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Douwe Egberts Cappuccino

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Brand: Douwe Egberts / Type: Flavoured coffee

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      26.04.2005 20:54
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      Douwe Egberts’s hot drink Cappuccino comes in a large 200g bag, which “makes up to 16 cups”.

      Each bag costs about £1.25 and contains cappuccino mix but no sachets/bottle of chocolate flavoured topping.

      This cappuccino is rather creamy with a very frothy top, which needs mixing well. Unlike the other Cappuccinos I have reviewed, this one does not contain any sachets of chocolate topping, which is a great shame.

      The ingredients used are Skimmed Milk powder (23%), Sugar, Lactose, Instant Coffee (15%), Hydrogenated Vegetable fat, Milk Powder (9%), Glucose syrup, Stabilisers (E340, E452), Milk Proteins Emulsified (E471), and Anti-caking agent (E341). Fortunately it is clear if there are any e numbers to avoid.

      This drink states that it is suitable for vegetarians but looking closer at the contents of the ingredients it is possibly not highly suitable for diabetics or those on a diet as there is an awful lot of it is Sugar but there is also Lactose which is a form of sugar.

      It is highly recommended that you store this in a container – as the bag splits easily and goes everywhere. There is no re-seal able tape provided and the bag does not reseal like a freezer bag.

      The preparation guidelines are easy to understand i.e. Use 5 teaspoons full in a cup (more in a mug – though that seems excessive) and add hot water then stir.

      However, there is a mention of using a scoop (not provided) but does not state the size of the scoop. I have several scoops for cooking purposes and was unsure which they were recommending as it said use 2 scoops, instead of 5 teaspoons.

      Douwe Egberts’s has website which is www.douwe-egberts.co.uk . This item is produced in the United Kingdom (makes a change) for Douwe Egberts UK Ltd, PO Box 760, Slough, PDO, SL1 4FL. I have not tried the website yet.

      I would recommend this drink but I prefer the Nescafe version because:
      1. Nescafe has a chocolate topping
      2. Less mess – the cappuccino mix went everywhere but the mug, the bag is difficult to open and can spill onto the work surface when opening.

      Each serving is 48 calories, which has 1.8g of saturated fats and a trace of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and no fibre. This makes it slightly better for me than the Tesco version but I’d need to purchase a container (and chocolate sachets as these always make it taste better) so any savings health-wise are outweighed by the other costs.

      This tastes absolutely georgeous (no bitter aftertaste) and no gunge in the bottom of the cup. It is a sweet but fairly strong coffee taste (but I like it fairly strong anyway). I'd say this is the nearest I've got to the Italian style cappuccino instantly - without having to go to Italy for it! High praise you might say - well try it for yourself.



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    • Product Details

      A rich and smooth Cappuccino Coffee for you to enjoy any time of the day. Smooth frothy coffee. Up to 16 Cups.

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