The brand new festive menu at Costa Coffee has been revealed and it looks incredible.
Fans of the classic minty chocolate After Eight, will be buzzing to hear about a new After Eight muffin at the coffee chain this festive season.
The chocolate muffin is filled with peppermint flavoured sauce, topped with a drizzle of white icing and finished with an iconic After Eight chocolate on the top.
That’s not the only new muffin on the menu either, as the fan favourite Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffin will be returning.
It sees a chocolate muffin with chocolate orange sauce, topped with a chocolate swirl and a segment of delicious Chocolate Orange.
Fans of Costa Coffee’s Lotus Biscoff Muffin will be pleased to hear the chain is bringing a new plant-based Lotus Biscoff ‘Cheezecake’ in to the festive range.
The desert is made with Lotus Biscoff biscuit base, a layer of velvety vegan ‘cheeze’, all topped with Lotus Biscoff spread and a sprinkling of Lotus Biscoff crumbs.
Those who follow a plant-based diet will be excited to hear about a new Father Christmas Gingerbead coming to the menu. There’s also the return of the vegan Mince Tart.
Those who don’t have a sweet tooth can tuck into a range of new festive savoury delights.
The standout product for the range is a brand new Lobster Toastie, featuring responsibly sourced lobster coated in a rich béchamel sauce, topped with a range of cheeses and stuffed in a parsley crumb topped malted bloomer bread.
The festive drinks are making a return too, including the popular Festive Spiced Cappuccino, and Black Forest and Cream Hot Chocolate.
You can get a lobster roll sandwich and festive drink in their lunchtime meal deal for just £5.
Other delights include the British Pork & Bramley Apple Sausage roll or British Turkey & The Trimmings Toastie.
There’s also something for cheese lovers too with the Brie, Maple Bacon & Cranberry Stone-baked Panini.
Cathy Port, Head of Food at Costa Coffee said: “Christmas has always been such a magical time of year at Costa Coffee and we know that this year in particular, our customers are looking to us to make the festive period that extra bit more special.
“We’re incredibly proud to launch our 2020 limited edition Christmas food menu, which we believe is our best yet! It features so many iconic products, which we know our customers have raved about, but also brings in some phenomenal new innovations and partnerships to excite and delight returning and new customers.
“From the decadent Lobster Toastie to the Vegan Turkee, Cranberry & Stuffing Bloomer Toastie and the iconic new muffin collections, there’s something for everyone.”
South Manny Flavas to open first-ever venue over two floors on Deansgate
Can’t wait for this.
Popular fried chicken spot, South Manny Flavaz has found a new permanent home in Deansgate.
One of the latest additions to the Arndale Market, South Manny Flavaz, has just announced they are set to open a brand new, super street food diner down on Deansgate – their first-ever store!
The news will be very exciting to fans of fried chicken and long term followers of SMF who might remember their garden cook-off beginnings back in 2017.
The first-ever brick and mortar venue will feature two floors, plus a purpose-built mezzanine will host a variety of events and live streams from local media and podcast producers.
Speaking of the new opening, Founder Chef Aaron Lee said: “Manchester has been good to us, it is our home. Coming from a small back garden in Longsight to opening a unit on one of the most historic streets in our city is a humbling experience. I cannot wait to show you what we have created.”
He added: “If anything, Covid has only highlighted the importance of street food to the hospitality sector with the Tier 2 bars relying on street food pop ups, we fully expect to see a booming market for outdoor events and niche diners like ours!”
JSE Director Michael Jagger, who has partnered with SMF on the construction said: “We wanted to deliver a space that goes beyond a traditional ‘takeaway’, so we are introducing Street Food to the ‘take away’ concept in true Manc fashion.
“We will have old school street soul, softly respiring out of a silky sound system with old cassette tapes hidden in the grooves of our picture frames bringing a modern touch to the 80s & 90s experience.”
Follow South Manny Flavaz to keep up to date with developments.
Mana is selling the first Michelin Star burger in Manchester
Will you be trying one of these?
Manchester’s only Michelin Star restaurant, Mana, has launched a new takeaway burger which is available during lockdown.
The Michelin Star cheeseburger is made with a Lake District Farmer’s Belted Galloway smoked beef patty, put together with shin, brisket and rump cap.
It’s then topped with Mana’s own American-style cheese, made with St Andrew’s Cheddar and Cloudwater beer, placed in a potato and brown butter bun, and finished with Koji and dill mayonnaise, iceberg, and green onion paste.
The burger will set you back £16, and you can also grab some drinks for £5 each if you’re thirsty, including a lime, raw sugar, mint, and cucumber soda, a sorrel and matcha iced tea, and a fermented Banks’ Tomato and oregano soda.
Mana spent the eight days before launching it testing different beef cut ratios, cheese slice thicknesses and woods to smoke the patties, and according to them it’s ‘the best burger we’ve ever had’.
Head Chef, Simon Martin said: “As well as keeping the business afloat and continuing to keep our team’s livelihoods intact, I also wanted this to be a fun exercise.
“As much as I miss our usual setting and the all-encompassing activity it provides, the idea of doing something so familiar for people became a really endearing challenge in the meantime.
“Almost everyone has had a great burger, especially in Manchester where humble foods are commonly elevated, so people will have a comparison to make whilst we’re trying to deliver the best version of something they’ve ever had.” ⠀
The team at Mana chose burgers as it’s a classic comfort food that almost everyone likes to eat, and they have plans to start doing tacos in a few weeks and potentially fried chicken as well (depending how long it takes them to reopen properly).
As a token of appreciation, all NHS staff are entitled to one free burger per order every Wednesday, you will just need to bring an NHS ID on collection.
Numbers are limited to just 100 burgers per day, and are available from Wednesday to Saturday, to collect between 12pm and 4pm.
If you want to grab one booking is required via Tock-to-go, where you can book a slot up to three hours in advance of collection – prepayment is required to minimise contact.
BrewDog is giving away free beer to everyone in the UK to cheer us up during lockdown
All UK residents will be pleased to hear they can now grab some free beer courtesy of Brewdog.
BrewDog’s CEO took to Twitter to announce the news that they will be giving away a four pack of beer to anyone in the UK.
The only catch is that you have to pay the £1.95 for shipping!
All you have to do to receive your free pack is head over to BrewDog’s website and enter your details.
Of course, you will have to join a bit of queue on the website because everyone is after some free beer – at the time of writing the queue time is currently at around 30 minutes.
You’ll have to be quick, though, as the offer ends at 7pm tonight (Tuesday January 12th).
If you want to know which beer you’ll be getting, you’ll be pleased to hear it’s their ‘Lost Lager’, the ‘world’s only carbon-neutral lager’.
The beers are made from surplus fresh bread and it’s all powered by wind turbines. Plus they will even be planting a tree for every four-pack purchased.