Summer may not quite be here, but the summer menus sure are. Costa have rolled out their iced fruit drinks in all their tantalising flavours, but they've also stuck a new addition on the hot drinks menu as well, because nothing says summer like a popcorn flavoured cappuccino, apparently.
This is a cappuccino with a popcorn flavoured syrup, that's about it, nothing too special, but it is quite a novel idea. Whoever prepared it must have been excited, because they over-zealously applied the chocolate on top. I got quite the hit of popcorn syrup on my first sip, and it wasn't all that pleasant. It taste an awful lot like the popcorn flavoured Jelly Belly, and while I don't find them awful, it's not the best representation of popcorn I've had. So the first few sips weren't particularly great, but as I pressed on the popcorn flavour mellowed out somewhat and blended in quite nicely with the coffee. It seems a lot of the flavouring was concentrated in the foam, and the stuff underneath was a lot more bearable, and had quite a nice toasted popcorn taste. There was just that imbalance in there that wasn't all that great, and while this is an interesting idea, this cappuccino definitely doesn't beat a drink made with some of the more classic syrups. It's not bad, but it's not particularly great.
My rating: 3/5