My sister Chipi recently came back from a trip to Hong Kong, and one of the things she got me was a pouch of maple marron latte from Muji. There are Muji branches here, but the girl loves the store, so that fact isn't going to stop her from doing some Muji shopping in Hong Kong.
The present actually made me wonder when I saw it. My sister knows I don't drink coffee. I don't even like mocha-flavored desserts because of the bit of coffee taste in them. The irony though is that I love the smell of coffee. I think it's one of the coziest aromas in the world. I hardly think though that Chipi would have bought me real coffee just to sniff.
Now, the maple marron latte sounded very promising as coffee drinks went. I liked maple. I liked marron (chestnut). I only had misgivings when it came to the latte part. Since Chipi had given it to me, and I trust her taste and judgment when it comes to food and fashion, I gave it a try.
Apparently, latte is coffee that's practically diluted to non-existence with milk. Or that's how it seemed to me because I loved it. The flavor was sweet and nutty, a combination I usually like. I don't think I could even detect any coffee flavor in it, but then again, I don't have the most discerning taste buds. My tongue doesn't do subtle. Flavors have to be in my face for me to register them.
So, thanks, Chipi for introducing me to the treat that is instant gourmet? dessert? coffee. I don't know what to call it. It went especially well with the sweet crêpes we had on Crêpe Day. I won't specify what kind they were because I know you just love one of the ingredients. *Shush, my sister hates bananas.*
Now, I'm not likely to buy any myself because I'm cheap, but feel free, anybody, to gift me with some more of this maple marron goodness. You can rest assured that I'll enjoy it.