Starbucks Has Bad News For Gingerbread Latte Fans

Over the past week or two, there has been a lot of news surrounding Starbucks, and not all of it has been great for diligent customers of the coffee chain. On Friday, November 6, red cup season began, which meant the winter flavors of coffee came out and the store gave away free reusable holiday cups. But there was less-than-cheerful news that slipped in between the people in line for their first sip of the holiday season's peppermint mocha drinks. 

Even earlier than the winter and holiday launch, Starbucks announced it would close around 500 stores. Now, people are realizing that for the second year in a row, Starbucks did not bring back the beloved gingerbread latte, and people have definite thoughts about it. Tons of people are really missing their sweet and spicy latte with steamed milk, topped with nutmeg-dusted whipped cream (via Elite Daily). Starbucks, however, stands by the decision to cut the old to try a few new flavors.

You can still get the gingerbread latte ... in Canada

According to Starbucks, you'll have to stick with one of the five holiday flavors that are being offered in the United States this year. The only place you will be able to get an official Starbucks gingerbread latte is Canada, where the drink is being brought back (via Delish). If you don't live close enough to the border or can't get into our northern neighbor, then you'll have to hack your own gingerbread drink if you're up for it. Starbucks does offer other beverages and has ingredients that can be used to create a customer gingerbread drink if you know what to order.

According to Delish, customers seeking the deliciously sweet and spicy notes of the baked good in their latte can order a cinnamon dolce latte or a chai latte for a hit of cinnamon and cloves. You might want to ask for extra spices or find another way to work in more of the cozy flavors, though.

If you are really desperate for the holiday cookie flavors or you don't mind breaking loyalty to Starbucks, then you can head to Dunkin' (via Dunkin' Donuts). Their holiday drink flavors include a signature gingerbread latte that you can count on.