Starbucks' New Holiday Drink Combines the Flavors of Apple Pie and Coffee

They've got new cakes, too!

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( You know that Christmas is just around the corner when Starbucks brings out their holiday drinks (and their planners). Well, it's that time of the year again! This time around, they'll be introducing a newcomer to the Christmas-drink lineup: the Jolly Baked Apple Latte!

It's like a coffee-spiked apple pie, in drink form!
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The Jolly Baked Apple Latte has Starbucks' signature espresso, steamed milk, and spiced apples and is topped with whipped cream, a drizzle of baked apple sauce, and candied apple sprinkles. Think apple pie, but in drink form! You can get it hot, iced, or as a blended Frappuccino at P180 for the tall size, P195 for the grande size, and P210 for the venti size.

You can get the Jolly Baked Apple Latte as a cold drink, too.
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Starbucks is also bringing back fan-favorite holiday drinks from the previous years—namely, the Toffee Nut Crunch Latte (P180/tall, P195/grande, P210/venti) and Peppermint Mocha (P180/tall, P195/grande, P210/venti) drinks. These drinks are also available hot, iced, or blended into a Frappuccino.

Toffee Nut Crunch Latte
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Peppermint Mocha
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If you'd rather brew your own coffee at home, Starbucks also offers special coffee bean blends for the season. Try the Starbucks Christmas Blend (P595/whole bean, P450/VIA, P450/origami) which has dark roasted beans from Guatemala, Colombia, Papua New Guinea, and Sumatra; or the Starbucks Christmas Blend Espresso Roast (P595/whole bean) which is a deeper, darker version of the former. There's also the Starbucks Reserve Christmas 2020 (P695/whole bean), available only at Starbucks Reserve stores, which blends together beans from Hacienda Alsacia, aged Sumatra, and Sulawesi.

Check out these special holiday blends if you'd like to brew your own coffee!
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Moreover, Starbucks' holiday lineup also includes special eats. Some are returning favorites, like the Chocolate Crepe Cake (P200/slice, P1,600/whole), Chocolate Chip Overload Cookie (P95), and the Chicken Fajita Roll (P125). But they've got new food items that you've got to try, too. Go savory with the Prosciutto Cotto and Mozzarella Panzerotti (P110)Cheesy Spinach Tree (P110), Mushroom Bun (P95), or Holiday Ham, Eggwhite, Cheese on Croissant Bun (P165), or get the Chocolate Chip Doughnut (P75) or PBJ Doughnut (P75) to pair with your coffee.

The savory items make for a great snack or light meal.
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The PBJ Doughnut (that's peanut butter and jelly!) is a great companion to a cup of joe.
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You can also end any meal on a sweet note with the Apple Berry Crumble Cheesecake (P200/slice, P2,000/whole), Triple Chocolate Cake (P200/slice, P1,600/whole), or Holiday Coffee Cake (P200/slice, P1,600/whole).

Treat yourself with the Apple Crumble Berry Cheesecake, which is loaded with apples, assorted berries, and butter crumbles...
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...or the Holiday Coffee Cake, which has layers of coffee cake, chewy meringue, coffee mousse, and white chocolate cream icing.
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The drinks, coffee bean blends, and food items will be available starting November 3 at all Starbucks branches (save for the Starbucks Reserve Christmas 2020 coffee beans, which is only available at Starbucks Reserve stores). They'll only be around for a limited time—be sure not to miss them! If you can't drop by a Starbucks store, you'll be happy to know that it'll also be available for delivery through GrabFood; just note that prices may vary.

Starbucks is an American coffee chain that was established in the '70s. They came to the Philippines in 1997, bringing with them their signature coffee drinks and pastries, and have been a favorite among Filipinos ever since.

Other menu items you can't go wrong with at Starbucks are the Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Frappuccino. Don't underestimate their totally underrated Iced Shaken Hibiscus Tea with Pomegranate Pearls, either!

The Caramel Macchiato is one of Starbucks' all-time bestsellers.
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Their Iced Shaken Hibiscus Tea with Pomegranate Pearls is also worth a try!
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Starbucks has branches at Matalino Street, Teacher's Village, Quezon City and 6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. See a list of Starbucks branches. For delivery orders, find Starbucks on GrabFood. For more information, check out Starbucks Philippines' Facebook page.

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