So the colder the days get.. the more I crave hot drinks, they make everything better right?! I love having to dig out the winter jumpers, jackets and boots. I’m one of those people who literally takes no notice of Starbucks, Costa is the one for me. Here’s a few of my favourite hot drinks:
• Starting with Costa; so if you had asked me last year what my favourite drink from there was, I would have 100% said ‘toasted marshmallow hot chocolate’.. that has definitely all changed. The ‘Gingerbread Latte’ is so so so so (x9) good! These are both drinks from their Christmas range though which is bloody devastating in the Autumn. I LOVE the Costa Christmas drinks range. During the rest of the year, if I’m in a rush, not near a Costa then I’d usually run into a Sainsbury’s and grab a caramel hot chocolate from the express machine (these are so stingy with the amount they give and definitely do not taste as ‘caramel-ly’ but I’m not gonna complain because it keeps me warm!) If and when I do treat myself to a Costa, it’s always a ‘Caramel Macchiato’ for me! 3 sugars.
• I love the ‘toffee latte’ from McDonalds (surprisingly), it just tastes so good when it has lots of sugar in it. In comparison to their hot chocolates which literally just taste like hot water, urgh.
• So this is my favourite home kind of hot drink for the colder mornings. I always take my flask out with me, just because I need something to keep my hands warm! Well, I mean I like drinking it too but it’s also a great hand warmer. I have a Tassimo machine, and the ‘oreo hot chocolate’ pods for it, they are unreal. Seriously the best chocolatey boost for a moody Monday.
• Recently, THE most amazing coffee shop has opened near me and I kid you not, it is the most delicious coffee/hot chocolate I’ve ever had (and I drink a lot!). It’s called Collici, and it’s my new everyday thing as it’s right by where I work. Stressful day? Just get me a Caramel Latte or hot chocolate from Collici! Not to mention, it’s tonnes cheaper than Costa. BOGOF for people that work in my shopping centre, so it comes to £2.40 for two regular coffees, BARGAIN.
Credit to Esstee Photography for my Costa coffee image