Get set for Christmas: Costa's festive menu has landed

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
Everyone’s favourite festive drink is back this year (yes, the gingerbread latte) [Photo: Costa]

It isn’t Christmas until a millennial has Instagrammed their first festive coffee cup of the season and thanks to Costa, we can kick-start the celebrations sooner than anticipated.

The high street coffee chain has revealed its 2018 Christmas menu and regulars will be pleased to learn that some familiar favourites have made a comeback.

Yes, everyone’s go-to Gingerbread and Cream Latte will return this season alongside the Black Forest Hot Chocolate. While a whole host of new flavours are set to raise the bar for rival Starbucks with Caramelised Orange Hot Chocolate and Hazelnut Praline Hot Chocolate (served with a whip of fresh cream) joining the festive line-up.

Coffee connoisseurs will also be able to choose the all-new limited edition blend, Winter Character Roast, which features winter berries, dark cocoa and spices – a roast that can be used in any choice of beverage. 

Costa will also serve up drinks in teal, bronze, purple and red festive cups from October 29.

Costa’s 2018 festive cups are here [Photo: Costa]

Costa’s Christmas 2018 drinks:

  • Hazelnut Praline and Cream Latte from £3.30
  • Hazelnut Praline and Cream Hot Chocolate from £3.30
  • Caramelised Orange and Cream Latte from £3.30
  • Caramelised Orange and Cream Hot Chocolate from £3.30
  • Luxury Caramel from £2.65
  • Luxury Hot Chocolate from £2.65
  • Gingerbread and Cream Hot Chocolate from £3.35
  • Black Forest Hot Chocolate from £3.30
  • Gingerbread and Cream Latte from £3.30
  • Hot Spiced Apple from £2.50

But if that isn’t enough to tempt even the greatest of Scrooges amongst us, then Costa’s new range of Christmas grub sure will.

You can join us in a sigh of relief as the coffee giant’s now-famous Pigs Tucked Under Blankets and Brie, Bacon and Cranberry paninis are back by popular demand this year while a moreish newbies have been added to the list.

The humble prawn cocktail sandwich is a must for those tempted by a carby twist on the festive starter while the Turkey and Emmenthal Shimmer Brioche is packed with turkey, maple smoked bacon, cheese, stuffing and a spiced date BBQ sauce.

Costa’s Christmas 2018 food menu:

  • Turkey & Emmenthal Shimmer Brioche from £3.25
  • Beef and Caramelised Onion Toasted Baguette from £3.95
  • Christmas Cheese Board Panini from £3.95
  • Ultimate Christmas Toastie from £3.95
  • Veggie Christmas Lunch Wrap from £3.50
  • Prawn Cocktail Sandwich from £3.60
  • Ham Hock and Piccalilli Sandwich from £3.50
  • Pigs & Blankets Mac and Cheese from £3.99
  • Mozzarella & Chargrilled Vegetable Arrabbiata Pasta from £3.99
  • Spiced Parsnip Soup from £2.99
  • Brie, Bacon and Cranberry Panini from £3.95
  • Pigs Tucked Under Blankets Panini from £3.95
  • Turkey Feast from £3.60

For those more interested in the perfect dunking accompaniment, make sure to check out the Double Chocolate Yule Log. While the gluten free vegan Iced Fruit Slice, Sticky Toffee Wreath Cake and Clementine Drizzle Loaf Cake are sure to please those with a sweet tooth.

What better way to celebrate the festive season than with Costa’s new range of treats? [Photo: Costa]

Worried about too many pre-Christmas treats? The coffee branch is also set to launch its ‘Little Luxuries’ line which includes small but mighty cups of chocolate and caramel weighing in at under 200 calories.

Costa’s Christmas 2018 treats:

  • Mince Pie from £1.80
  • Gluten Free Vegan Mince Tart from £2.10
  • Clementine Drizzle Loaf Cake from £2.50
  • Cup Croissant with Nutella from £1.85
  • Father Christmas Gingerbread from £1.65
  • Jammy Rudolph Shortcake from £1.95
  • Stollen Bar from £1.80
  • Gluten Free Vegan Iced Fruit Slice from £1.80
  • Gingerbread and Sticky Toffee Wreath Cake from £2.85
  • Double Chocolate Yule Log from £2.60
  • Paul the Penguin Chocolate Cake from £2.55
  • Paul the Penguin Chocolate Cake from £2.55

Costa’s Christmas menu will launch on November 1 and for those of you who can’t wait, the coffee chain is currently selling its limited edition autumn line.

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