With only a day or two until November is officially here -Christmas is coming! And, for some of you, the excitement is already starting to build. For me, I’m really looking forward to Christmas this year. However, one thing that really kicks it off for me is WHEN THE RED CUPS ARE COMING!
I’m a huge Starbucks fan at the best of times, but there’s something about those Christmas blends that just get me. So here’s some news that’s likely to have you practically burst with anticipation: your favourite festive hot drinks are almost here.
Close enough you can almost smell the cinnamon and steamed milk, both Starbucks and Costa Coffee have announced they will launch their Christmas drinks and food menu on Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2.
Released in four different colourful cups and starting at £2.50, Costa’s new flavours include Caramelised Orange & Cream Latte, Hazelnut Praline & Cream Latte and Gingerbread & Cream Latte – all of which also come in a Hot Chocolate version.
In addition, there’ll be Black Forest Hot Chocolate, The Luxury Caramel (like hot chocolate but hot caramel instead), Hot Spiced Apple and the Winter Character Roast – a blend of winter berries, dark cocoa and spices.
They are also doing ‘Little Luxuries’ – small version of their indulgent drinks.
Meanwhile, Starbucks famous red cups – which last year weren’t red at all as they were a fancy illustration – will host a Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate along with a Fudge version (a deliciously creamy, chocolatey blend, topped with whipped cream and golden white chocolate curls).
They will also launch their signature Gingerbread Latte (a fresh latte with a couple of shots of gingerbread syrup, topped with whipped cream and nutmeg).
There’ll also be the Toffee Nut Latte (a freshly steamed latte with toffee nut syrup and crunchy toffee sprinkles) and Eggnog Latte (real eggnog, mixed with a bit of milk, espresso, and topped with nutmeg).
The new addition will be the Christmas Brulee Latte, as shown below.
OK, now lets fast forward to November right now!