Whether you’re grabbing a medicine ball to keep that winter cold at bay, or opting for a festive peppermint mocha, Starbucks holiday cups have become synonymous with the Christmas season– and they’re back for the winter just in time for the first real snowfall.
Plus, the holiday beverage list is back again just as we got our last sip of the PSL, it’s time to transition to chestnut praline latte, peppermint mocha (which has been a Starbucks staple for 20 years this season), and the fantastic caramel brulée latte. Don’t miss out on the iced sugar cookie latte or the Irish cream cold brew. Then there’s the iconic toasted white chocolate mocha, perfect for indulging your sweet tooth this holiday season.
As for the holiday cups, well, there are four new variations, designed to inspire holiday cheer. In celebration of 25 years of Starbucks holiday cups, this year’s various cups bring comfort to each customer and emulate the first holiday cups from back in 1997. The four new variations for this year bring in a red, mint-green, and white color scheme alongside gift wrapping, snowflake, and evergreen tree motifs.
New seasonal treats include a chocolate pistachio swirl pastry and beloved favorites like the reindeer cake pop, sugar plum danish, cranberry bliss bar, and the extra cute snowman cookie.
Starbucks has long been crafting its seasonal menus, with the first official beverage in 1986: the Eggnog latte. Meanwhile, the chain’s first-holiday coffee made its debut in 1984 with a Christmas blend coffee.
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