3 October 2016
New Toffee Apple Hot Chocolate (Costa) By @Cinabar
So the first of October sprung Autumn on us, the weather took note here in the Midlands and the temperature has dropped. I can also feel the start of a sore throat, so I'm not loving the new season as much as you might expect. When I'm healthier the idea of wearing boots and winter woolies is usually enough to cheer me through, but today I've been feeling low. I decided to cheer myself up with a trip to Costa to see if there was anything new on the Autumn menu. I was rewarded when I spotted this new Toffee Apple Hot Chocolate, it seemed the perfect treat. They are a treat too, never look at the calories...
Anyway, the Costa Toffee Apple Hot Chocolate arrived and was enough to put a smile back on my face, it was cream topped, dusted with cocoa and further topped with pieces of fudge, heaven.
I started by eating the fudge and cream and enjoyed its vanilla and toffee flavour. No apple yet, but I had the main part of the drink to go. I gave it a stir as I hate when the syrup settles at the bottom, and gave it a sip. The drink was very rich and soothing, mainly the heavy taste of dark treacle toffee dominated the flavour. This was truly a cold weather drink, and the tones of toffee were strong, but the apple element was very mild. It is far more toffee than apple, and missed its opportunity to have the acidic apple taste cut through the rich toffee, the way that the berry flavour in the Black Forest Gateau Hot Chocolate balanced the drink. This is a nice treat of a drink until the Black Forest Gateau Hot Chocolate is back, but it's no replacement for it.