‘We Try It’ is a regular series where we try the latest off-beat food and beverage offerings.
When we first saw Family Mart’s new strawberry-themed coffee menu, we were taken aback. While we are avid fans of the convenience store’s cheap cup of Joe, the combination of this sweet, red, juicy fruit with our favorite morning drink seemed like a gnarly concoction. But, as fans of strange food and beverage items, we were obligated to give it a shot.
We ordered the shop’s ParCafe brand strawberry-infused latte (RMB14), which came in a pretty badass cherry blossom cup (you’ll probably have to ask for it as it’s a limited edition item).
The latte was incredibly sweet, with the strawberry flavor largely absent until a fruity aftertaste kicked in.
After drinking about a quarter of the beverage, the taste took on a pleasant new form, comparable to the flavor of a glazed strawberry donut from Dunkin’ Donuts. And who doesn’t love a fried berry-glazed dough ring?
Overall, the latte was decent, although we struggled to finish the whole cup given its sugary composition. But hey, if you are into extremely sugary beverages with just the right hint of strawberry, this RMB14 latte might be your new favorite drink. The store also offers strawberry frappuccinos, among other drink offerings, for a limited time only.
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[Cover images via Unsplash, Ryan Gandolfo/That’s; compiled by Felix Chan]