Cupcakes and a cuppa - The perfect afternoon tea from The Co-operative

17 October 2012

Available in two tasty and popular varieties, chocolate and vanilla, the cupcakes will be in selected stores nationwide from 17 October at just £1.50 for a pack of two. They are perfect enjoyed with a delicious cup of The Co-operative’s iconic Fairtrade 99 Tea for a spot of afternoon indulgence.

The Co-operative Chocolate Cupcakes have a deliciously light sponge made from free-range eggs. The pretty cakes are topped with creamy chocolate buttercream and marshmallows, and decorated with sugar decorations - perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

For an ice-cream-cone inspired dessert, The Co-operative Vanilla Sundae Cupcakes are simply divine. Vanilla sponges, also made with free-range eggs, are topped with vanilla buttercream and finished off with mini milk chocolate flakes and sugar decorations.

Meanwhile, The Co-operative’s Fairtrade 99 Tea, which is more than 100 years old, has been given a fabulous new “retro” look this month to celebrate its heritage, as well as being awarded with a stamp of approval by consumer testers at the Good Housekeeping Institute. To celebrate, shoppers can now benefit from 20% off The Co-operative Fairtrade 99 Tea 160s from 10 - 30 October inclusive.

For further information, shoppers can visit or contact The Co-operative Customer Careline on (freephone) 0800 0686 727.

Notes to Editors:

NEW The Co-operative Chocolate Cupcakes (2 pack)  £1.50
NEW The Co-operative Vanilla Sundae Cupcakes (2 pack)  £1.50

                                                                    NOW       WAS        
The Co-operative 160s Fairtrade 99 Tea 500g   £2.50      £3.19
SAVE 20% (from 10 - 30 October inclusive)    

For further information, samples and images, please contact:

Eve Deasy, Senior Public Relations Officer, The Co-operative Group - Food
Tel: 07894 788 053 Email: 
Lauren Wood, Assistant Public Relations Officer, The Co-operative Group - Food
Tel: 07714061961 Email: