Tazo Tea Time is back at Starbucks. Visit your local Starbucks between 2pm and 5pm from February 11th to 20th and receive a tazo tea latte at half price. My personal favorites are the Chai Tea Latte and the Green Tea Latte (but made with a sugar free shot of vanilla).
It’s no secret that Canadians love their coffee! A recent survey conducted by Ipsos-Reid on behalf of McDonald’s Canada revealed that 9 out of 10 Canadians drink at least one cup of coffee a day, with most drinking on average 3 cups a day. This is the second week of free coffee from Mcdonald’s – from now until November 28, 2010, customers will be able to enjoy a free cup of McDonald’s Premium Roast Coffee at absolutely no charge – any time of day – with no purchase necessary.
I remember back in the day, before I started drinking “real” coffee, a Starbucks Frappuccino blended beverage was my way of drinking a grown up’s coffee drink, but disguised as a milkshake. Now, Frappuccinos have become a Starbucks staple, with a huge variety of new flavours – from strawberry to green tea. Furthermore, with their newest beverage promotion, Starbucks is encouraging its customers to personalize their drinks and customize their Frappuccino. Choose from any of their syrup shots (vanilla? hazelnut? caramel?) and get it blended with cream. Get it light or get it with a double shot of espresso. The possibilities are only limited to your tastes and imagination! Join Starbucks for happy hour between 3pm and 5pm and enjoy a half priced Frappuccino blended beverage from now until May 16, 2010.
This morning, despite the Vancouver sunshine, I was craving a warm beverage of some sort and came across a powder sample of Domo’s “Chocolate Ecstasy Matcha“. I’m pretty sure I got this little packet in a goodie bag from some sort of MMV-related event I went to several months ago, but haven’t had a chance to try this until now.
Chocolate Ecstasy fuses the soothing warmth of hot chocolate with the healthy and exotic taste of organic matcha, so you get the best of both worlds. It’s the perfect drink for a frosty winter morning or a cozy evening in. And you can use it to make an amazing chocolate martini or three, if you’re having one of those nights.
More chocolate than green tea match, this presweetened drink is easy to prepare. Just add a bit of hot water to dissolve the powder and top up with milk or a soy substitute for your daily calcium fix. This product is available at several groccery stores (especially health/natural food stores) in Vancouver, including Urban Fare and Capers.