Your Halloween costumes might still be in progress and your pumpkin spice latte obsession still going strong, but with November merely days away, the countdown to Christmas is officially on. And what better way to mark the festive season than with Starbucks red cups? Christmas coffees have become somewhat of a tradition in recent years, used as the signal that the festive season is upon us, and we are here to inform you that the moment has arrived.
On 3 Nov., Starbucks launches its holiday menu made up of new additions and old favourites, all available in the iconic red cups. If 2021 saw you become a Caramel Waffle Latte addict, then you’ll be thrilled to hear it’s back this year, along with the classic Toffee Nut Latte, Gingerbread Latte, and Eggnog Latte. So far, so good. But it’s the two new additions that have really got us excited for Santa season.
Picture the scene: you’re in a cold Christmas market, the snow starts to fall, and you’re hugging a warm cup of . . . Praline Cookie Hot Chocolate. Just the name has got us salivating. It’s 2022’s new beverage made up of mocha sauce and steamed milk with a baked cookie flavour of caramelised hazelnut, almond, and walnut, with chocolate whipped cream and cookie crumbs sprinkled on top. We just need to the weather to turn cooler for us to really feel the benefits.
If iced coffee is more your bag, then there is a brand new Toffee Nut Cream Cold Brew, too. Combining vanilla syrup with coffee, and toffee nut cream foam with sprinkles to finish, it’s a sweet treat for anyone who prefers to celebrate a cool yule.
‘Tis the season for indulgence, so you can always pair your drink with a Pigs Under Blanket Roll or a Festive Feast Panini, which is essentially a roast dinner sandwich. Get prepared for the Christmas countdown with a hot chocolate in a red reusable cup, settle down with a Christmas book, and order your beauty Advent calendar, and you’ll be getting those festive feels in no time.