How many calories are in Starbucks and Costa Christmas drinks 2019?

How many calories in Costa and Starbucks Christmas drinks 2019

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – those weeks before Christmas where you can walk into your favourite high street coffee shop and sip yourself into festive sugar heaven. But how many calories are in Starbucks and Costa Christmas drinks 2019?

Our thoughts on stuff like this is always that it’s better to make an informed decision on whether you want to dedicate a few hundred calories of your daily allowance to a Christmas coffee. Otherwise, you might find yourself blowing the calorie budget even though you know you’re a sucker for an eggnog latte (hello) – it’s always better to know what you’re dealing with and to practice a little of that ‘everything in moderation’ approach.

How many calories are in Starbucks and Costa Christmas drinks 2019?

Starbucks Christmas drinks calories 2019

Starbucks Christmas drinks 2019 calories

Starbucks’ Christmas offerings are the usual fare – gingerbread, eggnog, toffee nut – but with a new toasted marshmallow hot chocolate. They’re also bringing back the reusable red cups for another year, so you could buy one of those and pretend that the Maxwell House you keep at the back of the cupboard is a festive drink to blast away the winter blues. Just me?

Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate 2019 calories

Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate is this year’s new kid on the block – mocha sauce, marshmallow syrup, marshmallow flavour whipped cream and a caramelised sugar topping.


Skimmed milk: 267 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 308 calories
Coconut milk: 296 calories
Soya milk: 284 calories
Almond milk: 238 calories
Oat milk: 379 calories


Skimmed milk: 339 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 392 calories
Coconut milk: 375 calories
Soya milk: 360 calories
Almond milk: 302 calories
Oat milk: 482 calories


Skimmed milk: 411 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 480 calories
Coconut milk: 459 calories
Soya milk: 439 calories
Almond milk: 363 calories
Oat milk: 597 calories (and 68g of sugar. 68! That’s almost 16 teaspoons of sugar)

Toffee Nut Latte Starbucks 2019 Calories

Toffee Nut Latte

A latte with toffee nut syrup and a toffee nut flavoured topping. Simple.


Skimmed milk: 224 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 260 calories
Coconut milk: 239 calories
Soya milk: 239 calories
Almond milk: 200 calories
Oat milk: 321 calories


Skimmed milk: 293 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 345 calories
Coconut milk: 314 calories
Soya milk: 314 calories
Almond milk: 256 calories
Oat milk: 434 calories


Skimmed milk: 347 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 413 calories
Coconut milk: 374 calories
Soya milk: 374 calories
Almond milk: 362 calories
Oat milk: 524 calories

Gingerbread Latte Starbucks Christmas Calories 2019

Gingerbread Latte

A latte with gingerbread syrup and a wafer topping for that Christmassy feel.


Skimmed milk: 222 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 258 calories
Coconut milk: 247 calories
Soya milk: 236 calories
Almond milk: 197 calories
Oat milk: 318 calories


Skimmed milk: 290 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 343 calories
Coconut milk: 312 calories
Soya milk: 327 calories
Almond milk: 254 calories
Oat milk: 432 calories


Skimmed milk: 346 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 412 calories
Coconut milk: 392 calories
Soya milk: 373 calories
Almond milk: 300 calories
Oat milk: 523 calories

Eggnog Latte Starbucks Christmas Calories 2019

Eggnog Latte

The eggnog latte is the king of Christmas drinks. If you’ve never tried one, it might sound a bit weird but it’s delicious – creamy and velvety and rich. You can’t switch out the milk in this one, but it’s well worth the calories.


272 calories


344 calories


451 calories (and a whopping 61g of sugar)

Costa Christmas drinks calories 2019

Costa Christmas drinks 2019 calories

Costa are also sticking to what they know best this year with lots of creamy latte options, plus little add ons such as the gingerbread man biscuit in the gingerbread latte. Costa’s newcomer for 2019 is the Irish cream latte, which (sadly) contains no whisky.

Costa Irish cream latte

Irish Velvet & Cream Latte

A latte spiced up with a shot of (non-alcoholic) Irish cream-flavoured syrup, topped with cream, a chocolate dusting and a golden white chocolate star.


Skimmed milk: 235 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 260 calories
Coconut milk: 236 calories
Soya milk: 253 calories
Almond milk: 220 calories


Skimmed milk: 272 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 307 calories
Coconut milk: 275 calories
Soya milk: 297 calories
Almond milk: 252 calories

Costa Gingerbread Latte

Gingerbread & Cream Latte

Because of course, what would we do without our gingerbread man friend at Christmas, slowly drowning in a latte flavoured with gingerbread syrup and topped with cream?!


Skimmed milk: 213 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 238 calories
Coconut milk: 215 calories
Soya milk: 231 calories
Almond milk: 199 calories


Skimmed milk: 239 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 274 calories
Coconut milk: 242 calories
Soya milk: 264 calories
Almond milk: 219 calories

Costa Spiced Cappuccino

Spiced Cappuccino

A cappuccino with the ‘taste of winter’ – cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise – delicately infused through and sprinkled on top.


Skimmed milk: 91 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 111 calories
Coconut milk: 92 calories
Soya milk: 105 calories
Almond milk: 79 calories


Skimmed milk: 133 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 165 calories
Coconut milk: 135 calories
Soya milk: 156 calories
Almond milk: 115 calories

Hazelnut Praline & Cream Latte

Hazelnut Praline & Cream Latte

Another Costa Christmas staple, this is a classic latte with hazelnut syrup, chocolate sauce and golden milk chocolate wafer pieces.


Skimmed milk: 271 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 296 calories
Coconut milk: 273 calories
Soya milk: 289 calories
Almond milk: 256 calories


Skimmed milk: 310 calories
Semi-skimmed milk: 345 calories
Coconut milk: 313 calories
Soya milk: 335 calories
Almond milk: 290 calories

Costa Spiced Apple

Spiced Apple

A warming spiced apple drink topped with a slice of lemon.


75 calories


117 calories

All in all, there are definitely things you can do to bring the calories of these Christmas drinks down if you’re trying to save a few cals. In general, almond milk is the one to go for to cut cals and you should avoid the oat milk at Starbucks as it really bumps them up. The only thing to be wary of is the sugar content, which is sky-high in some of these drinks, especially if you’re ordering a Venti. But on the whole, we reckon you can treat yourself to a little festive coffee cheer if that’s what you fancy.


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