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I used to hate coffee; it was one of my least favourite drinks ever! I just hated how bitter and strong it was, and I never used to enjoy drinking it... At least I did until I tried this coffee. My flatmate has been into these latte sets by Nescafé for a while (at least since I've known him) and he was the one who got me into this drink. These come in a green box with the Nescafe logo at the top and a picture of coffee on the front, ingredients on the back. There are 8 small sachets inside, and they usually cost around £2 unless there is an offer on. Therefore, these are fairly expensive, particularly if you tend to have more than one in a day. And so you will find yourself getting through a pack very quickly, so will have to limit yourself to only one a day, or else have them on special occasions! These are extremely easy to make; you simply empty a sachet into a mug, add hot water, stir until the lumps have gone away, and then drink! They have a very nice flavour, not too strongly Irish Creamy and they don't have a particularly strong taste of coffee either, so I would recommend them for anybody who likes weak coffees or Irish cream! though anyone who is particularly sensitive to coffee, you can obviously add sugar, which makes it taste very sweet (obviously) and enhances the flavour a bit. This is how I like to drink it, though those who are keener on coffee may prefer it without. Despite the high cost I would definitely recommend these for anyone who likes coffee and wants to try a new flavour!
My friend brought a box of these instant drinks at christmas for us to share, there is nothing better on a cold December night than a cup of irish cream coffee and these seemed like the perfect purchase. In this box you get 8 sachets of irish cream coffees and they cost around £3.00 per box. The box is slightly different to the picture shown above however the writing is the same with the "irish cream" in bolder letters. Its very ease to make the drinks, you simply take a sachet, tear it open, put in a cup and add hot water its as simple as that although it is better if you mix into a paste with a little hot water first to make sure all the powder has been mixed well and there are no lumps, as i have found on a couple of occasions. it has plenty of froth on the top, pretty much the same as a cappucchino and lattes and whilst the drink is still in powder form it smells really appitising however as soon as you add hot water it smells like stale beer and its not a smell you would like to have in your home. the smell is very strong and a little nausiating if im completely honest. The taste of the drink is very creamy to start with but then you get the taste of the very very chap whisky and it tastes stale and cheap too. we couldnt drink a quarter of a cup before throwing it away. we thought that it was just our personal tastes that put us off but every visitor we have had and that have tried the drink have also commented on the staleness of the taste and the off putting aroma. it seems a lot of money for a drink that is undrinkable, I wouldnt recommend this product to anyone, its an appealing product to look at however it is rancid once made and it will either sit in your cupboard or be thrown away unless you can find someone who actually likes the taste of them
Not very often do I drink coffee but when I do I like a good strong brew and not plain instants as a rule which is why when I spotted this Nescafe Irish Cream sachets on offer in Asda for £1.00 a box opposed to more like £2.00 I decided to treat myself to them! The Packaging: The sachets comes a dark green box with a photograph of the coffee on the front and we are told that they are Nescafe 'Cafe Menu' Irish Cream Flavour and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. Other information stated on the box includes ingredients and size (in my case I got 8 x 23g), there is a full nutritional chart shown and contact details for Nescafe are listed. Inside I got 8 dark green on the outside and silver foil on the inside 'tear off the top' sachets of which we are told again what they are on the front and on the back of each one ingredients are given. I do like the sachets of individual and ready to make up coffees and the box they all come in is smart and informative enough. The Irish Coffees: What you get in a sachet is a mix of dark brown and white powder and quite a bit of it. Plonk it in a cup or mug and add hot (not boiling) water and blend it up with a spoon and that is that hey presto you have a coffee in front of you with a warm sort of vanilla fragrance to it. You get a coffee not only smelling great but this gets, once you gently stir it a creamy looking thick frothy head on it which stays for some time actually and looks rather good. You get a light brown, milky looking coffee which in my opinion needs no sweetners or sugar added to it as to me its sweet enough and the coffee is well blended, smooth and strong enough to really taste it with a hint of a warm vanilla taste. Why it is called Irish coffee I do not know but it really is very pleasant indeed and rich enough in flavours. Simple enough to make one up, tasty and of good quality I love these and won't hesitate in buying them time and time again in the future which is quite surprising to me as usually I'm not a fan of the brand that is Nescafe! Nutritional information Per Sachet: Calories: 98 Sugars: 12.4g Fat: 3.2g Saturates: 3.1g Salt: Trace Available in all good supermarkets etc.
After trying the other flavours in the Nescafe "Cafe menu" range we decided to give the "Irish Cream Latte" a try. We were very disappointed.The coffee smells and tastes like old beer. Before the water was added it smelled quite appetising. Afterwards was a different story.Not sure what to do with the other 7 sachets, we are tempted to pay other people to take them off our hands.Don't punish yourself. Stay away!MicheleCoffee Lover
INTRODUCTION FROM AN OCCASIONAL COFFEE DRINKER I thought I'd try Nescafe Irish Creams as I like the odd latte from Starbucks et al and am on occasions too bone idle to go out and get one. It is also quite a bit cheaper to get these instant ones - they cost me £2.18 so that's about 28p each. I don't claim to be any kind of connoisseur, so my perspective is one of the irregular coffee drinker after a quick fix of the latte experience at home. So I picked up the Irish Cream flavour as I thought that sounded appropriately indulgent. There are also other flavours available in the Cafe Menu series: Cappuccino, Mocha, Double Choca Mocha, Caramel Latte and Vanilla Latte, PACKAGING AND NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION The coffee comes in an 8 pack of 23g sachets, packaged in a small box, and you need to add 200ml of water per sachet, so it's a good mug full. The nutritional information is handily displayed on the front of the box, and per sachet it has: 98 calories 3.1g of sugar 3.2g of saturates 3.2g of fat 0.1g of salt So obviously not the skinniest of options. When you open the sachet, you can see the mix of whitener and coffee, so it's looks a speckled mix of brown and white. PREPARATION To prepare, you have to use "hot but not boiling water" I'd never quite got my head round that one (particularly in relation to Lemsips) but my girlfriend informs me that the best way to do this is to boil the kettle and wait for a few minutes ... ah why didn't I think of that! Seems to work, anyway. The coffee mixes easily enough, with no lumpy unpleasantness left hiding at the bottom of the cup, but I can imagine you have to be careful to stir it properly. TASTE The coffee is a vaguely pleasing creamy texture, with a nice frothy head on top in the beginning. This seemed to stay for a little while, although after about half a cup in it looked uncannily like normal instant coffee with bubbles at the edges. The taste is a little sweet, vaguely Baileys and no unpleasant aftertaste, just the usual coffee taste lingering. It wasn't as sweet as I'd imagined, but there is no discernable bitterness and so I didn't feel the need to add any sugar. As I haven't tried the plain cappuccino I can't compare but I found the whole experience not displeasing although slightly underwhelming. CONCLUSION It would be unfair of me to compare this directly to the lattes I have in coffee shops, as clearly it wouldn't match a good fresh brew. It is also a little hard for me to compare with the usual instant coffee, as I don't drink it. Remember that, as an occasional drinker, I'm only after the odd indulgence a home. But I can imagine this would compare with any half decent instant coffee. I found it inoffensive enough but nothing strongly compels me to try it again. I think then, it's best to say that if you're used to instant coffee and want something in the latte ballpark, this would be acceptable. Having said that, it tastes more like coffee than the stuff that claims to be cappuccino coming out of the drinks machines at work, so it isn't without its relative merits. So I'm going to recommend it - just!
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