Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte Is Back! Plus Festive Drinks, Christmas Blend Coffee, Food and Merchandise

Yes, they are back!

Starbucks’ beloved handcrafted holiday drinks return to stores in Singapore for a limited time, along with the special Christmas Blend coffee, new food and beverage offerings and an exclusive selection of curated merchandise for gifting. 

The festive drinks are S$7.10 (hot/iced for tall) and S$7.60 for Frappucino (tall)

Toffee Nut Latte (left): This is probably many people's favorite. Rich, buttery notes of sweet toffee is combined with the warmth of toasted nuts and blended with smooth espresso and steamed milk. Topped with whipped cream and toffee nut sprinkles.

Peppermint Mocha (centre): Espresso and steamed milk sweetened with flavors of chocolate and peppermint, topped with whipped cream, mocha drizzle, and candy cane pieces.

Gingerbread Latte (right): The warm flavour of gingerbread combined with espresso and steamed milk. Finished with a spice-infused whipped cream and brown sugar drizzle.


Also back is the special Christmas Blend coffee that Starbucks has been making since 1984. In creating the 2016 blend, Starbucks ages the rare Sumatra beans for up to five years, and as the coffee rests, it develops a cedary, deep and earthy flavour. These beans are then combined with robust coffee beans from Asia-Pacific and vibrant coffee beans from Latin America resulting in a full-bodied coffee that pairs well with a variety of Christmas foods, from savoury meals to sweet desserts such as the Strawberry and Hazelnut Chocolate Tart.

Choose from a range of formats to suit tastes and preferences. Coffee connoisseurs can enjoy whole bean offerings or go for these:
Starbucks® Christmas Blend Origami™: a delightful and convenient single-use filter for the perfect portioned cup of coffee on-the-go.
Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew Christmas Blend: an instant Starbucks
kick to create Christmas in a cup – wherever, whenever


Meanwhile, there are new items on the menu for the festive season.

Sour Cream Chicken and Cranberry Pie (S$5.60)
A pie that’s overflowing with chunky chicken, sweet cranberry and tangy sour cream.

Chocolate Pull-apart Brioche (S$5.90)
A buttery soft bread oozing with chocolate, complete with crunchy almonds.

Strawberry and Hazelnut Chocolate Tart (S$6.90)
An indulgent chocolate crust topped with berry goodness and rich hazelnut praline.

Raspberry White Chocolate Angel Cake (S$6.90)
Smooth white chocolate is balanced with sweet raspberry and creamy vanilla

Chocolate Praline Slice (S$6.90)
Decadent chocolate praline and hazelnut mousse cake, topped with a sprinkle of gold dust.

Savory Herbed Chicken Roll (S$5.50)
Aromatic buttery pastry packed with chicken and topped with savory herbs. I really do wish cafes would include more savoury options.


There are quite a few stocking stuffers and gift ideas for Secret Santas too.

Graffiti Tumbler (S$24.90 – 16oz)

Shiny Hearts Cups (S$12.90 each – 3oz)

Paint Collectible Tumbler and Mug (S$32.90 – 12oz mug; S$39.90 – 16oz stainless steel tumbler)

Pom Pom (S$39.90 each – 16oz stainless steel tumblers)

Tradition (From L – R: S$12.90 – 3oz mug; S$20.90 – 12oz tumbler; S$17.90 – 12oz mug)

Confetti Gold Tumbler (S$24.90 each – 16oz)

Leopard Stainless Steel Tumbler (S$39.90)

Relief (S$22.90 - 12oz city relief mug; S$39.90 – Pour Over cone available at Starbucks Reserve™ stores only)

XOXO Mugs (S$32.90 each – 12oz)

Bearista Bears (S$29.90 each)

All photos courtesy of Starbucks Singapore

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