It's official, we've hit another Christmas milestone – the red cups are back!
Every year people all over the globe celebrate the countdown to Christmas; perhaps it's with Advent, the John Lewis Christmas advert, or even Kevin the carrot, but coffee lovers know it's Christmas when Starbucks brings out the red cups which signal the start of the Christmas menu!
As of today, it's time to wave goodbye to your beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte – you'll see it next autumn – and say hello to some tasty festive beverages that will be gracing the coffee chain's menu this Christmas.
Whether you enjoy a cup of joe with friends on your lunch break, on the school run, or as you're making the most of the café's free wifi, take a look and see which signature hot chocolates or coffees take your fancy on the build up to the big day!
This year sees the introduction of a brand new Starbucks Christmas drink: A Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate!
Sounding like all our Christmases came at once, this drink combines the brand's traditional hot chocolate recipe with a delicious marshmallow syrup, topped with a sweet snowy mountain of marshmallow-flavoured cream.
If that doesn't sound like Christmas in a cup, then we don't know what will.
But don't worry, last year's favourites are set to return too.
The Gingerbread Latte, Toffee Nut Latte and, of course, the Eggnog Latte will all be available from 5th November until 2nd January to help you get into the Christmas spirit.
Plus, this tasty trio will also be available as iced drinks, for a refreshing festive boost!
But this year's traditional red cups come with a slight twist. In an effort to cut down on the 2.5 billion coffee cups that get thrown away each year, Starbucks is releasing a brand new red reusable cup design.
Putting a festive spin on its traditional white reusable cups, this design is priced at just £1.50 each, and every time you use one at Starbucks you'll get 25p off your drink, so you'll be saving money and the planet!
Feeling peckish? Starbucks will also be serving up an array of festive foods to get you in the Christmas spirit.
For something savoury you can grab a ‘Tis the Season Turkey Sandwich or a Festive Feast Panini, featuring all the traditional Chistmas trimmings. Or maybe opt for a vegan or vegetarian alternative, like the vegetarian Brie and Cran-merry Focaccia, or the new Very Merry Vegan Wrap, with crumbled butternut squash fritters, roasted red cabbage, and vegan maple mustard mayonnaise.
But for sweet-toothed customers, there will of course be a variety of festive bakes on offer, like the Mince Pie, Christmas Tree Brownie, Twinkle and Sprinkle Caramel Cupcake or a sumptuous slice of the Christmas Bauble Chocolate Loaf Cake!
The Starbucks red cups and Christmas menu is available from today, 5th November 2019 to 2nd January 2020. Find your local Starbucks at www.starbucks.co.uk.