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What your Starbucks holiday drink order says about you

Starbucks' holiday drinks, including fan-favorites such as the Peppermint Mocha and the Eggnog Latte, were officially brought back on Nov. 6.  – Photo by  Hezekiel Poulan

While most people look forward to the holidays for bright festivities, blasting Christmas jingles and wearing heavy sweaters, the best part of the season for Starbucks lovers is enjoying their annual holiday beverages in a Christmas-themed cup.

The Starbucks holiday drink menu features a variety of deliciously crafted beverages that warm up your insides and taste heavenly.

With each drink having its own "personality," there's something for everyone. In fact, your favorite holiday drinks can actually say a lot about the kind of person you are.

Don't believe me? Here are five Starbucks holiday drinks and what ordering them says about you:

Peppermint Mocha

The Peppermint Mocha is a long-time classic. Made with espresso, steamed milk, mocha sauce, peppermint-flavored syrup and topped with whipped cream, you really can't go wrong with this holiday staple.

If you typically order the Peppermint Mocha, you’re basic and not ashamed of it. You’re definitely either a communications or psychology major and love either frolicking in the snow or lounging inside near a crackling fire in your free time.

Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

The Toasted White Chocolate Mocha consists of espresso, steamed milk and caramelized white chocolate syrup. Topped with a mound of whipped cream and dusted with cranberry sugar flakes, this drink is the ultimate holiday beverage.

If you’re a fan of this one, you’re part of the unpopular pool that indulges in white chocolate. You also consider Christmas a personality trait and are the first to hang up your stockings as soon as the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 1.

Caramel Brulée Latte

Combining espresso, steamed milk, a delectable caramel brulée sauce and topped with whipped cream and even more caramel brulée, this latte is as good as it sounds.

If you order this, you typically have super long and specific orders for your drinks (like me) but have exquisite taste. You’re also either going into nursing or medicine and are always donning a cardigan, regardless of the season.

Chestnut Praline Latte

Along with freshly steamed milk and espresso, this nutty drink contains notes of caramelized chestnuts and spices, and is topped with whipped cream and small praline crumbs.

Fun fact: If you're trying to save on calories, this rich beverage is actually "healthier" than the holiday staples Pumpkin Spice Latte and Caramel Brulée Latte.

If this latte is your go-to, you’re likely either a Sagittarius or have an affinity for traveling and testing out new things. You’re the wild one among your friends and are probably dreaming of living your best life in France.

Eggnog Latte

Crafted with rich, steamed eggnog, espresso, brown sugar and nutmeg, the Eggnog Latte is a timeless favorite.

If the Eggnog Latte is your holiday order, you're an old soul and are probably in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers. You’re an animal lover and are the type of person who would enjoy doing anything as long as you’re in the company of people you love.

Whether you totally relate to what your drink says about you or not at all, one thing is for sure: You can head over to your local Starbucks and make your day better with any one of these flavorful drinks.

Starbucks’ signature holiday cups and gifts are also in stock. After the year we’ve had, ‘tis the season to treat yourself!


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