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Just tried this today instead of my usual brand as it was £1 cheper. I now know why; really awful, far too sweet.I didn't want to give it any stars at all but couldn't do less than one.
I am a big fan of coffee, but usually I do only drink normal coffee, but on a trip to B & M I saw this box of cappucchino which had 8 sachets in for just 99p so I thought I would give it a try. Each sachet is individually packed in foil so that it just makes a cup for each sachet used. Each sachet comes in a foil sachet that is quite easy to open and can either be tore off the top or you can just cut it off with scissors. The drink is really easy to make, just boil the kettle, pour the entire sachet into the cup, pour in the hot water, then stir and its ready to drink. This already seems to be sweetened as I normally take 1 sugar but I do not need to add sugar to this, but you can add it to your own taste. The drink tastes just like a normal cup of coffee but with a froth taste going through it too, although it does not have the milky taste that normal coffee has but the tastes are very similar. I would recommend this to buy if you love your coffee, 99p for 8 sachets is pretty cheap compared to most drinks, the only thing I find with this is that if you leave it to cool down too long the froth on top goes a little bit harder and does not taste as nice, but I dink mine red hot so I do not often suffer with that.
I drink rather too much coffee. I usually make do with instant, but I am also rather partial to flavoured coffees, so when I see them on offer I usually pick some up, as I find it harder to justify buying them at full price. I was shopping in poundland and noticed a box of Maxwell House sachets - 8 for £1. In tesco, there is a box of 10 for £1.99, so I felt this was a great price, and a nice little treat for myself. While I have not bought this brand before, I have enjoyed this variety of coffee, so I thought I would try them. In a sachet, you get everything you need to make your cappuccino drink, except chocolate sprinkles. This is slightly misleading as the photo on the front of the box shows this, but if you want to recreate this yourself at home you need to buy seperate sprinkles. Inside the sachet amongst other fillers and stabilisers are instant coffee, sugar, and milk powder. There is also a foaming agent to give the drink the frothy top you get in coffee shops. To make the drink, you just need to empty the contents of one sachet into a mug. You then add boiling water. I tend to do this slowly while stirring so that all the powder dissolves and you don't get any nasty powdery bits in your mouth when you are drinking the coffee. I find that the powder dissolves very well compared to other brands, and the amount of foam on the top is decent, and though it settles a bit while you are drinking it is still there till you finish your drink. One thing I also notice is that this is a lot less sweet than other brands, which to me can only be a good thing. It is a pleasant drink without me feeling like my blood sugar is then doing funny things afterwards, and it tastes more similar to the drinks I have bought in coffee shops when I haven't added sugar myself. There is still 6g of sugar per sachet, so I think it just goes to show how much sugar can be in these sachets and it is better that it is less sweet in my opinion. Each sachet is 56 calories, which is not a huge amount for a nice tasting drink. This is a really nice way to make a treat without going out and spending a fortune. The sachets would be ideal for slipping in a handbag if you were going away for the weekend or to take into work with you, and at 12.5p per sachet from poundland or 20p per sachet from tesco, I feel it is a huge saving on buying a cappuccino at a coffee shop. I think these may have more caffeine in than drinking standard instant coffee, though I can't confirm this from the package, I am making this conclusion from the effect that these have on me. I find I get a bit jittery if I have a couple, and I also had high blood pressure which dropped again when I stopped drinking these, but I was drinking a couple a day every day and I think that was far too much. I would only ever use these now for occasional use.
I was in Poundland when I spotted a box of instant Cappuccino. I've had the Nescafe ones but never Maxwell House so thought I'd try it. In the box you get eight 'sticks' of coffee in blue foil wrappers. The box has all the usual info printed on it. One thing I am surprised about is the ingredients including: Sugar, Skimmed Milk Powder, Glucose Syrup, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Instant Coffee (9.5%), plus a few E numbers. I wasn't expecting sugar to be the main and not expecting less than 10% coffee. It just says on the box that it's 'Cappuccino Original' doesn't mention sweetened. I'm pleased to see only 56 calories per sachet though. In Use: These are easy to open simply tear along the arrows. The powder itself is light coloured with brown flecks in it, it looks like washing powder. You pour the contents into a mug, add 190ml (I don't, I just fill the mug about three quarters full) of hot but not boiling water while stirring and that's it. I don't add anything else to it, it's sweet enough for me and 'white' enough. I'm impressed with the way this mixes, none of the dreaded coffee undissolved lumps that you sometimes get with powdered drinks. It sort of fizzes when you add the water and stir it. A nice creamy froth covers the drink, I can vouch for the thickness because I was trying see what colour the coffee is and it was a job to find it, it is actually milky coffee coloured. I like the taste of this. It isn't strong by any means more of a mild, slightly sweetened coffee flavour. There is no depth of flavour or coffee bitterness, quite weak really but nice all the same. The froth lasts throughout the drink. The coffee stayed 'even' all the way down the mug, I mean it didn't get stronger towards the bottom and there's no coffee lumps left in the mug. I would recommend this and will buy it again.
