I do love ice coffee so picked this Emmi Cappuccino up in Tesco. It was on special offer for a pound. Because of the way the special offer sticker was stuck onto the shelf edge labelling I could not see what the normal price is. The coffee used is from farms that are Rainforest Alliance certified.
For your money you get 230ml in a plastic cup. The size of it is much less than you would get if you went to one of the coffee shop chains but the cost of a cup is much less too. To drink the product you take off a plastic lid, peel off foil cap and then put the plastic lid with its drinking hole back on.I managed to do all this without any spilling whilst walking along
The first thing I noticed about the drink was that while there was some bubbles on the surface there was none of the usual thick froth of a cappuccino. This is disappointing though probably it would be impossible to keep a foam there for hours and days while the product sits in the shop. The other thing to say is that obviously while called an "iced" coffee by the makers what it is is actually cold. The product is sold from a chiller so it is never going to be ice cold rather than chilled.
On the plus side this cappuccino has a smooth taste with just enough sweetness I feel. I wouldn't have said based on taste it was very sugared, just lightly but I was shocked to see that one drink contains a quarter of the sugar you can have in a day! For this reason I would keep it as an occasional buy but I would recommend it to others to try.
Tonight me and my mate popped to our local Tesco store to get a few essentials and we picked up a couple of these to try as they are currently on offer for 69p a drink opposed to a pound each usually and we fancied trying them.
The drink comes in a plastic cup with a foil lid to the top of it and then over that there is a removable plastic lid with a hole in it you can drink the drink out of if you want to. The cup has colourschemes or reds and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by, then on the back of it we are told a littel bit about the drink, the ingredients used and the nutritional details are fully listed, the size is stated which is 230ml and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Please note the drinks we had are in festive packaging at the moment but are the same drinks as the ones that are usually in the brown and white cups and I do appreciate the cup as it is informative enough and easy to handle and so on.
The Drink Itself:
Eell this is a dark looking cappuccino and it is meant to be drunk cold. Its a strong but smooth coffee this one, and thickened slightly though it isn't a thick drink but tastes and looks smooth and it is sweetened in a sugary way and not an artificial one and I feel this has got a couple of teaspoons added of real sugar to each cup. It is suitable for Vegetarians and we really liked this one alot though recognise it may be a tad too sweet for some people to cope with. With 136kcals a drink and 4% total fats I think this is a lovely refreshing treat though I could fast get addicted to these I think they are quite simply Lush!
Available from all good supermarkets etc.
I am a huge coffee lover and drink far to much of the stuff. It wasn't until recently that my best pal introduced me to ice coffee. I thought it was going to taste awful to be honest, however I was proved wrong I am now addicted. My all time favourite is Starbucks seatle, although I don't mind this at all.
Comes in a plastic cup with The "Emmi" logo clearly visable. There is a plastic cap that has a slit in it to avoid spillage when on the move. You simply shake well to make sure it is mixed correctly. Take the plastic cap off and peel back the foil to form a hole big enough for the slit to fit. This coffee is made from fresh espresso and is blended using swiss milk.
I am please to see that they belong to the rain forest alliance where there coffee beans are grown. It tells me that they sell three others flavours they are; Light, Flat white and limited edition tahiti vanilla.
This coffee is utterly amazing it is pale brown in colour and smells of good quality coffee. It tastes lovely and creamy with a slight bitterness of coffee. I will recommend it to any one who loves coffee. Please try it!
Available from all good super markets for around £1.00.
My sister is partially sighted, and things don't always go well at the supermarket for this reason. She has a fair few allergies too, which works out quite nicely for me as when she gets home and her hubby checks through the shopping he'll invariably root out items she's bought but can't use or eat - this time around declaring an Emmi Latte Cappuccino iced coffee unsuitable for her due to a certain ingredient, my sister having mistaken it for a Starbucks iced coffee which doesn't contain this irritant.
The Emmi Cappuccino doesn't come with a straw, to drink it you need to remove the lid and foil then either replace the lid and drink through the sipping hole or leave the lid off completely and just drink from the cup itself. It's a bit of a faff really, but worth the effort as it's a reasonably nice experience to drink it like this - I find the coffee is drunk much too quickly if you sip directly from the cup anyway so tend to replace the lid personally.
The coffee is best enjoyed as cold as possible, I added a few ice cubes today after leaving it in the fridge for a couple of days and that made it even more refreshing. It's a really tasty drink; perfectly sweetened with a surprisingly smooth flavour which makes the drink both refreshing and enjoyable. I couldn't say it particularly reminds me of any of the current coffee 'big brands' but even so I'm impressed, this is weird as I'm a bit of an (instant) coffee snob so to find a total no-brand like Emmi appealing is a bit of a shocker. Actually I've learned that I'm not half as picky when it comes to iced coffee as I am when drinking the hot stuff, but this is a really tasty drink which definitely ticks all the boxes.
It's a thin and fairly 'flat' iced coffee, when Mark saw me drinking it he said it resembled liquid mud and I suppose he's got a point there! It looks like a coffee which has had a smidgen too much milk added, although it doesn't taste like it and retains it's rich flavour - unfortunately the aroma of the Emmi Latte Cappuccino isn't the best as it has an extremely synthetic smell which is part plastic and part cheap coffee. This doesn't exactly make my mouth water as I open my coffee, but considering the smell is pretty weak it's not really a problem.
I'll definitely buy this cold Emmi coffee again as it's a nice change from other soft drinks, I like the fact that the packaging makes it suitable for drinking outside of the house as this isn't really the kind of drink I'd usually have at home (homemade iced coffee is so much nicer!), the cup itself isn't the most sophisticated I've ever seen and in no way would it ever be mistaken for a Starbucks drink but it's not tacky as so many of these types of cups are. Mine is actually in the 'Christmas' packaging, which is a red cup, and that looks nicer than the sludge-brown one in the piccie Dooyoo have up but really with this type of product I'm more interested in what's inside rather than the wrapping - and I've quickly discovered that this Latte Cappuccino is a keeper. At £1.29 for a 230ml cup I think this is a reasonable price, I know the Starbucks iced supermarket-available coffees aren't much more expensive (£1.59 from memory) but I actually prefer this one as the Starbucks branded cold drinks tend to leave a funny taste in my mouth.
I'm surprised at how (relatively) healthy this coffee is, considering it tastes so nice. The whole cup contains just 139 calories and although the fat content is a bit icky at 2.4g, there are so few sugars included in the drink as to marked as N/A on the ingredients list. There's no Aspartame in it (hurrah!) so presumably the sweetness comes from the cocoa powder, although there's no hint of chocolate in the coffee whatsoever. If I was in the mood for a cold creamy drink (and no iced coffees were available) I'd likely opt for a Yazoo milkshake which contains double the amount of calories, the same fat content and a whopping 10g of sugar - while dieting the Emmi is definitely the best option for when I haven't got time to visit the cafe for a hot coffee.
I sent my husband to Sainsburys with a shopping list last night, and he decided to deviate from the shopping list on a number of items. One of the items on the list was a bottle of Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino, as I really just had a bit of a craving for one, he came back with something completely different, he came back with 2 tumblers of Emmi Cafe Latte Cappuccino! He said that he'd thought that he was helping as these were on offer at 2 for £2.00, and the Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino was nearly £2.00 for one.
I've drank both of them now, one last night, and one this evening, and so I figured that I'd review them.
These are the same principle as the Starbucks cold coffee drinks, this one is a cappuccino iced coffee drink with a touch of chocolate. You will find these in the chiller section in the supermarket, and they do need to be kept chilled as they contain pasteurised semi-skimmed milk. They are quite small at just 230ml, however I did add extra milk to mine so I ended up making mine up to 350ml. They contain 136 calories per tumbler.
You are supposed to drink these cold so if you don't like cold coffee drinks then these are not for you. I drank mine ice cold and poured over lots of ice. I did find that they tasted a little bit too strong for me, I like a really milky coffee, a latte rather than a cappuccino, so I actually added more ice cold skimmed milk to my glass and found this to taste much better, I probably added about 120ml of skimmed milk. I couldn't taste the 'touch of chocolate' at all in these. My other criticism of these is that they were slightly too sweet, there was nothing I could do about the sweetness though, the extra milk did help slightly, but for my tastes they were still slightly on the sweet side.
They were actually fairly pleasant, and if they weren't as sweet I would buy them again. If you don't mind the sweetness in your coffee though then these are definitely worth a go.
I first tried an Emmi Caffe Latte Cappuchino when they were being given away free in my local town centre. I am never one to turn down a freebie, especially if it is coffee related! I enjoyed it and now buy one when I think it is too hot for a traditional coffee. It is not immediately clear from the product name as it is here, but this is an iced coffee drink. Of course you would know this if you saw one in the shops becuase they are stocked in the chiller cabinets. If you don't get a freebie, you will pay around £1.29.
