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I think Nescafe are one of the best brands for instant coffee, on seeing they branched out into instant cappuccino I suppose I already had high expectations before even trying the product however I felt really disappointed by this attempt of theirs.
To be fair, I'll focus on the positives because there are some: for instance, the froth that is created when you add the water to the instant powder is very good and foams well and sits for mostly the duration of the drink.
It is to be noted not to fill all your mug with hot water but 2/3 thirds of the way and when you add the sprinkles, which comes with the box, the sprinkles do not sink the froth but sits nicely on top.
However, the negative is this is very watery. The strength can also become bitter if you don't drink this within minutes, leave too long to cool down and it tastes wooden.
There was no sense of an espresso taste, no body of flavour on the tongue, and the froth made hold well but it goes very cold quite quick and sinks eventually making the coffee taste as though it has been a black coffee with a cold splash of milk.
Another negative is that if you don't stir this as the water is being added the powder clumps very easy, and it doesn't even dissolve over time.
For a company whose previous coffee are powder and works well this was a surprise that this couldn't dissolve well at all.
It really is not worth the investment buying into this brand of instant cappuccino as there are better and stronger brands out there.
I've stopped buying this product which is advertised as new Cappucino (or that's what Nescafé wish us to call it). My staff and I looked forward to our daily coffee break with our Nescafé cappuccinos but someone in Nescafé decided to change the recipe and now it's rubbish. Big mistake by the number of people I have talked to.
Loved the nescafe Cappucchino but not any more... Don't know who taste tests for Nescafe but they need to have a re think on this one... Nice new packaging but defiantly not the same blend.. Will not be buying these again !!!! Yuck !!
Today Im looking at the instant cappuccino range from coffee makers Nescafe. The promise from them is ´They´re frothy. They´re fabulous and now come in low-fat alternatives too. When you want an indulgent treat - coffee shop creaminess in your kitchen, choose something from the NESCAFÉ Specialty range.´
It comes as single sachets or as a big jar mix and is made up of Soluble coffee with Whitener, Sugar and Topping.
It is available from most supermarkets that stock the Nescafe range. A 10 pack of individual portions of coffee will cost around the 3 GBP mark. I however got mine from the local Tesco for half price at 1.49 GBP.
I bought this product because of the fact it was on offer. Its not something I normally buy but Im on a major saving money mode at the moment, and wanted to try it as I´v never had it before and now Im saving money I cant afford Costa coffee, or Neros. Im sure you all know the feeling. So anyway I thought making it at home was the next best thing.... I was wrong!
Firstly the packaging is nice, and has nice colour and designs. The wording is very clear as are the directions that are clearly printed in pictures and in words on the box. It is made from recyclable cardboard which is good as well. Once opening it you see 10 individual sized packets of the product. They have the exact same design and colour and the instructions again are printed here, which I think is quiet useful, so you can throw the box away and it takes less space in you cupboards to store them.
Opening the powder is an easy tear across the top. When looking inside I can see a mix of white and black powder with sugar mixed in as well. I love the smell of coffee when you first open the jar, but this isnt the same. It doesn't really smell like coffee at all.... just a sweet milk smell, but its not off putting at all.
To make the cappuccino you tip the sachet contents into a mug and add hot, but not boiling water to it, and stir, stir, stir. Easy as that.
The outcome, well it smells of a sweet milk but is appealing. It has a very thick foam ontop, not like foamed milk, but like a heavy mixed whipping cream, consistency. I could scoop it up with my finger, but my god the taste isnt good at all. It tastes like sour milk. I had to scrape it off. The coffee itself is light in colour and tastes of very weak coffee. Also I had to add more sugar to get the milk to taste like anything, and it already has sugar in which cant be good for the calorie count.
Overall Im majorly disappointed with this product and will not be buying it again. I guess it might be ok if you like milky water but for me it really didn't stand up for its name at all. I said to my other half I will drink them as I dont want to waste them at all, but Iv tried adding a shot of coffee to it and sugar, and even hot chocolate to see if I can make it drinkable.... but unfortunately not. So a waste of money on this one.... Thank god I didnt pay full price!
