Caramel Flan Latte Available for a Limited Time at Starbucks


2014 may have just begun but Starbucks isn’t wasting any time debuting new drinks for the New Year. For a limited time the coffee chain is offering Caramel Flan Lattes. The drink was previously tested last year in select markets with a fairly positive response.

The new drink is available hot, iced or in frapp form and is described by Starbucks as “espresso with steamed milk and caramel flavors of creamy flan. Topped with caramel-infused whipped cream and caramel flan drizzle.” Just for reference, flan is a custard dessert with a soft caramel layer.

Side note, flan is pretty similar to crème brûlée which was also a flavor offered on Starbucks holiday menu. They’re both custard based desserts topped with caramel. Based on Starbucks’ official description of both drinks it’s probably safe to say that the new Caramel Flan Latte and holiday offered Caramel Brûlée are pretty much the same drink just fancied up to make it menu friendly year round.

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Starbucks Holiday Menu is Back with A Buy 1 Get 1 Freebie

We can all rest, er… stay awake, easy now because Starbucks holiday menu is back. Starting today, all of us ‘Bucks goers can sink our taste buds into some of their iconic holiday drinks. Now, I know the backlash towards corporations celebrating holidays, especially Christmas, early has been harsh, but let’s not kid ourselves, the world is better when Starbucks is offering it’s holiday menu. I’m no holiday purist, believing that each day deserves a segregated time period. No, I say throw all the days together like a good Glee mash up, and let’s have some fun.

So, rounding out Starbucks’ usual suspects, we can expect to find hot, iced, and blended versions of their Peppermint Mocha, Eggnog Latte, Caramel Brulée Latte and Gingerbread Latte.

But Starbucks isn’t resting on their caffeine driven laurels; no, they had their elves working throughout the year to tinker up some new holiday treats for all us devotees. Starbucks patrons will be pleased to find a new Christmas Blend Blonde Roast, and their signature Peppermint Mocha will now be available in their VIA form.

And, today from November 15th to November 18th, Starbucks is offering a promotional buy one get one promotion from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Yes, we know many of these drinks have already been offered since November 2nd, but today, it actually becomes official. So, while enjoying a turkey stuffed with cupcakes, sip on a Peppermint Mocha, ‘cause sugar highs aren’t just for children.

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