The Holiday Red Cups is a yearly tradition from the big coffee chain. Starbucks already fire up their first batch of festive coffee drinks last November 1, 2018. There has been a mix of emotions regarding Starbucks Holiday Collection this year, but none the less more coffee lovers are happy because they are already available to enjoy.
The Starbucks Holiday Coffee Collection for 2018 consist of Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Gingerbread Latte, and Eggnog Latte.
The Peppermint Mocha
One of the holiday favorites by many is the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha which is a staple holiday beverage made with espresso, steamed milk, mocha sauce, and peppermint-flavored syrup. It’s topped with whipped cream and “dark chocolate curls.”
The peppermint mocha is absolutely a jolly drink for the season. Thou if you are watching out for your weight you might want to have a caution on this well-loved drink because of in only a grade size of peppermint mocha contains 440 calories, but this drink is unquestionably a sweet treat for the season.
Starbucks Eggnog Latte
This holiday drink has described by Starbucks as a “perennial holiday favorite made with rich, steamed eggnog and our signature espresso,” this has surprised touch which is topped with nutmeg, and a grande of this has 450 calories.
According to Gabbi Shaw of Bussiness Insider, she describes this drink as a little bit sour, but the nutmeg gives a nice touch to the overall drink.
Starbucks Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
This holiday coffee drink is a combination of espresso mix with, “caramelized white chocolate finished with whipped cream and a topping of holiday sugar sparkles and crispy white pearls.”
Surprisingly this drink only has 420 calories despite its sugary sparkles and additional sweetness.
The only difference of the regular, year-round version of this coffee drink is the red “holiday sugar sparkles and crispy white pearls.”
Starbucks Gingerbread Latte
This gingerbread latte has a combination of milk and espresso, both gingerbread-flavored syrup and vanilla-flavored syrup, whipped cream, and nutmeg. It’s one of the less-caloric options, having just 330 calories.
Gingerbread latte is one of our favorite holiday drinks thou this drink taste a bit artificial the kick of nutmeg and whip cream leaves something to be desired.
Starbucks Caramel Brulée Latte
As describe by Starbucks, their Caramel Brulée Latte is a mixture of, “espresso, steamed milk, and rich caramel brulée sauce, topped with whipped cream and a caramel brulée topping, ” and this coffee drink has a large number of calories of 450.
“If anything, it tastes a bit smokier than the regular Caramel Latte, which makes sense — brulée means burned in French. In the context of baking, it normally refers to the torching of sugar. If you like caramel, but sometimes find it a bit too sweet, this charred-tasting version is for you.” — Business Insider.
Starbucks Chestnut Praline Latte
Rounding up this Starbucks Holiday Coffee drinks is the Chesnut Praline Latte which is skinnier than the rest of the holiday drinks because it only has 330 calories.
Starbucks describes this drink as, “chestnuts roasting on an open fire.” If you are not into the overly sweet beverages, this coffee drink is the right one for you. The nutty flavor is not overpowering and has the perfect balance of sweet and syrupy taste.