What's good at Starbucks this Holiday Season?

Lauren McNeese, Managing Editor
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Peppermint Mocha- 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

The classic Christmas beverage, artistically crafted by a Starbucks near you. The peppermint mocha is equal parts dark chocolate and peppermint, with a couple shots of espresso for good measure. I would recommend this beverage to you if you appreciate chocolate and peppermint and getting caffeinated while enjoying them. 10 out of 10 recommended for all. You can also order it half-sweet if you want half of the pumps of peppermint and mocha for a stronger coffee taste. “The taste of a traditional Christmas in a cup,” my mother always says. 

Toasted White Mocha- 🎄

I could not do this one. I made myself take a few sips for this review, but that was the extent of my toasted white mocha endeavor. If you like toasted/burnt marshmallows and white chocolate, there are strong notes of that in this coffee, and it may be the seasonal beverage for you. It is very sweet, so maybe take that into consideration when evaluating your Christmas coffee options. 

Chestnut Praline Latte- 🎄

I also could not do this one. I again took several sips for a well-rounded approach to my review, but that was my only motivation in drinking the chestnut praline latte. It was a roasted chestnut taste and if you’re into that kind of thing, go for it. The warm nutty flavors overpowered the coffee so that it was hard to enjoy the espresso undertone. 

Caramel Brulee Latte- 🎄🎄🎄🎄

The caramel brulee latte has traditionally been my all-time favorite. With 2020 being the way that it is, it just hit differently this year. The name says it all: it contains strong caramel flavor and a latte base and is everything you could possibly want from a seasonal beverage. I believe everyone needs to try it at least once in their life. 

Eggnog Latte- 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

In order to appreciate this beverage, you must like eggnog. That is a non-negotiable. This drink is quite sweet but is also one of my favorites. This is definitely classified as a dessert coffee. I would recommend this to you if you like eggnog with a shot of caffeine. 10 out of 10 would recommend brightening your day this holiday season.