The holiday drinks are here, and it's not long before they will disappear again. I know, it's sad. You've probably tried all of the new flavours by now a million times over. Peppermint Mocha, Billionaire's Hot Chocolate and Cinnamon goodness, the list is endless. So what festive delicious drink are you based on your star sign?
Aries, you're adventurous when it comes to life and are curious about the unique tastes when it comes to your coffee. This is why you're a Chesnut Praline Chai Tea Latte. This little gem has a range of seasonal spices such as ginger, cloves and cinnamon. This spicy yet sassy drink gives you an extra pick up on these dull mornings and brings out that real cheerfulness and energetic side in your personality.
Cancer, you enjoy playing it safe when it comes to your drinks which is why you're a White Chocolate Mocha kind of person. The white chocolate gives you a much-needed sugar fix, and you are certainly dedicated to having a million of these before they're shipped off of the menu. You're super excited for Christmas, even if you don't show it, and secretly jam to your hidden festive playlist!
Libra, you are one of a kind which is why you're a Caramel Brûlée Latte! You're compassionate and care about those close to you but are also truly artistic and creative. Dark caramel sauce and crunchy sugar hits the spot for you. You're definitely more than what meets the eye, very much like this treat! Your strong social skills mean that you're the perfect person for a coffee date and entice people in, just like this tempting cup of goodness.
Capricorn, you are a Honeycomb Latte. Intelligent, practical and reliable, we are always eager to hear your optimistic views and appreciate your generosity. You're as sweet as honeycomb syrup which is topped with whipped cream.
My darling bull, Taurus, you're a Peppermint Mocha for sure. You're logical and know that mint, chocolate and coffee make the perfect match. You're the classic definition of a caring, reliable friend and despite your stubbornness, you will forever be loyal. Just like peppermint, you shall never go out of fashion!
My loyal lion, you are a Salted Caramel Cappuccino. You aren't too fussy when it comes to drinks and a simple coffee would do just fine due to your charitable nature. You reflect on life and always appreciate your fortune and have an enthusiastic side in your personality which rubs off on other people and helps them feel at ease.
Scorpio, you're certainly a Holiday Spice Flat White. You have a sting on your tail and are a feisty one. The mixture of spices in this coffee brings out your mysteriousness along with your strong ability of independence and rationality. You love being on social media and being part of the recent trends, this richly spiced beverage awakens your senses and allows you to bring energy to a room.
My water friend, indeed you are a Black Forrest Hot Chocolate. The dash of cherry syrup makes you unique and a bit of a risk taker if needs be! You're smart and practical as well as sociable. I mean, who doesn't love cherry?
My dear Gemini, you're indeed an Eggnog Latte. What you see is what you get, and even though you're not everyone's taste, you're quirky and always up for a good time. You've got a warm, caring heart and keep those you love close to you with your unique charm.
Toffee Nut Latte? That's you! Virgo, you're a bit of a perfectionist at times and like your coffee just right. 50% toffee, 50% nutty and a whole lotta coffee. This coffee of delightfulness is perfect for helping you tackle through the rest of the day, just as helpful as you are!
Sagittarius, you're a Billionaire's Hot Chocolate. Coffee may not be your forte, but you're materialistic that's for sure. The real business side of you comes out, and you love to be rich which is why you're a match made in heaven for our dear sickly-sweet hot chocolate. You enjoy the more beautiful things in life and are very brave when it comes to decision making. The easiest decision? Picking this item off of the menu!
Last but not least, Pisces, you are the famous Gingerbread Latte! Your friendly kind face and nature makes you best pals with our beloved biscuit man. The ginger can warm the coldest of people on a winter day, and that's your aim in life. You are always sincere and compassionate and love to be there for people.
Are you in the festive spirit yet? Get down to your local coffee shop and feel the warmth! Maybe get in the Christmas swing with our red velvet Gookie Dough!
Cake, chocolate, cheesecake, candy floss, Christmas pudding, everything dessert is a yes. However, no matter what the sweet treat may be, we all have a favourite whether we want to admit it or not. Maybe a slice of cheesecake is more your style? Well, not to everyone! A little like your love life. So the real question is, what does your go-to dessert say about you and your dating style.
Just like the dessert, you're fun, playful and just there for a laugh who is everyone's favourite. You aren't made for commitment or anything too serious because that's boring, right? For example, why settle down for fudge brownie if you can have peanut butter cup too? You keep your options open and are a bit of a free spirit which is why we all love you.
Chocolate Covered Fruits
Romance is chocolate covered strawberries, and that is a fact. It's obvious that you're a hopeless romantic. Even though you may be overly soppy with your cuddles in bed, it proves that you're loyal, kind and super caring. You just want to find the perfect partner and settle down. Your grandparent's fairytale marriage is your goal in life. Adorable!
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Real classy but sassy, just like you. This traditional treat will never go out of fashion. Why over complicate things when you can enjoy the simplicities of life. Drama isn't your forte, and you're friends with everyone, however, when it comes to something you are passionate about, you're certainly a tough cookie! Chase that man, girly.
Boyfriend? Girlfriend? Commitment? NO! Why would you want to settle down and be suffocated? You don't have a type, and you don't want to be assigned to a particular person. The more experience, the better and you're a people's person.
You're hard work, my darling. Possibly playing hard to get but worth it in the end. Like the sugar that tops a crème brûlé, it takes a lot to keep you happy, and I guess you could say you're a bit of a diva but who could blame you? You're super classy and love the more delicate things in life, so sit back and enjoy being spoilt.
Classic and chill, always there for people and the perfect person to comfort, a bit like our old friend, Mr Cheesecake. You're low maintenance and would be happy chilling at home with a takeaway. Easy peasy.
Soft on the outside but a lot stronger than you think. If it comes to it, you can be feisty and explosive at times. You're looking for someone who can handle your fiery personality and be adventurous with you which means there can never be a dull moment. Who doesn't love a hidden wild side? As challenging as you may seem, you show real love once someone finds your concealed mushy centre.
You like relationships that are filled to the brim with walks on the beach, late night conversations and gazing into each others' eyes. It may all seem a bit gooey to others, but you show genuine respect and passion for your partner and never fail to please.
Vegan is all the trend, whether you agree with this diet or not, it's impossible not to read about it or at least attempt it. Personally, for me, it almost seems impossible. All the delicious things in life contain everything that is anti-vegan, which yes, is a little upsetting. However, what you may not have known are the following snacks that are surprisingly vegan.
The most loved biscuit of all time which is found in everything. On another note, shouldn't it be in Gookie Dough by now? The creamy centre completely tricks our minds and seems to be some kind of magic because they're dairy-free!
The most moreish, buttery, creamy, delicious cracker of all time. However, it certainly doesn't contain any butter! What's better than that?
No child likes dark chocolate. I feel as if that is an ultimate fact. It's the same with coffee; it's seen as disgusting until you hit your late teens or early twenties. Bournville is, however, the king of dark chocolate and definitely satisfies the cravings in a slightly healthier fashion.
Beef & Tomato Pot Noodle
The real and quite scary question is if it's not meat then what is it, exactly? We can't argue with the label, I guess?!
Reese's Shell Topping
Hallelujah! I don't think anyone can live without Reese's, the peanut buttery goodness is the key to our hearts so this hard shell topping makes ice cream that more worthwhile. Of course, vegan ice cream!
You what? Super viral trends that are simple to make? Sold! We all know the struggle when it comes to watching a 'how to' video, thinking it'll be super-duper easy peasy and then your end result looks like a squashed potato, yet their's looks like a sparkly angel. The pain. Today, I am bringing you Instagram worthy sweet treats that are possible to make and shall make you feel extra festive (only 13 more days).
They almost look like little green and red sponges, but the secret to achieving this pattern is to divide the cake batter into six mini bowls and adding food colouring in different hues. It may be time-consuming, but definitely worth it! Just look how cute they are. Guess who's gonna be the winner of the Christmas buffet? You are!
