Swiss food and beverage company Nestlé has launched a new limited-edition gingerbread-flavoured drink in the UK.

Nescafé Gold Gingerbread Latte is produced by Nestlé using coffee and British milk in Cumbria.

Nescafé’s senior brand manager Taka Ota said: “Our Gingerbread Latte first debuted as a limited-edition back in 2013, but this year its back for another limited run after popular demand!

“With its delicate warming flavour, it couples perfectly with a bite of stollen or a small mince pie as you snuggle in front of a toasty fire on a chilly afternoon. We are all warm and cosy here at Nestlé HQ just thinking about it!”

“Nestlé likes to move with seasonal trends and recipe innovations.”

UK-made Gingerbread dates back to the 18th century and was first made in Market Drayton, Shropshire.

Nestle has also launched Gingerbread Matchmakers by Quality Street, a crunchy stick-shaped confectionery made with a blend of milk and dark chocolate.

The company claims that the chocolate is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.

Quality Street’s brand manager Rebecca Holt said: “Nestlé likes to move with seasonal trends and recipe innovations so it was only right we brought our latest limited-edition to UK consumers in time for the festive season!

“Perfect for sharing with friends at your work Christmas party or sharing with the family in front of the latest boxset, Gingerbread Matchmakers by Quality Street demonstrate our commitment to produce exciting, new variations of a much loved classic treat.”

Nescafé Gold Gingerbread Latte is available in retailers across the UK, while Quality Street Gingerbread Matchmakers is exclusively available at Tesco.