Costa Coffee will tomorrow (Thursday, 29 October) launch its seasonal Christmas food specials in-store, with a range that includes 12 new sweet products.

“We are retaining the old favourites, such as the tree design mince pie and the brie and cranberry panini, because they are best-sellers every time we do them,” said Costa’s head of food Beverley Phillips. “We have some fun biscuits and cupcakes for the kids, and Costa’s take on the traditional Christmas log.”

The Yule Log (£1.75/1.50) features a moist rich Chocolate sponge loaf cake, filled with chocolate sauce and topped with ganache, a flake and icing sugar, while the Xmas Cup Cake (£1.65/1.40) is a vanilla and raspberry filled Iced Cup Cake with holly on top and mixed red and green paper cases. There will also be an Xmas Muffin (£1.70/1.45), wth Cherry & Almond.

Biscuits include Gingerbread Individual Biscuits (£1.55/1.30), aimed at children, with a reindeer design, Chocolate Xmas Cornflake Crunch (£1.70/1.45), Linzer Biscuit (£1.60/1.35) and Mini Brownie Bites (£1.95).

The range offers a NY deli pastrami and emmenthal sandwich, selling for £3.50 (eat in)/£3.05 (take-away); this is a new concept for Costa, with the added value of bread toasted in-store. There will also be a new winter fruit salad (£2.40/£2.20), featuring apples, pears, mandarin segments and dried cranberries with optional ginger syrup.