Starbucks Unveils Two New Festive Drinks: Caramel Waffle Latte and Fudge Brownie Hot Chocolate Roll Out in the UK as the Famous Red Cups Return
- Starbucks Launches Caramel Waffle Latte and Fudge Brownie Hot Chocolate
- Drinks will be on the seasonal menu in UK shops from November 4th
- Customers can also purchase holiday themed merchandise, including a cup set
- Starbucks has officially released its festive red cup, which hits stores this week
Now that Halloween is over, the holiday season has officially started, and one of the telltale signs that Christmas is coming is Starbucks’ unveiling of their selection of Christmas cups.
Branches of the UK coffee chain will be offering Caramel Waffle Latte and Fudge Brownie Hot Chocolate for a limited time starting November 4.
The new festive drinks will be on the festive menu alongside Starbucks Christmas classics, including Toffee Nut Latte, Gingerbread Latte and Eggnog Latte.
Meanwhile, in a move that is sure to surprise fans, the coffee chain revealed that their Christmas red cups will also be available in stores later this week.
Starbucks has announced Caramel Waffle Latte (pictured) and Fudge Brownie Hot Chocolate as part of their seasonal menu
Starbucks describes their Caramel Waffle Latte as a delicately spiced sip, handcrafted with a combination of Starbucks signature espresso, steamed milk, warming winter waffle sauce, and a stroopwaffle flavored Caramel Waffle crunch and caramel whipped cream topping.
Meanwhile, the Fudge Brownie Hot Chocolate is a smooth mocha combined with rich cookie sauce and milk to create the ultimate melt-in-the-mouth brownie experience.
The drink is topped off with mocha whipped cream, mocha drizzle and a topping of fudge.
Each of the drinks costs £3.45 and is available at all Starbucks stores and drive-throughs in the UK.
Starbucks is bringing back their popular red cups as part of their Christmas-themed merchandise, available November 4. Pictured: Fudge Brownie Hot Chocolate
Starbucks Rewards members get exclusive early access to the new Christmas menu and can collect stars with every purchase, equating to a free drink.
In addition to the drinks, Starbucks offers customers the opportunity to purchase Christmas items, including mugs and tumblers.
Meanwhile, Starbucks, which changes its cups from white to red every year around the holidays, will also be bringing back its red cups from November 4.
The brand’s color-changing reusable red cups return, with heat sensitive technology that causes the cup to change from vibrant holly green to berry red when your favorite hot beverage is poured into it.
Other items offered by the chain include a sparkling cup set and stockings.
Prior to the announcement, social media users had been anxiously awaiting the return of the popular red cups, with many going wild about its impending release on social media.
Customers who bring their own reusable cup to the store receive a 25 cent discount on their drink.
Prior to the announcement, social media users had been anxiously awaiting the return of the popular red cups, with many going wild with the impending release on social media.
One person commented, “I don’t ask the Starbucks employee when they’re going to be handing out the red cups! At least I waited for Halloween to be over.”
Another wrote: “Starbucks red cups come out in a week.”
A third added: “Rumour has it that Starbucks Red Cups are coming in a week.
“While I’m salty about the clocks going back, this would certainly take the sting out of a 4:30am sunset.
“My favorite time of year and the only time I drink really big coffee, unless I’m traveling.”
Since 1997, Starbucks has been offering holiday drinks in a different cup than white, starting with a “jazz-themed” design.
In subsequent years, the company introduced an annual holiday cup featuring “symbols of the season, from vintage ornaments and hand-drawn reindeer to modern vector-illustrated characters.”