Costa Coffee has announced that they’ll no longer charge customers for Babyccinos – a small cup of steamed milk for their kids. Instead of costing parents up to 70p, the coffee shop has decided to give them away for free.
When the Babyccino was first introduced, it would cost parents either 55p for the steamed milk on its own, or 70p if you added a flake or three marshmallows as an extra treat.
Now the popular coffee chain will start giving them away for free as a treat to the little ones who visit their shops.
Announcing the news on their Facebook page, the brand received nearly 9,000 likes and nearly 2,000 shares for the post.
Costa illustrated the drink with a video stating: ‘Babyccinos are now free in all our stores. What is a Babyccino? It’s not a tiny pair of khaki trousers, it’s just lightly frothed milk in a tiny cup.’
However the coffee brand received a few confused replies from customers, revealing that not all stores comply with the same pricing rules and side options.
‘Costa needs to make this clear to all its staff then as clearly they are unaware of this and people are getting charged when they shouldn’t be’, one commented.
‘I took my daughter for a chocolate Babyccino just before Christmas. No marshmallows or nothing offered. Had I known it was supposed to come with it have asked for it’, said another.
In a bid to end any confusion about other variations, particularly the mini hot chocolate, Costa said: ‘For any confusion the choc version is still available for 55p (just called a “mini choc”) and inc the marshmallow.
‘Our Mini Hot Chocolate (formerly named chocolate babyccino) comes with 1 flake or 1 marshmallow included in the price. Our Babyccino comes with no sides’, they added.
For the little ones with allergies, soya milk can be requested for free but a small charge will apply for coconut milk Babyccinos.