Starbucks has made a massive change to its Christmas drinks menu

This news will probably make your day

Starbucks Christmas cup
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This news will probably make your day

Nothing quite says Christmas in the modern age quite like drinking a festive beverage from one of Starbucks red cups (did you know you can do this with your Starbucks lid?).

As of today, the festive drinks menu at Starbucks is officially back in business, meaning that Toffee Nut Latte lovers and Gingerbread Latte enthusiasts all over the country can get their festive coffee fix for a limited time only.

But probably the best bit about the return of Starbucks' seasonal selection is that, this year, they've tackled the very high sugar content in their drinks. And while they still aren't completely healthy or anything, it's definitely a step in the right direction, and means that your beloved Starbs' drink isn't as bad for you as it once was. Winning!

The brand has recently announced that they have cut down the amount of sugar in some of their Christmas drinks by as much as 22%, meaning that you can feel a little less guilty when you sip from a red cup of festive joy. The full break down is as follows:

Gingerbread Latte: 6% less added sugar

Toffee Nut Latte: 4% less added sugar

Fudge Hot Chocolate: 22% less added sugar

Sara Bruce-Goodwin, vice president for research and development at Starbucks EMEA has said of the decision: 'We are committed to finding ways to keep the same great festive flavours that we know our customers love, whilst reducing the added sugar content in some of our more indulgent drinks.

'This year we have made significant progress on our 2020 commitment, reducing added sugar in our hot chocolates by 30% over the past two years and adding short sizes onto our menu boards' she said.

So, what are you waiting for? There's now even more of an incentive to head down to Starbucks today and get your hands on a Christmassy drink in a red cup.

Cheers to that!

Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.