Friday, November 18, 2011

Caffeinated Randomness - Coffee Treats


About 18 years ago, I started working for lawyers.  It was also at that time that Starbucks starting opening stores in Victoria, BC where I lived.  In fact, there was a Starbucks just a few blocks from the office.  I was not a coffee drinker so I rarely went there, but everyday I saw the line ups.  The Christmas after I started, my bosses' wife brought in some Christmas Blend coffee as a treat for all of us.  I tried some and it was love at first sip (even with the 1/2 cup of cream and sugar).  I loved the flavour.  I cried when we couldn't get anymore because it was only out for Christmas.  Every Christmas since then I have to go out at get a bag or two.  If I'm lucky I sometimes also get a few bags more for Christmas.  It's not Christmas anymore without it (like Elvis's Christmas record).  

This week I got an e-mail from Starbucks letting me know that not only are their Christmas flavours (Gingerbread, Egg Nogg, Creme Brulee and Peppermint Mocha) available, but also that Christmas Blend was in.  What a coincidence since I ran out of coffee today.  Tonight I drove to Starbucks and bought a pound of it.  I can't wait to get up tomorrow morning and drink my first cup of the season.  But I can't just stop there....

Tonight I also got to try the new Skinny Peppermint Mocha Latte.  I couldn't believe it.  It's like having my cake and getting to eat it too.  It's like eating a dark chocolate mint with a little extra kick, but a quarter of the calories so that I don't feel guilty.  I don't even miss the whip on top.  It is very smooth and creamy.  Just what I needed on a cold winter night, since it was snowing heavily on my way to Starbucks.   Now if you want to try this yummy flavour or any of the other holiday flavours, right now Starbucks has an offer for 2 for 1 between the hours of 2 pm and 5 pm until November 20 in Canada and the US (In no way have I been paid for this endorsement, but I thought I would pass this information on).  If you have a friend, go and enjoy a treat together.  Or if you want to try the flavours but don't want to pay for as many, go and treat yourself to 2. 

Come link up with some your favourite hot wintery treat (hopefully with some caffeine) and join in the random fun.


The Whatever Girlz said...

Oh wow, Michelle! Now I'm really ready for some good coffee. I, too, look forward to this time of year with all the wonderful drinks. Before I knew about Starbucks there was a Peppermint variety that Millstone came out with this time of year. I sure do enjoy that.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Aurie{OurGoodLife} said...

MY hubby would LOVE this!! Hope you are doing well :)

Jen said...

Oh, I can't imagine snow right now (but alas, I live in Texas). But, I can imagine your coffee delight and coziness!

Chelsey said...

My FAVORITE is the Peppermint Mocha, but FORGET the skinny... I want the good stuff! :)

Chelsey said...

Girl, mine won't let me either... BUT... I choose to ignore. Yes, ignorance is bliss. :)

Food Service Australia said...

I love coffee and it's different tastes..Gourmet coffee made from the beans tastes great and holds a premium position in the market.

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