I first tried instant cappucccino powders when I actually wanted them to use in an unusual muffin recipe. The original recipe wasn't that fantastic, so I kept the rest of the coffee packet in my cupboard for a couple of months. Reading a review of a similar product reminded me I had them stashed away and I decided to try them for the purpose they were made for! I had bought the Maxwell House brand because it was available in the 99p store. You can buy both sweetened and unsweetened versions, and I have the first. I always like to add sugar to my coffee but I usually try to buy unsweetened products so I can addd as much sweetener as suits me personally. However, the sweet version was the only one in stock at the time so I bought that. I haven't drank Maxwell House coffees of any other kind for as long as I can remember but I thought they were a well known brand and the quality would probably be reasonable. The cappuccino portions come in single serve blue sachets that are easy to tear open. You get 8 in a box. They are said to be mug sized servings, and for once that is actuallly correct. They fill the mugs up nicely, and not just with froth, although there is plenty of that. Making the drink is very easy as it just involves taking the contents of one sachet and tipping into a mug followed by some almost boiling water. Very simple, and it means you could take a sachet to work with you if you wanted something different during your teabreak. A sachet would travel well without leaking as the plastic is quite robust and each portion is securely sealed. The powder looks like a caramel coloured hot chocolate mix. It smells of coffee, but doesn't have that rich roasted aroma that other types do. This means it didn't smell as mouthwatering as I thought it would, coffee being one of my favourite scents. I thought the scent was also weaker than expected when it was made up. Nevertheless, the drink looked good. There are no chocolate sprinkles/powder in the box, which I noticed some other brands do have. I think this would have been a nice finishing touch but I could have added my own if I really wanted to. The box promises "long lasting thick 'n' milky froth" which the product definitely delivered. The froth is there without any effort on my part such as whisking, and some remains in the bottom of the mug when I am finished. I am always disappointed if my foam disappears before I have got halfway through my cup. Beneath that is the coffee, and sadly I didn't think that was anywhere near the best I have tasted. I found it weak and watery tasting, and it didn't really satisfy my early morning coffee craving. It also tastes too sweet, even considering I normally add sugar to my own drinks. The drink was smooth, with none of the lumps you sometimes get in instant drinks but that is the best I can really say about it. I noticed that sugar is in fact the largest ingredient, where as instant coffee accounts for just under 10% of the contents. This makes the strong sugar/low coffee taste understandable, but no less disappointing! I have a Nescafe instant cappuccino powder to try, a well as some flavoured ones from a Polish deli, and I hope they prove to have a stronger taste. There is no doubt that the Maxwell House version is quick and easy to make, and the froth is good. But the main point for me is to enjoy the taste of the coffee and it is far too bland to satisfy me. For that reason, I woudn't buy this particular product again, even considering the low price I paid. I have seen them it for sale for £2 in my local corner shop, and if I had paid that price I would have been more annoyed!
