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Costa Coffee are making this popular drink free forever - and people are very happy about it

Mirror logo Mirror 13/01/2018 Molly Holt

Credits: Getty © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Getty Picking up a coffee shop drink is already expensive, but go there with kids and you can end up spending a fortune.

So Costa have come to the rescue, announcing that from January 9, it will be making all its babyccinos completely free for little'uns.

Made of frothy milk in a much smaller cup compared to usual, the tiny treat that makes your offspring feel just like a real adult would previously have set you back 55p - or 70p if you added a flake or marshmallows.

The offer was originally spotted on deals forum HotUKDeals, after Costa announced it on their Facebook page earlier in the week, and unsurprisingly, the freebie news has received a lot of positive feedback from parents all over the country.

a cup of coffee © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited After contacting Costa about the menu change, they told The Mirror that "Babyccinos, a small cup of lightly frothed milk, are now available for free in all Costa Coffee stores. Prior to this offer, a Babyccino was 55p. A Mini Hot Chocolate with the choice of a flake or a marshmallow is also still available for 55p."
© Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Sadly, it seems that only the babyccino consisting solely of milk will now be free of charge, and if you want to add any sweet extras, you'll need to fork out for them.

However, Costa's arch enemy Starbucks have informed us that they also offer the free babyccino, meaning if you prefer their coffee, you'll be no worse off by heading there with your kids instead.

Robert Lynch, vice president of EMEA Retail Operations at Starbucks, said: “Our baristas can steam a small cup of milk to a warm temperature for free, so customers are welcome to just ask next time they are in store”.

Related: 'Selfieccino' takes latte art to a whole new level (Provided by USA Today)

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