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I like cappuccino and I like hot chocolate so I thought that I would love Nescafe's Double Choca Mocha, a mixture of coffee and chocolate. When I saw it on special offer in the Co- Operative Food shop for £2, down from £3.29 I thought it would make a nice last minute addition to my rucksack for our camping trip. For that price you get 8 mug sized sachets so it works out good value compared to the same number of visits to a coffee shop for a takeway, providing it tastes good of course.
The outer cardboard box shows a very indulgent looking frothy drink with a foam on top dense enough to be eaten with a tea spoon. That's just the way I like it although I am used to these box pictures being a bit optimistic from other instant coffee drinks that I have bought. This one was unfortunately no exception, but more of that in a moment. On the side we are told we will be drifting away for a moment or two of "chocolatey indulgence". It all sound very luxurious until you read the second description on the box which calls the drink "instant coffee with whitener, drinking chocolate and sugar". Somehow that doesn't sound quite so glamorous! The other first impressions were good though. As soon as I opened the box I was hit by a delicious rich chocolate smell, with a little hint of coffee. When I open the individual sachets, the scent was even more intense and delightful.
You just empty a sachet into your mug, add hot but not boiling water on top and stir well. I would normally make a chocolate drink with hot milk, even if only hot water was recommended as I think this usually results in a superior flavour. But I decided to follow the packet instructions and use just water at first as we did not have much milk. The powder looks more like instant chocolate powder than coffee to me and it dissolves quickly. You don't want to fill your mug too far with water to allow a little room for the foamy topping. This is nowhere near as dense as it is shown on the packet of course, but there are a good few bubbles and it does make the drink look especially inviting. I tend to sip my coffee drinks quite slowly and often any cappuccino like topping fades away long before I have drunk very much but there was still some froth on the drink even when I had let it get almost cold! So full marks for long lasting froth. I am sure that I could have achieved even more if I had had access to the milk frother that I use at home.
The drink has a nice velvety texture and smells just as nice once made up as it did when it was still in the packet. Most importantly it also tastes good. While I like both coffee and chocolate I wasn't completely sure how I would enjoy them once mixed together. The chocolate is most definitely the dominant taste to me but I did find the mixture very pleasant and a refreshing change from the individual drinks. It warmed me up and slaked my thirst at the same time. I did expect to taste more of the coffee but the drink is described as "double choca" so I suppose it is not surprising that is tastes more chocolatey. The coffee is a mild one and the over all drink is on the sweet side, so those that like a stronger, or more bitter coffee drink may be disappointed. The sweetness suits me though and I didn't feel the need to add any extra sugar.
Nescafe call this a low fat drink and state that it does not contain hydrogenated vegetable oils. Each mug contains 1.5g of saturated fat which is 8% of an adults RDA. That is a lower amount than most of the other hot chocolate drinks that I was comparing it to in the shop before purchase. It does however also contain 14% of your RDA of sugars at 12.4g per mug so it isn't all that virtuous. I don't really expect a drink containing drinking chocolate to be good for me though, so this fact doesn't put me off an occasional indulgence.
I would recommend this if you like chocolate and coffee, providing you don't mind the second flavour being surprisingly subtle, and also providing you would like your drink sweetened as sugar is already added. It isn't the cheapest chocolate/coffee drink around unless you compare it to buying a takeaway one but it does taste good quality and I would buy it again. You can buy this drink from most supermarkets and it does seem to be frequently on offer in one or the other.
Suitable for vegetarians, no artificial flavours.
I've used a few of these Nescafe Cafe Menu pouches with great results, so when I saw this double chocolate mocha version I couldn't resist.
I purchased my box from Sainsbury at a cost of £1.50 for a box, each box contains 8 sachets (1 per cup) which works out at around 19p per cup - not too shabby!
You simply empty a sachet of the powder mix into a cup and mix with 200ml of water, the powder mixes in surprisingly well with the hot water and disappears with a good stir - no lumps here. In all honesty I would say it's even quicker than making a regular cup of coffee because there is no need to add milk. I was surprised at how frothy this coffee becomes without the need for whisking or a milk frother, pretty good for a homemade coffee from a sachet.
Each cup has 88cals, which isn't too horrendous but in my opinion pushes this coffee into afternoon treat territory rather than an everyday drink. The fat is low at only 2% of an adult's recommended daily allowance, however the sugars are rather high at 12.4g per cup which is 14% of an adult's recommended daily allowance.
The taste is sweet and chocolatey, I'd say the chocolate flavour overrides the coffee taste meaning this would be a good drink for someone who is just starting to drink coffee or is not too keen on a strong coffee taste, of course it is also great for chocaholics!The only downside is that it does have a slightly synthetic sweet taste.
