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Starbucks Unwraps New 2019 Holiday Cups, Menu Items and Merchandise

Starbucks Unwraps New 2019 Holiday Cups, Menu Items and Merchandise

By Simon Hung

Starbucks is already getting into the holiday spirit, as the coffee giant has unveiled their 2019 lineup of new holiday cup designs, seasonal menu items and in-store merchandise for this year's holiday season.

Sip your favourite drinks in one of four new holiday cups at Starbucks.

The full slate of holiday items officially launches across Canada on Thursday, November 7 -- one week later than last year's launch, but still too early according to a few vocal coffee lovers on social media. Nonetheless, here's a short rundown of the festive products you'll find at Starbucks for the 2019 holiday season.

Cups

There are four new holiday cups this year at Starbucks, each featuring a unique pattern inspired by gift wrap and the joy of unwrapping presents.

  • Candy Cane Stripe -- red and white with bold Starbucks wordmark falling like snow
  • Merry Dance -- lively pairing of red and green letters that jazz up a snowy white cup
  • Merry Stripes -- dark green with festive text wrapped across the cup in a stripped pattern
  • Polka Dots -- traditional Starbucks red cup with green dots and the Siren popping in here and there

A limited-edition red reusable cup will also be available for free to anyone who orders a holiday beverage on November 7 -- the cup is red with "Merry Coffee” playfully adorned along the side (Quebec's cup is white with “Joyeux Café” instead). Reusable cups are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Food and Drink

The Starbucks Christmas Blend makes its annual return and will be served at all locations throughout the holiday season -- this year, the blend includes rare Sumatran beans (aged three to five years), mixed with coffees from Colombia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

This year's holiday menu includes five handcrafted drinks, along with six new food and bakery items.

Several handcrafted holiday favourites make their return to the Starbucks menu, including the Caramel Brûlé Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Eggnog Latte, Gingerbread Latte and Peppermint Mocha. Six food items will also make their debut this year, including a new Holiday Turkey & Stuffing Panini, Cranberry Bliss Bar, Snowman Cookie, Gingerbread Loaf, Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop and Snowman Cake Pop.

Merchandise

Finally, you'll find some new Starbucks merch on the shelves at locations from coast-to-coast -- all 2019 holiday merchandise is priced at under $35.00 (specific prices were not disclosed), making perfect gifts for the Starbucks lover in your life.

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Source: Starbucks Canada

39 Comments

    • Hmm, this sounds pretty good, i could use another reusable cup. Did you get this in your email?
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    • Did this last year
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    • Hmm, this sounds pretty good, i could use another reusable cup. Did you get this in your email?
      I also see it in the app:
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    • How much are those reusable cups usually?

      Also what is the cheapest hand crafted beverage ?
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    • Duhhhh. I can't read...

      Starts tomorrow.

      Great, if you are already grabbing a coffee

      Thanks OP
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    • Thanks for heads up. Spouse loved the one from last year. Had to go to 3 Starbucks to find available

      Last year the cup was reusable and everytime you use it, you save 10 cents, stackable with other promo. I guess Tim Horton always did this too
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    • How much are those reusable cups usually?

      Also what is the cheapest hand crafted beverage ?
      Last time I checked in US it was USD 1.00
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    • Last time I checked in US it was USD 1.00
      So canadian would be $2. So go buy a $5 drink that you might not usually get to get a $2 cup. Hmmmm if that is so, not worth the hassle for me at least.
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    • Is this the cup that was impossible to find last year? And it was just thicker cardboard? Or was that something else.
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    • Is this the cup that was impossible to find last year? And it was just thicker cardboard? Or was that something else.
      My neighbourhood store ran out by 7:30am last year - If you’re a regular at a specific location and the staff know you (read: like you) they’ll just give you one regardless of your order. It’s made out of durable plastic.
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    • Didn't this cup also get you a extra discount (on top of the 10c) for a few months last year?
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    • Didn't this cup also get you a extra discount (on top of the 10c) for a few months last year?
      Yes it did.

