It’s my favorite time of the year again — Christmas time! Starbucks holiday food and beverage items are here once more to put us in that Christmas spirit as early as now. Going by the Christmas theme: “Crafted by Hand and Heart“, Starbucks’ food and beverage choices indeed celebrate the treasure of creating by hand and from the heart.
Let’s start with the holiday beverages! There’s a new variant this year, making it three (3) holiday beverages in all.
HOLIDAY BEVERAGES (from November 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017)
Santa Hat Dark Mocha Frappuccino
This is the NEW holiday beverage – Looking like Santa’s hat, this frappe is made from dark mocha topped with classic and strawberry whipped cream, strawberry drizzle and a dollop of snowy white whipped cream on top. I love the strawberry flavor so sipping this one was a delight and a strong contender against my holiday favorite — the next beverage I’ll talk about.
The Santa Hat Dark Mocha is available in hot, iced and blended variants. Tall – PhP 170; Grande PhP 185; Venti– PhP 200.
Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino
A returning favorite (awesome….because it is my holiday favorite!) is Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino. Actually, it has been a returning favorite for many years already, pointing at how popular it is with frappe lovers who also love peppermint chocolate like I do. The Peppermint Mocha frappe is made from chocolate coffee with peppermint notes and topped with whipped cream, mocha drizzle and red and white candy bits.
Peppermint Mocha is available in hot, iced and blended variants. Short – PhP 160; Tall – PhP 170; Grande PhP 185; Venti – PhP 200.
Toffee Nut Latte
Toffee Nut Latte is steamed milk, espresso and toffee nut syrup, topped off with whipped cream and beloved toffee nut sprinkles.
Toffee Nut is available in hot, iced and blended variants. Short – PhP 160; Tall – PhP 170; Grande PhP 185; Venti – PhP 200.
STARBUCKS HOLIDAY FOOD CHOICES
There are new feature food items for the holidays and there are returning seasonal favorites. Let’s start with the new items.
Chicken and Turkey with Cranberry Sauce on Croissant Baguette
This light and buttery croissant baguette is stuffed with slow-cooked chicken and turkey marinated in Christmas spices, thick cranberry sauce and sweet and salty apple stuffing. Best served warm.
Croque Monsieur on Croissant Baguette
This is a flaky butter croissant baguette filled with slow-roasted honey ham, Fontina and Emmental cheese, then topped with béchamel sauce and grated cheese. Best served warm.
Single-Origin Chocolate Cake made with Venezuelan Cacao Beans
Milky and light vanilla sponge cake layered with creamy milk chocolate and finished with milk chocolate frosting made with Venezuelan cacao beans.
Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake
Dark chocolate cheesecake loaded with chocolate fudge bar, roasted walnuts and chocolate chips.
Triple Chocolate Truffle Cookie
Delicious dark chocolate cookie that is crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside.
Light chocolate cream makes a luscious filling for this muffin- shaped croissant. A sprinkling of cocoa powder completes this delectable treat.
Cranberry Bliss Bar
Made with sweet cream cheese icing, tart dried cranberries, chopped pistachio and then drizzled with white chocolate.
CELEBRATE THE RETURNING FAVORITES!
There are some good things that are worth bringing back over and over. We have here some of the more popular food items from last year.
Chocolate Toffee Nut Loaf
Moist and decadent chocolate loaf topped with chocolate and toffee.
Moist and chewy chocolate brownie with peppermint cheese filling and topped with chocolate ganache.
A polar bear gingerbread cookie decorated with sugar icing.
Chicken Fajita Roll
A tortilla filled with mouth-watering Mexican flavored chicken breast fillet.
Chocolate Crepe Cake
Seventeen (17) layers of crêpe with Belgian chocolate cream in between each layer.