Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Writing Workshop - Week 8 - My Hot & Steamy Addiction

So, its week 8 of Josies writing prompts. This week its addictions....

I have an addiction. I keep my addiction well hidden, seriously, you would never even realise I have one!

I am addicted to…… yep, you guessed it, Starbucks.

Its been a whole 8 hours since I had my last fix.

Have you ever stood in the queue and listened to someone  order a succession of words that eventually appear at the end of the production line as a drink? Well, that’s me. Me and my “tall skinny caramel macchiato with cream to take away please”. (yes that’s right, I ordered skinny and the asked for cream!) .

The lovely gentleman in Starbucks (yes he recognises me!) tries to convince me that I might as well just have full fat milk as the calories saved is probably the equivalent to half a digestive biscuit. I cant taste the difference though so continue to order a skinny and convince myself that I have “earned” a cake with the saved calories.

Hazelnut Latté
Caramel Latté
Gingerbread Latté
Toffee Nut Latté
Caramel Macchiato


Sorry, I got side tracked by the coffee goodness.

I will visit the town centre and pay for parking simply to get my Starbucks fix. I will waste my entire lunch break fighting through the traffic just to get a steaming hot cup of this frothy goodness. I have bribed Snaffles into going by calling it the “glass of milk shop”.

The true extent of my addiction came on red cup day.  I was fairly certain of which week the red cups would start but desperate times called for desperate measures. Google was not my friend that day and my need for a gingerbread latté was growing by the day. I had to take the bull by the horns and called the local Starbuck ahead of my visit for confirmation that a Gingerbread latté would be available!

One day my heaven will arrive , it will come in the guise of a drive through Starbucks.


  1. I'm very envious of your addiction. I don't like coffee of any description and have always felt that I'm missing out on something wonderful...

  2. See I could be addicted to Starbucks - if only we had one within a 100 mile radius!

  3. Caramel Macchiato's are my favourite too, but I convince myself that I'm allowed a cake if I have it with an Americano! I suspect I too have an addiction, though I don't think I have it quite as bad as you. I don't have to persuade either of my 2 boys to go in - they're normally asking me when I'm trying to be strong and resist the urge, and I cave in all too easily. My 3 year old is already fond of coffee, and will even drink it black, but he only has decaffeinated!

  4. Geriatric Mummy - i dont actually like coffee. I can only drink it if made very milky and with a flavoured syrup in it. - I am very strange!

    BNM & Jude: I now fear my addiction may be worse than first thought. I failed to mention in my post that I have a "find nearest starbucks" application on my phone. Whereever I am I can now find out how far I am away from my fix plus directions! - oops!

  5. I loathe the over priced horror that is Starbucks. But enjoyed your post! I too am a coffee addict but prefer to make my own the way I like it - I buy syrups for home, cinnamon is my favourite. Also a tipple of Baileys or my friend Mr Jack (Daniels) added to an evening (strong) coffee is soooooooooo yummy!!

  6. Have you thought about investing in the company lol, may be cheaper for you in the long run.

  7. I don't really like coffee, but your post has made me rethink. Perhaps I truly am missing out on something rather wonderful! (I would have no idea what to order if I went in...)

  8. Decaf caramel and the christmas Hazel hut ones. I will be treating myself to one on my birthday, I have had other things that have needed the cash sadly

  9. I'm with Geriatric Mummy. I can stand coffee in any form (not a hot drink drinker full stop) and even the smell makes me nauseous. I really wish I could like it, it always looks amazing and I adore gingerbread!