Why the hell is the fruitcake a thing? It's the burning question of the holiday season. But if the fruitcake has one redeeming quality, it's that now there's a Starbucks Christmas beverage inspired by it.
OK, so it's actually a "Christmas Panettone Latte," and a panettone is a bit different than that brick sitting with the holiday spread being eaten only by flies, but the idea is the same. It's a Christmas loaf with fruit. And it's Italian. Festive!
Sadly, the seasonal drink is only available in Starbucks' Asian-Pacific stores. This is extra sad because the drink sounds way better than the traditional Christmas dish and is described as having a "sweet, pastry aroma, buttery taste and orange, cranberry and apple sprinkles." Whereas a normal fruitcake is best described as, "Wait, did someone actually take a bit of that thing? Really? Are you OK?"