Starbucks' Peppermint Mocha
I arrived at Starbucks around noon. Although there was a long wait, the burristas were very polite and they greeted me with a smile. I ordered a grande peppermint mocha frappuccino for $4.95. When I took my first sip of the frappuccino, I was immediately hit with a sweet taste of chocolate and coffee, and a chilling aftertaste of peppermint. I found myself drinking the refreshment fast because of the peppermint aftertaste. I was somewhat disappointed by the end of the drink to find that the last third of the drink was ice build up. When I finally pulled in the last few drops, the drink tasted more like water than coffee. For the most part I enjoyed the tasty holiday drink; it contained a nice blend of chocolate with peppermint. However, with the price of five dollars, and with a third of the drink being backed up with ice, I rate this drink a four.
Emily's Place's Grinch
I arrived at Emily’s Coffee Shop after school. They workers were very polite, and they made the drink fast. I ordered a 16 oz. Grinch and added whipped cream and espresso for $4.93. This drink tasted like someone blended a peppermint patty candy and added espresso. There was first a strong taste of peppermint followed by a chocolate aftertaste. I also noticed there was almost no ice build up at the end of the drink, and the peppermint chocolate taste stayed strong until the last drop. I have no complaints for this holiday drink. This drink perfectly presents the flavor of chocolate and peppermint; therefore I rate this drink a five.
Dunkin' Doughnuts' Mocha Mint
I went in the morning, and they gave me my coffee very fast. I ordered a medium for $4.97; however, a medium is 24 oz. here instead of 16 oz. One thing that differed this drink from the rest is how strong the coffee was. The other drinks were mainly showcasing the peppermint and chocolate factors, while this one showed off coffee with some mint. The coffee itself tasted good; however, the chocolate was barely present and the mint flavor emerged a little in the beginning of each taste. The drink did not give the whole “holiday appeal” like the others. Despite this, I would definitely get it again when I need the energy; it gave me the kick to start my day. Because I could not taste chocolate peppermint flavor like the other holiday treats, I rate this drink a three.
~Connie Wiggins- Assistant Editor-in-Chief
A Letter From the Editor
Happy holidays from the SC Correspondent Online! As we reflect back on 2019, the stories that echo through these halls make me appreciative of the students who make this publication worthwhile. While for many of us, Christmas Break marks the beginning of our last semester of high school, there's still so many memories left to archive. Thank you for appreciating the stories we cultivate as young journalists!
~Taylor Trapp- Online Editor-in-Chief