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Good morning Monday! I think I will have no Monday blues if I could sip my coffee from this adorable “Stace Face” mug.

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This is part of an exclusive collection of Starbucks® merchandise designed by Stacey Bendet, CEO and Creative Director of alice + olivia.

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December is always the month for coffee catch-ups and it is also the month of the Festive Blend!

I always need a Toffee Nut Latte from Starbucks to remind myself about Christmas. This year, Starbucks launched a new festive beverage. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has launched some new Christmas drinks as well.

Last but not least, Nespresso has also launched 3 dessert-inspired flavours for the season!

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This is for real: Starbucks sells Macarons!

Miss Glitzy spotted this at a Starbucks outlet in Tokyo. There were 3 flavours (Caramel, Maroon and Apple Cinnamon) available at that store and each individually packaged like a cookie.

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Each macaron was huge – with a diameter of 4.5cm with artificially polished surface. Each macaron costs 220 yen (about S$3.40).

First impression – it is expensive, since the Pierre Hermé macaron, albeit a lot smaller, only costs 230 yen each. Next, in terms of appearance, the Starbucks macaron was reminiscent of the Icing Room one.

However, a bite of the Apple & Cinnamon macaron proved to be a pleasant surprise. The shell was crumbly, slightly chewy and sweet. The apple cinnamon paste was sour so it balanced out the sweetness of the macaron shell. The cinnamon in the filling added some spicy fragrance to the macaron, which was very unique.

Please don’t ask what “maroon” flavour means – due to language difficulties, Miss Glitzy was unable to get an answer from the barista.

PS: Stay tuned for the review on Pierre Hermé macarons!

Final verdict (out of 5 points):

Miss Glitzy: halfcup

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According to Wikipedia, “Dimbulah” is from the local indigenous Australian word for “long waterhole”, referring to the Walsh River that runs nearby the town in North Queensland. To Miss Glitzy, Dimbulah is the new Hello… in the Australian way. It is hello to Australian coffee, with beans from a plantation at Queensland and of which the product is surprisingly fragrant and addictive. Who knows that Australia actually makes good coffee – besides having loads of great mining companies and is the proud inventor of the boomerang?

According to its official website, the raw Arabica bean are shipped straight from Australia to Singapore and “roasted to perfection”. Miss Glitzy had the skinny cappucino with sugar and the coffee was not too bitter and tasted delightful! The coffee costed $4.50 and tasted better than Coffee Bean or Starbucks.

The cafe sells sandwiches, soup and desserts too. The store provides free sampling of their home-made soup and Miss Glitzy absolutely loved the Wild Mushrooms soup that she sampled. Apparently, the soup are prepared in a healthy way using fresh ingredients, not premix. Ingredients are boiled and cooked with less salt and fats but still yummy! No fork and spoon needed to consume the soup because it is served in the Dimbulah cup!

Dimbulah has 5 stores in Singapore at Robertson Quay (The Quayside), Jurong Bird Park, Caltex House First Floor, Temasek Tower Basement and 79 Anson Road Lobby.

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