While Starbucks may be rushing the holidays by bringing out most of its seasonal goodies three weeks before Thanksgiving, the chain is likely reserving a few treats for later. One of these is the annual Red Cup Day, which — in itself — would be no surprise. However, the design of the 2023 collectible cups, which will be free with seasonal drink purchases, is something we do not yet know. Still, we can somewhat confidently state that the date is set for November 16, according to the Instagram post behind this leak, at least.
But wait, that’s not all! Even once you’ve scored your free red cup, you won’t quite have done your due diligence by Starbucks’ seasonal promos. You’ll still potentially need to visit at least one more time, either on or after December 4, if you want to check out the holiday cold brew lineup. This year’s festive flavors evidently include peppermint chocolate, sugar cookie, caramel brûlée, and chestnut praline — What, no gingerbread cold brew? It seems Starbucks may want to keep a little something in the tank for next year.
As for whether or not any of this leak is actually true, though, Starbucks simply told Mashed: “We’re sipping on our fall favorites and do not have details to share on Starbucks red cup season just yet.” For now, we’ll just have to wait for real confirmation.