Pret is giving away free iced coffee this Friday

Katie Frost
Photo credit: Pret

From Cosmopolitan

If you're obsessed with iced coffee this summer, mark Friday in your diaries. As a random act of kindness, Pret is giving away the chilled drink for one hour only this Friday 19 July.

Starting at 10am and finishing at 11am, the giveaway will be available in 200 Pret shops nationwide (the full list of participating stores is available here).

The Friday Freeze offer includes Iced Americanos (usually £1.99) and Iced Lattes (£2.45), as well as their new cold brew, with a variety of organic milk options available, including soya and rice-coconut (the rice-coconut milk costs an extra 30p).

What's more? There's a secret password to make you eligible for the deal. Walk up to the counter and say "Ice to meet you", before ordering an iced coffee of your choice. Brilliant.

If you're yet to make the switch from your regular cup of hot coffee, there's more to the iced version than its delightful temperature. "When enjoyed over ice, the flavour profile changes; the sweetness and acidity of our organic coffee is more noticeable, and adding milk creates a sweeter, creamier coffee," Clare Clough, Pret's Food & Coffee Director, said.

Pret's iced coffees will now be served in a recyclable plastic cup with a paper straw, after the company announced it is removing plastic straws, plastic tea spoons and hot drink stoppers from shops this summer. Compostable cutlery will also be introduced to all UK shops next year.

There's more money to be saved, too. Customers who bring in a reusable cup will be able to enjoy 50p off any coffee – including all iced versions. Happy sipping.


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