Starbucks Discontinued Its Eggnog Latte & Fans Are Calling It a 'War on Christmas'

The Eggnog Latte is gone, but the Iced Sugar Cookie AlmondMilk Latte is here.

Courtesy of Starbucks
Courtesy of Starbucks

Starbucks unveiled its lineup of holiday-inspired beverages last week, including old classics like the Peppermint Mocha and Caramel Brulée Latte, as well as an addition, the Iced Sugar Cookie AlmondMilk Latte. But apparently, to make room for the coffee giant's latest innovation, the chain nixed an original. The Eggnog Latte was missing from the menu on Thursday, following the official rollout, and fans took notice.

The indulgent espresso and steamed eggnog creation, which has been a mainstay on menus for years, didn't make the cut this year. On November 3, Starbucks confirmed the latte was "not returning" on Twitter.

"As a standard course of business, we continually evaluate the items on our menu, using various criteria to ensure we are meeting the needs of our customers and our business priorities," a rep for Starbucks told Thrillist in a statement. "While we no longer offer the Eggnog Latte, our partners will be happy to recommend an alternative beverage or customization."

Translation: The Eggnog Latte is gone, and there's nothing you can do about it. It's a fact that fans are distraught over on Twitter.

While the Eggnog Latte might be out of the question, at least you've got an entire menu of seasonal drinks to choose from, including the Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, and Irish Cream Cold Brew—the latter of which is back earlier than ever, I might add—and the Iced Sugar Cookie AlmondMilk Latte.

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Megan Schaltegger is a staff writer at Thrillist.