Bits & Bobs We ♥: Holiday Coffee

by Emily on November 14, 2011

This may sound silly but I really do ♥ it when the holiday coffee cups come out!  I know, I know…some think that we’re creeping Christmas joy into October and that’s just TOO early! But I say BAA HUMBUG!

When I saw the first teacher walk into school with the Starbucks red holiday cup**, I just had to smile to myself.  Yes it seemed like it was just the first of November, but it made me happy.  That and the idea of indulging in some lovely holiday flavors.  I don’t really treat myself to an espresso/latte but maybe 2-3 times a month but when I do it is a wonderful occasion!

I’m usually a big fan of the Peppermint Lattes around the cold months but I may have just found my total splurge…Salted Caramel Mocha!  Wowzers…really! I don’t buy mocha’s but it was a tough day and I decided to treat myself.  I usually can only tolerate 1/2 the chocolate and that just made the perfect combo for the Salted Caramel flavor.

In the name of experiments, I did buy another Salted Caramel Mocha (for the record it was not the same day) with full strength chocolate and it was just too much. I highly recommend the 1/2 chocolate combo option for a lovely afternoon treat!

So many holiday flavors to choose from now-a-days.  I remember when Pumpkin Spice first came out and it was just a revolution!  Things seemed to have snowballed from there….gingerbread, peppermint, egg nog, oh my!

**Just heard news that this red cup is more than just a cup.  Starbucks will be introducing a fancy app where you photograph your lovely red cup, add in some friendly animations and when you’ve collected all 5 characters you’ll get a reward! Hmmm….this just made me feel a little queasy.  Really?  An animated red cup app?  Who has time for that?  Too harsh? What do you think?

image via Entre Nous



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