It's Christmas time again once again! It only means that it is time to drink Starbucks Coffee, try the Starbucks Christmas beverages, and collect stickers for the much awaited and sought after 2012 Starbucks Planner. Also it is the season where you are allowed to eat a little bit more. Yeah, trust me, it is (just work out more diligently and harder) :))
Starbucks Philippines has 15 food items in store for their customers this Holiday Season. That is a lot! Among the 15, 10 of which are new, and there are 5 returning favorites (will write about them in a separate post) Trust me, among the 10 new Starbucks food items, almost all are hits for me. Let me put a ★ before the Top 3 of the 10 which I really really really like.
★ Pecan Butterscotch Twirl (₱ 85) - Why not start a Holiday tradition with this delicious, light and flaky spiral roll stuffed with aromatic cinnamon and creamy vanilla pastry cream filling topped with roasted pecans drizzled with butterscotch sauce and white chocolate. No one can resist this warm sweet comforting food. Dreamily exhilarating!
Hazelnut Stollen Bread (₱ 65 slice / ₱ 595 whole) - A German festival bread that is popular during Christmas season not only in Germany but all over Europe. A sweet yeast bread packed with scents of toasted hazelnut paste perfectly balanced with raisins, is simply irresistible.
S’mores (₱ 70) - A sophisticated version of a campfire treat. A buttery graham crust filled with gooey melted marshmallow cream and intense dark chocolate then topped with chocolate ganache. This treat is sure to please both young and old alike.
Triple Decker Cheesecake with Snickers® (₱ 130 slice / ₱ 1250 whole) - A scrumptious 3 layer cheesecake loaded with chunks of Snickers candy bar in a chocolate cookie crust topped with a chocolate fudge icing and topped with roasted chopped peanuts. This cheesecake has all the good things: peanuts, caramel and chocolate. To die for!
Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (₱ 110 slice / ₱ 950 whole) - A giant chocolate chip cookie made into a cake then topped with thick and chocolaty dark chocolate mousse filled with mini chocolate chip cookies. Best served warm from the oven topped with whipped cream and drizzled with our very own Starbucks caramel drizzle.
★ Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Roll (served with butter and jam)(₱ 50) - A crispy, crunchy crust with a slightly chewy and soft center traditionally served in France, but with a twist. We made it more flavorful by adding sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Best served warm with butter and jam on the side.
Chicken Alfredo Turnover (₱ 90) - A light, buttery and flaky crust filled with moist and juicy chicken breast cubes marinated in Italian seasoning then sautéed in a rich and creamy exhilarating Alfredo sauce. Best served warm.
★ Texas Chicken BBQ Wrap (₱ 140) - Love the sweet, spicy and smoky flavor of strips of chicken breast fillet fried to perfection tossed in barbeque sauce with Texas style salsa, grated cheese and drizzled with sour cream wrapped in soft to chewy flour tortilla. Best served warm.
Glazed Ham with Apricot Spread on Multi-grain Bread (₱ 140) - Juicy slices of glazed ham and creamy mozzarella cheese with tangy and sweet apricot dressing on a hearty crisp, crunchy and soft center multi-grain bread. Best served warm.
Turkey & Chicken with Apple Stuffing on Whole Wheat Walnut Bread (₱ 140) - Slices of moist and tender turkey and chicken breast served with delectable apple stuffing and cranberry spread on a crusty whole wheat walnut bread.
I can't wait for November 3! Aside from the fact that you can already collect stickers for your Limited Edition 2012 Starbucks Planner, you can also get to taste these awesome Starbucks food items. ;)