A delicious caffeinated white chocolate and coffee frozen drink that’s made for hot & humid days like today. I found myself craving a cold beverage at noon and I hopped onto my Zomato app and checked out the frappes available at the nearest Starbucks. I have had almost all but 2 and the other is a green matcha tea frappe so I thought, let’s try this one first. White chocolate Frappuccino® Roast coffee, milk and ice get together for what might be the best thing that happens to you all day. Oh, and there’s whipped cream on top.
What’s in it: Ice, milk, coffee Frappuccino syrup, whipped cream, coffee, white chocolate mocha sauce.
How much caffeine: 65 milligrams for a tall. Mine was a grande.
Ok as I said this is a heaven sent on a hot and humid day. As all cold frappes as but I digress. It isn’t going to be my favourite one from Starbucks but I do want to tell you that if, like me, you do not mind getting your white mocha on once in a while (I’m a sucker for regular milk chocolate and dark chocolate) then you will enjoy this one. It’s got everything going for it.
Once I got it delivered to my apartment I put it in the fridge for a little while. Like 2 hours almost. White chocolate is a popular flavor at Starbucks and shows up in 17 popular drinks. Post a disappointing lunch, I was waiting until I needed a pick me up and then, pausing my work, I went to the fridge to get the cup. And it was well worth the wait. Starbucks uses white chocolate mocha sauce (shortened to white mocha) to make their hot and iced white chocolate drinks. There’s no coffee or caffeine in the white mocha sauce and it tastes like sweet milk, like sweetened condensed milk. It’s an 8.5 outta 10 from me!
Liverpool moved to within one point of Premier League leaders Manchester City as they emerged impressive winners after a tough examination at Arsenal. The Gunners, well in the fight to finish in the top four, pushed Liverpool hard until Jurgen Klopp’s quadruple-chasing side ruthlessly took control after the break. Liverpool keeper Alisson saved crucially from Martin Odegaard after Thiago’s misplaced backpass before Diogo Jota put Liverpool ahead, beating Aaron Ramsdale at his near post in the 54th minute. Jota and Luis Diaz were immediately replaced by Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, the latter doubling Liverpool’s advantage just after the hour mark with a perfect flick from Andrew Robertson’s cross.
Liverpool have now reeled off nine Premier League wins in succession while Arsenal remain in fourth, a point ahead of Manchester United but with two games in hand. Once Jota made the breakthrough for the visitors there was no way back for the Gunners, but before then the Reds were indebted to Alisson’s significant contribution when he made that block from Odegaard. To that point Arsenal were in confident mood, playing fearlessly, but they were again undone by Jota – the scourge of Mikel Arteta’s team in the Carabao Cup semi-final in January – although the Portuguese was helped by Ramsdale’s weak effort to save his near-post shot.
Klopp’s Midas touch worked again when he removed Jota and substitute Firmino showed his silky touch to slide a near post flick past Ramsdale. Arsenal were deflated and Liverpool moved even closer to Manchester City, who were held to a draw here in the capital by Crystal Palace on Monday. The advantage still lies with Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions – but the margin is slender and this was another potentially difficult hurdle overcome by Liverpool. Arsenal’s players were applauded off by the home fans at the final whistle in recognition of their efforts, especially the outstanding Gabriel Martinelli, who gave Trent Alexander-Arnold a torrid time.