The spooky season is over and the snow has come to greet the festive air. Everything is just beautiful about the Christmas season. Oh wait, are we still talking about Christmas, or is it the excitement of the new flavors brewing at Starbucks? Are you all excited about the holiday special beverage? Starbucks is here to launch its special holiday menu. Yes, the rumors are true!
Who Spilled The Coffee Beans?
Given that even Santa deserves to stop for a coffee hour while bringing gifts, we are now aware of his happy hour time all because Markie Devo decided to grace us with the revelation.
A popular Instagram user and snack blogger Markie Devo shared a post containing a preview of the winter menu at Starbucks with all the exciting offers. The post also announced that the menu will be on board from November 2, 2022. In the Instagram post, Devo put up a caption saying that Starbucks needs to pardon him as he has spilled their secret winter menu out to his Instagram family.
If his post is true and the images of the drinks that are up on the winter menu he shared are for real, then we need to tell you that Starbucks fans shall be somewhat disappointed. This season they have not come up with new varieties of beverages rather they are coming back with all-time favorites.
What Is Available?
The following beverages are available: Irish Cream Cold Brew, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte, and Toasted White Chocolate Mocha. The Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte is a hot drink created with Starbucks Blonde Espresso, Sugar Cookie syrup, and almond milk that was originally launched last year.
The Peppermint Mocha combines espresso, chocolate, peppermint, and steaming milk and is topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Since 2009, Starbucks has included the popular Caramel Brulée Latte on its holiday menu. This beverage is the perfect pick for a hot beverage on a chilly winter afternoon since it combines the flavors of rich caramel sauce and espresso with whipped cream and crispy bruléed sugar crystals.
The menu also consists of a bunch of savories which includes the Sugar Plumb Cheese Danish and the Snowmen cookies. These are treats that knock on the door only once every year. The Cranberry Bliss Bar and the Reindeer Cake Pop are sure items on the list. What is most exciting is the Chocolate Pistachio Swirl, a brioche-style bread that has been packed and swirled with cream cheese, chocolate, and cinnamon, then sprinkled with crispy pistachios.
The fact that there seems to be no indication of a comeback for the Gingerbread Latte or the Eggnog Latte, however, may be the most depressing revelation for fans. Much to the disappointment of fans, the Eggnog Latte was removed from the Christmas menu last year as well.
If the Starbucks Winter Menu arrives on Wednesday as expected, it will be in line with their holiday menu last year. It seems Starbucks keeps a track of time. Starbucks introduced its red cup for 2021 last year, officially starting the festive season on November 4.
What About The Others?
Is it only Starbucks? No. Caribou Coffe has already launched its winter special menu on October 31, 2022. A variety of beverages have been included in their list. This includes the Ho Ho Mint Mocha, Spicy Mocha, Iced Crafted Press with Egg Nog Cold Foam, Maple Waffle Breakfast Sandwich, Ho Ho Mint Cake Pop, and Gingerbread loaf cake. It also has Fa La Latte which is an egg nog and espresso beverage.