Whether you’re ready or not, the return of the Starbucks Christmas menu signals the start of the festive season. Nothing is more indicative of Christmas than seeing gloved hands holding the famous red cup.

If you need that festive kick to get you in the mood, or if you just fancy something different to your usual Starbucks order, you’re in luck because the full festive menu launches in stores today.

This year there are 2 new Christmassy drinks on the menu, the Caramel Waffle Latte and the Fudge Brownie Chocolate.

The Northern Echo: Two new drinks are joining the menu (Starbucks/Canva)Two new drinks are joining the menu (Starbucks/Canva)

The newbies are joining the festive classics who remain on the menu this year: the Eggnog Latte, Toffee Nut Latte and Gingerbread Latte which can all be enjoyed hot or cold.

Feeling peckish? Don’t worry, the food menu has had a festive touch too. Customers can treat themselves to the Very Merry Beyond Meat Sandwich which is fully plant based. It contains a Beyond Meat patty, coconut oil alternative cheese, cranberry chutney and vegan Dijon mustard mayo.

Also landing in stores today is a Chocolate and Orange S’mores Toastie, with toasted fruit loaf filled with melting marshmallows, a smooth chocolate and orange sauce and chocolate chunks.

The Northern Echo: Stilton and Apple Toastie (Starbucks)Stilton and Apple Toastie (Starbucks)

Other new seasonal specialities joining the line-up this year include Blitzen’s Blue Cheese and Chutney Toastie, the Toffee Nut Latte Cupcake and a brand-new bake, toffee flavoured sponge injected with sticky toffee soft centre and topped with coffee frosting, hazelnuts and a chocolate star.

Customers can also treat themselves or a friend to the returning festive reusable cup that changes from green to red when filled with a hot drink.

Find the Starbucks Christmas menu in stores today.