Nothing screams ‘the festive season is here’ quite like Starbucks’ iconic (and beautifully basic) bright red Christmas cups. So it’s only right that we share with you just what’s on the coffee chain’s festive menu for 2021, because as well as some old faves, they’ve introduced some new limited edition hot drinks that sound immense.
The new festive menu launched yesterday (4th November) and is available in all Starbucks restaurants and Drive Thrus, along with that red cup.
Here’s the full round-up of what’s in store…
Caramel Waffle Latte
New on the scene for 2021 is the Caramel Waffle Latte. It’s described by Starbucks as featuring: “Our signature espresso and steamed milk, combined with Winter Waffle sauce. Topped with whipped cream and Spiced Caramel Waffle Crunch topping.” Delish.
Fudge Brownie Hot Chocolate
Another newbie for this festive season and described by Starbucks as: “Our classic Mocha, mixed with Biscuit flavour sauce and combined with mocha. Finished off with whipped cream, mocha drizzle and Fudge sprinkle topping.”
Toffee Nut Latte
A seasonal fave that’s been available before and can also be purchased as a frozen drink. It features toffee nut syrup, whipped cream and toffee nut sprinkles.
Another popular flavour from years gone by is the classic Gingerbread Latte. It has gingerbread syrup, gingerbread whipped cream and crunchy wafer topping.
You’ll also find Eggnog Latte on Starbucks’ festive menu. It contains: “Espresso and rich steamed eggnog, delicately topped with a seasonal sprinkling of nutmeg.”
And the festive food…
There’s new sweet baked goods available which are: Cran-merry Cheesecake Muffin, Christmas Tree Brownie, North Pole Nat Shortbread, South Pole Sam Shortbread, Mince Pie, Red Velvet Loaf Cake and Toffee Nut Latte Cupcake.
As for the savoury bites, there’s a new vegan Christmas sandwich: Very Merry Beyond Meat® Sandwich. There’s also a selection of other festive sandwiches which are: A Toastie to be Thankful for (essentially a Christmas dinner in a sandwich), Blitzen’s Blue Cheese and Chutney Toastie, Turkee & Trimmings Toastie (which is plant-based), Chocolate and Orange S’Mores toastie and a Festive Feast panini.