Not recommended at all.
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If your in a rush, these sachets are the best thing! i tend to take these to work with me, when you get a quick ten minute break throw in a cup, use hot water and your done!
The only problem is, sometimes they do not mix in properly which spoils it, but they do have a really nice taste to them. Nescafe has been around for some time, and is a coffee i tend to drink a lot more than other for its lovely aroma and mild/medium flavor. A good full bodied frothy coffee, goes well with a nice biscuit and after meals.
I would not say this was a drink for mild coffee fans, as Nescafe, for me, has a distinct taste to it.
Overall i think these are worth a go, they are very cheap compared to other coffees and is worth the money you pay for them.
Dearie me. While I'm not a fan of instant coffee, when I was first offered an instant cappuccino, I took interest. After all, what can science not do? It's 2013! Well, it seems, it can't make a cappuccino in a box.
The "cappuccino" produced came oddly flat, with very, very little of the foam that makes a cappuccino what it is on top. I thought at first that I'd prepared it wrongly, so I tried twice more. Both times, the same pathetic, frogspawn-like crema formed, only to dissipate entirely as I stirred. The mug also gave off an odd, artificial, almost lightly acrid smell. Still, not to be dissuaded, I picked it up.
Mud. Quite simply: Nescafe's instant cappuccino-in-a-box tastes like mud. It's a strange sort of sickly, hollow, empty taste, like eating plastic coffee beans. It has a sort of underlying sludginess to it, too, as if it's physically hard to get through the task of imbibing. I tried adding the included chocolate sprinkles to distract from the taste of the "cappuccino" itself, but it only contributed to the cloying, almost bitter sweetness.
These are easy to prepare - just add water - and, of course, cheaper than buying a coffee machine! However, these may be the only perks.
Growing up in a household deprived of coffee machines, I was drawn in by the magical idea of a cappuccino from a packet, but the experience ultimately disappointed. I would recommend to connoisseurs of mud.
Personally I love nothing more than having an hour or two to myself tucked up in a bookshop with a massive milky coffee - usually a nice cappuccino. But due to a lot of happy circumstances lately and a new addition to my family I haven't been able to find the time or get out and about as much or at all. But, that doesn't mean I don't want a nice coffee and some book time - because I absolutely do! So with that in mind I couldn't resist trying Nescafe's cappuccino sachets.
In fact, I first discovered the sachets when I was last in Tesco having a browse around the coffee and tea section looking for some inspiration for something nice when the Nescafe Cappuccino box jumped out at me from the shelf and thought I would give it a try. Especially, since you can pick up a box of ten cappuccino sachets for £1.50 half the price of one cafe coffee, but sadly I think the price point will be increasing to around £3 soon.
To make yourself one of these home made cappuccinos is really no problem, all you need to do is fetch a mug, boil the kettle then pour the contents of the sachet into your already chosen mug and add the hot (but not boiling) water to the mix. I have found that adding three quarters of the water first and then stirring it before topping up the mug (with another quick stir) tends to stop having any lumps of powder left at the bottom of the mug, which isn't all that nice to drink. When the coffee is made there is a nice amount of foam but it's not near as much as you would expect to get from a Costa or Starbucks cappuccino. In fact if I didn't know it was meant to be a cappuccino I would say that the coffee is more in line with what I would expect from a latte.
Now as for the taste, I opted to buy the normal or sweetened version of the cappuccino but Nescafe does have a decafe option as well as an unsweetened version, really something to suit everyone. The normal variety is definitely on the sweet side and I can't imagine that many would want to add any extra sugar to their mug. The coffee doesn't really have a strong or distinct coffee taste and could be very disappointing to someone who likes a stronger flavour but as for being something sweet, milky and comforting on a cold morning it is enjoyable.
