Attention, please. Now that Halloween’s over, it’s officially Christmas time.
(Yes, we did have a sneaky preview last week, but now we know the legit, 100% real cup being sold this year)
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
This year’s cup has the standard Starbucks logo in green, surrounded by doodles of hands, presents, doves, and mistletoe. So far, so Christmassy (although we suspect Starbucks will still be accused of disrespecting a religious holiday), but there’s a secret theme.
Starbucks wants to promote mindfulness, so they’re encouraging people to sip their Christmas drinks as a break during shopping, sit down, relax, and then colour in their cups once they’re done. Lovely.
The cups will be rolled out from today, 2 November, and are joined by a snazzy new Christmas menu. Here’s what’s on offer.
the Starbucks Christmas menu:
Espresso infused with gingerbread syrup and steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and wafer crumbs
Toffee nut latte
Espresso, steamed milk, whipped cream, and hazelnut sprinkles
Fudge hot chocolate
Steamed milk mixed with milk chocolate and fudge syrup, topped with fudge flavoured whipped cream and a sprinkle of gold chocolate curls. Fancy.
Espresso mixed with steamed eggnog and served with a sprinkle of ground nutmeg
Festive cold brew
Slow-steeped cold brew coffee with a touch of syrup, finished with orange and cranberry pieces. To reiterate, this is an iced drink, so maybe avoid ordering it if it’s a chilly day and you don’t have gloves.
- Poached egg & hollandaise croissant roll
- Three cheese and cranberry panini
- Turkey feast panini
- Turkey club thin flatbread
- Red velvet cake
- Chocolate truffle loaf cake
- Maple and pecan bundt cake
- White chocolate and raspberry bundt cake
- Cranberry cheesecake muffin
- Christmas pudding cookie
- Danish almond star
- Christmas tree brownie
- Chocolate & berry round cake
- Ginger loaf cake
- Mince pie