Starbucks launches their most calorific red cups yet

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; advent calendars are popping up everywhere, MAC have launched their Christmas collection and Starbucks’ iconic red cups are back on the menu. We can practically hear Santa already.

The coffee king’s Christmas 2018 menu does not disappoint; festive favourites like the Gingerbread and Eggnog lattes are back for another year, and they’ve created some brand new ones too. These drinks may be delicious, but they’re also super high in calories, sugar and fat *weeps*; our beloved eggnog latte has a whopping 33g of sugar! (Not that it’s going to stop us from ordering it.)

The calorie content info below is based on a ‘tall’ drink order made with semi-skimmed milk as standard. However you can choose from skimmed, soy, coconut, almond or oat milk.

Christmas Brulėe Latte

christmas brulee latte
  • Calories: 272
  • Fat: 8.6g
  • Sugar: 37.8g


A new addition to the menu for 2018, this is a festive take on the classic Crėme Brulėe and it sounds incredible. Think espresso blended with creamy eggnog milk and Crėme Brulėe sauce finished off with a Christmas brulėe topping.

Gingerbread Latte

gingerbread latte
  • Calories: 258
  • Fat: 10.6g
  • Sugar: 28.8g


The quintessential Christmas classic returns for another year. You know the drill; espresso blended with milk and gingerbread syrup topped with gingerbread whipped cream and wafer crumbs. Also available as an iced latte.

Toffee Nut Latte

toffee nut latte
  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 11g
  • Sugar: 28.3g


It’s one of Starbucks’ most popular Christmas drinks and we can see why; espresso with milk and toffee nut syrup topped off with whipped cream and real pieces of hazelnut. Also available as an iced latte.

Eggnog Latte

eggnog latte
  • Calories: 272
  • Fat: 9.5g
  • Sugar: 33.8g


Did you know Starbucks’ eggnog latte has been on the Christmas menu since 1987? The classic crimbo drink contains steamed milk, espresso and eggnog flavouring sprinkled with a dusting of nutmeg: we’re in heaven. Also available as an iced latte.

Flat White with Cinnamon Spice

cinnamon flat white
  • Calories: 143
  • Fat: 5.6g
  • Sugar: 15.4g


If you’re not into super sweet Christmas drinks, this festive Flat White will be right up your street. It’s a classic Flat White with subtle hints of cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla.

Latte with Cinnamon Spice

cinnamon latte
  • Calories: 195
  • Fat: 4.9g
  • Sugar: 25g


Just like the festive Flat White, Starbucks have given us another subtly festive coffee option in the form of a latte with cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla. Delicious.

Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Chocolate

salted caramel brownie hot chocolate
  • Calories: 319
  • Fat: 13.8g
  • Sugar: 38.3g


Not a coffee lover but still want in on the festive drinks? Treat yourself to the super indulgent Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Chocolate. Steamed milk blended with mocha and rich salted caramel sauce, topped with a swirl of salted caramel brownie flavoured whipped cream and a blend of brownie and salted caramel brownie; we’re drooling just writing this.

Gingerbread Frappuccino

gingerbread latte frappuccino
  • Calories: 235
  • Fat: 10.3g
  • Sugar: 30.8g


In case you’re not feeling a hot drink, you can get the classic gingerbread latte as a Frappuccino. It’s just as delicious, only colder, plus you have the option of making it a coffee or a cream based frap.

Salted Caramel Brownie Cream Frappuccino

salted caramel brownie frappuccino
  • Calories: 265
  • Fat: 11.8g
  • Sugar: 34.2g


Rather ironically, the Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Chocolate also comes in Frappuccino form. It’s the same drool-worth flavours just blended with a cream base and ice.

Toffee Nut Latte Frappuccino

toffee nut latte frappuccino
  • Calories: 241
  • Fat: 10.9g
  • Sugar: 30.8g


Just like the Gingerbread Latte, the Toffee Nut Latte is also available as a Frappuccino with the option of a cream or coffee base.

Images: Starbucks