Today marks the launch of the festive cups from Costa Coffee at Reels. These were actually launched on the 5th November officially in all Costa stores and now we finally have them along with a huge Christmas tree, so the festivity can begin!
Christmas at Costa is set to be a big one this year with Costa saying,
Just to name a few warming Winter wonders Costa has this year for us to indulge in:
If like me, you are a latte lover (with a sugar free vanilla shot), then the Gingerbread and cream latte is the one for you. This comes teamed with a bitesize gingerbread man sitting in a mountain of cream dusted with sparkles. Okay, the calories are a little over my daily intake, but it’s 'CHRISTMAS' and drinks like these only come around once a year so it’s perfectly acceptable! (for November...)
Next we have the Caramel fudge hot chocolate, which comes with a Belgian chocolate lattice carefully placed over a bed of caramel fudge sauce dusted with chocolate shimmer – the way the lattice melts in to the fudge looks divine! A little ‘over the top’ with the flavours and could potentially be a little sickly so I would suggest getting a small.
Salted caramel cappuccino is one I haven’t tried yet. I’m not keen on the ‘salted’ part but I know that salted chocolate is a big hit at the moment (looking at their festive food range), so maybe if I try I will be converted? Although I tried Cadbury's salted caramel fingers and can't ever see me being converted, but nevertheless, this drink is a traditional espresso blended with salted caramel flavour syrup, topped with frothed milk and dusted with chocolate shimmer power. I have come to realise that shimmer and sparkle are the biggest lovers of Christmas!
The hot chocolates aren’t done yet – Costa has two more chocolate delights for us. The first one is the Black forest hot chocolate which is basically a remake of black forest gateau but in drink form (in my opinion!) made with a shot of blackberry flavour syrup, an abundance of whipped cream, cherry sauce and a sprinkle of dark Belgian chocolate curls. Surprisingly, this one has no sparkle, but the chocolate curls definitely make up for it!
The last hot chocolate on the festive menu is the White hot chocolate. This is topped with a mound of cream and cherry sauce. A little different from the usual but tastes wonderful.
Costa also has two more lattes; Tiramisu latte and a Sticky toffee latte and a Christmas tea and Mulled winter fruits. My aim is to try all of these drinks before Christmas. It helps that I have a Costa Coffee at my work place (Reels) and across the road from my house, so there’s no excuse! Plus the fact that my ‘nights out’ are slowly turning into ‘nights in’ so even more of a reason to grab a coffee and snuggle up in my PJ’s watching xfactor!
Check out the new festive food range too – my favourite 'sweet treat' is the Little treats chocolate and orange log due me being a super big fan of these particular flavours together (Terry's chocolate orange at Christmas!) and for the savoury snack, it has to be the Pigs in blankets panini – if Christmas has no pigs in blankets, it’s no Christmas at all!
To round off this Costalicious post, make sure you are signed up with them to enter their ’12 days of Christmas’ advent calendar, packed with games, competitions, prize draws and special offers. I’ve already entered for the past 2 days and I will continue to enter every day for the love of coffee (and free things!)
Sophie Millington is a marketing professional, writer and performing arts fanatic! Working for Altitude London as a marketing executive, Sophie has responsibility for marketing for the ALTITUDE GROUP retail brands which includes Reels Millbank. Follow Sophie on Google Plus:https://plus.google.com/101717167634491295253