I have been a long-standing fan of local café chain tcc ever since its first boutique opened in 2003. The large range of gourmet coffee and consistently good service make it my number one choice whenever I want to chill at a nice and casual café. For a place that specialises in coffee, the food is surprisingly good. Same goes for the desserts.

Each month, they concoct new items that are not found in their regular food and drinks menus. This being the month of Christmas, they have rolled out a series of Christmas specials!

Christmas Beverages at tcc

I’m gonna skip right to the Christmas beverages since I fell in love with these at first sight – they totally had me at those colourful stars!

Whether it’s chocolate or coffee, I tend to like it hot. This time round I decided to bend the rule a little and try out the icy berry oreo. (if you like it irish, you can go for the frosty bailey – a chocolate frappé with a touch of bailey’s and rum.)

Berry Oreo

Berry Oreo

Available only in the month of December 2007

The berry oreo is quite literally a combination of raspberry and oreo. On paper it sure looks like a rather odd match. But the fruitiness is very refreshing, and at the same time you get the deliciously sweet taste of oreo. It doesn’t taste vile or funny like I thought it might. Phew!

I really admire the way they have creatively made this drink both look and taste Christmasy. Tucked into the whipped cream is a slim piece of chocolate. It has been stenciled into the shape of a Christmas tree and even has an edible shiny gold star on top! Detail, people, detail. (for the frosty bailey, it is a chocolate snowman instead.)

Little colourful stars have either been sprinkled onto the whipped cream or mixed within the drink. These are just plain cute and make drinking a fun affair! Oh, they are mint-flavoured too.

Deep down within, I’m still a traditional coffee kind of girl, preferring the likes of Ya Kun and toast box. The aroma from a cup of freshly made traditional coffee just perks me up immediately. But every now and then I do enjoy a refreshing change, especially if it’s one of the creative coffee concoctions at tcc.

Have a berry merry Christmas everyone!

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