Like the iconic Starbucks red cup, Midwestern-based chain Caribou Coffee is offering a little something special for the holidays. The "Topped by You" promotion allows customers to personalize their holiday drinks with special whips and chips — Caribou Coffee claims there are 528 possible combinations.
First, pick a beverage from the holiday lineup: Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mocha, Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Mocha, White Chocolate Caramel Mocha, Fa La Latte, or Ho Ho Mint Mocha. Next up? Whipped cream, available in mint, vanilla, raspberry, or chocolate. Finally, sprinkle on some chips: candy cane, brownie bits, snickerdoodle, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate.
Many customers are opting for classic flavor combinations, like a raspberry mocha with raspberry whip, or an eggnog-flavored Fa La Latte topped with snickerdoodle. Others are using the promotion as an excuse to go all out, with towering mounds of whipped cream and multiple toppings.
Creative customers are even naming their signature creations, like this festive "Rocky Berry Mocha" from Denver, complete with raspberry whip, white chocolate chips, and candy cane.
Overwhelmed by all the options? Customers can stop by Caribou Coffee locations on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to sample the whips and chips for free.