At Starbucks, expect to see Yuletide faves Toffee Nut Latte, Dark Cherry Mocha, and Peppermint Mocha (Tall, ₱155; Grande, ₱165; Venti, ₱180) making a comeback.
If you want to brew at home, try the Christmas Blend (P495), a sweet and spicy favorite combining the liveliness of superb Latin American coffees with the mellow smoothness of Asia-Pacific coffees and aged Sumatra beans. When you're craving for something sweet but light, get the Decadence Cake made with Splenda (slice, P150; whole, P1,650)—layers of sugar-free chocolate sponge cake filled with smooth, sugar-free chocolate cream filling. Or, go all out with the Dark Cherry Silvana (₱95), featuring creamy chocolate butter cream icing with bits of chopped maraschino cherries sandwiched between crunchy meringue layers. Hungry? Opt for something more filling, such as the Holiday Apple Glazed Porkloin Roast on Jalapeno Cheese Bread (₱160)—crusty bread with bits of cheddar cheese and jalapeno, plus moist, juicy, and flavorful slices of apple and glazed pork loin topped with sautéed button mushroom and cheddar cheese.
And of course, there's the much-anticipated Starbucks 2013 Planner, with the theme, “Moments of Connection.” It will be available in three leather covers (white, green, and black) and comes with a magnetic bookmark. It has 13 “kindness cards” with different Starbucks treats that can be shared with family, friends, and loved ones. The kindness cards may be redeemed at any Starbucks store in the Philippines during a specified period in 2013.
A customer can avail of a Starbucks Christmas traditions planner promo card from November 3, 2012 to January 8, 2013. One sticker is awarded for each Starbucks beverage purchase. The holder must accumulate a total of 17 stickers (nine Christmas beverages plus eight core beverages except bottled drinks) to redeem one Limited Edition Starbucks Philippines 2013 Planner.
With every redeemed Limited Edition Starbucks Philippines 2013 Planner comes a donation for the children of SparkHope, an early childhood care and development program in partnership with UNICEF.
Check out more seasonal beverages and food items at a local Starbucks near you!