In case you haven't heard the news, Starbucks is introducing some afternoon treats to its lineup. What is the Starbucks Sunset Menu, you may be wondering? Starting this summer, you can get your hands on items being sold exclusively after 3 p.m., including the new Starbucks Granitas — shaved ice drinks that will cool you off on a warm summer evening — and Trifles, which are basically dessert in a cup.
If you are concerned that your sleep will be disturbed by the addition of an evening Starbucks run, fear not. Only one of the Sunset Menu items, the Caramel Espresso Granita, contains espresso. The other two Granitas making their debut are the Teavana Youthberry White Tea Granita, and the Strawberry Lemon Limeade Granita, which is completely caffeine-free.
As for the new Sunset Menu Trifles? They are available in Chocolate Brownie (a warm brownie layered with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle), and Strawberry Shortcake (vanilla bean scones layered with whipped cream and strawberry drizzle). Just remember not to spoil your dinner — or you know, just go for it anyway. I won't tell anyone.
Here are some visual aids for you to feast your eyes on while you wait to make your next trip to Starbucks.