      From last year:
      Customers who bring their reusable holiday cup to a participating Starbucks company-owned or licensed store in the U.S. or Canada after 2 p.m. Nov. 3 to Jan. 7 will get $0.50 off their handcrafted grande (16-ounce) holiday beverage.
      This years bonus:
      Through Jan. 6, bring your cup back after 2 p.m. to get 50¢ off any grande handcrafted holiday beverage.
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    • aren't all their cups re-usable?
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    • aren't all their cups re-usable?
      Nope... regular cups contain some recycled material but are not re-usable... although some cheapos might rinse them and keep them for future use
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    • aren't all their cups re-usable?
      Might be able to reuse a paper cup a few times but it'll start to fall apart after that.
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    • Aren't all their cups, cups?
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    • Guess I better haul my butt out of bed for an early dog walk to get one of these tomorrow morning. My work will be super happy to know I'm in early because of a Starbucks promo. Lol!
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    • More info - https://stories.starbucks.ca/en/stories ... -of-giving
      Get a taste of the holiday spirit with these qualifying beverages, available hot, iced or blended. Qualifying beverages include (hot, iced and blended):
      • Caramel Brûlé Latte
      • Chestnut Praline Latte
      • Eggnog Latte
      • Gingerbread Latte
      • Hot Chocolate
      • Peppermint Hot Chocolate
      • Peppermint Mocha
      • Pumpkin Spice Latte
      • Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
      • Salted Caramel Mocha
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    • So nothing that isn't loaded with sugar?
      You sound new to Starbucks' fancy drinks.
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    • Do these usually "sell out" really quickly since there's a limited quantity?
      Are we looking at like an hour or two from opening time?
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    • Do these usually "sell out" really quickly since there's a limited quantity?
      Are we looking at like an hour or two from opening time?
      Last year I went to a location that opens at 6:00 am, I was there 7:30 am and they had already ran out of it.
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    • What size of drink do we have to order to get the cup?
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    • I feel like they do this promo to get people to go to Starbucks and get a taste of the Holiday beverages. Then they get us hooked with a BOGO afternoon and after that, it's RIP wallet.

      What are people's go-to holiday beverage? Any modifications to lessen the diabetes but maintain the holiday taste? 😝
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    • Aren't all their cups, cups?
      Aren't all aren'ts, aren'ts?
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    • How do these hold up compared to their regular tumblers?
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    • How do these hold up compared to their regular tumblers?
      If it's the same as last years, think of them as being dollar store quality. They're thin and the lid isn't that great. It'll last through the season with moderate use.
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    • What are people's go-to holiday beverage? Any modifications to lessen the diabetes but maintain the holiday taste? 😝
      I'm not crazy on the sugary drinks, but for a treat I like getting an americano or iced americano with a splash of "full" egg nog instead of coffee cream. If you ask for it at the till they sometimes want to charge you, but if you ask the barista nicely they're usually fine with adding a small splash to your drink at no charge.

      Note this drink won't qualify for the promo noted in this thread, but it's a nice treat. Also worth noting Starbucks has two kinds of egg nog - "full" is the stuff you'd buy at the grocery store, and they use that but cut it with milk to make an "egg nog base" for their lattes/beverages. When you buy an egg nog latte, you're getting 50% egg nog and 50% milk via that "base". If you like the egg nog flavour to be strong (and bad for you) always specify "full" egg nog.
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    • Sweet... going to try to get one.
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    • If it's the same as last years, think of them as being dollar store quality. They're thin and the lid isn't that great. It'll last through the season with moderate use.
      Not 100% true. I still use mine from last year. I still have their regular $2 one. They all still in excellent shape.
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    • So nothing that isn't loaded with sugar?
      Tap water is free, and available in your own home
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    • Get a taste of the holiday spirit with these qualifying beverages, available hot, iced or blended. Qualifying beverages include (hot, iced and blended):
      • Hot Chocolate
      Anybody know if it will work with a $2 kids' hot chocolate? :twisted:
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    • - If you’re a regular at a specific location and the staff know you (read: like you)
      And how much would you have had to tip them for that? Way more than the 10c you save for each future purchase...
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    • Not 100% true. I still use mine from last year. I still have their regular $2 one. They all still in excellent shape.
      To be fair I didn't treat mine with much care. I often threw it in my backpack so it got tossed around a lot.
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    • And how much would you have had to tip them for that? Way more than the 10c you save for each future purchase...
      Friendliness and courtesy go a long way.
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    • Tap water is free, and available in your own home
      I'd happily buy a latte or other drink that is the same price.
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    • Anybody know if it will work with a $2 kids' hot chocolate? :twisted:
      Hahaha! I would love to know as well!
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    • So nothing that isn't loaded with sugar?
      I think you can ask for half-sweet on the flavored drinks because it's just the syrup that needs adjusting.
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    • I think you can ask for half-sweet on the flavored drinks because it's just the syrup that needs adjusting.
      You definitely can, I always do.
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