Every year, the nation waits in anticipation for the launch of UK coffee chains' Christmas menus – or is that just us? From Pret's pigs in blankets pots to Starbucks’ pumpkin-spiced latte, each store offers an exclusive selection of festive fare every year. And if Costa is your coffee shop of choice, then you're in luck because it’s releasing its Christmas menu for 2023. Of course, we’ve dug up all the details including when it launches, what you can expect to find on the menu as well as the low-down on its limited-edition red cups.
There are plenty of newbies across the range to get jazzed about including an exciting collaboration with Toblerone, which has seen the brand create a number of new hot drinks and snacks inspired by the flavours of the iconic bar. Plus, all Toblerone menu items come served or topped with a mini Toblerone Bar to enjoy alongside.
The real question is: will its hot drinks be served in its limited-edition festive cups again? Keep on scrolling to find out what the deal is this year.
There are plenty of hot and cold savoury options available too, including a wealth of vegan and vegetarian snacks, from a plant-based p'gs in blankets panini to a new veggie toastie!
Naomi Matthews, Food and Beverage Commercial Director at Costa Coffee, comments: “Christmas has always been such a magical time of year at Costa Coffee, and we’re delighted to yet again be able to partner with some well-renowned brands to launch another spectacular beverage and food range, complete with both new items and returning favourites. We hope that you take some time out this festive season to visit your local store and treat your’elf - you’ve earned it.”
Find out everything you need to know about the Costa Christmas menu below, where we answer all your FAQs.
Has the Costa Christmas menu launched?
Costa Coffee’s Christmas menu is officially available in stores.
What drinks are on the Costa Christmas menu 2023?
Let’s face it, we're all dying to know which drinks Costa have introduced to rival Starbucks’ pumpkin-spiced latte. Last year, it offered a selection of old and new hot chocolates and coffees, many of which were inspired by nougat-filled chocolate bar favourite Toblerone.
Last year it launched an all-new Toblerone Latte as part of its festive drinks menu. Punters who prefer their coffee on the sweet side loved the addition of a chocolate and honey-flavoured sauce – inspired by the iconic flavour of Toblerone. Everyone who ordered one was also treated to a mini Toblerone bar to enjoy on the side.
This year, they've swapped out the Toblerone for a whole host of other flavours, including a few that have returned from 2022, and others that are brand new this year. For those who prefer a caffeine-free hot drink fix, there is also a some hot chocolates on offer that come with their own festive twist.
All are available in store, as well as at over 12,000 Costa Express machines nationwide.
Favourites returning to the menu in 2023:
- Gingerbread & Cream Latte
- Black Forest & Cream Hot Chocolate
- Terry's Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate
New to the menu in 2023:
- Sticky Toffee Latte
- Sticky Toffee Iced Latte
- Roasted Hazel Latte
- Roasted Hazel Hot Chocolate
- After Eight® Hot Chocolate
What food is on the Costa Christmas menu in 2023?
Last year, Costa has gone all-out on product development and introduced 11 brand-new festive items to its food menu. To complement its new hot drinks range, customers can tuck into some products new for 2023, or opt for a returning favourite like the Terry's Chocolate Orange Muffin® with a chocolate orange sauce, topped with chocolate icing and a Terry's Chocolate Orange segment.
For those with an insatiable sweet tooth, this year brings a selection of new and returning sweet treats loaded with decadent ingredients and festive twists, including a White Chocolate Trillionaire’s Slice and a Crispy Festive Wreath returning from last year, and a Sticky Toffee Loaf Cake and a Belgian Chocolate Ganache Cake coming in new this year.
Savoury fans weren't left wanting either. Think Turkey & Trimmings Toasties, Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Xmas Sausage Rolls to keep you going, along with plenty of veggie and vegan options like Vegan Turkey & Trimmings Toasties and Vegetarian Brie & Cranberry Toasties.
The full line-up of festive food from 2023 can be found below:
Returned for another year in 2023
- Vegetarian Brie & Cranberry Toastie
- Turkey & Trimmings Toastie
- Brie, Bacon & Cranberry Panini
- Turkey Feast Sandwich
- Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffin
- Mince Pie
- White Chocolate Trillionaire’s Slice
- Crispy Festive Wreath
- Gluten-Free Vegan Mince Tart
New to the menu in 2023
- Vegan Turkey & Trimmings Toastie
- Pigs & Blankets Toastie
- Honey Roast Ham & Wensleydale Ciabatta
- Melton Mowbray Pork Pies
- Xmas Sausage Roll
- Gingerbread Muffin
- Belgian Chocolate Ganache Cake
- Christmas Cake Slice
- Sticky Toffee Loaf Cake
- Christmas Tree Shortbread
- Polar Bear Gingerbread Biscuit
Are Costa’s Christmas cups available for 2023?
We hope so! A crucial part of the Christmas Costa Coffee experience, the coffee shop is bringing back its festive takeaway cups featuring characters including Ginger the gingerbread person, Snowman the snowman and Bear, the loveable brown bear. Previously, it's been available in UK stores and Costa Express machines nationwide when purchasing a hot drink.
In other festive food news, Starbucks also has a Christmas menu.