The anticipation around Starbucks' Christmas cups is already starting to build — in mid-October.
Although the company has not yet released any information about this year's festive design, one Reddit user has shared a photo of some very wintry-looking cups — and surprisingly, they're not red.
Earlier this week, Reddit user DarthSpoopy posted the picture in the Starbucks sub-Reddit page of what appears to be a stack of cups with a new seasonal pattern. "Just got it in our order. Holiday short cup design!??" the caption read.
Unlike in previous years, these white cups have been decorated with black, red and green motifs, including gifts, hearts, doves and a Christmas tree. So, if this is the latest holiday version, they look totally different to the minimalist red cups from 2015, which caused outrage amongst loyal customers who complained that they weren't festive enough.
Whether these are the real deal or not, it's unlikely they will face a backlash for not being Christmas-y. And there's also a chance that there could be more than one design, after Starbucks gave customers 13 options for the first time last winter.
Can't wait to Instagram your first Christmas cup of the season? Going by the mid-November launch date in previous years, there shouldn't be too long to wait before they arrive in stores.
Cosmopolitan has ed Starbucks for comment.
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