Be afraid

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I would be. One single bite and he was all mine. For special occasions – or for any occasion it seems – Costa Coffee update their gingerbread man thingy with a new twist on a theme. Christmas it was Santa. Valentine’s Day a heart. As it approaches Halloween, a day I’m certain we have never really embraced, I am confronted by Patrick the Pumpkin. Poor Patrick. He’s never looked so scared.

Imagine my surprise upon the discovery he was hand iced.

Limited edition, Autumn collection… eaten in one fell swoop

Limited edition, Autumn collection… eaten in one fell swoop

You might have to look a little closer but ‘hand-iced crunchy gingerbread biscuit’ it is. Don’t you just love it? Out back, somewhere in the nether-regions of this store, a little pixie is selflessly hard at work hand-icing gingerbread biscuit after gingerbread biscuit just for me. I feel so touched.

It just goes to prove how the large chains of our high streets must be so horrified by their own compunction that they bravely pretend their produce is made with care and not by some poor sod in a factory down Croydon way. Like, show me the patisserie!

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