Until last week.
Was at Gurney Plaza for some last minute necessity shopping when Mama mentioned she had a birthday voucher for 2 free drinks and 2 cakes at Starbucks. Not a fan, but... when it's free, WHY NOT, RIGHT??? Hahaha. #classicPenangitementality So off we went to Starbucks to grab a quick (and free) tea before moving on with our errands.
I ordered a Tiramisu. It looked like
my best bet out of all the cakes available.
It was disappointing. Dry and not very Tiramisu-ish. :-/
Ritz Cakes & Pastries still sells the best kind, if you ask me.
But that isn't why this CBTL fan is blogging about Starbucks. You see, I asked the barista for "an ice-blended drink with no coffee" and he suggested a coffee-free vanilla ice-blended. @_@ SAY WUD??? Isn't that a... a... a... PURE VANILLA???
And so it turns out, it totally was!
How come I never knew??? Ok, fine. In my defense, it wasn't even on the menu to begin with. (Why not??) But still! OMG, I've been missing out! (Not really, I always had CBTL's version of the same drink. =p)
I also extra love the fact that it's also generously topped with whipped cream like it is at CBTL. At least now I won't have to moan and groan whenever my friends call the shots and decide to meet at Starbucks. Haha. Pure Vanilla FTW! Woo hoo!
p/s: After thinking about it a little, I may just jump ship to Starbucks instead of CBTL after this cos I get 10% off there thanks to my HSBC credit card anyways. Why pay full price when you can pay 90%, right? Hmmm... Something to consider. Also, I have a Starbucks hot-drink tumbler, which will give me RM1 off the RSP if I decide to bring it (and The Husband) along. =p
p/s/s: I just won't order the Tiramisu ever again. Blergh.