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The Internet Responds Hilariously to Starbucks’ #RedCups Debut


Starbucks_Red_Cups_2015Alas, it looks as though the holiday season is upon us. I say that because the true marker of the holiday season has arrived: not Thanksgiving, not Christmas, but Starbucks’ red cups.

The day after Halloween, Starbucks locations all around the country chucked their tired, old white cups in the bin and paved the way for everyone’s seasonal favorite, the red cup. Now, we’re all ready for sledding, holiday shopping, snowstorms, cozy nights, fireplaces, and new latte creations. With the arrival of the red cup, the Internet has collectively gone crazy.

To coincide with the arrival of the beloved red cup, Starbucks has also released a Twitter-exclusive emoji in the shape of the cup, and so here below are the best tweets that encapsulate this great winter tradition, and capture the spirit of the season, the enthusiasm of consumers, and the outrageousness of it all.


1. This guy is asking the big, existential questions.
2. This elf who knows that true elves put more than coffee in those cups.

3. This woman who thought, perhaps accurately, that the public needed fair warning.
4. This guy who knows that red cups are the real works of art.

5. This woman who has her priorities in order: it’s all about the ‘gram.
6. This woman who has a pessimistic outlook on #RedCups season.

7. This woman who knows that sometimes, sacrifices must be made for those you love.

Long Live The Red Cup.

Lisa Lo Paro
Lisa is a freelance writer and bibliophile living on the outskirts of New York City. She likes 2 a.m. with a good book, takes cream in her coffee and heavily filters her photos. Check out her blog The Most Happy, her Instagram, and Twitter.

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