With Halloween behind us, retailers will waste little time in unveiling their holiday offerings. Leading the way is coffee giant Starbucks, which just announced the return of its seasonal products available for the next few months.
First and foremost is the Starbucks Christmas Blend of coffee. Starting Friday, November 2, customers can get the traditional beverage. Latin American coffees come together with smooth, mellow Indonesian coffees for sweet, cedary spice notes.
Also back on the beverage menu are the returning Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Gingerbread Latte, and Eggnog Latte. All of these drinks are available hot, iced, or as Frappuccino blended beverages.
New holiday foods include the Chocolate Swirl Brioche, a buttery brioche layered with a dark “fudgy” chocolate filling, the Pistachio Honey Croissant, and the Sugarplum Cheese Danish, made with buttery croissant dough topped with creamy cheese filling and plum spread. These new flavors join the returning Gingerbread Loaf, Penguin Cake Pop, Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop, Snowman Cookie, Cranberry Bliss Bar, Carved Ham & Swiss Breakfast Sandwich, and Holiday Turkey Panini.
Starbucks stores will be adorned with festive holiday cheer, and part of that ambience will be its holiday cups. This holiday season, four unique cup designs will be featured: Stargyle, Stripes, Flora, and Espresso Houndstooth (picture in order above).
“When you come into Starbucks, there’s a festive vibe,” says Kristy Cameron from the Starbucks Creative Studio. “Our customers have told us that the return of Starbucks holiday cups and beverages are a signal the season is upon us. We hope they feel the holiday magic that only Starbucks can create during this special time of year.”