Delicious dishes for the winter season
By Jerrison Oracion, Senior Columnist
The holiday season is a time when everyone spends time with each other. One of the things that everyone will do during this time is eat food. This year, there are holiday food offerings in a variety of fast food places, restaurants, and coffee shops.
Here are some of the holiday foods that you can find in the Lower Mainland.
In McDonald’s, they have their Season’s Cravings menu, which highlight the flavours of the season. One of the big items in the menu is the Potato Rosti and Bacon Burger. It has a beef patty with a hashbrown—though they call it a “Rosti”—cheese, onions, and a cheese sauce. The hashbrown adds flavour to the burger and the cheese sauce causes the burger to be creamy. Also, they have waffle fries which taste like the potato wedges they used to have, and a Turtles sundae, which has the taste of everyone’s favourite chocolate treat.
At Tim Horton’s, they have a lot of minty options to choose from. One of the items to highlight is the Mint Fudge Brownie Doughnut, which has a chocolate filling, a mint frosting, and brownie pieces on top. They also have a Chocolate Mint Filled Cookie and Peppermint Hot Chocolate, which is available in regular and white chocolate. These food items will cause your mouth to be cool.
The coffee shops in the Lower Mainland have a lot of holiday drinks to offer. All of them are bringing back drinks that they offered in the past few years. Here are some of the holiday drinks to highlight.
In Starbucks, their holiday drinks have a variety of flavours. There is the Caramel Brûlée Latte, which is a latte that has whipped cream and caramel pieces. The latte is very smooth, and the caramel pieces cause it to be sweet. There is a holiday version of their cold brew coffee called the Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew, which has sweet cream and holiday spices in it. It tastes like a latte, and it is delicious and creamy.
At Blenz Coffee they have holiday drinks that are very sweet. One of them is the Egg Nog Café Latte, which is a latte mixed with egg nog. The egg nog causes the latte to be very rich.
At Waves Coffee they have gourmet holiday drinks with their Holiday Classics menu. One of the holiday drinks that they have is a Gingerbread Latte, which has gingerbread and a chocolate gingerbread cookie in it. When you drink it, you will not immediately taste the gingerbread, but you will taste it after a few sips.
So, when it is snowing outside or you spend time with someone, you can eat holiday foods to celebrate the holiday season.