If I was being really picky, my one and only complaint with the Nescafe Cappuccino sachets would be the excess packaging. The box is quite large, the sachets are quite large and the actual amount of coffee in each sachet is not near as substantial as the packaging suggests. It's just a pet hate but I'm not a fan of buying products with more packaging than is really necessary.
Personally I think that a nice hot mug of Nescafe Cappuccino deserves an average but good three out of five star rating. It's nice, but it could be done with a stronger coffee flavour. I do really enjoy one of these milky coffee's every so often, but for me it wouldn't be an everyday drink and certainly not something I would want more than one of a day. The Nescafe cappuccino is an enjoyable hot drink, it's sweet, milky and indulgent, definitely a coffee to curl up with on a cold winters day with a good book especially if you fancy something sweet.
A really nice, tasty and fast solution for your dayly coffee cappuccino, BUT What just irritate me so much about this product is, that 9/10 times it is impossible to dissolve the whole coffe powder. You stir and stir and stir, but ending up getting the lumpy experience in your mouth anyways... Like big lumbs of coffe powder, just discousting!
I really love drinking coffee early in the morning to wake me up for work, we even order coffee from japan just to have one but sadly I came to a time that I got bored with a plain black coffee taste good thing nescafe has this cappuccino, it is affordable, readily available and delicious. I really love the taste of nescafe cappuccino that makes me wonder what is it with it that made me to want it more and more, maybe it is because of its aroma or maybe because of its romantic foam, me and my husband always enjoy our time together when we share a cup of nescafe cappuccino on our free time, that could also be a reason why i love it :). oh well, all I can say is that I highly recommend necafe cappuccino to all coffee lovers who wants to try something new and exciting, I promise you wont regret tryin it.
PRICE: Normally £2.99 for a 10 x sachet box at my local Sainsbury's, currently on special offer at £1.49
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATON (per sachet, made up with 200ml of water):-
- of which sugars: 9.7g
- of which saturates: 1.1g
Salt equivalent: 0.15g
Sugar, skimmed milk powder, instant coffee (11%), glucose syrup, dried glucose syrup, vegetable oil, lactose, milk proteins, E340ii, E452i, E331ii - all of which are stabilisers, salt
Suitable for vegetarians
Nescafe Cappuccino is an instant drink which I have been using off and on for some years. Being a lover of cappuccino yet am both too busy and too lazy to make the real thing, Nestle has made life much easier for me.
The product comes in a dark and lighter coloured brown cardboard box, with an image on the front of a serving of the product, together with the Nescafe standard trading logo. The rear of the pack shows nutritional content, ingredients, dietary information, the manufacturer's contact details and instructions for use.
On opening the packet, it contains 10 sealed sachets of instant cappuccino powder, which is a pale coffee brown colour with little darker brown specks. Additionally, there is a small brown plastic flip-top sprinkler which contains chocolate powder for adding to the surface of the made-up drink.
Nescafe Cappuccino claims to be low in fat, made with no hydrogenated vegetable oil and to contain 100% Arabica coffee.
The instructions for use are simple, as all you need to do is empty one of the sachets into a cup or mug, then pour on boiling water, stir well, and sprinkle some of the chocolate powder on the top.
On opening one of the sachets, I rarely, if ever, detect too much of a coffee aroma. The powder smells more milky to me than anything, and if it is the first time of using the product, such may give the impression that the drink won't have a definite or even a good coffee flavour. On pouring boiling water over the powder once it is in the cup or mug, it does need stirring quite vigorously so as to dissolve all the little granules. Whilst stirring, a thick, creamy foam appears, and as you continue to fill the cup or mug, the foam rises to the top. When adding the chocolate powder, that nicely settles onto the surface of the foam which you drink the coffee through.
