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Happy Holidays, Everyone!


This is my favorite time of year in the stores because, after all the wishing and waiting, our holiday beverages are back! And like snowflakes, each beverage is unique.

Our Caramel Brulée Latte  is a delicious combination of espresso and steamed milk flavored with rich caramel brulée sauce, topped with sweetened whipped cream and shimmery pieces of caramel topping. We investigated over 40 different toppings to find the one that best represents the sweet, crunchy nature of crème brulee topping, the inspiration behind this beverage.

Peppermint Mocha is a holiday classic, made with peppermint flavored syrup, bittersweet chocolate, espresso and steamed milk, topped with classic whipped cream and dark chocolate curls. It is our most popular holiday beverage – in fact, it inspired the introduction of Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream (sold in grocery stores) this year.

This is Gingerbread Latte’s 11th anniversary. The beverage is a heady combination of gingerbread spices, espresso and milk topped with sweetened whipped cream and ground nutmeg. Enjoy this classic treat or try it without coffee as a Gingerbread Crème.

And don’t forget about Eggnog Latte!  We’ve been serving it for 25 years – it’s our longest running holiday favorite and we haven’t changed a thing.

With all these delicious holiday beverage options, which one is your favorite?







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    • grannyonthego
    • 11/16/2010 2:33 PM

    MMMM MMMM GOOD Had a sample at the Aberdeen starbucks and it was yummy!

    • LauraZakutni
    • 11/21/2010 3:07 PM

    Yes! in regards to the free holiday drink and buy one free! Dang!!!1

    • jamikozy
    • 11/22/2010 2:29 PM

    I love Caramel Brulee Frappucino

    • rgnewcomb
    • 11/25/2010 11:18 AM

    Where's the Chocolate Expresso Truffle? My local Starbuck's has been promising me that it would be out at Christmas, but it's no where to be seen.

    • reyesmc81
    • 11/30/2010 3:47 PM

    The caramel Brulee is great i tried it in Las Vegas.

    • sred13
    • 12/2/2010 7:46 AM

    I love the little critter on the Christmas Blend espresso roast! @LuisaS. Do you have any higher res or background pictures of him?

    • 12/3/2010 4:52 PM

    My favorite is always a Peppermint Mocha. But I also really like the Carmel Brulee Latte. The peppermint mocha is my normal drink of choice everyday. It is soothing and delicious.

    • Achee1990
    • 12/5/2010 3:44 PM

    Mmm. Me & My Boyfriend are addicted to the Caramel Brulee. <3 Im totally gonna make a petition so it can be all year round & not just holidays. =)

      • 12/30/2010 1:01 PM

      In reply to: Achee1990

      Easy recipe for Caramel Brulee when they run out: 2 pumps Caramel, 2 pumps Toffee Nut, and 2 pumps White Chocolate Mocha! I think I actually like that mix better than the syrup for Brulee!! Try it, you will be amazed! Got it from a post that a Batista in CA posted last year when her customers started going crazy when they ran out.

    • spialelo
    • 12/6/2010 6:29 AM

    I saw it today at my nearby Starbucks & had to try it. It's delicious. This is going to wreck my plans for staying on a budget. =)

    • italiangrl26
    • 12/6/2010 10:12 AM

    I loooove all the holiday beverages!!! The holiday coffees are one of the reasons the holidays are my favorite time of year!

    • java256
    • 12/6/2010 1:15 PM

    You could not ask for a better holiday drink.It's awesome

    • pinkdragon6987
    • 12/7/2010 3:57 PM
    • pinkdragon6987
    • 12/7/2010 3:58 PM

    I love all the Holiday Starbucks drinks.. never had a bad cup yet. Go Team Starbucks !!!

    • admin admin
    • 12/8/2010 2:11 PM

    Thanks for your comments. We're happy to hear you are liking the Caramel Brulee Latte.

    • ChipMateSales
    • 12/9/2010 3:15 PM

    Why are the same cookie/muffin crumbs in the same spot of the Westland, MI store on Warren Rd. always there. I had to start using a different location the staff at Westland do not run a clean ship they are too busy talking to each other and not paying attention to the customer needs. Very unfriendly.

    • suzmor886
    • 12/9/2010 8:31 PM

    up here in Canada we no longer have the wonderful gingery bliss bar!! Ours have been usurped by an imposter - the blondie bar! arrgh. Everyone who loves the original Bliss is miffed - we loved it and now it's not available. Please bring back the beloved bliss bar!! !

    • liangdan
    • 12/9/2010 9:13 PM

    Caramel Brulée Latte IS THE BEST!!!! It would be great if it is not a holiday special but available through the whole year! I had it last year during holidays, and was pretty disappointed when it wasn't offered after holidays.

    • e@taylor1
    • 12/10/2010 7:42 PM

    I LOVE THIS LATTE! Simply the "BEST"!

