Starbucks Latest Spicy Brews: Smoked Butterscotch Latte and Teavana Citrus Green Latte
Starbucks introduced today the new addition to its best-selling products - Smoked Butterscotch Latte and Teavana Citrus Green Latte. The Smoked Butterscotch Latte consists of milk, butterscotch sauce, and espresso. The Teavana Citrus Green Latte is made with steamed milk, citrus mint soup, green tea, topped with lemon essence. The tasty drinks are available for a limited time only starting Feb. 16 and ends on March 21st.
Aside from the lattes, Starbucks also serves the sumptuous Ancho-Chipotle Chicken Panini, which is a sandwich with shredded chicken topped with poblano peppers, spicy cilantro pesto, and Gouda cheese smothered with ancho-chipotle sauce on a ciabatta roll.
In addition to the dining side, the all-time favorite coffee company serves as well Spicy Chorizo, Monterey Jack and Egg Breakfast Sandwich, that goes together with caramelized onions on potato bread, as reported by the MarketWatch.
"Chorizo is popular right now and spicy is on trend, so this guided our direction," said Sita Kacker, Starbucks product development manager, in a release statement.
The Smoked Butterscotch Latte contains caffeine and because it's an espresso-based drink, caffeine is a major ingredient. As per Starbucks, a 12 fl. oz. tall latte comprises of 75 mg of caffeine. The caffeine content will still perk you up and will get you going, according to Bustle.
Apart from the newly released lattes, Starbucks also previously launched pistachio and rose mocha. The new beverage according to Starbucks, is "made with mocha sauce and a rose and pistachio syrup, swirled with steamed milk and rich espresso" and "finished with pistachio and rose whipped cream and pistachio crumbs,". However, these drinks are only available in Africa, Middle East and Europe, as reported by Time.
After the release of the company's revenue last month, analysts cited that two factors that share to Starbucks' sales growth are differentiated food offerings and limited-time beverage offers. Although it has revealed previously of four Teavana store closure, additional 350 stores will be shuttered soon.
The company's shares went up 23.2% during the past year, but plunged 6 % for the year-to-date, while the S&P declines at 7.3%. With the addition of new beverages and food variant to its menu, Starbucks is optimistic of a growth in sale. The newly added lattes with limited offerings are expected to boost the sale once again.