The Taste of The Holidays

This blog post was published on December 3, 2013 and may contain outdated information.

The holiday coffee flavors are back at Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts! Coffee shops are a great place to meet friends and family when they come home for the holidays, as well as an ideal location to find gifts for everyone on your list. The closest you will come to actually tasting the holidays, there’s nothing quite like holding a warm cup of coffee as you watch the snow fall outside.


Peppermint Mocha – What could be better than chocolate flavored coffee with a twist of mint?! Candy canes are a major holiday symbol so it only fits that their delicious minty flavor would be used to add a twist to a Starbucks favorite. Adorned with adorable mini mint-chocolate chips, this holiday drink is always a hit.

Caramel Brûlée Latte – Caramel is a very popular flavor at Starbucks. Combine that with a hint of a delicious dessert and it’s no wonder people look forward to the release of the Starbucks holiday coffees. You don’t have to wait until the big celebration to enjoy your favorite holiday treats. So sweet, this latte is like dessert in a cup!

Gingerbread Latte – Gingerbread cookies are so yummy! If only you could both eat and drink them. Thanks to Starbucks, now you can. This flavor will warm you from head to toe and fill you with the spirit of the holidays. A hint of cinnamon and other beloved holiday spices, this coffee flavor is so good, the gingerbread man himself gives it two gumdrop buttons up!

Eggnog Latte – A favorite holiday drink, it only makes sense to turn it into a coffee flavor, too! Not everyone loves eggnog but this coffee is sure to make it your new favorite. Spiced eggnog and milk, a hint of espresso, and a dusting of nutmeg on top of the swirl of whipped cream, you will end up at Starbucks everyday for this one.

TWO Wisconsin Dells locations:

320 Wisconsin Hwy 13

72 Gasser Rd.

Dunkin’ Donuts:

Red Velvet Latte – Yes, you read that right. Now you don’t have to be Betty Crocker to have a taste of this mouth-watering dessert because you can have a yummy cup of it in seconds. Enjoy the taste of red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting as you start your morning off right. Topped with red drizzle, this latte is a must enjoy this holiday season!

Mocha Mint – Dunkin’ Donuts brings together two awesome flavors for a combination that is to-die-for. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the indulgent chocolate while getting an extra wake up from the peppy peppermint! Also available in packaged ground coffee, give the gift of delicious for the holidays.

Apple Pie – Once again you don’t have to wait until the big holiday meal for dessert! The taste of warm, spiced apples will remind you of mom’s homemade apple pie to hold you over until you’re home for the holidays. Also available in packaged ground coffee, you can pay mom back for all she’s done, without the baking mess.

TWO Wisconsin Dells locations:

2415 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy

1171 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy

The holiday season just isn’t long enough to enjoy these incredibly tasty holiday flavors. This time of year can be stressful, so unwind with a cup of one, or more, of these holiday masterpieces. Get them while you can!