The holidays are quickly approaching, and people are ready for 2020 to come to an end. To kick off the holiday season, Starbucks releases holiday favorites. The popular coffee chain has been releasing its famous seasonal drinks since 2002, resulting in a strong fan base.

Some of these festive drinks include Peppermint Mochas, Caramel Brulee Lattes, Eggnog Lattes, and more. These holiday beverages were released for the 2020 season on November 6 and will be available throughout the holiday season.

Starbucks Releases Holiday Beverages

Starbucks Releases Holiday Favorites

With the weather cooling down and holiday spirit looming in the air, Starbucks releases holiday favorites. The most popular holiday drink is the Peppermint Mocha. This holiday classic is returning to Starbucks for its 18th year. It is a beloved beverage that has been around since Starbucks began releasing seasonal drinks in 2002. The drink is available hot, iced, and blended. That way, all coffee lovers can enjoy the taste of Christmas in a cup. 

Another holiday favorite that has returned in 2020 is the Caramel Brulee Latte. This drink is perfect for caramel lovers everywhere. It perfectly combines espresso with a rich caramel brulee sauce, then is topped with whipped cream and caramel brulee topping. An additional Starbucks holiday favorite is the Eggnog Latte. It is made with steamed eggnog and espresso, then is topped with ground nutmeg to give it the taste of Christmas. 

The best part of all these holiday beverages from Starbucks is the cup they come in. Every year, Starbucks releases fun and festive holiday cups. Last year’s cups included typography and polka dots as the main element for the designs. For 2020, Starbucks released cups with the theme, “Carry the Merry.” The cups have ribbons, dots, sparkles, and more to allow customers to ‘carry the merry.’ The idea behind this year’s theme is to enjoy the little moments. The creative director for Starbucks, Jeff Wilkson, stated, “Our thought behind the cups this year was about people carrying them out in the world as messengers of joy.”

So be sure to grab your cup of joy and begin celebrating the holidays with Starbucks’ seasonal drinks!

Starbucks Releases Holiday Food

Starbucks Food

On top of all the festive holiday drinks Starbucks has to offer, they also have cute holiday foods. Starbucks releases holiday favorites, they have everything from cranberry scones to a snowman cake pop—all of the perfect pairings for your holiday drink. The Cranberry Orange Scone is a flaky, buttermilk scone with dried cranberries and orange zest, drizzled with vanilla icing. This is a new food item from Starbucks and is said to taste like the holidays. 

Popular food items returning this year are The Snowman Cake Pop and Snowman Cookie. The Snowman Cake Pop is a fluffy vanilla cake dipped in white chocolate perfected to look like a cute snowman. This cake pop is in high demand so it is best to go early in the holiday season to grab one before they melt away like Frosty the Snowman. The Snowman Cookie is another fan favorite that is a regular shortbread cookie decorated to look like a snowman. 

Another holiday favorite that has returned is The Cranberry Bliss Bar. This treat is a cake base with cream cheese icing topped with dried cranberries. This item is so popular that Starbucks even offers it by the tray. Lastly, there are sugar plum cheese danishes. This is a delicious cheese danish with spiced sugar plum spread that will dance around in your mouth. 

Starbucks Holiday Gift Options

Starbucks Holiday

Not only does Starbucks have festive drinks and foods to start the holiday season, but they also have many gift options to get holiday shopping done early. One of the most popular items this year is the Holiday Color Changing Cup. This is a unique cup that coffee lovers will love; it changes from green to red when hot liquid is poured into the cup. 

Another gift option for coffee lovers is the Color Changing Hot Cup Set. This set comes with six cups that are decorated with a fun candy cane design. When hot liquid is poured into the cup, the candy canes change colors for an entertaining surprise. With six cups, coffee lovers will have a cup for almost every day of the week!  

Starbucks also sells cute and festive ornaments for Starbucks lovers that want to decorate their Christmas tree. This year’s ornament is inspired by Starbucks’ holiday cups and is a mini version of the iconic red cup. 

Lastly, you can never go wrong with gift cards for those coffee lovers in your life. Starbucks has many designs and options for their gift cards. They can even become collectibles for dedicated Starbucks fans. Their gift cards can be loaded with amounts from $5-$500. 

Overall, Starbucks is the holiday go-to spot with all its festive products. So be sure to pick up that Peppermint Mocha while holiday shopping and blasting Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You.’  

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