Starbucks has confirmed Pumpkin Spiced Lattes will be back from next week – so it’s officially the festive season.
Fans of Starbucks will be pleased to hear the sweet coffee treat that comes out every year is officially back from next week.
The autumnal drink is described as a ‘scrumptious combination of Starbucks espresso roast, pumpkin pie flavoured sauce and steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices’.
The drink will be available from September 25th.
Starbucks has also confirmed a new rewards programme which means customers needs to save an average of five weeks to get their next drink free.
You’ll get three ‘stars’ for each £1 spent in-store. Once you have 150 you can claim a free drink of your choice.
Alex Rayner, general manager at Starbucks UK, said: “Starbucks Rewards has always been and will always be about appreciating our most loyal customers and the new Starbucks Rewards programme responds to the most frequent feedback we’ve received from members over the years – to earn Stars for what they spend rather than how often they visit.
“The new programme is part of a wider transformation we have underway to integrate the physical instore experience with digital innovation. With Starbucks Rewards being hosted via our App, members can earn Rewards while also customising their beverage exactly to their taste, ordering ahead to skip the queue and paying contactlessly.
“When the programme goes live, current members of Starbucks Rewards will receive a prompt to update both the Starbucks UK App and their password. Existing members will not lose any Stars or previously earned benefits.
“Any free drink coupons already collected will be automatically migrated to the new programme and members’ existing Stars will be automatically converted to reflect the changes.”
Manchester’s newest outdoor food market is now doing brunch and it looks next level
That’s my weekend plans sorted…
If you’re looking for somewhere to grab a brunch with a difference this weekend, then we’ve got just the place for you.
Head down to Escape To Freight Island, as it just got a whole lot better with the launch of its brand spanking new weekend brunch menu.
It’s available every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12pm, and it looks like some absolutely next level scran.
You can expect a seriously good selection of delicious brunch dishes and plenty of cocktails (not just prosecco!). There’s loads on the menu, with the platform offering up plenty of veggie and vegan options too.
Grab yourself some delicious things like the Patty Queen Breakfast Bun (£6.50), with double sausage patty, free-range egg, proper American cheese, grilled potato, brioche bun, and top and bottom ketchup.
There’s also some great flatbreads on offer, like the Smashed Cannellini & Nduja Pizetta (£8), with Cannellini bean, Nduja, Cumberland sausage, red onion, kale and Fior di Latte cheese.
There’s also a vegan favourite, Grilled Avo & Halloumi Khubz (£8), with avocado, grilled portobello mushroom, coriander and pickled cucumber.
As for drinks, you can choose from a great selection of beers, soft drinks and cocktails, including Mimosas and Bloody Marys – a brunch classic.
So what are you waiting for? Get yourself booked in here!
Manchester’s best tiki bar is back with brand new colourful cocktails AND pizza
If you like Pina Coladas…
The city’s best tiki bar is back open with a brand new cocktail menu, new look and even pizza!
If you’re not going on holiday this year, treat yourself to some bright tiki cocktails in the colourful Liars Club.
The Liars Club reopened on Wednesday September 23rd, with a whole new cocktail menu.
The ‘Liars Original’ menu includes a delicious Liars Club version of the classic Pornstar Martini, filled to the brim with Bacardi Blanca, Passionfruit, vanilla, lime, pineapple and plenty of bubbles.
There’s also the classic and bright blue Cobalt Bay, a tangy concoction of Mount Gay rum, Cocchi Americano, lemon, guava and grapefruit.
And for those who like Campari drinks, try the Two Birds One Stone, a mix of 5 Golden Rums, Campari, Galliano, pineapple, pandan and lime.
There is, of course, Tiki Classics to really get you in that holiday mood including Liars’ Pina Colada, Mai Tai, Daigquiri and a Zombie that will make you feel as such the next day.
AND what’s more you can even order a pizza from Crazy Pedro’s next door!
Aldi’s sell-out Christmas hampers are back and you can order them online this year
These are perfect gifts!
Aldi’s Christmas Hampers sell out every year, this year they’re back and you can even bag yourself one in a nice easy online order.
This year there are seven different themes of Hampers ranging from Fancy Food to the Ultimate Celebration Hamper.
Prices start from just £19.99 and go all the way up to a huge £99 hamper for the ultimate Christmas gift.
The cheapest of the boxes is the Christmas Favourites, which has a selection of Aldi’s premium ‘Specially Selected’ range products in.
There are five goodies in total in this box including a bottle of Argentinian Malbec and strawberry and Champagne chocolates.
The Ultimate Celebration Hamper, costing just shy of £100, is new this year, but is packed full of 26 items in total.
There’s a range of Specially Selected and normal items including three boozy bottles of Vueve Monsigny Champagne, Argentinian Malbec and A New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – making sure all taste buds are covered.
There’s also posh chocolates, clotted cream fudge and florentines. Plus a range of cheese and chutney.
Another newbie this year is the Chocolate Celebration Hamper, which is perfect for all those chocolate lovers in your life (so everyone).
It’ll set you back £29.99 and comes with a range of nine different chocolate surprises including Roth pink gin creams and milk chocolate honeycomb.
Some people have pointed out that this one is an incredible dupe for the Fortnum & Mason’s hamper that sets you back £2,500. OUCH.
Other hampers include The Luxury Collection Hamper (£59.99), The Christmas Feast Hamper (£79.99), Afternoon Treats Selection Hamper (£39.99) and The Vegan Hamper (£29.99).
The hampers are incredible value for money in comparison to others on the market, including some of the Chocolate Collections from Hotel Chocolat which range from £25 to £100.
Each hamper is beautifully packaged in a wicker basket but it is possible to buy all the ingredients separately and build your own at home.
You can only order the hampers online this year, and they went live for pre-orders on September 21st so you can bagsy one now (they’ll dispatch on November 11th).
You’ll also have to fork out an additional £2.95 for delivery this year!