SEATTLE — The nostalgic holiday flavors of eggnog, gingerbread and leftover turkey and stuffing are making Starbucks’ 2016 holiday menu merrier.
The chain’s winter lineup is full of returning festive favorites like the Peppermint Mocha and Cranberry Bliss Bar alongside three new menu additions, including two breakfast sandwiches and one beverage.
Starbucks is serving a new breakfast sandwich stuffed with heaps of holiday staples. The All the Trimmings Breakfast Sandwich features maple-glazed holiday ham, an apple sausage patty, apple-sage stuffing and maple glaze on a buttery bun.
Holiday ham again makes its way to the morning meal in Starbucks’ new Carved Ham, Egg and Swiss Breakfast Sandwich. The handheld features carved maple-glazed ham, Swiss cheese and egg on a croissant bun.
Starbucks is giving its cold brew coffee a holiday makeover with its new Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew Coffee. The beverage features Starbucks Nariño 70 Cold Brew coffee spiced with the flavors of cinnamon, anise, nutmeg and vanilla and finished with a float of sweet cream.
“Although we’ve offered iced and blended versions of our holiday espresso beverages before, this is our first time creating a cold coffee holiday beverage,” said Yoke Wong from Starbucks’ beverage development team. “The spices complement the cold brew and bring out the cocoa notes in the coffee. It’s a flavor reminiscent of the holiday season.”Click to view a slideshow of Starbucks’ 2016 holiday menu items.