It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...
Starbucks is going full-steam ahead toward the holiday season.
Starting on Friday, Nov. 2, Starbucks will be celebrating with four new holiday cup designs, six classic drinks, and three new pastries. The new cup designs include a "Stargyle" sweater cup, an "Espresso Houndstooth" cup, a two-toned red cup, and a "Flora" cup with berries (pictured below).
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"We started (this season) by looking to the past," said Kristy Cameron of the Starbucks Creative Studio in a statement. Each design is unique and reflective of some part of Starbucks' holiday past while adding a dose of "vintage colors and patterns, like mint green and argyle and reinterpreted them with graphic flair, and a dash of glitter and shine."
And for the first time, the coffee giant will have a limited-edition reusable holiday cup that will only be available on Friday, in participating stores while supplies last. Customers simply have to purchase a holiday drink and they'll receive the plastic cup for free, and if they use the reusable cup between Nov. 3 and Jan. 7 to purchase a 16-ounce holiday drink (after 2 p.m. only), they'll save 50 cents on their order.
"We listened to our customers. They said they 'loved the tradition of Christmas,'" said Roz Brewer, Starbucks CEO. "I think it's exciting for them."
Classic holiday flavors are also set to return, including Peppermint Mocha (my personal favorite), Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Gingerbread Latte, and Eggnog Latte, which will all be available as hot, iced, or Frappuccino beverages.
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When you're not sipping on a warm drink by the fire, we encourage you to try one of Starbucks' new holiday pastries like Chocolate Swirl Brioche, Pistachio Honey Croissant, and Sugarplum Cheese Danish. These new pastries are joining the ranks of classic flavors, including Gingerbread Loaf, Penguin Cake Pop, Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop, Snowman Cookie, Cranberry Bliss Bar, Carved Ham & Swiss Breakfast Sandwich, and Holiday Turkey Panini.
What do you think of Starbucks' 2018 holiday lineup? Are you excited that the holidays are now in full swing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Happy Holidays!