I’m not in to history as much as others but I do love a great story. Heck, if you’re the inquisitive type, you’re in for a treat.
While sipping a peppermint mocha latte a few weeks ago I asked myself, “Self, how did the glorious combo of peppermint and mocha come about?” Then I thought, “who cares, it tastes awesome!” However, in the spirit of great story telling, I won’t disappoint you.
As classical legend would have it, mint originated from the nymph Menthe, the daughter of the river god Cocyte. Because Pluto loved her, his jealous wife Proserpine changed Menthe into a mint plant. Bummer. Now mocha, as American’s know it, is the combo of chocolate and coffee. Back in the day, mid 17th century, Ethiopian coffee beans were shipping through the Yemeni port city of Mocha when they became the most popular beans in Europe. It wasn’t until mid 19th century that Americans began combining chocolate with mocha coffee as flavoring.
So the grande convergence of peppermint and mocha? Honestly, I feel like that one belongs to Starbucks but I cannot verify that. When you're looking for a healthier alternative without sacrificing taste, your day is here. We’re excited to announce the addition of Lean Shake 25 Peppermint Mocha as a seasonal flavor of the popular Lean Shake 25. Dare we say, it even tastes like Santa’s elves made it.
For staying lean through the holiday season without the empty calories, drink up. Here is what makes this scientifically
formulated shake a winner:
8g Low Glycemic Fiber
22 Vitamins & Minerals
Only 200 calories
Just as the holiday season comes once a year, this seasonal flavor won’t be available for long. Make sure you grab a bag for you and another as a stocking stuffer (or a backup for the legendary fruitcake someone always seems to make). Happy Holiday Season! Stay tuned for Peppermint Mocha Recipes you’ll want to try.
What’s your favorite two-ingredient combo? Chocolate and bacon anyone?