Friday, November 14, 2008
I love Starbucks! Don't hate me. Makes me feel at home, since it's the same everywhere in the world. Right?
Let's see... Last night I was browsing at a bookstore downtown and I spotted a Starbucks, so I decided to pop in and get a coffee. And I noticed the Christmas beverages are out, which I absolutely love: Gingerbread, Candy Cane, and Eggnog lattes. Yum.
I was all excited at the prospect of having my first Gingerbread latte of the season, but it's nowhere to be found! No Eggnog either! No Candy Cane! Instead, the Christmas beverages in Korea are the Toffee Nut latte and Dark Cherry latte. Hmmmm. I snubbed them and just ordered a simple cappuccino.
Is it only in Korea, or everywhere else in the world? Are they gone forever? I guess Eggnog and Gingerbread are probably not very popular on the Asian market, so it makes sense they have different options. They actually look pretty scrumptious and I'm willing to give it a try, once I get over the initial culture shock.
Starbucks, Starbucks... I was counting on you to give me a taste of home. Alright, guess I'm off to get a Dark Cherry latte.