I’ve been attending the Starbucks Christmas event for years now but there was something different this year. I felt Christmas in October the moment I entered the door on their RCBC branch in BGC. I smelled Christmas in the air and felt it in every corner of the store. We were even welcomed by Christmas carolers and I felt instantly transported to the Victorean era. I was half expecting for snow to fall anytime soon…
Well, my snow came in the form a Frappuccino with a warm greeting of an advance Merry Christmas……whispering that the red cups are finally back for the holidays….
Starbucks Holiday Beverages 2015
Nothing could be more festive that the Starbucks holiday espresso beverages. They inspire celebration, joy, and instill warmth in each cup.
The Toffee Nut Latte and the Peppermint Mocha are returning favorites. I’m sure you’re already familiar with them. Toffee Nut Latte is made up of steamed milk, espresso and toffee nut syrup, topped off with whipped cream and beloved toffee nut sprinkles. While Peppermint Mocha is a chocolaty coffee beverage highlighted with peppermint notes which brings up memories of candy canes and Christmas festivities. Topped off with whipped cream, mocha drizzle, and red and white candy bits.
What’s new this year is the Christmas Panettone Latte. I love a good Panettone Bread and I love this one that my aunt sends from UK. It is buttery, fragrant, and filled with different kinds of dried fruits. The Christmas Panettone Latte is kind of the same. Its bread and butter flavors are perfectly paired with steamed milk and roasted espresso then topped off with whipped cream and a medley of dried fruits for a textural and delicious twist on a classic holiday tradition.
Hot or Iced : Short – ₱ 155, Tall – ₱165, Grande- ₱180, Venti – ₱190
Frappuccino: Tall – ₱ 175, Grande – ₱ 185, Venti– ₱ 195
Starbucks Returning Favorites
Along with the red cups are returning favorites food items. These are the food items that we cannot get enough of and those that we just have to have each year.
I am so glad that the Chocolate Toffee Nut Loaf (slice-₱65, whole-₱595) is back because this has been a favorite year after year. I can’t get enough of that moist and decadent chocolate loaf topped with chocolate and toffee.
I’ve grown fond of the Peppermint Brownie (₱75) this year. Beside being moist and chewy, this chocolate brownie is filled with peppermint cheese filling topped with chocolate ganache.
The Gingerbread Cookie (₱55) is super cute this year becaause it’s decorated as a penguin!
The Chicken Fajita Roll (₱120) is still looking like its old festive self and is filled with mouth-watering Mexican
flavored chicken breast fillet.
I’m not a fan of crepe cakes but this year’s Chocolate Crepe Cake (slice-₱130, whole-₱ 1,150) looks extra delicious! don’t you agree?
Which one of the returning favorites is YOUR favorite?
Starbucks New Food Items 2015
If there are returning favorites, then there must also be something new, right? What I love about the new food items this year is……..there’s pasta!
There’s Penne Al Formaggio (₱165), Starbucks’ sophisticated version of mac n’ cheese. You won’t be able to resist because this is a childhood favorite. Imagine al dente penne pasta with creamy and sharp cheese sauce made
with cheddar, parmesan and mozzarella. Yum!
And there’s Spinach Lasagna (₱165) made up of layers of al dente lasagna with creamy tomato spinach filling.
I love the Italian Cheese Pocket (₱120)! It’s like pizza because of the pepperoni, sausage, olives, mushroom, bell pepper, tomatoes and cheese filling.
I let sis try the Rocky Road Cookie Stuffed With Oreo (₱65) and she was crazy about it! If you must know, it’s a chewy double chocolate chip cookie with walnuts, marshmallow and stuffed with Oreo…
You know how much I love cheesecake, right? This White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake (slice-₱150, whole-₱ 1,595) is a winner! It’s rich, smooth, and velvety white chocolate cheesecake topped with more white chocolate and truffle!
I wasn’t able to try the Dark Belgian Chocolate Cake (slice-₱190, whole-₱ 1,695) but I’m planning to do so in the next few days. I’m not planning to miss out on the layers of dark Belgian chocolate cake, mousse, meringue and dark Belgian chocolate frosting with gold powder dusting.
This wwould definitely remind you of your big day — Birthday Cake (slice-₱130, whole-₱ 1,150) with its moist and light vanilla cake and cream cheese frosting and pastel colored sprinkles.
New Packaged Food
STARBUCKS BISCOTTI COLLECTION (₱545) Greet the Christmas season with a new Starbucks packaged food featuring three almond biscotti and three chocolate chunk biscotti. These classic, twice baked cookies – a delicious complement to your favourite coffee have a subtle sweetness and satisfying crunch you can enjoy.
You’ll get to enjoy all tese food and drinks starting November 2, 2015! Christmas begins early at Starbucks!