Overall if you like chocolate and coffee then I would give this product a whirl.
I got addicted to these when my friend asked me to try one of hers, as a coffee drinker and a strict coffee drinker i was a little put off by the fact that it had chocolate in it but it suprised me alot and i fell in love with these.
I ant drink milk so my coffee does seem a little boring and not being able to drink cappuccinos and lattes does make me feel a little down when i do go out for coffee with the girls but these sachets are fine for me, i can not taste the small amount of powdered milk in them and the chocolate really does come through the coffee. I have tried different brands of mocha but i have foun that the nescafe was the best of the bunch by far.
They are extreamly easy to make, all you have to do is open the sachet and pour the mixture into your cup and add a small amount of hot water and mix to a paste. Once you have done that all you do is add the rest of the hot water in to your cup and stir, its as simple as that.
The packaging has changed since the picture about and it is now in a purple box but they taste just the same. You get 8 individual sachets to a box and they range in the shops from £1.50 to £3.70. The best places to buy them from at the minute is Tesco and Asda as they tend to have them reduced to £1.50 a box quite often so you can get 2 boxes for the price of one.
They are very frothy just like a cappuccino and they taste fantastic so if you are like me and like to have a change from black coffee these are a great choice and they make you feel warm inside too.
I've never been the sort of person to visit a coffee shop, not willing to part with the money if I'm completely honest. I do have a weakness when it comes to hot drinks however and that's the Double Choca Mocha by Nescafe.
I stumbled across these sachets purely by accident a few months ago. After being handed one by a friend, I found I really enjoyed the richness of the flavour that was in my mug.
Double choca mocha is basically a cappuccino with the added extra of chocolate flavour included rather than sprinkling on top. It holds a distinct after taste of chocolate rather than coffee which does tingle around on my taste buds for ages after the drink is gone.
Included in the box are eight portion sized sachets of powder. Each one will provide a decent sized cup of cappuccino. I tend to make mine in a large mug, and haven't noticed any less of a flavour than if I make in a smaller coffee mug.
Once made with hot water (no need for milk), and given a good stir, there consistency is mixed with a thin but not watery tasting liquid underneath a frothy lid. You tend to get more froth on top the more you stir, but sadly it doesn't look quite as tempting as the picture on the box.
As you're making this without milk, then you must remember to let it cool down. I think if you added cold water at this stage then it would mar the flavour. I get into a routine and make well before I want to drink it, and after about ten minutes it's at perfect temperature.
The flavour of the drink is also quite sweet and I really don't think there is need for added sugar in this drink even if you take sugar. The content is quite high in sugar at 12.4g of the 16g carbohydrate included. Perhaps there should be a warning on the box to enjoy in moderation.
Your eight sachets will cost you in the region of £2.40, but compare this to a takeaway coffee and the price is reasonable. Compare it to an average cup of coffee then it's not so reasonable.
I find that with this double choca mocha, you do have to rinse your mug almost straight away as there is a lot of residue left around the edges of the mug, and it does stick on fairly well if you leave it too long.
Overall, these cappuccinos are my winter morning treat. It's a good way to warm my hands up as I hold the mug, and it warms by body, providing me with a small piece of luxury for my hard earned pennies.
I am a commuter and every Monday to Friday I travel on the train in and out of Leeds. I am also a coffee addict and my daily walk to work from the train station takes me past a variety of coffee stores. As a result of this I find that I have been spending around £4 each day on "luxury coffees".
What I needed was an alternative ... so I bought myself a thermal mug and decided to take a drink with me. I wasn't keen on standard tea and coffee though as I could drink these all day at work. What I really needed was something rich and tasty to replace my early morning dash into Cafe Nero or Starbucks.
I tried out a few different varieties but to be honest they weren't that nice and then when I was seriously contemplating ditching the whole "save some money" idea I stumbled upon a hot drink that ticked all the boxes ... and that drink was the Double Choca Mocha from Nescafe !!!
Double Choca Mocha is part of the Nescafe Cafe Menu collection and each box comes with eight sachets. The drink itself is simple to make ... you just add hot water and stir !!!
Double Choca Mocha is an irrestable mix of cappuccino coffee and chocolate and the end result is a rich and frothy hot drink that tastes delicious. It isn't too sweet and it isn't too bitter either ... it seems that Nescafe has created a perfect balance that will satisfy both coffee lovers and chocaholics. It's a wonderful winter warmer, a tasty treat to have at bedtime and if, like me, you're out of the house at 6.00am it's a comforting companion for the morning commute (don't forget your travel mug).
