Product Type: Asda Coffee
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Asda Gold Roast Coffee - Smooth and Substantial
ASDA Gold Roast Coffee
Member Name: Karonher
ASDA Gold Roast Coffee
Advantages: Cheaper than other brands
Disadvantages: Not quite up to the standard of my normal coffee
There are not many things that I like to have a brand but one thing is coffee. Normally I would have Douwe Egbert, Café Noire or Nescafe, but in an attempt to cut down on the food bill I decided to try an own brand.
As I was in Asda, it was theirs that I went for. Their Gold Roast 200g jar was selling at £2.98 so it went into the trolley. The jar has changed from the one on the picture and rather than round it is sort of oblong and then rounded at the sides.
As with all coffee there is a lid and then the foil - both gold coloured in this case - and I found this a bit difficult to burst - I ended up using the vegetable knife, but that is the nearest there was to a problem. I noticed that the granules were a good size and not powdery the way some cheaper coffees are. There was not that much of a smell but what there was, was pleasant. I was also pleased that the coffee went to the top of the jar rather than being in a much bigger jar to give the illusion of there being more in it.
There is not much I can say about making the coffee as I drink it black and so it is just a matter of putting a spoonful in a cup and adding water. There were no granules that did not dissolve and once made, there seemed to be more of a pleasant smell.
It seems to be quite a sweet coffee and it went down well. I did find that my mouth felt a little dry after I had finished the coffee but that is normal for me.
The label on the back is quite straightforward. It says that the ingredient is just soluble coffee and that it should be stored in a dry place. There are also instructions of how to use the coffee but I am sure everyone already knows that.
Asda Gold Roast is the product of more than one country and is packed in Germany. The best before date is stamped into the glass at the bottom of the jar.
I enjoyed this coffee and while it will not make me completely give up the branded coffee I like, I will be happy to use it again.
Summary: Good, but not exceptional.