Costa to launch festive food menu next month

Costa Coffee is set to launch a new food menu to mark the start of the festive season. In stores from Thursday 1 November, the menu includes sweet and savoury options to get customers in the Christmas mood.

To start, there is Pigs & Blankets Mac & Cheese, a delicious macaroni pasta with a cheese sauce, Cumberland pork sausage, mature Cheddar cheese, sweetcure bacon, spinach topped with a parsley crumb.

Costa is adding a golden glow to the Turkey and Emmenthal Shimmer Brioche - a shimmer glazed brioche bun with turkey breast, maple smoked bacon, Emmenthal cheese, a pork and sage & onion stuffing, flavoured with a spiced date BBQ sauce and mayonnaise.

For those looking for an alternative to turkey, the Prawn Cocktail Sandwich is always a favourite seasonal starter, while the Christmas Cheese Board Panini is a celebration of a post-dinner cheese board combining Red Leicester, Wensleydale, Mature Cheddar & Gran Movaria cheese with a redcurrant & port sauce on a seeded sourdough ciabatta.

Other festive sarnies include the Ham Hock and Piccalilli Sandwich, Beef and Caramelised Onion Toasted Baguette and the Ultimate Christmas Toastie, made up of maple-cured smoked bacon and sage & onion stuffing, with béchamel sauce and cranberry sauce on cheese topped white bread.

The Turkey Feast, a Christmas staple, has returned, along with the Pigs Tucked Under Blankets Panini and the Brie, Bacon and Cranberry Panini.

The Veggie Christmas Lunch Wrap serves up flavours like sweet potato falafel with Wensleydale & cranberry cheese and spiced plum chutney. Other veggie lunch options include the Mozzarella and Chargrilled Arrabiata Pasta, and Spiced Parsnip Soup.

For something sweet, the Gluten Free Vegan Iced Fruit Slice has been approved by the Vegan Society. Also, the Gluten Free Vegan Mince Tart boasts the Good Housekeeping Institute Taste Approved endorsement.

Costa Coffee has introduced a delectable new range of tempting festive cakes this year. The Gingerbread and Sticky Toffee Wreath Cake (pictured) is topped with icing and crystalised ginger, and drizzled with swirls of sticky toffee, while the Clementine Drizzle Loaf Cake includes orange shreds and a golden decoration. There's also the crowd-pleasing Double Chocolate Yule Log (pictured).

New for breakfast is the Cup Croissant with Nutella – a cup croissant filled with Nutella and served warm.

Also for sweet treats, there's Paul the Penguin Chocolate Cake, Father Christmas Gingerbread and Jammy Rudolph Shortcake, plus the Gingerbread Muffin and Stollen Bar.

This year, Costa has not one, but two Christmas classics for customers to feast upon. Both the Mince Pie and Gluten Free Vegan Mince Tart, filled with rich, fruity mincemeat, boast the Good Housekeeping Institute Taste Approved endorsement, proving that they are officially the best.