If Double Choca Mocha doesn't appeal to you then I would also recommend that you try Nescafe's two other Cafe Menu drinks ... Cappuccino and Latte Skinny. Like Double Choca Mocha they are simple to prepare and taste fantastic.
In terms of value for money a box of Double Choca Mocha costs me £2.40 from Asda. This means that each individual drink costs around 30p.
I used to pay around £3 for a mocha on my way to work ... you don't need to be a mathematician to work out the figures !!!!!
And, finally, for all the chocolaholics out there who are also counting the calories then you will be delighted to know that a mug of Double Choca Mocha only contains 96 calories and has no artificial sweeteers. So, what are you waiting for ... pop the kettle on !!!
I first decided to try Nescafe double choca mocha sachets as a means of having some other hot drink besides coffee at work. I'm glad I did!
The sachets come in an attractive looking pack of eight and unlike some food products the picture on the box is not misleading. The serving suggestion on the packaging is to sprinkle the drink with some chocolate powder and whilst I like this idea it tastes fine as it is.
A box of 8 sachets costs around £2.40 in the supermarkets which works out at about 30p per drink. However according to www.mysupermarket.co.uk (2nd August 2010) they are currently half price at Sainsburys.
The drinks are quick and simple to prepare. Just place sachet contents in a mug, add boiling water and stir well. The result is a delicious frothy hot drink.
Mocha is a mixture of hot chocolate and coffee although as the name suggests this product contains extra chocolate. It is however possible to taste the coffee and it seems Nestle have got the recipe just right. I find the drink to be a welcoming comfort during the winter months and a pleasant change from coffee during the summer.
Another good thing about this drink is that despite the rich chocolatey taste there are only 96 calories per mug and no artificial sweeteners. This makes it especially suitable for someone (like me) who is a chocoholic and watching their waistline.
I am a big coffee drinker, never drink tea, and when online shopping for my nescaffe cappuchino recently there was a special offer on including this cappuccino double mocha. I decided to add a box to my basket as it is something my son orders whenever we are in a coffee shop and i have yet to try it.
This drink is lovely and creamy without being too choclate tasting. Enough to say I am now onto my second box and my son is yet to get to try it!.
At the current special offer price of 2 boxes for £4 these are good value for this sort of ready to go drink.
This nescafe drink dissolves very quickly and easily when hot water is added, no lumpy bits at the bottom of the cup which I have found with some of these ready to go drinks that can be off putting especially if your only half way through your drink.
Fat-reduced Drinking Chocolate (26%) (Sugar, Fat-reduced Cocoa Powder), Skimmed Milk Powder, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Instant Coffee (9%), Drinking Chocolate (8%) (Sugar, Cocoa Powder), Dried Glucose Syrup, Lactose - Whey Permeate, Lactose, Milk Proteins, Stabilisers (E340, E452i, E331), Salt, Flavouring.
Each 23g serving (with 200ml water) contains:
Calories 96 = 5%, Sugars 12.4g = 14%, Fat 2.7g = 4%, Saturates 2.4g = 12%, Salt 0.1g = 2% of an adult's guideline daily amount.
Good storecupboard item as no milk needed so useful if I come home from work and no milk left!!.
Let me start by saying that I've never been a fan of coffee. I live in Starbucks, yet if I get a full on whiff of coffee flavour, I'll be honest and say I usually come away a little nauseous.
But with all the cool kids around me sipping on their premium coffees, jealousy began to creep in. On my usual weekly trip to Sainsburys, I decided to find a "beginners choice" of coffee. I picked the Double Choca Mocha sachets from Nescafé, and I'm so glad I did!
These things are delicious. A little bit of coffee thrown in to get me used to the taste, and a flurry of hot chocolate to satisfy my taste buds beyond measure. The froffy "cream" bit that appears on top makes all the difference, too. It almost feels like magic how they get that to form!
I bought two boxes as they were on special, and now can't get enough of these gems. I even tried a full on coffee the other day, and I'm beginning to feel cool now! Yay! :)
I ended up trying these because ASDA had sold out of the Mocha flavour sachets i usualy get. so i thought these were the next best thing.
I expected that they would b great because the mochas and the vanilla flavours are lovely, and i was right, they are so nice there almost addictive!
the sachet does not make a whole mug full of the drink and if you try to fill the mug the drink becomes too watery. the powder disolves well and a thick froth is left on the top or the liquid.
the drink is fine when made with water but i always prefer to make it with boiled milk, and i also throw in a couple of sugars lol, makes a perfect drink to warm you up in the winter or just before bed.
they can be quite expensive, around £2.00 for a box or 5 sachets, but at the moment they are on special in asda and i got two boxes for £2.49, which was an added bonus.
they are a must for any chocaholic!!
