STARBUCKS and Costa coffee fans will be pleased to hear that the two have launched their new summer menus today.
Whether you’re feeling peckish or looking to quench your thirst, there are more than 30 new items that can do the job – here’s a look at some of them.
Customers will be familiar with menu shake-ups at Starbucks and Costa Coffee, as both chains adjust their options depending on the season or occasion at hand.
Earlier this year, Costa rolled out a new spring menu which included all things Easter – from hot cross bun flavoured lattes to cakes.
But with Easter over, the popular chains are gearing up for warmer weather and they’ve released new items to suit.
In total, Starbucks has introduced nine new items, including one flavoured drink and eight snacks.
Costa has added a whopping 13 new sweet and savoury food items and a selection of new drinks.
Fans of Starbucks will likely know about its Refresha range which includes pink coconut (£3.80), and strawberry açaí (£3.40) flavoured iced drinks – both of which are here to stay for the summer.
But now, the chain has added another new taste to the range – the orange mango flavoured iced beverage.
It includes exotic mango and sweet orange components in one cup, and will set you back £3.40 for a tall order.
Also staying for the summer is the iced brown sugar oat shaken Espresso, meaning there’s still time to get your hands on one if you haven’t already, priced at £3.45.
The remaining eight new items include four savoury choices and four sweet treats.
The new coronation chicken sandwich, made up of roast chicken breast, coronation mayonnaise, cress, coriander leaf and sultanas, costs £3.80.
Also gracing stores is the chicken Caesar wrap, made up of chicken breast, ranch style Caesar dressing, smoked bacon and lettuce in a tortilla wrap for £3.30.
For those with a sweet tooth, a pistachio and raspberry loaf, or a banoffee mini loaf cake might do the job for £2.29 a slice, alongside two new muffins, the S’mores muffin and strawberry and cream muffin, for £2.19 each.
Though prices may change depending which branch you’re in.
New menu items are available from all Starbucks stores and drive-thrus nationwide.
And the summer beverages will be available on Starbucks Delivers via Deliveroo, JustEat and Uber Eats in over 560 stores across the UK.
Simply download the app of your choosing for free from the App or Google Play store to order.
Or to find your nearest store, use the Starbucks Store Locator on it’s website.
We have asked Starbucks if any old menu items have been removed to make room for the new ones, and we will update this article when we hear back.
Costa Coffee has launched its biggest ever summer menu, with 16 new drinks and 11 new snacks.
The tropical mango Bubble Frappé features rich mango and coconut flavours, along with small mango juicy pearls, a light dairy swirl and a drizzle of fruity sauce.
One of these will set you back quite a chunk of your pocket money at £3.95.
While the chocolate and oat iced velvet latte will cost you £3.80.
If it’s a bite to eat you’re after, you have nine new sweet treats to pick from, and two savoury.
These include items like the Lotus Biscoff rocky road for £2.35 and the all butter sultana scone for £2.50.
The two new savoury items are the roast chicken and bacon toastie and the chicken and chorizo panini for £4.50 each.
Here’s a full list of the new menu items:
- Tropical mango Bubble Frappé & light dairy swirl – from £3.95
- Chocolate fudge brownie Frappé & light dairy swirl – from £3.80
- Salted Caramel Frappé & light dairy swirl – from £3.80
- Ruby Frappé & light dairy swirl – from £3.80
- Coffee Frappé & cream – from £3.80
- Strawberry & cream Frappé – from £3.80
- Mint Choc Chip Frappé & cream – from £3.80
- Chocolate & oat drink iced velvet latte – from £3.80
- Peach hibiscus tea – from £2.80
- Strawberry mint tea – from £2.80
- Lemon ginger tea – from £2.80
- Roast chicken & bacon toastie – from £4.50
- Chicken & chorizo panini – from £4.50
- Mac ‘N’ cheese sourdough toastie – from £5.15
- Lotus Biscoff® rocky road – from £2.35
- Passion fruit tart – from £2.35
- Tropical muffin – from £2.35
- Flamingo shortcake – from £2.00
- Blueberry & frangipane style tart – from 3.25
- Lemon & ginger slice – from £2.00
- Chocolate & caramelised biscuit loaf cake – from £2.75
- All butter sultana scone – from £2.50
- Jubilee muffin – from £2.35
Members of Costa Coffee’s free Costa Club rewards scheme can grab a free drink after any four hot or cold handcrafted beverages have been purchased using a reusable cup.
Or grab a free drink after any eight purchased without a reusable cup.
We have asked Costa if it is removing any old menu items to accommodate for such a large new range, and we will update this article when we hear back.
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