Starbucks Releases Holiday Brews and Bites

Plus, share one with a friend—there’s a BOGO until November 13th.

By Ethan L. Johns
November 10, 2017

Image: Starbucks

Thanksgiving is two weeks out but, hell, the holidays are here. We don’t need no excuses to drink a hot winter beverage or eat a sweetly-spiced Christmas cookie.

Starbucks is catering to our holidays-come-early feels with their winter offerings, which were unveiled and released on Thursday. If you stop by before November 13th (between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.), you can spread the love around with a free drink (of equal or lesser value, duh).

For coffee fans, the holiday brew selection includes a “Toasted White Chocolate Mocha,” which is an espresso-based drink with toasted white chocolate mocha sauce that gets a hit of steamed milk before being topped with whipped cream and candied cranberry sugar to give it that red-and-white candy cane vibe.

Mocha not your cup of tea? Try a literal cup of tea. Their “Chestnut Praline Chai Tea Latte”—a spiced version of the classic—is sweetened with praline syrup. Spiced praline crumbs top it off for a little bit of crunch.

Seasonal snacks—for those sadists among you who like to bite the heads off of snowmen, we don’t judge—will include snowman cake pops, snowman cookies, gingerbread loaf, peppermint brownie cake pops and cranberry bars. Joining the ranks of these fine fan favorites will be the “Candy Cane Whoopie Pie,” which sounds like every child’s dream snack. Cup of whipped cream on the side, please?

Get ‘em while they’re hot or wait until after you carve that Turkey; they’ll be around until the end of the year. You’ve got plenty of time to warm your hands on a hot white cup (color it in, if you’d like!) and do some good deeds, too.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns