*This is a paid post in partnership with Arla.*
Crevette, Beanie and I went to town before they left for Devon, just the three of us. We had a list of errands to run and the plan was to end our morning trying our favourite hot drinks with Arla Lactofree at Costa Coffee.
We were planning to start at the video game shop to check whether they were selling power cables for the Switch (Crevette is an expert at losing cables). I then wanted to look for a face mask a friend had recommended and we also needed to go to the library to return long overdue books. After that, we’d get a bit of food shopping done before going to Costa to try our favourite milk-based drinks with Arla Lactofree.
When Beanie saw the list of errands Crevette had jotted down for me, she suggested we go on our bikes. Brilliant idea! We’d not been on our bikes since December, so I had to pump our tyres. I also straightened things out in our bike shed, and after about half an hour, we were on our way, wrapped in as many layers as we could fit under our coats and wearing scarves and gloves (why is it still so cold?). It felt so good to be on our bikes I even managed to ignore the burning sensation in my thighs as we were going up a hill.
We crossed everything off our list pretty quickly and parked our bikes close to Costa Coffee in town where we ordered our favourites hot drinks: a latte for me and mini hot chocolates for the children. It was close to lunchtime so we also treated ourselves to sandwiches and a slice of cake to share.
Arla Lactofree had recently launched in Costa Coffee, so I ordered our drinks with Arla Lactofree semi-skimmed milk. I didn’t tell the children I’d gone for lactose-free milk so as they were sipping on their hot chocolates, I asked them whether they noticed anything different. They didn’t, and neither did I. The beauty of Arla Lactofree milk is that it tastes the same as regular milk, froths just as well and contains the same nutrients, but it’s free from lactose.
Because it has no lactose in it, Arla Lactofree is easier to digest and is ideal for people who are lactose intolerant or have a sensitive gut. Arla Lactofree really is a great alternative to regular milk, without any unexpected aftertaste or flavour. It’s got all the dairy goodness of regular cows’ milk, just without the lactose.
With Arla Lactofree, you can go without the lactose without having to make the jump to soya, almond or oat milk if they’re not your ‘cup of tea’ (no pun intended!). Head over here for more information.
Gosh I love a good latte!
What’s your favourite hot drink?
The lovely people at Arla are offering one of my readers the chance to win a £30 gift card for Costa Coffee so they can try their favourite hot drinks with Arla Lactofree.
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