Picture the scene: you’re in your nearest town doing your Christmas shopping. You’re laden down with bags, sick of hearing All I Want For Christmas Is You and your feet hurt. Time for a pit stop at one of the high street’s chain coffee shops, and you want a festive lunch, because who are you to let the Christmas spirit die?
You don’t want to completely let go of your self-restraint, because it’s not Christmas just yet and you need to fit into your Christmas jumper for at least another few weeks. You need to go in prepared, with your MyFitnessPal app fully clued up. Along with our guide to Starbucks and Costa’s Christmas drinks, this guide to all the new festive food menus at Starbucks and Costa is all you need to keep those cals in check.
Calories in Starbucks and Costa Christmas food
Turkey, ham and Swiss cheese toastie
Cheese topped sourdough bread filled with Turkey, ham, Emmental cheese and gherkins.
469 calories, 18g fat, 48g carbs, 4.3g sugar, 29g protein
Brie and cranberry focaccia
A rosemary topped focaccia with creamy Brie and cranberry sauce.
464 calories, 21g fat, 50g carbs, 10g sugar, 17g protein
Turkey Feast panini
Yep, this is the big event. Pulled turkey with maple cured bacon, Emmental cheese, chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce in a cranberry panini.
454 calories, 14g fat, 54g carbs, 5.9g sugar, 26g protein
Vegan winter sandwich
Spiced roasted squash and carrot with a cranberry dressing, fresh kale leaf mix and a red cabbage slaw in a pumpkin bread.
418 calories, 15g fat, 56g carbs, 9.6g sugar, 12g protein
Christmas tree brownie
Fudgey brownie in the shape of a Christmas tree (read: cut into a triangle) decorated with chocolate and gold shimmer.
380 calories, 24g fat, 36g carbs, 28g sugar, 4g protein
Salted caramel Christmas tree
Another triangle ‘Christmas tree’ shaped treat, this is a salted caramel rice crispy cake with pretzels, golden balls, white chocolate stars and a chocolate drizzle.
331 calories, 14g fat, 48g carbs, 36g sugar, 3.4g protein
Prosecco and cranberry cake
Prosecco flavoured sponge filled with pink chocolate and champagne ganache, decorated with scarlet cranberries and white chocolate flakes.
492 calories, 26g fat, 58g carbs, 39g sugar, 6.2g protein
Salted caramel hot chocolate muffin
Chocolate sponge muffin filled with a rich salted caramel filling and icing topped with salted caramel fudge and marshmallows.
Chocolate and hazelnut Christmas star
266 calories, 15g fat, 27g carbs, 9.1g sugar, 4g protein
Chocolate and raspberry Christmas star
273 calories, 15g fat, 31g carbs, 9.1g sugar, 3.9g protein
Starbucks’ take on the Christmas classic.
403 calories, 15g fat, 62g carbs, 37g sugar, 4.6g protein
Pigs & blankets mac n’ cheese
Mac n’ cheese topped with mini pork sausages, bacon and spinach, topped with a parsley crumb.
632 calories, 39g fat, 41g carbs, 5.8g sugar, 28g protein
Turkey and Emmenthal shimmer brioche
453 calories, 20g fat, 43g carbs, 9.2g sugar, 23g protein
Ultimate Christmas toastie
474 calories, 15g fat, 56g carbs, 8.9g sugar, 26g protein
Beef and caramelised onion toasted baguette
398 calories, 8.5g fat, 58g carbs, 7g sugar, 21g protein
Creamy brie, bacon and cranberry panini
506 calories, 20g fat, 57g carbs, 7.8g sugar, 23g protein
Pigs tucked under blankets panini
518 calories, 17g fat, 64g carbs, 9.1g sugar, 24g protein
Christmas cheeseboard panini
536 calories, 21g fat, 60g carbs, 9.3g sugar, 24g protein
410 calories, 17.3g fat, 57.4g carbs, 33.3g sugar, 4.8g protein
Clementine drizzle loaf cake
336 calories, 13.6g fat, 49.6g carbs, 30.6g sugar, 3.6g protein
Costa’s take on the classic mince pie.
330 calories, 11.1g fat, 52.3g carbs, 31.8g sugar, 3.5g protein
Gluten-free vegan mince tart
Classic mince pie flavours in a gluten-free and vegan tart. Probably the only time you’ll hear a vegan ordering something with ‘mince’ in the name.
316 calories, 9.7g fat, 54g carbs, 32g sugar, 2g protein
Paul the penguin chocolate cake
496 calories, 25.2g fat, 61.9g carbs, 44.2g sugar, 5g protein
Gingerbread and sticky toffee wreath cake
306 calories, 8.6g fat, 52g carbs, 33g sugar, 4.2g protein
Double chocolate yule log
Chocolate sponge topped with chocolate icing, malted balls, chocolate curls and finished with a golden shimmer
430 calories, 19.3g fat, 58.6g carbs, 37.8g sugar, 4.1g protein
Chocolate candy cane cookie
325 calories, 12g fat, 49g carbs, 35g sugar, 3.5g protein
Cup croissant with Nutella
A croissant in a cupcake case filled with Nutella, topped with chopped almonds and served warm.
323 calories, 19g fat, 31g carbs, 13g sugar, 6.1g protein
What takes your fancy on the festive food front? Let us know over on the forum.