==Maxwell House Cappuccino== I saw a box of these 8 sachets of the Maxwell House Cappuccino in Poundland a few weeks back and I thought what a nice idea it would be to have a little sachet of something a little special to take into work so for a mere £1 I couldn't resist adding it to my ever increasing shopping basket. For 12 ½ pence per cup of coffee this is pretty good value for money when you think of what you would pay for a coffee like this in a local coffee shop or a chain. The fact that they are in individual little sachets makes it really easy to take them out and about or just have a spare on or two in my handbag just in case. The cardboard box they come in is easy to open and has a little lift flap on the top which means you can keep the box in the cupboard and just reach in to get your sachet out. On the front of the box it does give you the calorie and fat content of each sachet which is pretty handy. Each sachet contains: 56 calories 6 grams of sugar 1.6 grams of fat (all of which is saturated) 0.3 grams of salt. The cappuccino is really easy to make and all you need to is tear off the top of the sachet and pour it out into a mug and add boiled water. I filled my mug right up the first time but I would suggest filling it two thirds full to get a stronger and fuller flavour of the cappuccino. The drink powder is very fine and this means that it will dissolve very easily and fast but I do give it a really good stirring as the last thing you want is a lumpy mess at the bottom of your mug! I did need to add a couple of sugars to mine as I do like a sweet drink but once this was done I have to admit the flavour was really very nice indeed. I didn't have very high hopes for them at first but I will certainly be buying these little sachets again and again. They are very nice and frothy (the excessive stirring helped I think) and the mix of creaminess and coffee taste really is very well done considering the price. Of course the picture on the front of the box shows the mug with a sprinkle of chocolate on the top of the drink which I am missing in mine and it almost makes me want to go out and get some sprinkles to make the drink feel complete. All in all though these little sachets are a great purchase. They taste super good which is the most important thing and the fact that they are cheap and easy to use and to take places just makes these a really good thing to buy. I think I am more than happy to award a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a very high recommendation! Get yourself down to Poundland and stock up! I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you Many thanks for taking the time to read.
~ Maxwell House Cappuccino ~ I am partial to a cup of cappuccino now and again as a change to my usual choice of tea, however my hubby is a massive coffee drinker and buys many different varieties. I used to stick to the Nescafe Cappuccinos until my hubby arrived home one day with a box of these Maxwell House ones. To be honest I was a little apprehensive about them at first as I expected them to taste cheap and nasty but after a little trial and error I was very impressed. Unlike the Nescafe ones these do not come with a little chocolate topper sprinkler but they do come in sachets like the other. In the blue coloured box you will find 10 sachets of powder. The powder is a blend of dried skimmed milk, sugars and instant coffee, when poured into a mug it is a pale cream coloured powder flecked with dark brown bits. When I made it up the first time, I wasn't overly impressed with the taste, so I added two sugars and a dash of semi skimmed milk and I found then that it tasted really good. My hubby doesn't require adding anything extra to his as he finds the taste to be too his liking but I found it a bit too strong in taste and a bit thin/watery. My hubby first picked these up in Tesco where they cost £1.99 but I have since been buying them in PoundLand for (of course) £1. As Nescafe are more in the region of £3 I do feel buying these is good for my pocket, I don't need to add extras to the Nescafe ones but I feel this is a small price to pay as we always have milk and sugar in the house anyway so it doesn't feel like I am having to spend out more for a decent cappuccino. Thanks for reading :o) x
One thing I love to treat myself to when my finances allow is a latte or a cappuccino out however like many people I am watching my finances at the moment and so these little luxuries have gone out of the window however I do like to buy myself comes instant cappuccino mixes whenever I see them on offer and thats what happened to me with these, I spotted a box of eight of them in Poundland and knowing the brand that is Maxwell House decided to give them a go. The Packaging: Well the plastic blue sachets that are in the box have white writing all over them that they are Maxwell House and they contain the mixes and they all come in a brown squarish box with a photograph a Cappuccino on the front and we are told that it is Maxwell House 'Good To The last Drop' Cappuccino 'Long-lasting thick 'n' milky froth' and that the box indeed contains 8 sachets and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and its the same two sides of the box. Other information listed on the box includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, a full nutritional chart is listed, we are told how to make it and contact details for the manufacturer are given. To the top of the box there is a lift to open section to grab a sachet out with real ease. The Cappuccino's: Well all you do is tear the top off one of the blue plastic tubes and tip the contents which are brown and white powder into a cup or mug (per person/serving) and then add hot but not totally boiling water and what you get is the powder turns into what looks like frothy browny coloured milk with darker coffee underneath that. It smells like coffee and looks great and whats more is that even if you let your drink go cold the frothy bit still remains to the top of it! This is basically a cappuccino made of Maxwell House Coffee and semi skimmed milk powder and it does include sugar (as well as a few other bits and pieces of course!). Taste wise though I am not keen on these one bit. We are told to add 190ml of water and for me this doesn't make a rich enough coffee for me and my taste-buds at all and the coffee just tastes really cheap. I have tried to add less water however again I end up with a substandard drink! It has sugar added which I don't appreciate as I don't have sugar in my coffee drinks usually and feel we should be able to add our own and as our tastes require. The froth is ok and like I have mentioned it does stay put for a good while but flavourwise I really don't rate these as anything special at all! Nutritional Information Per 190ml Serving: Calories: 56 Sugar: 6g Fat: 1.6g Saturates: 1.6g Salt: 0.03g Available from all good supermarkets etc priced usually around the £1.90 a box of 8 of them. This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I like to have a cup of tea in the mornings, and sometimes at lunch time or in the early evening I enjoy a cup of coffee, im not a great lover of coffee but I do enjoy a Cappuccion which is a thick and milky creamy frothy coffee. I recently spotted this Maxwell House Cappuccion whilst I was shopping in Poundland and they have a box of this for £1.00 which I felt was good value for money. This is a great cup of coffee and it is so much cheaper to make one at home than to purchase one in a coffee shop. They come in a carboard box and it has a picture of a cappuccion on the front of the box sprinkled with chocolate on top of the frothy creamy topping. Inside the box there are individual sachets of this lovely creamy dreamy cappuccion and it tastes great. I cut the top off the sachets and put mine into a special cup that my daughter brought me it is a little bit larger than a usual mug and that it makes mixing up the cappuccions easier. I use a little hand whisk I have acquired especially for mixing up the sachets of cappuccion with as if you dont mix it up properly you will end up with a load of powder from the sachet and drinking this is not so nice. The cappuccion tastes good, i add two spoonfulls of sugar to mine and i pour boiling water onto this and mix as i mentioned then I add some chocolate sprinkles onto the top of the frothy creamy toppping which this cappuccion forms. Each cappuccion contains 56 calories. Sugar at 6grams. Fat at 1.6grams. Saturates at 1.6grams. Salt, at 0.3grams. The box contains 8 sachets and costs £1.00 from Poundland but you will also see this in supermarkets and you can buy it in a large tub like container full. Ingredients are : Sugar, Skimmed Milk Powder, Gloucose Syrup, Hydrogenated vegtable oil, maltodextrin instant coffee, stabilisers, anti-caking agent, and contains milk. This is made by Kraft foods. I think this makes a great change from ordinary coffee drinks and has a creamy dreamy taste which I reccommend. Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
Every now and then I do fancy a cup of coffee for a change from my morning tea. So I always buy Nescafe to enjoy cappucino and latte in different flavour. The Nescafe is satisfying for me, and for many months seemed to be on offer so I usually took advantage of the marked down price. But recently there have been no such offer. So while I'm out to check for a bargain I saw Maxwell House selling a box of 10 cappuccino sachets for £1.69, way cheaper than nescafe that cost £2.45. I thought that was worth a try. Besides the box appeals to me so I grabbed the original sweetened flavour which I prefer. BACKGROUND It's Interesting to know that Maxwell House was the largest-selling coffee in the U.S. for many years until late 1980's but I have no idea about their current position at the moment. Maxwell House is a brand of coffee manufactured by a like-named division of Kraft Foods. It is named in honor of the Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.