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Verde Reviews: Starbucks holiday menu


Starbucks’s annual holiday menu consists of six holiday drink flavors. The Verde staff reviews and ranks four of these winter favorites.

Toasted white chocolate mocha frappuccino

Although topped with red sprinkles for a festive look, the name is misleading. There was not much flavor to the drink besides milk and sugar, while we expected a crisp white chocolate taste.

Eggnog latte

The eggnog latte had an unpleasant smell. However, the taste of the drink was a perfect balance between the sweetness of the eggnog and the bitterness of the espresso.

Caramel brûlée latte

Unlike the frappuccino, the Caramel Brûlée Latte was true to its name, bursting with caramel flavor. The whipped cream topped with toffee bits brought the drink home.

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Peppermint hot chocolate

With its pronounced minty flavor, this Starbucks holiday favorite is great for peppermint lovers looking for a non caffeinated, cozy holiday drink.


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