Sleigh It Ain’t So! Starbucks’ Holiday Specials Have Finally Arrived!



Starbucks’ holiday drinks are available for a limited time only.

Terina Garcia, Staff Reporter

It’s tiiiimmmeeee! Ladies and gentlemen, the Mariah Carey season has officially begun, meaning that you need to go and grab yourself a festive Starbucks seasonal drink, as well as a cute Christmas pastry to go with it. If you’re unfamiliar, Starbucks is known for releasing their annual specialized menus to celebrate the beginning of both the fall and winter seasons. As a result, millions of people head over to their local Starbucks to acquire a cheerful red cup of goodness and feel the joyful spirit of the holidays.

Now, you may be wondering… what are in these drinks? Let me give you the run-down of a couple of my go-to favorites. First, we have the beloved Peppermint Mocha, which has been the hype for the past 20 winters and is made up of warm milk, mocha sauce, and peppermint syrup, all topped off with whipped cream and chocolate morsels. Next up, the Caramel Brulée Latte, composed of espresso, warm milk, and sweet caramel brulée sauce, topped with whipped cream and of course, caramel brulée flakes. Recently, I tried the Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte, and personally, it tastes a little too similar to a regular iced coffee for me, but maybe this one is the right fit for you!

A fan-favorite sweet that you must try is the Reindeer Cake Pop, which is a vanilla cake pop with chocolate icing, topped with a decorative red nose and antlers. If you’re looking for something a little more filling, the Sugar Plum Cheese Danish is the way to go, with its cream cheese custard and sugar plum jelly on top.

Everything is in pepper-mint condition down at your local Starbucks, so make sure you head on over and treat yourself this Christmas. If not, yule be sorry!