Costa is offering free plant-based milks for vegans over the festive period

Costa Coffee has announced it will be offering all Lactofree and plant-based alternatives for no extra charge across participating stores during the Christmas period.

From Friday 1 November 2019 until Wednesday 1 January 2020, customers visiting a participating Costa Coffee store for a refreshment will be able to customise their drink with plant-based alternatives such as Alpro Almond, Alpro Coconut or Alpro Soya, or Arla Lactofree milk, without any extra charge.

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The chain normally adds a 45p surcharge for non-dairy milk.

All plant-based alternatives used in Costa Coffee stores are specifically made for baristas, allowing them to craft the perfect foam, froth and microbubbles to perfect Costa Coffee’s signature handcrafted drinks.

Eric Tavoukdjian, Commercial Marketing Director for the UK and Ireland said, “We are thrilled to offer our customers the option to choose a Lactofree or plant-based alternative at no extra cost throughout November and December.

“Launching our ‘Wish upon a Costa’ Christmas campaign, there’s no better way to deliver the perfect gift – the option to further customise their handcrafted favourite drink with a Lactofree or plant-based alternative for free.”

Christmas menu

Costa Coffee’s Christmas menu and festive cup designs landed in stores nationwide on Friday 1 November.

This year’s menu includes the all new (non-alcoholic) Irish Velvet range and return of the British Pigs and Blankets Mac & Cheese.

Those with a sweet tooth can tuck into the exclusive Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffin – an indulgent take on the iconic Christmas chocolate.

For a full list of stores participating in the free milk-alternatives, you can visit the Costa website.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Scotsman Food & Drink