Nov 12, 2013

News: Starbucks - 2013 Holiday Menu

It's only mid-November, but Starbucks is already rolling out their holiday menu for 2013. This year, you'll find the Creme Brulee Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Latte, and Egg Nog Latte as this winter's featured drinks and are available hot, iced, or blended.

On the food side, the popular Cranberry Bliss Bar returns as does the Frosted Snowman Cookie, and Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop.

If you happen on a Starbucks that offers their new La Boulange bakery line, you might also find the Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun and Pecan Tart.

The Creme Brulee Latte is your standard latte (espresso and steamed milk) with a caramel brulee sauce stired in and topped with whipped cream and caramel brulee topping.

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Grande Caramel Brulee Latte with 2% milk (16 fl oz)
Calories - 430 (120 from Fat)
Fat - 13g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 0mg
Carbs - 69g (Sugar - 52g)
Protein - 11g
Caffeine - 150mg

The Peppermint Mocha is regularly available and is a Starbucks Mocha (espresso, steamed milk, and mocha sauce) with the addition of peppermint-flavored syrup. It's topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls. It's also available in a "Skinny" lower-calorie, lower-fat version.

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Grande Peppermint Mocha with 2% milk (16 fl oz)
Calories - 410 (140 from Fat)
Fat - 15g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 0mg
Carbs - 63g (Sugar - 54g)
Protein - 13g
Caffeine - 175mg

The Gingerbread Latte has been reworked this year with a new recipe that combines a latte with gingerbread-flavored syrup and tops it off with spiced whipped cream and a molasses drizzle.

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Grande Gingerbread Latte with 2% milk (16 fl oz)
Calories - 320 (120 from Fat)
Fat - 13g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 0mg
Carbs - 40g (Sugar - 37g)
Protein - 12g
Caffeine - 150mg

The Egg Nog Latte features espresso with a blend of steamed egg nog and milk topped with ground nutmeg.

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Grande Egg Nog Latte with 2% milk (16 fl oz)
Calories - 460 (190 from Fat)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 0mg
Carbs - 53g (Sugar - 48g)
Protein - 16g
Caffeine - 150mg

The Cranberry Bliss Bar is a blondie cake topped with cream cheese icing, dried cranberries, and white orange drizzle (a white drizzle flavored with orange zest).

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar (64g)
Calories - 280 (120 from Fat)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 240mg
Carbs - 38g (Sugar - 26g)
Protein - 3g

The Frosted Snowman Cookie is a hand-decorated, snowman-shaped shortbread cookie topped with white icing and a milk chocolate hat).

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Frosted Snowman Cookie (82g)
Calories - 390 (200 from Fat)
Fat - 22g (Saturated Fat - 14g)
Sodium - 160mg
Carbs - 44g (Sugar - 24g)
Protein - 4g

The Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop features a peppermint chocolate cake pop mixed with buttercream and candy cane pieces, dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with more candy cane pieces.

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop (43g)
Calories - 170 (70 from Fat)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 85mg
Carbs - 24g (Sugar - 21g)
Protein - 1g

The Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun is a flaky pastry filled with caramel, cinnamon, and pecans. It's basically a croissant version of a caramel pecan sticky bun.

Nutritional info not provided.

The Pecan Tart features a buttery tart filled with pecans, honey, and spices.

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Pecan Tart (75g)
Calories - 330 (170 from Fat)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 135mg
Carbs - 38g (Sugar - 18g)
Protein - 4g

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