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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Coffee Republic's Iced Cafe Mocha Mint Matchmakers Confirmed sighting: Coffee Republic's Iced Cafe Mocha Mint Matchmakers
Posted: 16:37 Tue 08-06-2004. Price: 2.85 Tall, 3.05 Grande. Location: George Street, Oxford. Sub-flavours: None noted. Nutritional unusualness: Doesn't contain Matchmakers?.
"Diarmuid Mallon" reports: For nearly 3 earth pounds, you get a large iced coffee made with chocolate and mint syrup, topped with cream, chocolate sauce and chopped nuts. This is topped off with a red straw and 1 long mint Matchmaker. The overall effect is good, and the drink is refreshing. The only thing that confused me - how do chopped nuts fit in with the whole Matchmaker thing?

..."Diarmuid's" oddyssey through the world of controversial semi-frozen beverages continues with a product that I'm pretty much convinced isn't just an ice-cream sundae that he's stuck a chocolate Matchmaker in. Of course, given the wide range of cold drinks on offer in other coffee chains, it's hard to tell whether this is an official offering or merely a local delicacy - still, maybe they could do other flavours based around the Sizzling Strawberry or Zingy Orange Matchmaker varieties (now that fizzy milk has proved such a disappointment, would redirecting a few boffins towards making a chocolate orange-flavoured drink really be too much to ask?) Meanwhile, The Grocer reports that one of France's most popular brands of low-fat cocoa-flavoured serve-hot-or-cold skimmed milk is to be launched in the UK (from 79p for 250ml ring-pull can), under its perhaps ill-advised original French name of Cacolac.

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Posted: 09:09 Mon 06-Sep-2004 by "tubeoftoothpaste" # permalink comment
Comment: This is not just a local delicacy and is available at all Coffee Republic stores in the UK. Absolutely wonderful drink. Beat the hell out of StarBux versions.
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