Dunstable, UK, 2017-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the days grow shorter and autumn approaches, Costa, the nation’s favourite coffee shop is today announcing the launch of an exciting new food menu – including a selection of hot offerings.
Landing in stores from Thursday 7 September, the new menu offers customers more choice than ever before with hearty meal boxes, delicious and filling wraps and lighter options including warming soups. The sweet range has also extended its offerings to include a sumptuous selection of cakes, tarts and muffins.
MEAL BOXES AND WRAPS – from £3.75 each
Customers looking for a substantial lunch can select from one of Costa’s new delicious hot pasta meal boxes. The Italian Style Meatball Pasta is a meat lover’s dream, while the vegetarian Creamy Mac and Cheese is topped with a delectable parsley crumb finish. Brits who prefer a more traditional lunch can delve into one of Costa’s heavenly new wraps. The Hoisin Duck Wrap and the gluten free Chicken Caesar Wrap both contain British meat.
SOUPS – £2.99 each
Soup fans will rejoice as Costa introduces two delicious flavours to its menu for the first time across the UK. The British Pea & Wiltshire Ham Soup is perfect for a tasty warmer, while the Slow Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup, a vegan option, contains two of your five a day.
SWEET TREATS – from £1.20 each
It’s not all about the savoury options though, and Costa certainly hasn’t forgotten customers with a sweet tooth. Cakesplosion! has layers of sticky toffee cake baked with hidden chocolate brownie bites, topped and layered with dulche de leche flavoured frosting and oozy caramel drizzle. It doesn’t stop there though, as it is finished with chocolate brownie crumb, salted caramel crispies and crowned with yet more chocolate brownie bites.
The Spooky Choc O Crunch, a frighteningly festive ring of crispy rice bound in caramel and topped with edible iced bats, while the new Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble Tart, served either cold or warm with clotted cream, is a classic dessert option.
Matthew Williams, commercial marketing director at Costa said: “We’re delighted to introduce an extended food menu to our stores from this September. We’re committed to providing our customers with the best experience when they visit our stores, and based on their feedback, we’ve been working with our innovations teams to develop products which we know they’ll enjoy. These additions give customers even more choice and are the perfect update to our ever-evolving menu of innovative food and drink options to complement our great tasting coffee.”
The Costa September menu arrives in stores throughout the UK from 7th September 2017. To view the full menu please visit www.costa.co.uk.
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Full list of September food menu products includes:
- •Slow Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup – £2.99 NEW!
- •British Pea & Wiltshire Ham Soup – £2.99 NEW!
- •Creamy Mac & Cheese – £3.99 NEW!
- •Italian Style Meatball Pasta – £3.99 NEW!
- •Hoisin Duck Wrap – £3.85 NEW!
- •Chicken Caesar Wrap – £3.75 NEW!
- •Costa Mocha Truffle – £1.20 NEW!
- •Raspberry & Almond Bake – £1.95
- •Cakesplosion! – £2.95 NEW!
- •Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble Tart – £2.15 NEW!
- •Bramely Apple & Blackberry Crumble Tart warm with clotted cream – £2.50 NEW!
- •Spooky Choc O Crunch – £1.95 NEW!
- •Gingerbread Muffin – £1.95
- •Blueberry Muffin – £1.95
- •Lindt Balls exclusive to Costa – £0.45 each NEW!
- •Kiddylicious Strawberry Fruit Wiggles – £1.00 NEW!
- •9NINE Breakfast Almond & Raspberry Bar – £1.35 NEW!
Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, our quality coffee was the premium choice for boutique hotels and restaurants across the city. Today we continue to roast the original Mocha Italia recipe in Old Paradise Street, London with our 100% Rainforest Alliance certified coffee remaining at the core of our quality coffee credentials.
With over 2,000 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,240 in 31 overseas markets, we are the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK. We’re proud to be the UK’s favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland” by Allegra Strategies for six years running (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & December 2015).
Our people are the heart of our business and we employ over 30,000 people worldwide, with a target of 5,000 new jobs in the UK by 2020. Last year, we increased Barista pay by c.10%. Our Pay for progression model was introduced in October 2015, and our training rate of £7.20 was launched well ahead of National Living Wage.
As a popular, mainstream food and beverage brand, we can make a positive contribution towards customer health and wellbeing by investing in safe sourcing, new product development and consumer education. Health and wellbeing remains a strategic business focus area and we will continue to evolve our product offer over the coming years. We are working to reduce added sugar in our drinks by 25% by 2020 and will reduce salt in our sandwich range by a further 5% by 2017.
We care about the communities we operate in with our store teams volunteering over 10,000 hours of their time to lend support to over 900 local community projects.
Looking after coffee growers is extremely important to us, which is why we established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity with the aim to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded the building of 53 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.
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