It waft’s the aroma of something pleasing on a frosty day and warms up the fingers in the surroundings of a motorway service station.
Normally drunk by the cappuccino set as an alternative to their high caffeine fix, the coffee houses up and down the motorways have seen fit to get into selling it…and the Makers of the refined coffee cant wait to sell it
What flavour would you like ?- the barista asks
(Barista – supposedly the guy who blended the coffee or chocolate mix – but on this occasion – the guy who’s operating the fancy machine behind the counter)
Mint, Orange, Blackforest (A special for Christmas) or Peppermint
I plump for Peppermint – pay the man behind the counter and sit down with my brew and a gingerbread man, as the vapours of chocolate and Peppermint travel through the air towards my nose
And as the mug transports the Brown Gold to my mouth, the ice begins to thaw – a perfect antidote to a winters morning.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Pick Your Potion.”
I really enjoy a Hot Chocolate at the end of the day. Particularly on winter days like today. I love it when the hot cocoa melts into the milk releasing the lovely smell of dark milk or white chocolate into the air.
It’s something we should be grateful to the Aztecs for…as they had been drinking it for years before the Spaniards came along….
Nowadays of course – there’s so much variety – Coffee-infused chocolate for the Cappucino set who drink at your Costas or your Starbucks, Orange Flavoured or Banofee Flavour for those who like something sweet and now there’s a heap of White Chocolate varieties too…Crème Brulee and Strawberry Flavours have recently found their way into the local branch of Whittard’s which stock these yummy treats
My Favourite Flavour ? It’s got to be minted hot chocolate. Its really rich, warm, dark, satisfying and most of all – Minty. If Whittard’s get any in during Christmas then Costa may have a job on their hands to entice me in…as there’s nothing better than a hot chocolate you’ve made for yourself.
I can smell those aromas as I’m typing…and I’ve not even entered the kitchen yet