The Coffee Bean is one of the things I love most about Christmas, and this is largely due to their addition of their Double Chocolate Peppermint Latte to the menu!

Aside from feeding the lust for the good stuff, which becomes increasingly pricier by the year (It's RM16.80 (S) this year!), they come out with Christmas sets which are difficult to resist. This year, I finally succumbed to temptation and got one.


[What's in the bag?]


[<3]


[Christmas Stocking]
This was a free gift with purchase. Christmas stockings are usually extremely tacky, but I quite like this. I shall hang it on my door in hopes that people put presents in there for me. More likely than not, my brothers will use it as a bin. 


[Warm Winter Cocoas (RM98)]



Honestly, how could I resist this? It has everything that I love!


[:O]

A MINI WHISK! If you watch the baristas at Cofee Bean making drinks, you would have seen the elongated, skinny whisk they use to combine the powder and milk in their drinks. I have ALWAYS wanted one of those!


[Ta-Dah!]

And now I have it!


[Chocolate, Vanilla & Hazelnut Powders]


[Chocolate Powder]


[Vanilla Powder]


[Hazelnut Powder]

The back of all these cannisters provide directions on how to make all the drinks on the menu which these powders are used in. It distresses me a little that the suggestion is the use of 1/3 of a cup of powder per drink, and that each cannister only supplies enough powder for 3-4 servings if you go by those measurements. I do think it's a bit much!

While I adore these, it annoys me a little that they have provided aluminum sheeting under the lid which has holes in it so that it acts as a shaker. This makes it extremely time consuming. I'm happy to report that a can opener works fabulously in removing the lid so that you don't need to go through the arduous process of trying to extricate the appropriate amount of powder for each drink. Imaging trying to shake out 1/3 of a cup of powder. If nothing else, it would be a great arm workout!

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  1. ..."Christmas stockings are usually extremely tacky, but I quite like this. I shall hang it on my door in hopes that people put presents in there for me. More likely than not, my brothers will use it as a bin"...

    I agree, brothers, christmas stockings and expectations of gifts are not usually well paired and your comment shows just how well you understand the experience of having brothers.

    This set is so pretty but is it just me or do these DIY drink kits never work as well as picking up a fresh drink made by one of the baristas? I just can't for the life of me mix a proper drink at home.

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    1. I ended up giving it to my nephew in the end and he used it as a sock! Hah!

      You're absolutely right on DIY drinks being pale comparisons. I've yet to get the proper flavour with the powder even though I've used steamed milk as well. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I'm not too keen on following the instructions and using 1/3 of a cup of powder in my drink. It seems rather excessive!

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