- Starbucks unveiled its US holiday menu on Wednesday, which included its longstanding holiday beverage, the Peppermint Mocha, among others.
- But one of its holiday specials was noticeably absent from the list: the Gingerbread Latte.
- As a result, diehard fans took to social media to complain; one fan even set up a petition urging Starbucks to bring back the drink.
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Starbucks unveiled its new US holiday menu on Wednesday, and almost instantly it provoked a backlash online.
The new menu, which did include its longstanding holiday beverage, the Peppermint Mocha, noticeably did not include another well-known holiday-themed beverage, the Gingerbread Latte.
As a result, diehard fans took to social media to complain. One customer even set up a petition urging Starbucks to bring back their “beloved drink.”
Hey @Starbucks – Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew was one of your best decisions yet. So pray tell – why must you follow that greatness by removing MY FAVORITE Gingerbread Latte from your holiday line up for 2019?! ???????? pic.twitter.com/iaExvAMl5e
— ???? Lizz ???? (@discoliz) November 6, 2019
Boooo, @Starbucks. I’m not a coffee fan myself, but I have a 27 week pregnant wife at home who has been waiting for the gingerbread latte – no loaf or any other type of gingerbread stuff like you’re suggesting. Please reconsider.
Ps: the strawberry açaí refresher is fantastic. pic.twitter.com/t8TrN3AOZ6
— Louis Christopher (@lcvalent) November 6, 2019
RIP Gingerbread latte 2019
— Panicking Pat (@PanickingPat) November 6, 2019
— ???? (@smeowse) November 6, 2019
So I heard that the gingerbread latte isn’t coming back this year. Is this true?? I will fight someone
— Sam (@srosebuckley) November 5, 2019
Just found out that there’s no gingerbread latte at Starbucks this year pic.twitter.com/KV7GlUdkeM
— phylesha ♡???? (@phylesha) November 6, 2019
Starbucks responded to angry fans on Twitter confirming reports that the beverage had been taken off the holiday menu and offered up alternative suggestions to placate these customers.
Order a latte and ask your barista to steam the PSL spice topping in the milk and put it on the foam. It’s not the same, but it has ginger and other spices that will create a “mock” gingerbread latte. https://t.co/uLaDEHExtI
— Barista Problems (@baristaproblem0) November 6, 2019
Gingerbread Latte is only available in Canada this year, but you can still enjoy our Gingerbread Loaf with any holiday beverage! ????
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) November 6, 2019
But it might not have helped as some customers are already threatening to go elsewhere for their gingerbread fix, specifically rival chain Dunkin’ Doughnuts, which offers up its own version of the hot drink.
ANYWAY so if anyone knows any coffee shops making Gingerbread latte’s this year, hit yah girl up because @Starbucks LET ME DOWN this year ????
— Suzi Fera (@suzifera) November 6, 2019
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