It was so hard to go into Costa and see the Christmas menu is back and not order the Black Forest Hot Chocolate. It is a favourite drink of mine, but as a good food and drink blogger I felt I had to try one of the new drinks. This year although the Black Forest hot chocolate is available the other seasonal hot chocolate drink is Caramel Fudge Hot Chocolate.
I ordered two of the drinks, one for myself and one for my mum and watched barista make the drinks. It started with a couple of pumps of syrup, then the regular hot chocolate mix on top. The topping was very pretty though. He dusted the drink with some cocoa with edible gold sparkle in it. Then he very carefully balanced a disc of chocolate lattice on top, the holes in the lattice showing off the gold base powder. By the time I got back to the table and was ready to have the drink I realised that the chocolate lattice had turned glossy as it melted and was easy scoop off and eat with the spoon.
The drink itself was a bit odd for me. Not bad by any means, but the syrup made the drink so very buttery, that it tasted a bit rich. My mum was enjoying her drink and pointed out that fudge was made with butter and sugar so it matched the description. True enough I guess, but it all tasted too strong for me. I found it too sweet and the buttery edge was, well weird if I’m honest. My mum said she’d have it again, so it seems a bit marmitey,
Have you tried it? What did you think? My next drink in Costa is definitely going to be the Black Forest Hot Chocolate!