    • lisasparkman
    • 12/16/2010 8:38 PM

    Love the caramel Brulee Latee!!! Would love to see it all year long. And was delighted to receive it free today for answering my holiday trivia question right!!!!!!!!

    • mathp211
    • 12/17/2010 2:39 PM


    • ailekeila
    • 12/17/2010 7:36 PM

    I am in love with the Caramel Brulee latte! This christmas wish is for it to stay ALL YEAR ROUND!!!!! It ROCKS MY WORLD!!!!!!It feels like dreams in a cup!!!

    • cupcakes01
    • 12/18/2010 11:01 PM

    I get this everyday!!! its the perfect drink I waited the whole summer for this to come back! its awesome whether hot or iced it too amazing for words!! I'm going to cry the min the season is over :(

      • newcoffeedrinker2010
      • 1/1/2011 7:33 AM

      In reply to: cupcakes01

      When will they pull this from the shelves? I may lose my mind if I don't have at least 1 more before these are gone for the season. I had one sit and get cold while shopping. I decided to try it cold....mmmohsogood!!! I don't know if I love it more; hot or cold. Buy 2 next time and leave it in the car while you shop, amazingly good. This flavor should be available year round. I'm a new coffee drinker...decaf only and I simply LOVE it. Everyone got Starbucks in thier stockings this yea

    • ajsmama83
    • 12/22/2010 11:51 AM

    Peppermint Mocha is by far the best! I tend to drink home brewed coffe during the year because I'm cheap but at Christmas I am a Starbucks freak! It's sad that these drinks are only available for a month. They are so good!

    • redrose0074
    • 12/22/2010 7:49 PM

    Today I had the gingerbread latte. It is to die for!

    • Seshi515
    • 12/22/2010 9:52 PM

    whats better the peppermint mocha or caramel brulee latee??

    • billy7534
    • 12/24/2010 12:58 PM

    Love the Carmel Brulee-- sorry that some stores in Houston have already sold out. Guess I will have to wait until next year.

    • chloearummin
    • 12/24/2010 3:09 PM

    What's better thatn a gingerbread latte of a caramel brulee? Please tell me!!

    • dayoub92580
    • 12/25/2010 12:12 PM

    What date does the seasonal offering end?

    • lavonneson8th
    • 12/26/2010 8:16 PM

    My favorite is a Venti Non-fat White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha. I love it with one pump of white choc. and only 1/2 pump of the pep. Not too sweet, still get the espresso flavor, and definitely top it w/ whip and sprinkles. Thanks Starbucks!!

    • ericmorales
    • 12/26/2010 8:21 PM

    ******* good

    • happyinatl
    • 12/28/2010 5:45 PM

    The gingerbread latte is so yummy!!! My absolute favorite! Would get it all year round if they would keep it on the menu :)

    • flute919
    • 12/28/2010 7:53 PM

    I love the peppermint white chocolate mocha!!! I get it venti, with extra whip, extra peppermint and extra mocha!! I think I'll try either the gingerbread latte or the Caramel Brulée latte next time I persuade my parents to take me... I'm leaving to go back to college on Saturday or Sunday to move back in, and there's a Starbucks right by my university... yay! Can't wait! Love you Starbucks!

    • rashelleshepard
    • 12/29/2010 11:54 AM

    I love the Carmel Brulee Latte! It is my absolute favorite. However, I had the Eggnog Latte and I was too bitter. I personally believe it needs more eggnog flavor and more sweetness.

    • ichill2
    • 12/30/2010 6:18 AM

    I love this time of year when I can get a Caramel Brulée Latte. Then when it's over I am saddened. This is one flavor I wish could stay around YEAR ROUND! It is so DELICIOUS!

    • angelqira
    • 12/30/2010 3:57 PM

    I agree with the consensus that Carmel Brulee Latte ROCKS! I also would like to see it year round. It is one of the only drinks I like hot. So when does this promotion end?

    • francesweed2
    • 12/30/2010 9:41 PM

    I always love the Starbuck's variety of drinks! I don't have just one flavor of favorites, I have a few. Even my own kids love my Starbuck's. They always manage to steal my drinks when I'm not looking.

    • newcoffeedrinker2010
    • 1/1/2011 7:42 AM

    I HAVE to have at least 1 more before the Caramel Brulee is gone for the year. I have to drive 40 miles to have a cup so I want to assure they are still available before I hit the road. Does anyone know when they will be off the shelves in Peru before I head that direction? Like I said....I HAVE to have at least 1 more before they are off the shelves from the holidays......just 1 more. Please!!!!!!

    • lovelyhyemin
    • 1/1/2011 12:46 PM

    My brother led me to taste this drink last night, and it was SooOooo yummy :D

    • hollisterqueen
    • 1/3/2011 9:13 AM

    I like a nonfat no whip Gingerbread Latte or a soy mocha with a pump of peppermint. A mocha lite Frap with a pump of peppermint is great too.

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