Starbucks has announced that all dairy alternatives are now available at no extra charge at branches right across the UK.
The popular chain is ringing in the new year with a whole host of new menu options, as well as by offering each of its non-dairy choices for free in any drink at any of its 1,020 UK stores for the first time ever.
Starbucks UK serves five dairy alternative options – oat, soya, almond, coconut, and its exclusive Starbucks Original™ Nut Blend, which specially crafted to pair with espresso and deliver “velvety foam with an oh so creamy flavour”.
But up until now, the only diary alternative free of charge was soya.
As Starbucks says that customisation of drinks is at its core, this latest menu change will not only provide more opportunities to personalise a drink to how you like it, but also make it even easier for customers to choose whichever dairy alternative or milk they prefer, all year round.
This new change may have arrived just in time for Veganuary, but this isn’t the only time that Starbucks has catered for those with dairy allergies / intolerances, or following vegan diets.
Last year, Starbucks introduced a vegan alternative to whipped cream – the Vegan Whipped Topping.
A vegan reformulation of the Pumpkin Spice Latte was introduced in 2019 too.
Alongside the now-free dairy alternative range, Starbucks has launched a brand-new “beverage innovation” that’s all about the oat.
Arriving in three “bold and vibrant” flavours – Strawberry & Vanilla, Honey & Hazelnut and Dark Cocoa & Orange – each handcrafted coffee in the new range has oat dairy alternative at its core, which is said to “enhance the distinctive flavour combination”.
Starbucks also teased new dairy alternative drinks for future seasons as part of its ongoing work to expand our plant-based menu too.
And those aren’t the only thing that’s new to the menu for 2022 either.
Starbucks new vegan and veggie food options include the brand-new and exclusive Tu’NAH Sandwich – which is made with Starbucks’ first plant-based fish alternative – as well as new plant-based sweet treats, such as the Pecan & Caramel Brownie, Carrot Cake, and the Chocolate & Caramel Muffin too.
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Chester Zoo calls for runners to take on new charity 10k to help ‘save endangered animals’
Chester Zoo is calling for thousands of runners to take on a charity 10k through the zoo’s grounds in a bid to help save one of its many endangered species.
The UK’s biggest charity zoo is looking for 2,500 runners of all abilities to sign up for its brand-new ‘Run for Nature‘ later this year – which begins inside the zoo’s 128-acre grounds, and sees participants race past the elephant, giant otter, and giraffe habitats, all before heading out and around the wider countryside estate.
As well as the 10k route, there’s also a special one-mile ‘zoom’ fun run around the zoo, which is perfect for energetic kids under 12.
All runners will get a medal when they cross the finish line, and there’ll even be some exciting prizes up for grabs for those who raise the most money.
Taking place on Sunday 24 September, all funds raised from the run will go towards the Chester Zoo’s ongoing and extremely-important efforts to find a vaccine for a deadly virus that threatens endangered elephant populations all across the world – which is known as Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV).
Scientists at the zoo are currently in the middle of the world’s first vaccine pilot study to fight the virus, and hope that proceeds raised from the upcoming events can help “create a future where Asian elephants survive and thrive.”
“We’re so excited to be able to offer places for 2,500 fundraisers to run our first ever 10k Run for Nature later this year,” explained Hannah Wright, Fundraising Lead at Chester Zoo.
“As a charity, fundraising is at the core of this event, but we also hope that it’s a great fun event that the whole family can get involved in – whether running, supporting or sponsoring.
“All participants will be receive a sustainable medal and top fundraisers will have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, which include annual memberships, animal experiences, and meal vouchers for our gastro pub, The Oakfield, as well as a selection of animal adoptions.”
You can get half-price fish and chips for just £3.49 at all Morrisons cafes today
Morrisons is giving hungry customers the chance to tuck into a hearty helping of fish and chips at half the price for just one day only today.
And it’s all to suitably celebrate National Fish and Chip Day.
A popular annual event in the British foodie calendar, National Fish and Chip Day falls on Friday 2 June this year, and to mark the special occasion, Morrisons has slashed the price of its usual chippy offering at hundreds of its in-store cafes nationwide.
The major supermarket has more than 400 cafes inside stores right across the UK, and the half-price food offer is believed to be available at all of them.
Adults can enjoy Fish, Chips and Peas for just £3.49, while the children‘s Mini Fish, Chips and Peas meal has also been reduced to £2.74.
Not a bad bargain at all, right?
The only catch is though, you’ll need to be signed-up to the supermarket‘s loyalty scheme and scan your Morrisons More card at the cafe checkout if you want to claim the half price offer.
Morrisons’ half-price fish and chips offer also comes after it relaunched its popular ‘Ask for Henry’ initiative towards the end of April after a successful run when it was first introduced amid the rising cost of living crisis in 2022.
‘Ask for Henry’ saw the retailer team up with Heinz for scheme that’s aimed at helping those struggling with their finances get themselves a free hot meal.