Pret transforms its popcorn snack bars into hot drinks for Christmas 2021

With Halloween now behind us and Bonfire Night celebrations officially underway for the first time in two years, John Lewis has launched its Christmas ad two weeks earlier than usual, meaning it's officially getting into the festive spirit. Pret's Christmas menu has just launched to help you enjoy a batch of fresh Christmas treats.

The star of Pret's seasonal menu is undoubtedly its Christmas drinks, inspired by Pret's desserts. The fan-favorite gingerbread latte is back, combining gingerbread syrup, espresso and steamed milk with whipped cream and cinnamon. Melvin's Melvin the Snowman Gingerbread Cookie is also back.

This year, Pret is transforming some of its classic snack bars into delicious festive drinks. New on the menu is the popcorn bar hot chocolate, which adds popcorn syrup to the hot chocolate and tops it with whipped cream and chocolate powder. There’s also the Love Bar Latte – served with chocolate caramel cookie syrup, a shot of espresso, steamed milk, whipped cream and caramel sauce.

Pret’s Christmas menu marks the start of the festive season. Preet Maag

For those looking for a festive sweet treat, Pret's Christmas Tiffin returns alongside Pret's Mince Pies, which this year feature a new and improved recipe that's suitable for vegetarians. Joining the bakery's lineup is the new Nutty Salted Caramel Brownie, a rich Belgian chocolate brownie filled with salted caramel sauce and topped with chopped walnuts and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce.

Next up is the highlight – it wouldn’t be Christmas without festive favorites, including Pret’s signature Christmas lunch sandwich (which makes a surprising return in July), pig in blanket hot rolls and brie, pistachio and cranberry Berry Bread. The Vegan Christmas Nut Roast with delicious crispy onions will also be back on the menu. 50p from the sale of each Christmas Lunch Sandwich and Vegan Nut Toasted Sandwich will be donated to the Pret Foundation, which works to help break the cycle of homelessness, hunger and poverty in the UK.

However, making its first appearance on the Christmas menu this year is Pret's Stuffing Mac & Cheese; a delicious pasta filled with a mixture of herbs and pork filling, plus creamy mature cheddar, white sauce and parsley, topped with Top with bread crumbs and mozzarella cheese.

Pret has added Christmas Turkey Toast to its 2021 Christmas menu. Pret A Manger

Other popular menu items helping customers stay warm this Christmas will be the festive newbie, Vegan Christmas Flatbread (featuring festive layers of vegan sage mayonnaise, port and orange cranberry sauce and Christmas pesto) and a new Vegan Holiday Pasta Bake (with a vegan flavour) New Christmas Stuffed Macaroni and Cheese – exclusive to Veggie Pret.

Turkey & Trimmings Toastie, which combines the best of Christmas lunch and traditional toasted sandwiches with Wiltshire ham, British turkey, herbed pork stuffing, and a dollop of caramelized onion chutney, is also making its debut.

Pret's Christmas menu is available in Pret and Veggie Pret stores nationwide until the end of December. Pret's Christmas lunch sandwiches will be available exclusively in stores and on Deliveroo for the first three weeks.