It's all happening this month, people! That's right, the coffee chains are pulling out all the stops this year to deliver the most outrageous menu line-ups for Christmas, and we're in absolute disbelief at the options available for us to gobble up this November. From Costa's Toblerone Hot Chocolate, to Starbucks' Toffee Nut Cream Cold Brew and Pret's Praline Latte (told you – outrageous), we're salivating just thinking about these new additions...
Anyway, there's just one more coffee chain that we've been waiting on to release details of its Christmas offering for this year: Caffè Nero. And would you look at that? We've got all the deets you could possibly need.
Brand-new for 2022, Caffè Nero welcomes eight festive additions to the menu, including three hot drinks (hello Black Forest Mocha, Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Chocolate and Cinnamon Swirl Latte) along with six foodie specials (we're coming for you Turkey Feast Focaccia, Chocolate Hazelnut Chouxnut and Luxury Amaretto Mince Pie).
Now, *this* is a Christmas menu we can get behind...
As for the drinks, Nero's Black Forest Mocha is made up of infused liquid chocolate, blended with espresso, and topped with cream. While the coffee chain's hot chocolate instalment – Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Choc – comes featuring a velvety hot chocolate, sweetened with salted caramel, and topped with cream and brownie pieces (winner, winner). Last, but absolutely not least, Caffè Nero's Cinnamon Swirl Latte sees a blend of oat milk, cinnamon and caramel, topped with cream and a cinnamon dusting.
Food-wise, Caffè Nero has lined up everything from Vegan Festive Feasts to Pigs Under Blanket Tostatis, Chocolate Hazelnut Chouxnuts to Luxury Amaretto Mince Pies. And did we mention Nero's Luxury Amaretto Mince Pies have been named as the "best coffee shop mince pies," by the Good Housekeeping Institute? They're seriously ticking all of the boxes this Christmas, that's for sure.
Will Stratton-Morris, CEO at Caffe Nero UK, says, “We’re continuing to grow and expand our delicious festive range by offering more choice and variety for our loyal customers. Our new menu has been designed to help customers enjoy those little moments of affordable luxury and relaxation during what is set to be a remarkably busy seasonal period. Whether that’s bringing back fan favourites, or introducing exciting new items with a modern twist, we hope there’s something here for everyone to enjoy!”
Caffè Nero's Christmas menu is available in stores across the UK from today (3 November), until the 26 December, 2022.