London, 2017-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The nation’s favourite coffee shop, Costa Coffee, today (Nov 01, 2017) unveils its new festive menu, due to land in stores across the UK from 2 November 2017.
Costa’s best ever Christmas menu is set to bring festive cheer to Christmas shoppers all over the country as the food and drink innovation team have been working harder than Santa’s elves to create the most mouthwatering festive menu to date.
Headlining the drinks menu this year is the Billionaire’s Hot Chocolate, as voted for by Costa Coffee Club members, which includes layers of caramel sauce, a freshly whipped cream topping and shortbread crumbs. Costa was so impressed with the customer’s choice that they decided to expand the Billionaire’s range, including the Billionaire’s Latte which combines Belgian chocolate sauce and caramel sauce with Costa’s signature Mocha Italia Blend.
For the first time ever, Costa will serve its famous Frostinos during the festive season. A decadently creamy cup of frosted deliciousness will be sure to keep fraught festive shoppers cool as they sprint from store to store ticking off their shopping lists. The Billionaire’s Latte Frostino is the perfect chance to be a little bit naughty this Christmas.
It’s not Christmas at Costa without the Black Forest Hot Chocolate, and it is back by popular demand. Joining the family this year is the Black Forest Frostino, a frosty new take on the fan favourite.
Other returning festive favourites include the Gingerbread and Cream Latte, Honeycombe Latte, Mint Hot Chocolate and the bigger and better than last year, rich and creamy Lindt Hot Chocolate.
From winter warmers to tasty Christmas edibles, Costa’s savoury choices are set to get the sleigh bells ringing. Customers can refuel from their Christmas shopping sessions with a Festive Pigs in Blanket Panini or the Creamy Brie, Smoked Bacon & Cranberry Panini.
Christmas sandwich aficionados won’t be disappointed either. The British Turkey Feast, a returning favourite, will be gobbled up in no time, while the Christmas Club Sandwich is packed with festive favourites turkey, sausage, bacon, stuffing and cranberry sauce.
Santa might want Brits to be nice at Christmas but Costa doesn’t mind a bit of naughtiness. This is evident in the delicious new range of sweet treats on offer. This year’s shimmer offering is the Chocolate & Hazelnut Shimmer Cake combining two different sponges and decorated with caramel and gianduja frostings for that touch of seasonal sparkle.
Why should kids get to have all the fun at Christmas? The Rudolph Mini Cake, a sticky toffee sponge filled with salted caramel frosting, is a light-hearted option for parents. Costa also introduces two new loaf cakes to tide customers over at Christmas. The Black Forest Loaf Cake brings the famous hot chocolate to life in edible form, while the Clementine Cream Drizzles’ citrus flavour will remind customers of opening their stockings on Christmas morning.
No one will be left out this year as the vegan Christmas Cake Slice returns, while the new vegan Mince Tart is also gluten-free.
The Costa Christmas range arrives in stores nationwide from 2 November.
Full list of Christmas food menu products includes:
- •Billionaires Hot Chocolate NEW!
- •Billionaires LatteNEW!
- •Billionaires Latte Frostino NEW!
- •Black Forest Hot Chocolate
- •Black Forest Frostino NEW!
- •Gingerbread Latte
- •Honeycomb Latte
- •Salted Caramel Cappuccino
- •Mint Hot Chocolate
- •Lindt Hot Chocolate
- •Hot Spiced Apple
Sweet Food Menu
- •Chocolate& Hazelnut Rocher Cake NEW!
- •Rudolph Cake NEW!
- •Black Forest Loaf Cake NEW!
- •Clementine Cream Drizzle NEW!
- •Nuts About Christmas NEW!
- Amassador’s Truffle NEW!
- •Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Decadence NEW!
- •Christmas Cake Slice (v)
- •Mince Tart (v) (gf) NEW!
Savoury Food Menu
- •British Turkey Feast NEW!
- •Creamy Brie, Smoked Bacon & Cranberry Panini NEW!
- •Festive Pigs in Blankets Panini NEW!
- •British Turkey, Cranberry & Bacon Toastie NEW!
- •British Tukey & Bacon Club NEW!
Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa is now part of Whitbread PLC, which this year celebrates its 275th Anniversary as a great British business.
With over 2,200 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,200 in 29 international markets we are the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK and are 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 seven years running (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 and 2016).
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 72 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.
Source: Costa Coffee