Starbucks opens 2016 with Awesome Treats

One of the things that I have learned to look forward to after Starbucks releases their planner is what new merchandise they have for Valentines and Chinese New Year or CNY for short. This time around, I did not have to wait for long because I finally know what to expect.

I already have the CNY card and I super love it. I guess the fact that I was born in the Year of the Monkey makes me bias but it's really cute. The Valentine card looks quite dainty to me too.

The Starbucks Espresso Confections are also something to definitely look forward to. Chestnut White Chocolate Truffle and Strawberry Red Velvet Mocha sounds heavenly and knowing Starbucks, these will be definite hits. This will be available on January 8, 2016.

From Starbucks: Usher in the new year as we showcase our commitment to coffee artistry by taking espresso to a whole new level with the latest additions to the Starbucks® Espresso Confections line: the Strawberry Red Velvet Mocha and Chestnut White Chocolate Truffle. These decadent beverages are inspired by the elegance of candy confections with flavors that can only be found in the finest boxes of chocolates, but only perfected as beverages by Starbucks® baristas – our true espresso artists.

Celebrate the special festivities of the Lunar New Year as you spend time with family and friends in ringing in the year ahead. Starbucks is featuring a collection of masterfully roasted packaged coffees that celebrates Starbucks® passion for coffee and pairs well with sweet Lunar New Year treats such as the Guatemala Casi Cielo. A Latin American coffee with elegant flavor complexity, a unique floral aroma, lemon-like acidity and dark cocoa finish. These coffee beans are expertly roasted to showcase subtle floral aromas, citrusy brightness and lingering chocolate taste. It is a remarkable coffee with a depth and versatility, perfect for a variety of special occasions at home.

I'm excited to try out the Casi Cielo because it has that Cocoa finish that I love in my coffee. I'll do a short review of it on my Instagram account soon. For the Reserve branches, this is what people need to look forward to.

With new beverages comes new food items and I simply look forward to the Calamansi Cheesecake and the Salted Belgian Chocolate Cookie the most. They simply look deliciously sinful.

Calamansi Cheesecake

Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta 

Ham and Cheese French Baguette 

Katsu Roll 

Salted Belgian Chocolate Cookie 
For the Reserve branches I wanna try the blueberry muffin and scones.

Blueberry Muffin 


3 Cheese Croissant
Most of all, I look forward to the Starbucks Coffee Wafer Rolls. I love the can.

Oh and the tumbler. Teehee, the tumbler. It makes me giddy. The monkey is adorable.

Thank you Starbucks for always making sure that we have something to look forward to when welcoming the New Year and this time around, we can't wait to swing by soon as 2016 opens.

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