It's almost a new year, which means a whole new set of opportunities... and also a new coffee order? Well, kind of! Starbucks will be bestowing upon us coffee lovers one final festive gift in the form of a brand new mocha ~collection~ before 2017 shutters. If you're wondering how long Starbucks' Black and White Mocha drinks are available, let's just say you'll want to swap in your New Year's Eve stilettos for everyday running sneakers to get to your nearest store as soon as possible.
New Year's Eve — and to be honest all the days leading up to it after Christmas — is a time to celebrate the past year and look forward to the next round of 365 days. Our favorite coffee roaster worked on a very fancy ~collection~ of mocha offerings so that we could taste just how fabulous these New Year celebrations can feel. If you don't have a sequin dress to slip into on Dec. 31, don't worry. You'll have chocolate "sequins" to sip on instead. So, if you're in need of New Year party plans, you can just head over to your nearest participating Starbucks location in the US and Canada to get in on the celebratory action.
From Dec. 27 through the New Year, we'll all be able to finally taste chocolate sequins. In participating locations across the US and Canada, while supplies last, Starbucks' new Black and White Mocha collection will feature three festive new beverage options so that you don't have to choose only between eggnog and champagne at the New Year's Eve party. Each new mocha offering is a silky and rich combination of white chocolate and dark mocha conjuring a velvety taste of luxury. So even if you don't have a gown waiting in your closet or an invitation to a black tie affair, you can capture that luxurious vibe in a cup.
According to Starbucks, the first drink in the collection, the Black and White Mocha, "starts with our signature espresso roast poured over a silky swirl of white chocolate and dark mocha, which melts into a wonderfully rich concoction! Steamed milk is added to balance the richness, and the beverage is topped with whipped cream and a stripe of chocolate “sequins” to resemble a black tie." How festive and fancy! They even offered a pro tip to order this hot or iced.
Rounding out the collection is the Black and White Hot Cocoa and the Black and White Frappuccino. Both beverages combine dark mocha sauce and white chocolate mocha sauce to achieve a richness that will make you feel like royalty. They're topped off with whipped cream and a sprinkling of chocolate sequins so festive you'll be tempted to start singing "Auld Lang Syne" upon your first sip.
If you don't have sequins to wear this New Year's Eve, at least you'll definitely have some kind of sequin to drink. You'll have to make your way to a Starbucks location within a limited time frame to celebrate the start of the new year with a fancy new coffee order, but once you make it to the counter and take your first sip of a Mocha collection beverage, you'll immediately feel good about 2018.
Just remember, you only have from Dec. 27 until the new year, while supplies last in participating US and Canada stores to try either the Black and White Mocha, Black and White Hot Cocoa or the Black and White Frappuccino. Or, you know, better yet; all three. Hey, maybe instead of bringing a bottle of champagne or a pitcher of eggnog to the party, you can bring a tray of the Black and White Mocha collection beverages. You'll definitely stay awake for midnight with coffee in hand.