Valentine's Day

Starbucks And Chill? Coffee Giant Releases Valentine’s Day Inspired Drinks

If you, or your loved one, are easily seduced by the savory aroma of freshly-brewed coffee, then head on over to Starbucks, where the coffee giant has added three holiday drinks to its menu for Valentine’s Day. The theme? Chocolate, of course. Perhaps the visit might provide the perfect nightcap after your date night of dinner and a movie.

Starbucks Molten chocolate delights are drinks all “topped with espresso-infused whipped cream and espresso mocha drizzle,” – a hot cup of love! The new drinks will be available for just seven days: Monday through Sunday, February 14, per The Oregonian.

Here are the drink descriptions via Starbucks.

Molten Chocolate Latte: “Chocolaty chips are melted into espresso, then topped with steamed milk combined with bittersweet mocha sauce. This latte is finished with mocha and espresso-infused whipped cream and an espresso mocha drizzle. It’s available hot and iced.”

Molten Chocolate Frappuccino: “Coffee with rich mocha sauce and chocolaty chips blended with milk and ice. This beverage is finished with mocha and espresso-infused whipped cream and an espresso mocha drizzle.”

Molten Hot Chocolate: “Bittersweet mocha sauce and chocolaty chips melted into steamed milk for a smooth and creamy taste. Mocha and espresso-infused whipped cream and espresso mocha drizzle tops off the beverage.”

Perhaps your perfect Valentine’s Day date is exchanging intoxicating conversation with your lover while indulging in your favorite speciality drink at your local Starbucks. When you’re done, hit up the Redbox to help keep your cheap date night entertainment flowing. Or, if you prefer to keep it chill and cozy at home this Valentine’s Day, then below are some notable titles you and your love can enjoy, or watch solo if you’re not boo’d up. Not all of the suggested titles are romantic movies, but they make for a fun and memorable date nonetheless. Make sure your streaming service is paid up or hit up your local Redbox early to ensure you get the blockbuster you’ve been wanting to see.

According to a new survey from Redbox, over 75 percent of respondents said dinner and a movie is the ideal date night. The survey of over 5,000 people revealed that the most desired actor/actress for this year’s Valentine’s Day were Jennifer Lawrence and Channing Tatum. Comedy was the preferred genre for date night, and the Best Date Night Movie of all Time is The Notebook.

Don’t forget to log on to Groupon for Valentine’s Day deals for your favorite eateries. After all, Valentine’s Day is not about breaking the bank. It’s about creating laughs, memories and sharing experiences with the one you love. In need of a bit of romantic movie inspiration after dinner? Redbox users voted the titles below as the best date night movies:

  1. Beauty and the Beast
  2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  3. Brokeback Mountain
  4. Casablanca
  5. Gone with the Wind
  6. Jerry Maguire
  7. Pretty Woman
  8. Sleepless in Seattle
  9. The English Patient
  10. The Notebook

Perhaps you’re more of a sci-fi or horror enthusiast. Peek at the list below of a few Valentine’s date night-n-chill suggestions, which are currently available to stream through services such as Netflix or MGO.

  1. The Exorcist
  2. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  3. HellRaiser
  4. The Entity
  5. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  6. The Shining
  7. The Silence of the Lambs
  8. Saw
  9. Byzantium
  10. Alien Abduction

The Entity (1982) is a mind-bender, supposedly partially based on a true story, “about a woman who is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.” Alien Abduction is an indie gem, and has been praised for being one of the most thrilling found-footage science fiction films. It centers on a vacationing family who “encounters an alien threat” that is “based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina,” per IMDB. In the horror fantasy Byzantium, mayhem follows two female vampires on the run from a kindred group.

What are some of your top date night movie picks? Do you prefer to go out for dinner and a movie, or will you Netflix and chill with your Valentine?

Valentine’s Day arrives on Sunday, February 14. Although the holiday is celebrated around the world, Americans are expected to spend an estimated $18 billion to express their love.

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