Step away from that Pumpkin Spice Latte, because a new crop of seasonal drinks is descending on Starbucks.
In what some coffee lovers no doubt see as the unofficial start of the holiday season, Starbucks is bringing back its holiday lineup of drinks and treats on Thursday, Nov. 4, and there's a new kid on the block. The Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte, the chain's first holiday drink made with a nondairy milk, is joining the party.
Lest you think nondairy milk somehow makes the drink "healthy," take note: It's also made with sugar cookie syrup and garnished with red and green sprinkles. Customers who want to warm up on a cold day can also order it hot, with steamed almond milk and foam.
The Irish Cream Cold Brew is making an earlier-than-ever return, along with favorites including the Peppermint Mocha and Caramel Brûlée Latte. The bakery will offer treats including Sugar Plum Danishes, Cranberry Bliss Bars and a new Reindeer Cake Pop.
As for Starbucks' hotly anticipated holiday cups, don't worry: There's little in the designs to fuel any controversy this year. The four festive cups feature traditional gift-inspired designs in red and green.
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