Occupy Eggnog

Starbucks Admits Dropping Eggnog Lattes Was a ‘Mistake’

The people have spoken.
The people have spoken. Photo: Shutterstock

Starbucks will restore its eggnog drink to its rightful place in the holiday menu after nixing it a month ago and having customers freak out. Gingerbread and pumpkin spice lattes may hog all the press these days, but the nutmeg-y, eggy version has been around 28 years and apparently fans weren’t ready to let it go. “The eggnog latte was the only thing keeping me from beating people during the holidays. Please bring it back,” one wrote on Twitter. Another reported she was “seriously heartbroken” over the demise of the festive latte. “You just lost a lost of customers,” posted yet another. A petition angling for the drink’s return went on to garner more than 2,500 signatures and plenty of Facebook animosity, including a bunch of threats and predictions that the chain’s new chestnut praline latte will never “take off like eggnog.”

@Starbucks The eggnog latte was the only thing keeping me from beating people during the holidays. Please bring it back.— Roni Hotka (@RoniHotka) November 5, 2014

@Starbucks no eggnog latte in California this season??? You just lost a lot of customers.— Allan Smith (@_allansmith_) November 5, 2014

Mad @Starbucks…. no eggnog latte this year and no response as to why not. #fail #SAD #dissatisfaction— ♡♥rae~rae♥♡ (@ChelleGastineau) October 10, 2014

Would kill for a chai eggnog latte right now 😛👌— Ri (@RheeaDufault) November 5, 2014

@StarbucksCanada the eggnog latte is my favourite and needs to be brought back to Ontario! #eggnogforall— Victoria (@vicdeluca_) November 5, 2014

No eggnog latte this year !? @Starbucks #christmasruined #wtf#bahhumbug— sara,niko&mila (@dalmatinac) November 5, 2014

Because of the strong stances like the ones above, the chain now says it is “very sorry” for what it did and is now apologizing for its “mistake.” It’ll be back everywhere by November 17, the chain says, just five days after the chestnut drink goes wide. Hopefully, America has room for both.

Related: Starbucks Will Unveil Its Chestnut Praline Latte Next Month
[USA Today]

Starbucks Admits Dropping Eggnog Lattes Was a ‘Mistake’