Cof­fee is no longer a drink – it’s a liq­uid meal

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They call it a Mil­lion­aire’s Latte, be­cause it’s £1.99, and it comes with squirty cho­co­late cream in a cup with a rein­deer on it. Fair play, McDon­ald’s, you have cor­rectly iden­ti­fied the stuff rich peo­ple like: liq­uid food; chew­ing is for losers. Cof­fee shops are op­er­at­ing, uni­ver­sally, on the prin­ci­ple that the mar­ket is full of pent-up de­mand to find ex­tra food hid­den in cof­fee. Short­cake, mince pies, pump­kins, cin­na­mon rolls – it doesn’t ac­tu­ally mat­ter what, so long as you weren’t ex­pect­ing it. The fes­tive sea­son then frees the beast, and sup­ply sprays forth to meet this thwarted ap­petite.

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