Costa Coffee is welcoming summer in style this year by adding a range of new honeycomb flavoured drinks to its menu.
From flavoured lattes, cappuccinos and cold brews, to Frostinos, iced lemonades and more, the new honeycomb range has something for all tastes and it’s available from Costa branches nationwide now.
All you have to do is decide which one to try out first, but you’ll have to act fast as this limited edition range won’t be sticking around for long.
In what is bound to be welcome news for all Manc worker bees after their honey fix though, Costa’s honeycomb drinks range is included in the brand’s VAT price reduction offers, which means you’ll be able to taste test these new menu items for cheaper than ever before.
Costa introduced a full 15% VAT reduction to customers across all food and drink in owned stores from Wednesday 15th July, with over 1,500 Costa Coffee stores and 8,500+ plus Costa Express machines reducing VAT and passing on the saving directly to customers.
Costa Limited Edition Honeycomb Drinks Range
Honeycomb Latte Macchiato – from £2.95
Honeycomb Cappuccino – from £2.95
Honeycomb Iced Latte – from £2.95
Honeycomb Iced Cappuccino – from £2.95
Honeycomb Cold Brew Coffee – from £2.95
Honeycomb Lemonade – from £2.65
Honeycomb Frostino with Light Dairy Swirl (with or without coffee) – from £3.45
The above prices vary based on Costa branch, size of drink, extra add-ins & milk substitutions and do not reflect the 15% VAT reduction, which will be applied at the till upon purchase.
Speaking on the launch of the limited edition honeycomb drinks range, Eric Tavoukdjian, Commercial Marketing Director at Costa Coffee, said: “It’s a coffee-lovers dream at Costa Coffee this summer as we introduce a new drinks range that combines fantastic flavours with our signature handcrafted coffee.”
“We’ve missed our customers over the past few months and we’re looking forward to welcoming them back.”
“We hope everyone enjoys the honeycomb flavour range as much as we do”.
Costa has confirmed the reopening of a further 195 branches across the UK today, along with a 987 stores now open for eat-in services, which takes the total number of places to grab your Costa fix to 2000+.
Cash and Costa Coffee Club cards will now also be accepted in store.
For more information on the new honeycomb drinks range, visit the Costa website here.
Whatever services you’re looking for – whether that be takeout, eat in or drive-thru – it’s advised that you always check the opening times and regulations for your local Costa branch before making any trips.
Question Time audience stunned as first-time buyer says mortgage quote DOUBLED
Thursday night’s Question Time audience could be heard audibly gasping after a fellow crowd member revealed that her mortgage quote had doubled followed the recent mini-budget.
Taping in Manchester on 29 September, the current events and politics programme was discussing property when would-be first-time buyer Rabia revealed that her mortgage offer had jumped from an initial amount of 4.5% interest to a shocking 10.5% in just a matter of days.
As you can see in the incredible clip, both the audience and the panel are taken aback at the revelation.
The Greater Manchester resident said she is desperate to know what the government’s plan for mortgages is as following the latest revision, she says she simply cannot afford to put the money down on her first home.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer weighed in on the social media reaction, quote tweeting the clip from his party’s own account and stating that “the Tories must get back to Parliament and reverse their kamikaze budget” as the current economic mess is being “paid for by working people”.
To make matters worse, Rabia was given no clarification from her lenders, only that they were pulling her offers. Conservative MP and Minister for Local Government, Faith and Communities, Paul Scully had little information to offer her either, simply stating it is a short-term effect and that the market will stabilise.
Scully was subject to an entirely different reaction from the audience as well after his blind attempts to defend Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng were met with laughter. Conversely, Richard Bacon was met with applause after he labelled the mini-budget “absurd”.
As if the anti-Tory sentiment wasn’t already at a high, the chancellor’s mini-budget – which saw the corporations, bankers and the generally wealthy benefit ahead of the working class – has seen fresh calls for a general election to be held as soon as possible.
Beyond declaring a so-called £2,500 limit on energy bills (which many have warned isn’t a guaranteed cap), there was seemingly very little in the way of policy that
For those still unclear as to what was announced in the divisive mini-budget, here is a quick summary:
Speaking in a speech at the Labour conference in Liverpool on Tuesday, Starmer said that the government “haven’t just failed to fix the roof, they’ve ripped out the foundations, smashed the windows and now they’ve blown the doors off for good measure.
First images of King Charles III on new coins revealed
The first images of King Charles III‘s likeness on the next 50p coin have been unveiled by the Royal Mint as the nation prepares to transition into a new form of currency.
Revealed on Friday, 30 September, the UK’s official coin maker unveiled the first piece of legal tender. The incoming 50p features Charles’ face in the classic profile position and a new design on the reverse that harks back to the design featured on Queen Elizabeth II‘s 1953 coronation coin.
As you can see, the new coin includes the four quarters of the Royal Arms depicted within a shield and in between each shield is an emblem of the home nations; a rose, a thistle, a shamrock and a leek.
Martin Jennings, Designer of His Majesty King Charles III’s effigy, said in a press release: “It is a privilege to sculpt the first official effigy of His Majesty and to receive his personal approval for the design.
“The portrait was sculpted from a photograph of The King, and was inspired by the iconic effigies that have graced Britain’s coins over the centuries. It is the smallest work I have created, but it is humbling to know it will be seen and held by people around the world for centuries to come.”
Jennings is also responsible for designing the new commemorative £5 coin, customary for marked occasions such as the change over of monarchs.
The limited edition £5 coin will form part of a wider memorial coin collection following the passing of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
There is an estimated £4.5 billion worth of existing currency – approximately 27 billion coins of various denominations alone – thought to be in circulation, not to mention things like stamps, meaning that we will likely have to get used to carrying both old and new coins.
This isn’t the only significant change Britons can expect either, as earlier this week the Royal Family revealed the new King’s new cypher which will replace the Queen’s ‘EIIR’ seal across the UK, such as on the gates of Buckingham Palace and on postboxes.