Every once in awhile, when I hit up the Starbucks inside the grocery store, I like to get something other than coffee. Especially now that I have to watch my caffeine consumption, thanks to my blood pressure. Once the colder weather starts to set it, one of my deviations is a Hazelnut Hot Chocolate.
One night last week, I had decided that I was going to have a cup of cocoa while puttering around online (and yes, even a week later, I am STILL reliving my evening in St. Paul with The Replacements!), and I remembered I’d bought a bottle of Hazelnut syrup for a project awhile ago. I thought I’d make an attempt at a Hazelnut Hot Chocolate, just to see how it would turn out.
And it was perfect! I was afraid it might be overly sweet–I have a massive sweet tooth, but sometimes Starbucks’ beverages can be sickly sweet (like the Pumpkin Spice Lattes everyone’s going ape for right now). This, thankfully, is not. It’s just right. Just like the evening in St. Paul. This is one of those times I wish I was independently wealthy, so I could follow The Mats around for awhile.
I am SO jealous of the guy who stood behind us at Midway. He’d flown in from New Jersey to see the St. Paul show, and will be attending the show in New York tonight. Lucky bum!!!