IT'S that time of the year again already and this time Costa fans won't be disappointed. 

Last year social media was filled with unhappy hot drinks lovers after the coffee chain pulled their orange hot chocolate from the menu. 

But this year it's back in the form of 'caramelised orange and cream'. 

It's not the only new addition as pigs and blankets mac and cheese is already getting foodies excited as well as the Christmas cheese board panini. 

And if you're already excited for festive food and drinks, you haven't got long to wait. 

The Christmas food and drinks menu will be in store from November 1. 

Here's what's on offer:


Knutsford Guardian:

Fan favourites Black Forest Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread and Cream are back by popular demand as well as new flavours Caramelised Orange and Cream and Hazelnut Praline and Cream. 

Both of the latter are available as a latte or hot chocolate. 

Little Luxuries - cortado cups of thick chocolate or caramel - are also new to the menu. 

Christmas drinks menu:
Black Forest Hot Chocolate 
Gingerbread & Cream Latte
Gingerbread & Cream Hot Chocolate 
Hazelnut Praline & Cream Latte 
Hazelnut Praline & Cream Hot Chocolate 
Caramelised Orange & Cream Latte 
Caramelised Orange & Cream Hot Chocolate  
Luxury Caramel 
Luxury Hot Chocolate 
Hot Spiced Apple


Knutsford Guardian:

Pigs and Blankets Mac and Cheese is the star of the show as well as seven new sandwiches this year. 

Sandwich options include:

Turkey and Emmenthal Shimmer Brioche - 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.

Prawn Cocktail Sandwich

Christmas Cheese Board Panini - Red Leicester, Wensleydale, Mature Cheddar & Gran Movaria cheese with a redcurrant & port sauce on a seeded sourdough ciabatta.

Ham Hock and Piccalilli Sandwich

Beef and Caramelised Onion Toasted Baguette

Ultimate Christmas Toastie - maple-cured smoked bacon and sage & onion stuffing, with béchamel sauce and cranberry sauce on cheese
topped white bread.

Turkey Feast

Pigs Tucked Under Blankets Panini

Brie, Bacon and Cranberry Panini.

Veggie lunch options include the Mozzarella and Chargrilled Arrabiata Pasta and Spiced Parsnip Soup


The Gingerbread and Sticky Toffee Wreath Cake 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.

The Double Chocolate Yule Log will please chocolate fans as well as the Cup Croissant with Nutella at breakfast times. 

And mince pie fans also have the option of a gluten free vegan mince tart.

Knutsford Guardian: