Feb 11, 2019

Life This Week 11/2/2019: My Worst Purchase....


My worst purchase was that first Iced Latte from McCafe because it has fuelled an addiction that sees me planning my days around how I can work a side trip to a Maccas for my next fix.


Some might say they're too sweet, others question the quality of the espresso that is the heart of this drink but I remain a loyal fan in the face of this criticism.  As far as I'm concerned, Maccas make the gold standard iced latte.  


If you're stuck at home in your pajamas with bad hair and no other options, then you can make a reasonable dupe with some Moccona.


If you're at work but the line at the McCafe next door is too overswhelming, do not despair.  Your work ice machine is your friend.  You just need to remember to pop your coffee into the freezer for a few minutes before adding work ice cubes because they're more like ice chips than solid, chunky cubes of ice.  I think I've possibly devoted too much time to this but anyway....


Fancy cafe versions found in places like Surry Hills are okay, I guess.  But they still don't have that X Factor of being the beverage of discerning adult women sold in the same store as 39 flavoured slushies.....


Surprisingly, as a lover of their instant coffee, I am not a fan of Moccona Ice Brew.  I was given a couple of bottles whilst out and about in Bondi Junction on Saturday (the place and the time for free food samples as far as I can tell) and I've just tried the Single Shot variety.

It's touted as dairy free and containing only four ingredients.  Rather randomly, one of those four ingredients is ... lemon.  I'm baffled.  It tasted kind of strange.  Diet Coke with Lemon strange heading to wrong town level strange.   Looks like I'll still be doing it myself with instant Moccona on the days I can't get myself to a McCafe.

Have you purchased anything recently that lead you down a slippery slope into a PG rated kind of dependence?  Do tell.

14 comments:

  1. I love your take on this (the prompt). Yes, it can turn into a costly mistake if it becomes a daily necessity!

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  2. Hi SSG you make me laugh! I haven't had an iced coffee for years although it is so hot at the moment, I'm not sure why I haven't replaced my hot coffee with it. I like Moccona so the Ice Brew looks just right for me. Have a great week! xx

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  3. It's easy to become addicted to McCafe iced latte, especially in the summer. I like coffee-based drinks but haven't developed a brand loyalty yet.

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  4. Haha I don't drink coffee but if we're talking slippery slopes then it would be corn chips for me.

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  5. My boss knowing I don't drink coffee, decided to take me to a chocolate speciality store to get "the best hot chocolate ever". And it is, and I now have a not so minor addiction to getting a cup each day I'm in the office! Thankfully I'm only in the office twice a week, haha! So I feel your pain! :)

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  6. Yes, there's an iced chocolate concoction at my current workplace that is beyond dangerous. It's a lot of dairy at once, plus chocolate obviously, but it's far too delicious and cooling in this heat. I'll be working somewhere new in a few weeks so I need to start weaning myself off them now!

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  7. This was a very creative take on the prompt, and very enjoyable! #lifethisweek

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  8. I thought you were going to poo-poo Macca's coffees - it was a relief to find it was a love letter instead :) I find all their coffees tick the box for me (but I'm not hugely discerning - just so long as it's not bitter or so strong the teaspoon stands up in by itself!)

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  9. Too funny... I've never been into iced coffee or tea - even though I'm a tea drinker. I think it's about the milk. Love your take on the prompt this week.

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  10. We really got into those iced coffees frappucino thingies at Starbucks when we were on holiday in the US one year and then we realised how many calories and how much sugar was in them and then we went cold turkey! Nespresso have bought out an iced coffee capsule that's really quite good - we're definitely all aboard the iced coffee train. Thanks for the heads up, I definitely won't be getting an iced coffee from Macca's but only because I have an addictive personality :)

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  11. Mine is iced coffee from a local cafe ...it's wickedly addictive and calorific.

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  12. I used to love their iced coffee but found with IBS they did not agree with me. Shame because i LOVE cold drinks and this would be wonderful to try again. The other issue for me, is I cannot use a straw as since surgery my mouth cannot form a vacuum.

    Better I stick to my double shot lattes!

    Thanks for sharing on Life This Week. Next week's optional prompt is: 7/51. Self-Care: Share Your Story. #1. 18/2/19. Denyse

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  13. I'll have to try that in the summer. Great to see you again on my link up

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  14. Personally I'm addicted to their mocha frappes esp at this time of year, though they do make me feel a bit phlegmy afterwards!

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