Christmas Coffee Shop Drinks a Review Thread

At the request of @rob.orch

1st up we have the toffee nut latte with cream from starbucks, size medium. Cost £4.30

Ridiculously sweet, lips feel a bit weird and i’ve got a massive sugar rush. Feel a bit sick. Would work better as one of their cold ones but that’s not christmassy is it.

Came in a christmas jumper style takeaway cup

3.5/5

Hopefully @jordan_229 is getting on the hot chocolate game later

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Jfc

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Costa Coffee Terry’s Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate - 4/5.
Really enjoyed this. Flavouring wasn’t too sweet or artificial. Also get a chocolate orange slice with it.
Incidentally also had the Terry’s Chocolate Orange muffin which I enjoyed to.

Costa Coffee Irish Velvet Hot Chocolate - 3/5.
Expected more from this. Obviously a non-alcoholic irish cream flavour isn’t going to pull up any trees, but it was a bit bland.

One thing that annoys me about Costa Coffee is that when you get a takeaway cup they put the marshmallows under the cream and not on top. Need to remember to tell them not to next time.

A takeway cup and cream is a problem.
Top tip is ask for it without a lid so the condensation doesn’t melt the cream into the drink

I’ve got a Christmas coffee bean blend arriving today, if that counts

Heres whats on offer.
Tick em if you drink em

Starbucks Christmas menu
  • Toffee Nut Latte
  • Gingerbread Latte
  • Eggnog Latte
  • Truffle Deluxe Hot Chocolate

0 voters

Nero
  • Gingerbread latte
  • Salted caramel latte
  • Mint hot chocolate
  • Roasted hazelnut Hot Chocolate

0 voters

Costa
  • The Quality Street®- The Purple One Latte with Light Dairy Swirl
  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate with Light Dairy Swirl
  • After Eight® Hot Chocolate with Light Dairy Swirl
  • Blackforest Hot Chocolate and Cream
  • Gingerbread Latte and Cream
  • Irish Velvet Latte and Cream
  • Irish Velvet Hot Chocolate and Cream
  • Irish Velvet Frostino with Light Dairy Swirl (with Coffee)
  • Irish Velvet Frostino with Light Dairy Swirl
  • Cinnamon Spiced Cappuccino
  • Hot Spiced Apple

0 voters

Yeah that’s the plan for next time

Alternatively - tick them if you want to try them. leave them blank if you think they sound awful

Starbucks Christmas menu
  • Toffee Nut Latte
  • Gingerbread Latte
  • Eggnog Latte
  • Truffle Deluxe Hot Chocolate

0 voters

Nero
  • Gingerbread latte
  • Salted caramel latte
  • Mint hot chocolate
  • Roasted hazelnut Hot Chocolate

0 voters

Costa
  • The Quality Street®- The Purple One Latte with Light Dairy Swirl
  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate with Light Dairy Swirl
  • After Eight® Hot Chocolate with Light Dairy Swirl
  • Blackforest Hot Chocolate and Cream
  • Gingerbread Latte and Cream
  • Irish Velvet Latte and Cream
  • Irish Velvet Hot Chocolate and Cream
  • Irish Velvet Frostino with Light Dairy Swirl (with Coffee)
  • Irish Velvet Frostino with Light Dairy Swirl
  • Cinnamon Spiced Cappuccino
  • Hot Spiced Apple

0 voters

Allowed. Review please.

Basically no rules in a safebruv thread

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Not having frostinos

Creamy non-alcoholic Irish Coffee with Belgian Chocolate sauce, topped with a light creamy swirl and caramel crunchy pieces.

sounds like chocolate milkshake :confused:

Also think that the gingerbreads are cheating a bit because i’ve seen them offered at different times

I mean the cinnamon spiced cappuccino is bear minimum effort isnt it. coffee with some extra sprinkle on top :laughing:

think this will be the year that I get into all this bullshit

Yep costa are taking the piss. Will ask the staff their thoughts next time i’m in

Oops, voted in the first poll by mistake.

In reality, I’ll probably try 0 of these.

Although I have to go into Birmingham on a dya next week, so might swing by Nero or Starbucks and try one.

Was getting a takeaway Costa couple of days ago. The woman in front was chatting to the barrista saying how all the festive drinks look a nightmare to make and look so sweet and 1000 calories each drink. He was agreeing saying he hated them. Then I was all “Can I get a Gingerbread Latte and cream?”
2/5. Very sweet, no ginger flavoured sprinkles that I thought they did? the cream was all crushed by the lid and my boy ate my gingerbread man

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if you find these starbucks drinks too sweet you can always ask for less syrup. also their whipped cream is loaded with sugar

Another point in the column for not having kids

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tastes like coffee/10

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