Written by Kyzia Maramara
The best part of the holidays is all the seasonal food we get to indulge in. We’ve got a few more weeks left to enjoy these limited-edition treats before they’re gone for the year. Here’s a quick cheat sheet on where you can find the best holiday drinks for 2022.
This year’s lineup of Starbucks holiday drinks features a mix of old favorites and new concoctions. There’s everyone’s Christmas favorite Toffee Nut Crunch Latte making a comeback with the festive Peppermint Mocha Latte. But new on the menu is the Red Velvet Oatmilk Latte, an espresso drink made with red velvet-flavored syrup and oat milk. Enjoy these in merry and bright cup designs along with Starbucks’ holiday food offerings like Chocolate Peppermint Doughnut, Purple Yummy Cake, Chocolate Crepe Cake, and more.
Japanese brand MUJI has also released its own line of holiday drinks, a combo of new minty and fruity drinks. The menu includes Peppermint Cafe Latte, Peppermint Mocha Latte, Ginger Cinnamon Latte, and Iced Ichigo Lychee Earl Grey Tea for non-coffee drinkers. These drinks are available at MUJI Coffee Counter, Central Square BGC until January 15, 2023
Canadian coffeehouse Tim Hortons won’t pass up the chance to join the festivities. This year, they brought back the delectable Frozen Black Forest drink and introduced the new Iced Peppermint Chocolate. It might not be winter in the Philippines but these treats will make you feel like it. These are available for dine-in, takeout, pickup, and delivery.
McDonald’s makes sure that we look forward to the last few weeks of the year (or at least help us survive it). They recently launched their all-new holiday treats last Nov 11 featuring McCrispy Hamonado Sandwich, Coffee Caramel McFlurry, Speculoos Cookie McFlurry, and Speculoos Cookie Frappe.
At McDonald’s, there is more than enough to share with each of your loved ones – or even all by yourself. Share the light this Christmas with their holiday offerings, now available at your nearest McDonald’s branch via Dine-In, Take-Out, Drive-Thru, and McDelivery. O, Christmas treats indeed!
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
It’s a busy holiday at the coffee chain Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. They recently introduced their line of five Limited Edition Holiday Tumblers, double-walled mugs, and drinkware accessories all redeemable when you collect 18 holiday stamps. Their new and delicious holiday drink is the luscious Ice Blended Chocolate Banana Caramel. It’s made with dark chocolate blended with banana caramel and topped with whipped cream, banana caramel cubes, and caramel drizzle.
J.CO Donuts and Coffee
Sweeten up your holidays with J.CO’s Joyful Season Specials. Alongside the must-try Buttercream Donut, new drinks like Iced and Hot versions of the Butterscotch Cream Latte are included in the menu. Indulge in a concoction of espresso, milk, and generous layers of butterscotch to brighten up your day.
Aside from Krispy Kreme’s ‘Grammable Original Holiday Doughnuts in six designs (Santa, Santa Belly, Holiday Present, Holiday Wreath, Candy Cane, and Holiday Tree make with KitKat), their White Chocolate Chocolate Chiller drink is available for a limited time. The ice-blended treat is made with kreme base and white chocolate sauce topped with whipped cream and holiday sprinkles.
UCC Cafe lovers are in for a treat — this year’s lineup of holiday beverages features crowd fave Hokkaido Cheese Latte. Pistachio Latte and Hazelnut Praline Latte are also available on the holiday drinks menu alongside treats such as Campfire Cake, Carrot Cake, and Blueberry Frozen Brazo de Mercedes.
Bo’s Coffee goes Merry Mocha this season with its lineup of five seasonal mocha drinks. There’s the Dark Mocha Macadamia Froccino, Chewy Caramel Mocha Froccino, Iced Cinnamon Mocha, Hot Cinnamon Mocha, and Cinnamon Mocha Froccino. Pair each drink with a slice of the Salted Caramel Mocha Cake and you’ve got yourself a nice holiday treat.
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Cookie butter lovers, Toby’s Estate has got your back. Their holiday drink, the Cookie Butter Latte is now available at all their branches, boasting the flavors of buttery cookies, caramel, and espresso. You can also cop their beans in festive packaging — perfect for the coffee lovers on your gift list!
What are your favorite holiday drinks for 2022? Share it with us in the comments!
This article was republished with permission from 8List.ph. Minor edits have been made for Bitesized.ph.