“ Type: Flavoured coffee „
Lidls Bellarom Cappuccino hot drink comes in a large 200g tin, which makes approximately 20 cups.
Each tin costs about £1.29 and contains cappuccino mix but no sachets/bottle of chocolate flavoured topping.
This cappuccino is rather creamy with a very frothy top, which stirs easily and very well and is not lumpy. Unlike the other Cappuccinos I have reviewed, this one does not contain any sachets of chocolate topping, which is a great shame.
Like most other cappuccino mixes, the ingredients used include Instant Coffee (15%). It is described as instant coffee with coffee whitener and sugar.
The method of making this cappuccino is to pour hot (not boiling) water over 3 to 4 SLIGHTLY heaped teaspoons per cup. I have found that (for my personal taste) that 3 slightly heaped spoonfuls is enough. I think it is a rather sweet tasting coffee and more than 3 spoonfuls would make it very sweet.
This is less than the Douwe Egberts mix recommends , which is probably why the tin states you can get 20 cups from it, rather than the Douwe Egberts version which only states you can get 16 cups from the same weight of mix.
Lidls Bellarom is produced by Lidl Stiftung and Co KG D74167 Neckarsulm.
I would recommend this drink and I prefer it to the Nescafe and Douwe Egberts versions because:
1.Although, Nescafe has a chocolate topping, this leaves less mess in the cup or mug
2.Less mess the tin is easy to open unlike the Douwe Egberts bag which is difficult to open and can spill onto the work surface when opening.
I could not find any calorie information on this tin, which is unusual. I therefore cannot comment on the health aspects of this drink. It does unfortunately have the "dreaded" hydrogenated vegetable oil as it's sixth main ingredient, though.
I would recommend that Lidl consider adding chocolate sachets (or a tube with chocolate sprinkles) as these always make it taste better, I have tried sachets from other cappuccinos with this mix and they improved the taste.
This cappuccino is my second favourite (I now favour Aldi's Alcafe cappuccino which is more expensive overall but better tasting).
Our office regularly tries to taste new instant cappuccino's and compare the tastes. If this cappuccino had had any chocolate topping, it would be my favourite. We also enjoy visiting Lidl for the offers so get the cappuccino at the same time.
The tin can be washed out and used for other items, as a St John leader I might use it for making pen holders.
I have now (15/7/04) found out that there are 2 other varieties - Vanilla and Amaretto. I purchased the Vanilla one for the office. These are 20p more expensive that the original version at £1.49, which works out at about 7p a cup.
The Vanilla version certainly smells very strongly of vanilla and one person in the office was put off by the smell as "being too sweet".
I quite liked both the smell and the taste. Yes, I can taste the vanilla. However, as per the above comments, I still think that this would benefit from a tube of chocolate topping.
I have not yet tried the Amaretto version, but it contains no alcohol according to the tin!
My addiction to Coffee will never be replaced by that disgusting drink We call Tea!!I hate the stuff.. Now Coffee thats another matter,I am well and truely addicted to it. But as the years go on I havent been able to find a coffee that was just right,that was until I discovered Bellarom Cappaccino. They sell it in Lidl stores and its simply lush. It comes in a 200 grammes tin with a tight fitting lid,to keep it dry. Inside there is a powdered mixture of instant-coffee with coffee-whitener added and also sugar. The powder is very fine and looks pale in colour. It actually smells more like Hot Chocolate than coffee. To make a drink,put two heaped teaspoons of the powder into a mug,pour on hot water,stir and sit back and savour the flavour. There are instructions on the tin,which say three-four heaped teaspoons should be added to each cup,but We prefer two other wise it becomes too strong a taste. It will depend on your own individual taste though. I also like to add one teaspoon of sugar to sweeten it,otherwise I find it a bit too bitter. The price of this Coffee is £1.59 for 200g,it can work out expensive if you were to follow the instructions on the tin,for using three-four heaped spoonfuls per cup. I really believe that this amount is not neccessary. To describe the taste I would have to say its smooth,pleasant and very addictive. If I work a nightshift and theres no coffee available Half way through the night withdrawal symptoms set in,My body trembles and I really cant think as straight as I normally would. So I now take a tin of this Cappaccino to work with Me. My partner has just commented that I sound like a drug addict,I am not but I am addicted to this coffee its so nice.