( I usually do some research about the brand I reviewed so I thought it would be helpful to share those info with you.) NUTRITION INFORMATION (per mug serving) Energy 64kcal Protein 1.2g Carbohydrate 12.0g of w/c sugar 8.4g Fat 1.9g of w/c sugar 1.6g Fibre 0 Sodium 0.03 PRICE Got it from tesco for £1.69 for 10 sachets. EXPERIENCE Each sachet is a right size for a big mug, but I tend to use half each time I use it because my coffee mug is quite small so I though that will do. Well this was quite a boring experience, the end result was disappointing, to say the least. It does not have the froth that I enjoy in a cappucino. It's flavour isn't quite as strong as I would have expected it to be. As I thought that cappucino is a strong coffee, hot milk and a frothy, creamy head with chocolate sprinkled on top. Maxwell house cappucino does'nt appear to be like that. It's very plain coffee mixed with coffeemate. I also checked for the chocolate sprinkles which was shown on the picture of the box but i finally realize that it's not included. Then I decided to use the sprinkles i had from Nescafe, I also end up adding more sugar eventhough I had the sweetened flavour. I did'nt feel any excitement whenever I had my coffee treat. It's dull, taste really blunt and uninspiring. It's just a plain coffee not a cappucino as they claim it to be. OPINION Everyone has their own taste when it comes to enjoying their coffee time treat. But I don't think any one who loves coffee dearly would love this at all. They'll be better off making their own or having nescafe instead. The main thing that puts me off is the flavour which isn't quite strong as "real" cappucino. I woul definitely go back with nescafe's version of latte and cappucino. On the goodside, maxwellhouse cappucino has 64 calories and 1.6grams of saturated fat, which is less than Nescafe. But I'm quite certain that I won't buy this again for my coffee treat. Thank you for reading ;-D
In my never ending (or so it seems) quest to reach that compromise between spending out on a daily visit to Starbucks and Costa Coffee when I am at work, and having the standard cups of coffee that are provided in the office (which are made by our tea lady aged 86, who has questionable levels of hygeine, but making our coffees gives her a purpose in life, so we can't sack her.....), I have been buying sachets of instant cappuccino for about a year now. The aged tea lady (think of Mrs Overall from Acorn Antiques, and you are getting there) doesn't do "newfangled coffee", so is happy to leave the making of my cup to me.......and over the last year I have tried numerous shops own brands, and the Nescafe mocha, latte and cappuccino....with varying results. Out of these, the Nescafe has always come out tops, and for many months seemed to be on multibuy offer in the supermarkets, making it an attractive, and cost effective compromise in the "trendy coffee" department. But recently there have been no such offers that I have seen. So when I saw Maxwell House selling a box of 10 cappuccino sachest sachets for £1.69, I thought that was worth a try - after all, this means a cup of coffee for less than 17p......a fraction of the cost of a medium cap from Costa. These are available in original (which is sweetened) and unsweetened. Even with the sweetened versions, because I have a sweet tooth, I end up adding more sugar or sweetener, so I tend to buy the unsweetened version. The idea behind these sachets is simple - pour the contents of the sachet into a mug, pour in water that is just off the boil, and stir to a creamy froth. Then sit back and imagine you are in Starbucks/Pret/Costa/insert coffee shop of your choice here. But of course, the "idea" does not always resemble the reality..... Indeed, these are easy to make - I can't fault that. But the end result is quite unlike any other cappuccino I have tried. If I go into a coffee shop and ask for a cappuccino, I expect a nice frothy top to my drink......a cappuccino, in my experience, is strong coffee, hot milk and a frothy, creamy head on which chocolate sprinkles are added. Someone ought to tell Maxwell House this, because I think they are aiming for something quite different. The mixture of coffee and milk powder looks just like that - a cup of instant coffee made with Marvel or Coffee Mate. It has a very thin layer of what could loosely be termed as froth, and on a bad day could be described as "scum"....and there is no provision made for chocolate sprinkles. I did think that perhaps I had just gotten unlucky with my box - after all, the picture on the front of the box (as above) does show chocolate sprinkles on top of the mug quite clearly - so I thought I had just picked up a random box which had missing choccy......but closer readng of the box shows that they never intended putting the chocolate in the first place! It is not on the instruction, and it is not on the ingredients. I therefore think the box and this product is misleading. Bah. The taste was ok but uninspiring - it really is just like instant coffee with dried milk/coffee mate. It tastes like Maxwell House with Marvel. Nothing more, nothing less. There were no lumpy powdery bits left in the bottom of the mug, so that gets it an extra star. As an "ordinary" cup of coffee, it passes the test (and is still preferable to the aged tea lady's version), but as a cappuccino it really doesn't succeed. This reminds me very much of some of the coffee you can get out of vending machines......and on that basis, I would guess that 17p a cup is cheaper than the extortionate prices you pay from a vending machine......but that really is about as good a recommendation as I can come up with. I wouldn't buy this again, unless there really was no alternative. I feel that the Nescafe version is much better. Nutritionwise, each mug has 59 calories and 1.7grams of saturated fat, which from memory is less than the Nescafe version, and is suitable for vegetarians.