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I was feeling horrible from the moment I woke up this morning... My baby girl wasn't enjoying her day as well. So it was even tougher for me... I felt so sleepy, unhappy, lack of energy... Couldn't do anything. Wanted to drink a cup of coffee but appeared that boyfriend finished milk yesterday evening.... Another disappointment.... And a shop is so far away... I don't have energy to go there by foot. Checked all the cupboards in the kitchen hoping to find something that would make me feel at least a little bit better. And found a sample from Carte Noire: 2 sachets for making Cappuccino. I am not very fond of Cappuccinos but that was the best thing I found.
Carte Noire website states: "for the cosmopolitan drinker, there's the new Cappuccino, a dual creation of an expresso shot and milky froth for layered perfection".
1 box Carte Noire Cappuccino (135g), makes 7 servings.
Package: 14 sachets in a recyclable cardboard box: 7 x 16.7g of milky froth and 7 x 2.7g of soluble coffee, made from 100% Arabica beans.
Price: £2.99 at Tesco. Now on offer - HALF PRICE until 03/08.2010
Storage: in a cool and dry place.
Allergen Information: contains Lactose, Milk
Coffee Stick: Soluble Coffee.
Creamer from Milk Stick: Skimmed Milk Powder, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Maltodextrin, Stabilizers (E-1450, E-339), Anti-caking Agent (E-551), Flavouring.
Typical values per serving as made up: Energy - 324kj/ 88kcal, Protein - 3g, Carbohydrate - 10.5g of which sugars - 8.4g, Fat - 2.7g, of which saturates - 2.6g, Fibre - 0g, Sodium - 0.09g.
PREPARE AND USE
- Prepare 1st
To create the perfect milky froth add 150ml of hot, not boiling, water and stir.
- Prepare 2nd
Into another cup add 30ml of hot, not boiling, water to the contents of the intense expresso sachet.
- Then just...
...pour the expresso into the milky froth to create the deliciously balanced, layered cappuccino.
After I have boiled water I took my favourite cup and wanted quickly make a cup of cappuccino. But then noticed those instructions on packaging.... Was surprised and didn't understand why somebody made it so complicated. Anyway, as I wasn't in a hurry (ant was having a BAD day...) I decided to make my cappuccino according to the instructions. I took one more cup and emptied sachets into them. Into the cup with milky froth I added 150 ml of hot water (when you have a baby it's so easy to measure a necessary amount of water!). And was shocked because the mix started fizzing and bubbling! I didn't expect to hear any of those sounds so it was such a fun! And the mix became creamy foam! I started thinking that this Cappuccino may be good! Then I added 30 ml of hot water into the cup with coffee which smelled really good. The last step - I poured expresso into the milky froth, grated some dark chocolate on top and was ready to try it!
My little girl was sleeping so I took my cup into the sitting room, sat comfortably and enjoyed the Carte Noire Cappuccino. Yes, I enjoyed every sip of it! It was quite strong and really tasted like expresso and that milky froth softened the taste. This Cappuccino definitely made my day better. I felt energy coming back to me and didn't feel being sleepy at all... Probably that's the expresso... I started feeling much better - was really surprised. It's a pity I had only one portion - that sample. Tonight we are going shopping and I'll buy 2 boxes! Or maybe more.... Just in case...
I also liked that cappuccino making process: milky froth into one cup, then expresso, then you add expresso to milky froth..... Because you take the time to make yourself (or somebody else) a cup of cappuccino. And it is so entertaining! You not just pour water inter a cup - you make a cup of Cappuccino! That's different! And those spits and fizzes as you make a frothy mix are fun! I enjoyed every minute of making this cup of Cappuccino and drinking it. I was skeptical (what can you be excited about making a cup of cappuccino????) but it was really different experience and taste.
Though I think you could actually put milky froth and coffee powder into one cup. Taste would be the same but you would loose half of the pleasure!
I think Carte Noire Cappuccino is a wonderful product. And I am the person who didn't like cappuccinos at all now thinking how many boxes to buy.... This one is really different.
Definitely give 5 out of 5!!!
You really need to try this one!!! But if You don't believe and want to try it first, order a free sample from Carte Noire website: http://www.cartenoire.co.uk/cartenoire/page/the-range/635
More information about whole Carte Noire coffee range You'll find in their website: www.cartenoire.co.uk.
Manufacturer of Carte noire:
Kraft Foods UK,
Freepost SWC 3320,
Thanks for taking time to read my review!
Also posted on ciao.co.uk under the same name.
Brand: Carte Noire / Type: Coffee