What is great about this cappuchino is the fact it is cold and ready to drink. It comes in a plastic cup such as the ones you get a take away coffee in. There is a plastic lid to take off and a foil cover to peel away, after which you can put the original lid back on as there is a gap to drink through. This makes it convenient to drink on the go, as the lid stops spills and splashes to a certain extent. This is important for me as I travel by train a lot and my coffee always seems to get jolted about at least once. Apart from that, the cup serves to tell you about the drink. It is made from Rainforest Alliance certified beans from Nicaragua, along with Swiss milk and a touch of both chocolate and sugar. Emmi also say that their product is barista quality. This may not be a recommendation judging by some of the drinks that I have had from the coffee chains! Nevertheless it really is a good iced drink. It smells delicious, although not as strong as hot versions do. There isn't as much froth on top either but I can live with that. I normally have a slightly sweetened cappuchino, and this is one is perfect for me, without putting off my boyfriend who doesn't like sugar in his drinks at all. In fact, the one downside I can see is that it isn't possible to adjust the sweetness much if it doesn't suit you. The cofee itself is described as medium strength, and I think that is about right. It has just the right balance of bitterness and milkyness. Any chocolate flavour is very mild, which seems most authentic to me. I find it cool silky texture refreshing on a warm day, and I think it goes well with food too.
Emmi say that their drink provides a natural "pick me up" at any time of the day. I sometimes have coffee when I need reviving a bit, and the hot kind does that to a certain extent. For some reason I don't find the iced version does the same, but as it is still an enjoyable drink, I won't complain. It does quench my thirst, which is the main thing.
The 230ml drink contains 4% of your RDA of fat, which seems to compare well with other similar drinks that I have had. It is made from semi skimmed milk, which is any case what I chose if offered the choice in a coffee shop. It also contains 27.6% of your RDA of calcium. When I think of other drinks I could have on the go, such as cola, this seems a relatively healthy choice.
I would recommend you give this a go if you fancy a nice cool beverage that is a bit different. It certainly saves joining the queue in a coffee shop if you want a failrly standard drink. If you want something such as a soy super skinny cappuchino minus the chocolate, you won't be happy with this because there is no chance of tailoring it to your tastes. Apart from that, it tastes good and cools me down and refreshes me. A perfect summer drink.
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I'd never had iced coffee of any sort until I saw this in Sainsbury's a few weeks ago - and I've been hooked ever since! It's one of the most refreshing drinks I've ever had. I love coffee but it's just too hot and stuffy during the summer to drink it, so I thought I'd give Emmi's Caffé Latte a go (they were only 50p a cup).
Since trying Emmi's branded coffee, I've tried several others but none of them are as good tasting in my opinion. The packaging is key feature, and clearly had a lot of time spent on it. There's a little spout on the lid which allows you to drink directly through the lid - which is very convenient. Other brands I tried merely have a transparent lid which must be removed and put back on constantly.
I strongly recommend this iced coffee because it tastes sensational and is perfect for this hot summer we're having. I've let my friends try some, however, and they hated it. I guess it's an acquired taste, so I wouldn't buy in bulk until you've at least tried some. The clever packaging alone distinguishes Emmi's brand from others and makes it a worthy purchase.
I have never tasted iced coffee before so when I spotted this Emmi Caffe lattee Cappuccino in Tesco and on reading the label saw that is it free from artificial colourings, is low in fat and contains only 136 calories and 2.8g of fat for the whole drink I thought I would give it a try.
The description on the back of the container says that it is delicious iced coffee with a touch of chocolate, made from the finest Arabica coffee and semi skimmed Swiss milk.
When I got home I unpacked the shopping and sat down to enjoy the iced coffee. I popped off the lid and took a sip. Now I don't know what I was expecting, maybe it was the words Cappuccino and a touch of chocolate that made me think that this was going to taste really special,I was expecting it to be possibly a little thicker than normal coffee and maybe a little frothy with chocolate undertones . Sadly all it did taste like was my normal everyday coffee that I had forgotten about and left on the table to go cold. There was not even the merest hint of chocolate that I could taste.
I suppose that if you really fancy an iced coffee on the hop when you are out then it would be fine, but if you are at home you might as well make yourself one with your normal coffee and semi skimmed milk,refrigerate it for a while and save the 99p it costs.
I got mine from Tesco it is in a plastic container containing a 230ml serving with a handy little opening in the top for drinking on the go, priced 99p.
A Great Pick Me Up! & Coffee Lovers!!
Caffe Latte Cappuccino is an instant drink ideally served cold and very refreshing.Made from the finest arabica coffee beans from the country Nicaragua and swiss milk which is semi skimmed making this a very refreshing drink with a full flavour of coffee and the smooth texture of the milk so easy to consume and a great pick me up for any time of the day.
It is served in easy styled containers and all one as to do is lift the brown plastic top of and then peel the foil top off after that is done you either pour this into a glass or place the brown lid back on the top of the container again and you can drink it like that ideal for people on the go .
Also it makes I nice change.
It is 230ml size container and each drink contains 136 calories. I like the way that the container narrows at the bottom and makes it easy to hold.
The cost is around 99p which is quite costley so I tend to buy them just now again for when I need that extra instant boost and when I am on the go and busy.