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REVEALED: The nation’s favourite festive drink

  • A classic hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows comes out on top with a third of Brits favouring this festive drink.
  • As a nation of coffee drinkers, four festive coffees feature in the top 10.
  • Cranberry spiced tea and a pumpkin spice latte least favourite amongst Brits.

A new survey has revealed the nation’s favourite festive hot drink with a third (33%) of Brits claiming a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows is their tipple of choice.

Other festive inspired hot drinks that featured in the top ten complied by Foxy Bingo included orange chocolate hot chocolate (21%), eggnog (14%) and spiced apple juice (13%).

Less popular drinks liked least by Brits include a cranberry spiced tea with just one in eight (8%) putting this at the top of their list and surprisingly just over one in 10 (12%) Brits claim a pumpkin spiced latte is their favourite festive drink despite it being the inspiration behind many Autumn Instagram posts.

The UK is a nation of coffee drinkers with Brits drinking 95 million cups of coffee a day[1] so, it's no surprise four festive coffees feature in the top 10.

Hot drinks laden with chocolate are incredibly popular amongst Brits too, an After Eight hot chocolate (16%) and a white hot chocolate (15%) both feature in the top 10.

The nation’s top 10 favourite festive drinks are:

  1. Hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows
  2. Chocolate orange hot chocolate
  3. Hazelnut latte
  4. Gingerbread latte
  5. After Eight hot chocolate
  6. White hot chocolate
  7. Eggnog
  8. Spiced apple juice
  9. Toffee nut latte
  10. Cinnamon spice latte

The UK’s favourite festive beverage, a hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream is most popular amongst the younger age group. Just under 40% of 18–24-year-olds claim this drink is their favourite. Least liked by this age group is a cranberry spiced tea with just one in 10 favouring this drink the most.

Despite the much-loved hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows being the most popular amongst males and females, the drink is more favoured by females. Over a third (36.2%) of females name this drink as their favourite compared to a slightly lower 26% of males.