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Starbucks introduces new plant-based drinks, Valentine’s Day tumblers and mugs

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Starbucks' new collection of mugs and tumbler spotted on socials (Credits: aye_itsgraace on Instagram)

MILAN — The first new Starbucks beverages of the decade feature plant-based milk alternatives, with the arrival of the Almondmilk Honey Flat White and Coconutmilk Latte. The beverages have joined the permanent menu in stores in the United States and Canada as part of the new winter food and beverage lineup. The new year also marks the regional introduction of oatmilk as a new non-dairy option as the Oatmilk Honey Latte arrives in select U.S. markets in the Midwest.

Almondmilk Honey Flat White

This new coffee-forward beverage has real honey to complement the almond flavor with a touch of sweetness. The Almondmilk Honey Flat White combines shots of Blonde Espresso with a Honey Blend and steamed almondmilk, finished with the Flat White’s signature dot of foam.

Coconutmilk Latte

For the Coconutmilk Latte, product developer Raegan Powell and the team crafted the beverage using shots of Starbucks Blonde Espresso combined with steamed coconutmilk and finished with a strike of cascara sugar.

“Coconutmilk is such a star on its own, we leaned into highlighting the coffee and the [coconut]milk,” Powell said. “We found that the cascara sugar on the top added a bit of sweetness without overpowering the beverage.”

Coconutmilk Latte

For the Coconutmilk Latte is crafted using shots of Starbucks Blonde Espresso combined with steamed coconutmilk and finished with a strike of cascara sugar.

“Coconutmilk is such a star on its own, we leaned into highlighting the coffee and the [coconut]milk,” Powell said. “We found that the cascara sugar on the top added a bit of sweetness without overpowering the beverage.”

Oatmilk Honey Latte

Oatmilk, a fast-growing milk alternative, is known for its mild flavor and velvety foam, and has been on the menu at Starbucks stores in Europe since January 2018 and select Starbucks Reserve locations since March 2019. Starting today, approximately 1,300 participating stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin will begin to offer oatmilk as an additional non-dairy option, along with the featured Oatmilk Honey Latte.

The Oatmilk Honey Latte is made with Starbucks Blonde Espresso infused with Honey Blend, and steamed oatmilk with a honey topping that is both sweet and savory.

“Customers are looking for more ways to personalize their beverages,” Powell said. “We love how the nuanced flavor you get with plant-based milks pairs with espresso, either hot or iced. It’s a new way to start your new year.”

A new line of mugs from Starbucks for Valentine’s Day

Starbucks is gearing up for Valentine’s Day with a line of mugs and tumblers. Over the past few days, shoppers on social media have spotted the new collection of festive items at select Starbucks (including locations inside of Target stores).

The new collection includes tumblers and mugs in a range of sizes

Included in the red and pink line are five cups made for warm beverages, including both reusable cups and mugs.

Shoppers can pick up a 16-ounce Reusable Pink Heart Cluster Cup ($12.00), a 16-ounce Glass Mug with Pink Heart Confetti ($12.95), a 14-ounce Ceramic Mug with Pink Confetti ($12.95), a 12-ounce Ceramic Tumbler with Terrazzo Pink Hearts ($19.95), and a 16-ounce Plastic Tumbler with Pink Heart Clusters ($12.95).

And for those who prefer cold beverages, you can snag a 24-ounce Cold Cup with Pink Heart Florals ($18.95) or a 16-ounce Cold Cup with Terrazzo Pink Hearts ($12.95).