Like the Coca-Cola trucks, the Brown Thomas windows and the Late Late Toy Show, the Starbucks red cups are a sign that Christmas is well and truly on the way.

With the arrival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte last month for autumn, we knew the Christmas flavours wouldn't be long coming. But things are about to get even more festive this year with the arrival of a NEW drink – the Chestnut Praline Latte. Call us "basic" if you like, but this news has us VERY excited.

The drink was released in a few branches in the US last year as a test run, and it looks goooood:


Early morning #Starbucks! New Flavor: Chestnut Praline!!! Amazing!

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​The Chestnut Praline Latte is the first new Christmas beverage to be released by the coffee giant in five years, and it will accompany our old faves, the Gingerbread Latte and the Peppermint Mocha. 

It apparently beat the Cherry Jubilee Mocha to win a place on the Christmas menu. Couldn't we just have had both?

The new drink has "flavours of caramelized chestnuts and spices" and comes topped with whipped cream plus a light sprinkle of praline crumbs. Nom. Roll on November 12th!