With the launch of Costa Coffee’s festive menu, Christmas is definitely coming a little early this year.
The iconic cups and festive flavours will mark the official start of the jolly season, with this year’s menu overflowing with new tasty treats.
And the coffee giant is getting customers into the spirit of togetherness by bringing back some of the fan favourites.
All you have to do is wait until November 1 and the scrumptious festive menu will make its return to stores nationwide.
Costa is introducing the Irish Velvet range, includes the luxurious Irish Velvet Latte, Irish Velvet Cappuccino, Irish Velvet Hot Chocolate and the Irish Velvet Frostino.
It’s quite literally the taste of Christmas in a cup and some of the drinks in this range will also be stocked across 8,500 Costa Express machines.
Fans of spice and all things nice will have their Christmas wishes granted this year, with the introduction of the NEW! Festive Spiced Cappuccino.
The classic Cappuccino is seasoned with a host of aromatic spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise.
Launching for the first time is the limited edition Christmas Tea, a blend of Sri Lankan tea leaves and aromatic Winter Spice.
The Hot Spiced Apple is the perfect winter warmer, now served with a slice of lemon for added zest.
For a surprise you can unwrap early, the NEW! Terry’s Chocolate Muffin is your favourite stocking filler re-imagined.
Exclusive to Costa Coffee, this muffin is a chocoholics dream, filled with chocolate orange sauce and topped with a delicious segment of the iconic chocolate orange.
Those wishing for a little slice of luxury this Christmas should opt for this years showstopper; the NEW! Black & White Forest Wreath Cake, an unmistakably festive treat consisting of chocolate sponge with sweetened cherries topped with buttercream, sour cherries and dark chocolate.
For a treat we know you’ll love, try the Salted Caramel Yule Log, a chocolate sponge hand rolled with chocolate flavour buttercream, covered with a milk chocolate frosting and finished with lustred chocolate decorations and a salted caramel drizzle.
Costa Coffee’s Christmas elves have also been hard at work, developing a range of delicious cake and biscuit characters, including NEW! Penelope Polar Bear cake, NEW! Peter Penguin Shortcake and NEW! Father Christmas Mallow Gingerbread for all to enjoy.
Is it even Christmas without roasted turkey and all the trimmings? On the menu this year is the all new British Turkey & Trimmings Toastie and British Turkey Feast Baguette, jam-packed with succulent turkey breast, British Beechwood Smoked Bacon, Sage & Onion Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce.
These delicious new additions join returning fan favourites, including the raved-about British Pigs & Blankets Mac & Cheese, British Beef & Caramelised Onion Baguette and Brie, Bacon & Cranberry Panini, all back with new and improved recipes.
And don’t worry if you’re vegan as there are more plant-based options than ever.
New for this year is the Vegan Society approved Veggies Under Vest Sandwich, a vegan lunch option filled with falafel and parsnip stuffing, carrot, cranberry sauce, vegan mayonnaise and fresh spinach.
Be sure to save room for the vegan sweet treats too, including the Vegan and Gluten Free Mince Tart, NEW! Vegan Rocky Road and Gluten Free and Vegan Rich Fruit Christmas Cake Slice, all making their Christmas menu debut.
Eric Tavoukdjian, Commercial Marketing Director at Costa Coffee, said: “Christmas is always such a magical time of year at Costa Coffee and we’re incredibly excited to launch our best menu to date.
“The new Irish Velvet family is sure to be a big hit and the Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffin will be making thousands of Chocoholics wishes come true. We hope families and friends are inspired to come together and enjoy a Christmas treat in-store this season.”