When I first heard of it I thought, " that is just not right." Who would want to ruin something as wonderful as a luscious caramel with S.A.L.T. Yuck! Besides, who would put salt in their chocolate? What?
Then one crazy day, the kids were screaming, the dog was peeing, I was tired, and Starbucks was calling. I drove in getting ready to order my usual raspberry mocha when spontaneity hit me and I went for the salted caramel! Before I even put my lips to the rim I was convinced I has just wasted 5.00 on a cup of nothing.
But then the coffee heavens opened up. My lips reached the rim and bliss was achieved! It was the most wonderful concoction I have ever tasted. A little tart, a little sweet, the chocolate hint was just enough. I was in love. Unfortunately my new love has come with a hefty price tag. At 4.19 a cup, my salted caramel mocha is nothing more than an occasional indulgence and a lustful love of coffee.
That was until I ventured into Cost Plus World Market this week! There is was on the shelf - salted caramel hot chocolate mix. In two sizes -- a three serving size for 1.99 or a 20 serving size for 5.99. I brought home a two serving size sceptical if it would live up to my new love.
Sunday morning, I started up the coffee pot with some dark brew. I took the Tervis tumbler (which is sadly now broken) loaded it up with my traditional coffee and cream, added a few teaspoons of the hot chocolate mix and...........love, love, sweet love! It was perfect. Although, I was seriously missing some whipped cream. I carried it all the way to church with a certain glow of coffee perfection!
So my answer to coffee love comes at .30 a serving! Yippeeee! If you do not have a Cost Plus near you, I'm so sorry! Email me and I will be sure to send you some of the love. This stuff is too good not to share!