22 July 2014

Costa Ice Mint Mocha (@CostaCoffee) [By @Cinabar]

As I’m still looking for ways to cool down in the fabulous summer sunshine we have been having, I thought I would revisit Costa and see what was new in terms of refreshment. I did my usual Foodstuff Finds scan for the word ‘new’ on the menu, and picked the Costa Ice Mint Mocha. It wasn’t the most different sounding choice, and to be honest I wasn’t sure I was even going to blog about it, but the refreshing combination of mint and ice swayed me.
The drink itself was a bit of a surprise when it came, I noticed that the mint was actually proper mint, as in you could see green bits within the drink! I loved this touch, and it wasn’t expected. The flavour was a well balanced mix of coffee, and chocolate, with a natural refreshing leafy hint of mint. The minty flavour did seem perfect for the summer, and added to the cooling feeling from the ice base. The chocolate curls and cream on top were a bonus, a naughty one, but I still rather liked them. ;-)
It may not seems the most new combination of flavours, but there is no questioning that it works. It tastes summery, sweet and pleasantly refreshing, let’s just hope the sunshine keeps up and I can continue to enjoy all the ice drinks on offer.
By Cinabar


Anonymous said...

Do they do a lighter version with skimmed milk & no cream?

cinabar said...

You can always ask for no cream - and yes they will generally make any drink there with skimmed milk on request.