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Starbucks Employee Leaked This Year's Holiday Cups And They Look Very Different

It isn't even Halloween yet, but the most wonderful time of the year is only ten Fridays away and Starbucks is already getting everyone excited.

Every year since 1997, the coffee-chain unveils limited-edition cups just in time for the holidays to celebrate the spirit of the season.

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Over the years, Starbucks' red cups helped spread cheer by featuring festive art and joyful quotes. However, more recently, the company drifted away from the iconic design-heavy cups to a more minimalist look.


A lot of customers were upset because the plain cups lacked the decor that everyone waits all year long to see. Starbucks took this feedback, and last year they unveiled 13 cups with Christmas-esque designs created by customers from all over the world.


Now, the company may once again be trying something new with their holiday cups. Although Starbucks hasn't made an official announcement yet, an employee and Reddit user DarthSpoopy shared a photo of what appears to be this year's festive cups, and they're not red!

Ready to see what they look like?

DarthSpoopy posted the photo of a stack of cups that are allegedly the short cup designs for the 2017 holiday season.

"Just got it in our order. Holiday short cup design!??" the caption read.

Check it out:


Of course, the first thing that sticks out is that unlike the past cups, the red, black and green decor are on a white background instead of red.

There's definitely no way Starbucks can receive backlash for the the decor because it doesn't get any more festive than Christmas trees, wrapped presents, stars and snowflakes. Even so, we won't hold our breath.

There's also a chance that the taller cups could feature different motifs than the one seen here. After all, the coffee retailer offered 13 options last year.

There's no official confirmation of these designs or when the cups will be available, but based on previous launch dates, it'll likely occur in mid-November.

What do you think of this design?

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