Industry News | December 2, 2016

Starbucks Releases New Hot Cocoa for the Holidays

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A cookie classic meets a cold-weather favorite with Starbucks new Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa. The beverage is made with steamed milk, white chocolate sauce and cinnamon dolce syrup, topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon sugar.

Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa is available beginning December 2 to enjoy through the holidays at participating Starbucks stores in the United States. The beverage joins Starbucks lineup of signature handcrafted hot cocoa beverages, including Peppermint Hot Cocoa, Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa and White Chocolate Hot Cocoa. Also starting today, customers can enjoy any cake pop for $1 with the purchase of any hot chocolate (any flavor and size) through December 25 in participating U.S. stores.

Customers can also enjoy a cozy cup of Starbucks hot cocoa with a variety of mixes, available where groceries are sold including: Starbucks Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix, Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Mix, Starbucks Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Mix; Starbucks Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix.

Also available where groceries are sold, Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-Cup Pods which were inspired by Starbucks signature handcrafted hot cocoa. Made with real cocoa and nonfat milk for a velvety warm treat from a Keurig brewer. Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa K-Cup Pods offer a twist on the classic cocoa, perfectly complemented by a pinch of sea salt and a dash of natural caramel flavor. It's a sweet chocolate sensation with a savory flair.

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