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Starbucks' Line of New Year's Specialty Drinks Will Give You the Energy to Leave 2017 Behind

Let 2018 be the year of unlimited options with Starbucks' all-new Black and White Mocha Collection.

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New Year, same Starbucks-obsessed us—and to be fair, kicking your caffeine habit may be difficult considering the chain has a lot in store come 2018. Starbucks is continuing their holiday specialty drink trend in the new year by promising an all-new Black and White Mocha Collection. The three flavors may not be as flashy and Instagrammable as their previous limited-addition drinks (the Unicorn Frappuccino and the Zombie Frappuccino), but they are sure to fulfill our high-standards, just like we hope 2018 will. 

Black and White Mocha Starbucks Courtesy of Starbucks

Thankfully, we will not be seeing any out-of-the-box flavors this time around—the black and white trio of drinks includes the Black and White Mocha, Black and White Hot Cocoa, and Black and White Frappuccino. Simple, classic, and calming seems to be the underlining message Starbucks is sending their customers for the new year—and it's exactly what we are looking for. 

Starbucks Black and White Frappucinno Courtesy of Starbucks

If you're a fan of Starbucks' espresso roast, the Black and White Mocha is for you—paired with white chocolate, dark mocha, steamed milk, whipped cream, and chocolate sequins this rich creation sounds like comfort in a cup. Take that same recipe and add ice to get the Black and White Frappuccino of your dessert dreams. The Black and White Hot Chocolate contains the same ingredients as the Black and White Mocha, just subtract the espresso for less of a caffeine buzz.

Starbucks Black and White Hot Chocolate Courtesy of Starbucks

Come January 1st, you are going to need a lot of comfort and energy to recover from the night and year before. With all these incredible options Starbucks may be the one indulgent we are happy to continue in 2018.