I tried Costa's new drink and was surprised it has an ingredient missing

I tried Costa’s latest addition to their summer menu and one missing ingredient caught me totally by surprise.

The coffee chain’s new Cookie Dough Frappe is made up of vanilla milk and cookie chunks, and features an appealing dollop of light whip with fudge pieces on the top.

It isn’t the first time that Costa has mixed it up with their drinks, as the ECHO previously reported on the “unusual” hot milkshake in January this year.

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When I got my order in the Costa on the Albert Dock, as the one in Liverpool ONE has been closed for refurbishments, my first thought was that it looks exactly like a milkshake, and I wasn’t too far off.

It is milky and sweet just like a milkshake, but I was surprised by the fact that, despite being called a Frappe, it does not actually have any espresso in it. However, customers can ask for coffee to be added to the drink.

One good thing about this is that you can have it any time of the day, if you need a sweet pick-me-up in the morning with caffeine or you want it as an afternoon treat.

The frappe is available in small and medium sizes, and I think if I were to get it again I would go for a small and not a medium - not because of the taste, but because it was incredibly filling, almost like a full meal in itself.

That said, I did enjoy it, and I can see the drink becoming very popular with people as we get further into the summer season. The small is from £4.10 and the medium from £4.55

The Cookie Dough Frappe is available from today (June 20) for members of the Costa Club, and officially launches across the UK on June 27.

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