It's November 1st, meaning the holidays have officially begun.
And nothing ushers in the American holiday season more than the return of Starbucks' holiday drinks– GTFO Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
However, if you rushed to your local Starbucks counter this morning (as we do) for your first Chestnut Praline Latte, Caramel Brulee Latte, or Peppermint Mocha of the season, you were probably aghast as to why you were handed a GREEN not a RED cup.
We immediately threw out our lattes in disgust.
Just like last year, with these bullshit red cups, we were disgusted.
Okay, we weren't that dramatic, but the green cups also actually look pretty awesome. They feature an illustration of over 100 people drawn with a single continuous line, created by artist Shongo Ota.
“The green cup and the design represent the connections Starbucks has as a community with its partners (employees) and customers." says Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in their statement.
"During a divisive time in our country, Starbucks wanted to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values, and the need to be good to each other."
Aw. That's kind of cute.
But more importantly, Starbucks also let us know that the green cups will only be available until supplies last and then it's REAL holiday cup time.
As reported by Time Out, a rogue Starbucks barista leaked a photo of a sleeve of red cups, which were in boxes labelled "No peeking until November 10th," so we are assuming we won't have to wait too long for CHRISTMAS to start.
The cups seem like they are printed with a holly and ivy pattern. This isn't as offensive as the plain "holiday" cups from last year, but we're still appalled that there is not a full book of scripture inscribed on the side.
Why do you hate Christmas, Starbucks?[via TimeOut NY] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]