Cranberry Curd Tart
A curd with lemons, of course, the tart being thin, sweet, crunchy and smooth. The bright red filling screams Christmas and festivity which is why we love this cranberry tart! The colouring is completely natural by using frozen cranberries, and you can even cheat and buy a store-bought pastry crust. No one will have to know; it's our secret! Perfect with a dollop of whipped cream.
Apple Rose Tart
How gorgeous. It's almost too perfect to eat! This tart is filled with a maple custard which is topped with elegant apple roses. Looks difficult? All you do is microwave the apple slices for a short period of time to soften them, and they are easier to work with. Even better, it's gluten-free!
Lemon Meringue Fridge Cake
Tangy, appealing and minimal effort. Perfect for the non-chocolate lovers and most of the ingredients are ready made. No standing around in the kitchen for hours, so you have more time to spend with the family! Very rich yet very easy.
Stained Glass Biscuits
The kids will love this one, and you can go all traditional and hang these up with a ribbon on the tree. The stained glass effect works by using boiled sweets which melt into the biscuit while baking. Sweets and cookies? The bigger the sugar rush, the better! Anyone up for a candy flavoured Gookie Dough treat!
Chocolate Peppermint Cake
A cake with a smooth silky glaze and garnished with crushed peppermint candy canes. Perfect with vanilla ice cream.
Which is your favourite dessert treat this season?
Everyone loves food, and I'm sure you have someone who is a challenge to buy for at Christmas time. You're sick of buying chocolates, perfume, lynx sets and makeup, so it's time to step up the game and find something unique but special. This is your ultimate gift guide for your favourite foodie to make them go 'wow' this festive season.
BBQ Branding Iron
Got that manly-man in your family that is king of the BBQ? Now he can staple his famous burgers with this personalised branding iron. Make any message as it comes with all the letters of the alphabet and doesn't require any tools. You won't go unnoticed, that's for sure.
Choc On Choc All Chocolate Biscuit Selection
Is it a biscuit? Or is it a chocolate treat? This little novelty stocking filler is a selection of family favourites such as Custard Cream, Bourbons, Party Rings and Digestives! Made with Belgian chocolate to create a rich, creamy taste. The question is, where is the Gookie Dough at?
Christmas Tree Gin
The best Christmas tree decoration ever? These mini bottles of gin look adorable on a tree and taste delicious. Each set contains 6 bottles of the London Dry Gin with a Sipsmith ribbon displaced in a presentation box. Quench that gin-lovers thirst and give them an adult treat!
Krispy Kreme Puzzle
A puzzle that's good enough to eat! This 500 piece circular jigsaw is great for those who are a true problem-solver at heart. Presented in the famous doughnut-styled box, this will tantalise the tastebuds and features a range of the most popular treats. From strawberry glaze to Nutella and how can we forget lemon cheesecake?
Bubble what? Create your own flavour from your favourite beverage, whether this is cherryade or prosecco! Mix it with the base bubble liquid provided then blow the bubbles and try to catch them on your tongue. Great fun for all the family and a quirky gift for all ages! Funfetti flavoured bubbles? Why not!
Work It Out Exercise Mat
Get super stylish and become a trendsetter at the gym with this 'After this we're getting pizza' quoted exercise mat. Made to be extra girly with pastel pink, the inspiration quote will encourage you to burn off those calories so you can fit a beloved pizza in. After all, pizza will always be a girl's best friend.
Retro Mini Popcorn Maker
Make your sleepover super with this mini popcorn maker. This little gem can make up to 8 cups of popcorn per batch which is super easy. The maker uses an electric system which means no oil is required so is overall better for your health. Pour the kernels into the kernel measuring cup provided and switch on. Snuggle up with a movie and hot chocolate and voila, your own cinema. Coming to a kitchen near you!
With a high quality cast iron skillet and miniature Reese's peanut butter cups, this will make you squeal with delight on Christmas morning. The peanut butter food trend is at the top of the list right now and you can make up some cookies or pancakes. Get creative!
So, now you have inspiration on what to buy your Foodie this Christmas. What will you be buying?