Spar is heating up sales for the rest of this winter with the launch of its own brand hot drinks.

The new range will include: Drinking chocolate (rrp £1.50 for 250g), green tea 50s (rrp £1.50) and Earl Grey Tea 50s (rrp £1.50).

Spar’s own brand 80 tea bags have also been refreshed with improved quality.

Spar UK brand director Susan Darbyshire said: “Spar Brand has a fantastic opportunity to grow sales of up to £1m in the own label beverages category, with our NPD estimated to deliver at least £500k.

“We know that green tea, Earl Grey tea and hot chocolate are growing areas for our shoppers, and we are keen to modernise our SPAR Brand range to keep up with all the latest consumer trends.”

These new products join the recent launch of a range of Spar coffee capsules which are compatible with Nespresso machines (rrp £2.00 for a pack of 10).

All these lines are available from Spar stores now.