The cups are all very well and good, but what about the stuff on offer to go in them? (Warning: this may cause you to put on two stone just by looking. You will also want to rush down to your nearest Costa and devour everything you can find.)
Honeycomb & Cream Hot Chocolate: Costa hot chocolate with an added shot of honeycomb syrup. The honeycomb is subtle but extremely tasty, bringing an extra hit to an otherwise delicious but basic hot chocolate; if Crunchie did hot drinks then this would be it in a cup.
Black Forest Hot Chocolate: Costa hot chocolate with an added shot of blackberry syrup; topped with cream, cherry sauce and a sprinkle of chocolate curls. I have no words other than: You. Must. Try. It. Truly a dream in liquid format. (Cough.)
Hot Spiced Apple: A piping hot spiced apple drink with star anise and cinnamon stick. Mulled wines and apple drinks are hard to come by, so this warming beverage will be a savour during those cold Christmas shopping sprees.
Gingerbread & Cream Latte: A Costa espresso with steamed milk, served with Gingerbread flavoured syrup and topped with cream, a mini gingerbread man and a little sparkle. Totally delicious and the most subtle gingerbread taste I've ever experienced in a coffee, this is great for those that aren't even a great fan of gingerbread. Plus, it comes with a cute mini man to nibble on.
Salted Caramel & Cream Latte: Costa Espresso with steamed milk, served with salted caramel flavoured syrup, topped with cream and caramel sauce. A classic but a goodun - salted caramel is still big on the agenda, making this a future best-seller that will be a great 3pm treat.
There's also a huge range of amazing cakes and treats offer to go hand-in-hand with your coffee, including gingerbread muffins, festive yule logs, reindeer cookies and much more. I tweeted and instagrammed my way through the preview tasting session last week, so if you haven't already had a chance to drool at the goodies hitting stores soon then have a looksie here. I take no responsibility for you ruining your dinner...
The Costa Christmas collection launches in stores nationwide on the 7th November.
Find out more on their website: www.costa.co.uk