Now the winter is well and truly here, I crave hot drinks rather than my regular can of cold lager.
I am a huge coffee fan, but straight coffee before bedtime is a no-no - I'd never get to sleep! Horlicks is ok, but rests too heavy on my stomach. What I really wanted was a pleasant hot drink with a difference - and I found it.
I originally bought the Nescafe Double Choca Mocha thinking it was just frothy hot chocolate. If I had taken the time to read the label then I would have realised that it was actually a coffee-cum-hot chocolate drink, and I doubt I would have bought it - it seems an odd combination. However, in this instance, I applaud my ignorance, as this is one of the best instant drinks I have tried in a long time.
What is Nescafe Double Choca Mocha?
You may have a clue already this it is produced by Nescafe, a popular worldwide company who specialise in the production and distribution of a wide range of coffee products. Their most popular and I believe first product is Nescafe Original coffee.
Presented in a rich brown chocolate coloured box, Nescafe describe Double Choca Mocha as 'Chocolatey temptation'. This is just one product in their range of 'alternative' coffee. Other such products include Cappuccino, Latte, Espresso, Frappe and Café Caramel.
The Choca Mocha is available to buy in a pack of 8 23g individual sachets. I purchased mine from Tesco, at a cost of £2.18 per pack, which works out at around £0.27 per sachet. However, Tesco's currently have a 'Buy one, get one free' offer on this product, meaning that they work out at around £0.14 per sachet
The Double Choca is essentially instant coffee with a choclatey twist. It comes as a light brown powder mixed with tiny grains of white powder, which I believe is dried milk and finally larger brown granules, which is the chocolate.
Upon opening the sachet and having a quick sniff, chocolate is the most prominent smell. This is what led me to believe that it was simply hot chocolate. There was no inkling that coffee was also nestling in there somewhere!
The drink is really simple to prepare. One sachet equals one drink. Empty one sachet into the cup and add hot water. Stir generously until any clumps of excess powder has dissolved, and watch the froth develop and rise.
Instructions on the box do advise that boiling water should not be added. As the only temperature my kettle knows is boiling, to ensure a maximum taste experience, I also add a dash of milk to the powder before adding the boiling water. I believe that this also adds to the creamy texture of the drink.
This is when I immediately realised that this drink was not exactly what I expected. After letting it cool for a while, as even with the milk to cool it down, it was still very hot, I took my first sip. Nothing was too obvious at the beginning but by the middle of the cup, I became slightly baffled - was that coffee I could taste!? After deciding that I was imagining things, by the end of the cup, I definitely did have a coffee taste in my mouth.
I went back to check the box, and hey presto - this definitely was a hot chocolate drink with coffee. I wanted to be disgusted, but I couldn't - the drink really was enjoyable. The taste of the chocolate overcomes the tastes of the coffee but they complement each other well.
It takes a good few sips before getting past the frothy top of the drink. The froth was light and airy and definitely the best part of the drink. That's not to say that the rest of the drink is dire in comparison, as it isn't, but I am a huge sucker for frothy coffee.
The drink is also slightly sweet - I don't take sugar in my drinks and if I mistakenly drink one with sugar in, then it promptly gets spat out again! However, the sugary taste in this drink is not overpowering and certainly improves the taste of the drink.
The powder dissolves nicely, unlike other instant drinks I have tried, which tend to clump up and sit at the bottom of the cup.
Who is it suitable for?
Just about anyone really! The box states that it is suitable for Vegetarians and after doing a bit of research, I have discovered that the drink is also Kosher.
Each sachet contains 94 calories, 2.5g of fat and 9.2g of Sugar and also contains small amounts of Carbohydrates, Protein, Sodium and Fibre.
The main ingredients of the drink are coffee granules, chocolate granules and freeze dried milk, but it is always recommended to check the label for a more detailed ingredient list, should you have any allergies or are concerned about anything that the drink may contain.
This is definitely a drink I would recommend. Despite purchasing it under false pretences (!) I have continued to buy this product. It's an excellent winter warmer drink which looks just as good as it tastes.
I must add, after enjoying this product so much, I decided to try the Cappuccino sachets in the same Nescafe range, and I was equally as impressed. Nescafe seem to have researched their products well and as demand for more modern coffee drinks such as these rises, I look forward to them developing more.
As I am currently buying the sachets on a BOGOF offer, I can offer to indulge myself a little. As soon as the offer stops, I think I shall have to curb my excessive drinking!
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