New year, new platform: Starbucks UK introduces unique new Oat Latte platform – and makes all dairy alternatives free, all year round

Exclusively developed to optimise the flavour of oat dairy alternative, for 2022 Starbucks is ringing in the new year with a brand-new beverage innovation that’s all about the Oat.

Arriving in three bold and vibrant flavours – Strawberry & Vanilla, Honey & Hazelnut and Dark Cocoa & Orange, each handcrafted coffee in the new range has oat dairy alternative at its core to enhance the distinctive flavour combination. Paired with Starbucks Blonde® Roast – a lighter roasted espresso with a smooth body and citrusy notes – the platform will see the addition of new dairy alternative beverages for future seasons as part of our ongoing work to expand our plant-based menu.

Alongside the arrival of the new Oat platform, 2022 also sees Starbucks announce that from 5 January, it will no longer charge extra for any of its five dairy alternatives in any of its 1,020 UK stores.

Starbucks UK proudly serves a broad offering of five dairy alternative options, including oat, soya, almond, coconut, and our exclusive Starbucks Original™ Nut Blend, specially crafted to pair with our espresso and deliver velvety foam with an oh so creamy flavour. With customisation at Starbucks core, this latest menu change will provide increased personalisation options and make it even easier for customers to choose whichever dairy alternative or milk they prefer, all year round.

Forming part of our wider ambition to become a resource positive company, Starbucks work to migrate to a more environmentally friendly menu includes last month’s announcement of a sustainable dairy sourcing programme with Arla Foods to reduce the emissions from dairy.

Increasing menu options for customers, last year Starbucks also introduced a vegan alternative to whipped cream, the Vegan Whipped Topping, as well as a vegan reformulation of the Pumpkin Spice Latte in 2019.

Oat Latte Platform

All crafted with Starbucks Blonde® Roast – a lighter roasted espresso created by Starbucks master blenders and roasters with more than 50 years of roasting experience – which has a smooth body balanced with citrusy notes

Strawberry & Vanilla Oat Latte, prices from £3.35 (vegan) (NEW)– An unexpected flavour combination that is a match made in heaven; juicy strawberry & delicate vanilla flavours merge with creamy oat dairy-alternative, finished with a light layer of foam and bright and vibrant strawberry topping.

Honey & Hazelnut Oat Latte, prices from £3.35 (NEW) – A blend of floral honey & earthy hazelnut flavours and silky oat dairy-alternative, then finished off with a light layer of foam and a deliciously uplifting honey topping. 

Dark Cocoa & Orange Oat Latte, prices from £3.35 (vegan) (NEW)– Rich and bold, dark cocoa complements zesty orange flavouring for a punchy take on a tried and tested winter duo. Finished off with a light layer of foam and a dusting of orange cocoa powder. 

In the UK for 2022, Starbucks new vegan and veggie food options include the brand-new and exclusive Tu’NAH Sandwich, Starbucks® first plant-based fish alternative, as well as new plant-based afternoon treats such as the Pecan & Caramel Brownie, Carrot Cake and Chocolate & Caramel Muffin.

Food menu

Tu’NAH Sandwich, prices from £3.29 (vegan) (NEW) – Exclusive to Starbucks® and limited- edition, our first plant-based fish alternative pairs succulent The Vegetarian Butcher™ plant-based tuna alternative style flakes with sharp red onion, refreshing cucumber, rocket and vegan mayonnaise. All complemented by zingy notes of horseradish and a splash of lemon juice – how can you resist? There’s now no need to sacrifice or compromise on your food choices.

All Day Breakfast Wrap, prices from £3.85 (NEW) – A seeded wrap is filled to the brim with creamy scrambled egg, tangy Monterey Jack cheese, hearty sausage and smoked streaky bacon, spinach and fresh beans in tomato sauce.

Cuban-style Panini, prices from £4.25 (NEW) – A sourdough panini with Cuban-style pulled pork, punchy hickory smoked ham, Emmental cheese, a sharp dill pickle relish and spinach.

Pecan & Caramel Brownie, prices from £1.85 (plant-based) (NEW) – A sumptuous dark chocolate brownie with chocolate chunks, gooey caramel and crisp caramelised pecans.

Carrot Cake, prices from £2.19 (plant-based) (NEW) – A fresh carrot, sultana and walnut mini loaf cake with a creamy plant-based oat frosting.

Chocolate & Caramel Muffin, prices from £1.99 (plant-based) (NEW) – A rich chocolate muffin filled with soft centre caramel and topped with crunchy, crystallised sugar and cocoa nibs.

Available for a limited time, from the 5 January, at all Starbucks® stores and Drive Thrus across the UK, as well as on the Starbucks® UK App, and on Starbucks® Delivers via Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats in over 560 stores across the UK.

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