My stepdad had the toffee nut latte which he says has the perfect amount of flavour and isn’t too strong. It was also very creamy which is something he really enjoyed. The scent, I can comment on, was really delightful and festive.
I treated my mother to the gingerbread latte which she said was very pungent in flavour and therefore is a must for gingerbread fans. It was like a standard latte from Starbucks but with the gingerbread flavour mixed right through. Again, the scent was quite strong but still really lovely and definitely reminded us of Christmastime.
Clementine Hot Chocolate
This was perhaps my favourite drink out of them all. If you’ve ever tried a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, imagine that as a hot chocolate drink and that’s what this basically tastes like. The flavour isn’t too strong and has a nice balance of chocolate and clementine giving it a sweet and orangey taste.
Salted Caramel Latte
First of all, there was a lot of whipped cream on here but my friend, Tash, got too eager and ate it before I could take a picture! As I’ve said, I’m not a fan of coffee, so Tash reviewed this one for me. Much like the balance of the clementine hot chocolate, the salted caramel latte wasn’t too overpowering and tasted silky and creamy. If you’re a fan of salted caramel this is definitely one not to be missed.
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
I tried the Gingerbread Hot Chocolate in Tim Hortons and it was really delicious. The Gingerbread flavour was quite subtle, which I think is what really made it. The hot chocolate was nothing like I’ve ever tasted before which I’ve been told by others that it’s their favourite hot choc. This was my first time at Tim Hortons and honestly, I was not diappointed.
Have you tried any of these drinks? Which ones have you tried this Christmas?