Food - Drink
When Did Starbucks Discontinue Its Holiday Eggnog Latte?
Many Starbucks fans eagerly anticipate the coffee chain's seasonal holiday drinks, but in the company's fall and winter product lineup for 2022, fans noticed that one drink was missing. The Eggnog Latte, which was originally discontinued in the fall of 2021, is not returning this year for the second time, as confirmed by Starbucks itself.
The Eggnog Latte, made with espresso, steamed eggnog, and ground nutmeg, is the brainchild of Dave Olsen of the Seattle espresso bar Il Giornale, which later merged with Starbucks. Curiously, the fan-favorite drink is not available in Starbucks' home base of the U.S. for 2022, but it is offered in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Fans of the drink are venting their frustration on social media, and the hashtag #bringbackeggnoglatte trended on Twitter. User @LadyLantzALot7 wrote, “How is a random iced drink made with almond milk supposed to replace the warm goodness of an eggnog latte?", referring to the dairy-free Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte.
Eggnog Latte fans may think that the drinks that are being offered at Starbucks are undeserving, but other customers are likely enjoying the current lineup. Returning winter favorites include the Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, and Irish Cream Cold Brew.