Costa's Christmas Range Is Here And It Includes A Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffin
IT SOUNDS SO DAMN FESTIVE.
The range, which drops in stores nationwide on Friday 1st November, includes a ton of new delicious treats and some returning favourites.
Perhaps the standout has to be the brand new Terry's Chocolate orange muffin.
Filled with chocolate orange sauce and topped with a delicious segment of the iconic chocolate orange, we'll no doubt be picking up one of these along with every cup of coffee. Got to be done really.
There's also a whole host of scrumptious new sweet treats to enjoy from behind the glass screen, including Black & White Forest Wreath Cake, consisting of chocolate sponge with sweetened cherries topped with buttercream, sour cherries and dark chocolate.
For a real festive treat, you could also indulge in the Salted Caramel Yule Log, a chocolate sponge hand rolled with chocolate flavour buttercream, covered with a milk chocolate frosting and finished with a salted caramel drizzle; or otherwise, the Clementine & Mascarpone Loaf Cake, the perfect balance of sweet and zest.
Other new sweet bakes include including Penelope Polar Bear cake, Peter Penguin Shortcake and Father Christmas Mallow Gingerbread. Costa is also brining back its mince pies and vegan and gluten-free Mince Tart.
And we haven't even started on the stellar savoury selection yet.
New this year is the British Turkey & Trimmings Toastie and British Turkey Feast Baguette. Enough to rival Pret's Christmas sandwich, the options are filled with succulent turkey breast, British Beechwood smoke bacon, sage and onion stuffing and cranberry sauce.
Fans of last year's much-raved about Pigs & Blankets Mac & Cheese will be thrilled to learn its back again (*dribbles*), as are the British Beef & Caramelised Onion Baguette and Brie, Bacon & Cranberry Panini with new and improved recipes.
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For the coffee lover's among you, there's a brand spanking new drink range to indulge in: the Irish Velvet. And no... it isn't boozy.
Made with Irish coffee flavouring, hints of caramel and heavenly vanilla, the range includes the decadent Irish Velvet Latte, Irish Velvet Cappuccino, Irish Velvet Hot Chocolate, and Irish Velvet Frostino.
Also making the line-up is the new Festive Spiced Cappuccino with cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise, which joins returning faves such as Black Forest & Cream Hot Chocolate, Gingerbread and Hazelnut Praline, all available as Lattes or Hot Chocolate.
Another new launch is the limited edition Christmas Tea - a blend of Sri Lankan tea leaves and aromatic Winter Spice - and the Hot Spiced Apple is the perfect winter warmer, now served with a slice of lemon for added winter zest.
Finally, Costa are adding more vegan options than every before including a meat-free take on the Christmas sandwich.
The Veggies Under Vest Sandwich (approved by the Vegan Society) is filled with falafel and parsnip stuffing, carrot, cranberry sauce, vegan mayonnaise and fresh spinach.
There's also some new vegan sweet treats too, including the Vegan and Gluten Free Mince Tart, Vegan Rocky Road and Gluten Free and Vegan Rich Fruit Christmas Cake Slice, all making their debut this Christmas.
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."
The Costa Christmas menu is launching in store on Friday 1st November.
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