I love the Winter Holidays and I love Starbucks, so I was happy to see there are a few interesting drinks coming out that I’d like to try.

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Four new Starbucks beverages are coming our way for the Holiday 2017 season. We have photos and descriptions of the new beverages ahead of time for you (again), so enjoy!


I’ve also included the release dates of returning Starbucks Holiday favorites, so if you’re wondering when you can get your Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, Peppermint Mocha and more, read on.


New Starbucks Holiday Beverages

Launching on November 9th


Toasted White Chocolate Mocha


I’m a huge fan of the original Starbucks White Mocha, and this hot espresso beverage looks delicious.

Now with a new Toasted White Mocha sauce, this drink also features new candied cranberry sugar on top. Cranberries and white mocha sound like the perfect combo to me. I’m very interested in trying this one.


Starbucks description:

“Our new Toasted White Chocolate Mocha sauce, signature espresso and steamed milk topped with whipped cream and candied cranberry sugar”


Chestnut Praline Chai Tea Latte


As the name suggests, this is a hybrid of two existing Starbucks drinks: the Lightly Sweet Chai Tea Latte and the Chestnut Praline Latte (returning to Starbucks November 1st).

The original Starbucks Chai Tea Latte is really good, though I haven’t had it in a while. Since I last had one, Starbucks has introduced the Lightly Sweetened Chai, which solves my only complaint about the Chair Tea Latte by containing less sugar.

I have tried the Chestnut Praline syrup in coffee and I liked it. It’s a favorite of some of my family and friends, including Mark, and it does sound like it might be a good fit with Chai flavor.


Starbucks’ Description

“A Holiday twist on Chai – Chestnut Praline syrup with our Lightly Sweet Chai and steamed milk, topped with spiced praline crumbs.”


 Launching on December 27th


Black and White Mocha



I love Black and White Mochas, provided they aren’t made with double the mocha sauce (I had that once, and it was probably 30% filled with pure sugar, not good)

A well-made Black and White Mocha, on the other hand, is a delicious drink, hot or iced, and this one has something called chocolate sequins on top, a feature that sounds as if it could add significant glamour to your mouth.


Starbucks’ Description

“Espresso and steamed milk with a swirl of white and dark chocolate topped with whipped cream and a stripe of chocolate sequins.”


Launching on November 21st


Toffee Almondmilk Hot Chocolate


Here’s a new hot chocolate combination for those who are fond of almond milk or who cannot drink dairy. This flavor combination reminds me of a box of chocolates, and really, how could that go wrong?


Starbucks’ Description:

“Steamed almondmilk with Mocha sauce and Toffee Nut syrup finished with whipped cream and Caramel Brulee topping.”


 Launching on November 9th


Candy Cane Whoopie Pie

This one is pretty self-explanatory. If you like peppermint and chocolate, this will be right up your alley.


Starbucks’ Description:

“Sweet peppermint icing sandwiched between two rich chocolate cakes.”


Launching on November 28th 

I love Starbucks Cake Pops. If you’re in the mood to eat something cute, these Polar Bear Cake Pops and Gingerbread Reindeer cookies will soon be available for you to consume.


Gingerbread Reindeer Cookie


Starbucks’ Description:

“Gingerbread cookie in the shape of a reindeer, covered with sugar icicles.”


Polar Bear Cake Pop


Starbucks’ Description:

“Vanilla cake and icing dipped in candy coating.”


Returning Holiday Drinks

Launching on November 1st


Eggnog Latte

Gingerbread Latte

Peppermint Mocha

Chestnut Praline Latte

Caramel Brulée Latte

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Holiday Spice Flat White

Launching on November 21st

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Returning Holiday Food Items

Launching on November 9th

Gingerbread Loaf

Cranberry Bliss Bar

Snowman Cake Pop

Snowman Cookie

Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop

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