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Cheers to 2022!

Starbucks is kicking off the year on a positive note, with a new line of finely-crafted beverages designed to bring rich, light, and soothing flavors–the Infinite Comfort Drinks!

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Introducing the Smoked Butterscotch Latte, the Poached Pear Pure Matcha Latte, and the Poached Pear Oolong!

infinite comfort
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First, we have the Iced Smoked Butterscotch Latte which is a drink inspired by the Starbucks Reserve roastery. This latte offers deep and rich notes of espresso coupled with the distinct taste of the smoked butterscotch sauce. It’s mixed with steamed milk then finish with a sprinkle of ground coffee for a perfect finish!

Iced Smoked Butterscotch Latte
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There’s also the Poached Pear Pure Matcha Latte, made with pure Japanese Matcha and vanilla poached pear. This new combination is smooth and indulgent, with the almond pear bits on top adding a touch of nuttiness and an enjoyable crunch.

 Poached Pear Pure Matcha Latte
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Last but not least is the Poached Pear Oolong, a refreshing, relaxing drink that will put you right into zen mode. It’s made with premium Oolong tea and juicy chunks of poached pear, giving you a balanced taste of soothing and sweet.

Poached Pear Oolong
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These Infinite Comfort Drinks are available for a limited time only so be sure to grab them via dine-in, take-out, and delivery. Happy New Year!

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Starbucks Has New Treats That Include Plant-Based and Vegan-Friendly Dishes

With a new line of beverages also comes an assortment of new delicious treats to drool over! And the best part is, they’re plant-based and vegan-friendly! This collection of vegan and vegetarian dishes includes sweet and savory options like Chocolate Turtle Cake, Meatless Load on Whole Grain Bread, and Chunky Chocolate Cookie.

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The Chocolate Turtle Cake is made with plant-based cream and milk which makes it vegetarian-friendly! Sink your teeth into the dense and rich layers of chocolate and vanilla cake, caramel pudding with pecan nuts, delicious milk frosting, all of which are covered with roasted pecans and caco nibs.

Chocolate Turtle Cake
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Craving for something “meaty”? Try this Meatless Load on Whole Grain Bread that’s vegan-friendly! It’s got plant-based meat, plant-based cheese, and a delectable Italians sauce that will satisfy those savory needs.

Meatless Load on Whole Grain Bread
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Up for dessert? This Chunky Chocolate Cookie is vegan-friendly at hits all the sweet spots! Its chewy and thick cookie is covered with scrumptious dark chocolate chunks. This cookie is made with plant-based egg substitute, too!

 Chunky Chocolate Cookie
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Get them when you dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, or deliver via FoodPanda or GrabFood. These are available for a limited time only so order them now!

PSA: You Can Get These Coffee + Ice Cream Drinks at Starbucks Reserve

Love the sweetness and refreshingly cold temperature of ice cream? How about coffee’s aromatic and earthy flavors? If you can’t decide which one you’d get, you’re in luck because you can have both! You can get ice cream and coffee creations at Starbucks Reserve, a more upscale version of our favorite Starbucks cafes that serves specialized coffee drinks. There are five different beverages to choose from.

Also Read: The New Starbucks Traveler Kit Serves 12 Cups of Freshly Brewed Coffee

The classic affogato combines a large scoop of rich vanilla ice cream swimming over two shots of Starbucks Reserve espresso.

classic affogato, starbucks reserve
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You can opt for something a little bit sweeter with their house affogato which adds a drizzle of golden demerara syrup dusted with cinnamon powder.

house affogato, starbucks reserve
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Of course, Starbucks Reserve also has drinks you can sip on for longer periods of time. You can never go wrong with their simple cold brew float — cold brew and vanilla ice cream in one.

cold brew float, starbucks reserve
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The cold brew malt is quite different from our usual, local Starbucks drinks. It is a mix of cold brew and vanilla ice cream, blended to form a thick malted milkshake.

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If you’re feeling playful and adventurous, we highly recommend the Nitro cold brew float.

nitro cold brew float, starbucks reserve
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All drinks are available for dine-in at select Starbucks Reserve stores.

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Did you know?

Aside from their limited edition drinks, did you know that Starbucks has crafted drinks and dishes exclusively sold here? Here are Starbucks drinks and desserts you can find only in the Philippines:

Teavana Matcha and Espresso Fusion

A drink that blends the rich creamy sweetness of matcha and the bold flavors of Starbucks’ espresso coffee in one, this Matcha and Espresso Fusion is one of the items in the Starbucks Philippines menu that pleases both the coffee and tea lover in you.

Matcha and Espresso Fusion from Starbucks PH
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Pistachio Dome Cake

A cake that may not be right side up but will turn your whole world upside down, the Pistachio Dome is actually a combination of creamy pistachio and white chocolate mousse encased in layers of vanilla and chocolate cake and finished with whipped cream and Pistachio nuts.

Pistachio Dome Cake from Starbucks Philippines
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Sinless Chocolate Cake

Dessert lovers on a diet and vegans rejoice, you can finally find a dish on the Starbucks Philippines menu that you can indulge in. Introducing the Sinless Chocolate Cake, a moist chocolate sponge cake filled with dark chocolate avocado and raspberry filling and designed with chocolate mermaid scales and chocolate frosting.

Sinless Chocolate Cake from Starbucks Philippines
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Made exclusively with the Filipino palate in mind, it comes as no surprise that these menu items have become a part of their core menu items which means you can have them any time, any season.

But did you know that Starbucks doesn’t only have items that are exclusive to the Starbucks Philippines menu? Yup, all over the world, there are Starbucks items that are offered only in their country. Curious as to what those are? Here are some of them:

Green Tea Red Bean Mascarpone Cake – Thailand

A menu item exclusive to Thailand, the Green Tea Red Bean Mascarpone Cake is a fluffy sponge cake made with green tea, mascarpone cream cheese and red bean paste.

Green tea Red Bean Mascarpone Cake from Starbucks Thailand
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Blossoming Rose Tea Latte – Canada

A treat to the eyes and available in three variants – Matcha, Rooibos, and Black Tea – the Blossoming Rose Tea Latte is a Starbucks Canada Exclusive that’s no doubt Instagrammable.

Blossoming Rose Tea Latte from Starbucks Canada
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Frappuccino Brigadeiro – Brazil

Inspired by the traditional Brazilian dessert made of condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter, and chocolate sprinkles, the Frappuccino Brigadeiro which is an exclusive item in Starbucks Brazil surely delivers when it comes to sweetness.

Frappuccino Brigadeiro from Starbucks Brasil
Photo from Instagram | @starbucksbrasil

Pink Drink – US

A drink that’s caught the world’s attention because of how beautiful it is and how refreshing it tastes, the Pink Drink that is only exclusive in the US has to be one of the unique drinks that everyone else in the world probably wants on their menu too.

Pink Drink from Starbucks
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Algarrobina Frappuccino – Peru

An item exclusive only to Peru, the Alagrrobina Frappuccino is a drink that has the syrup of Cabo, mixed with milk, ice, chocolate chips, and decorated with whipped cream and algarrobina topping.

Fun fact: Algarrobina is a syrup made form the Black Carob Tree and is a popular ingredient in Peruvian cuisine. 
Algarrobina Frappuccino Peru
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