I really like the flavour of Nescafe Cappuccino, and the addition of the chocolate powder is a little touch of luxury. The coffee taste is surprisingly prominent, smooth yet strong, slightly creamy, being exceedingly flavoursome and tastes of high quality. The chocolate powder isn't all that noticeable to me, probably due to the very definite flavour of the coffee. The foam is thick, having a lovely velvety feel, and I like to scoop some of it out with a spoon, which goes straight into my mouth. The coffee underneath is just at the right level of sweetness for me, as if it has had one flat teaspoonful of sugar added, although if you like your hot drinks sweeter, you may have to top up with a little of your own sugar.
I have tried a few other brands of instant cappuccino, and Nescafe for me comes out on top, by far. I find some of those other brands to either not have a strong enough coffee flavour, or they are too sweet, or have a not too nice under-taste. If I could liken Nescafe Cappuccino to anything, I'd say the closest to its taste is perhaps Pret A Mange cappuccino.
The first time I bought Nescafe Cappuccino and found the little plastic container of chocolate powder, I wondered how on earth I could make what seemed such a stingy amount eke through a total of ten mugs of coffee, but I was ultimately surprised in that when I'd finished the last sachet in the packet, there was still enough chocolate left over for about three more servings of the drink, and I was sprinkling a lot of it onto each coffee I had, so I can definitely say that the little brown plastic container houses an extremely generous chocolate powder supply.
One thing which I tried as an experiment, was to mix the coffee/milk powder in the bottom of the mug with a little ordinary milk before adding the boiling water, and this made the drink even richer, creamier and tastier. I have since continued to use that method, whenever I remember. I would also recommend pouring the boiling water on very gradually, so as to slow down the process of the thick foam rising too quickly to the top of the cup or mug, otherwise you will get a mugful of foam with hardly any coffee drink underneath. It behaves rather like the foam on top of a glass of beer, in that if you want more beer rather than a glass which is three-quarters foam and very little beer, the pouring process has to be carried out much more slowly so as to get a good balance.
It is lovely to sip this hot, very tasty coffee through the creamy foam and chocolate, but there wasn't a little plastic container of chocolate inside of the latest pack I bought a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure if this was a manufacturing omission, or whether Nescafe have recently started to include the chocolate inside of the coffee sachets instead of providing it separately - such may account for the little dark flecks in the pale brown powder.
All in all, Nescafe Cappuccino for me is a very delicious, velvety, luxurious drink which although only (according to the ingredients list) has a 12% coffee content, nonetheless has a pronounced and excellent coffee flavour, perfectly complimented by the rich, smooth head of foam that forms on the surface. I love to drink the product as hot as I can stand it, because that way I find the delicious flavour comes through much better, and I'd definitely recommend this brand above all others.
I bought my latest pack of Nescafe Cappuccino at the very welcome price of £1.49 on special offer (Sainsbury's), but I'm not sure how long it will be before it returns to its full price of £2.49. There is a sugar-free version available, but I'm unable to comment on how good it is or otherwise, as I've yet to try it.
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~~ Also published on Ciao under my CelticSoulSister user name ~~
If your work place is anything like mine then the coffee is not of the highest calibre and very hit and miss. I do like to have my own little treats and pick me up and hot drinks are one of these treats that I indulge in, including these Nescafe Cappuccino sachets.
This is no ordinary coffee; in fact it is a very posh coffee that comes in its own individual sachets portions much like you get in a B & B room. The cardboard box contains six individual sachets of cappuccino coffee. It is coloured with different shades of brown on the box, likely to represent the different shades of colour that you get in a cup of cappuccino and of course there is a delicious looking frothy coffee drink in the foreground.
The box also has the Nescafe branding on the front and their Café Menu logo which are part of a range of speciality coffee's from Nescafe. The back of the box has instructions for use, ingredients and nutritional info.
What I love most about these Nescafe Cappuccino sachets is that they come with a sprinkle tub of chocolate powder to finish off your hot drink. There is always lots more of this powder than you would need for the ten sachets and so you have it for other drinks like hot chocolate.
The sachets are the same style as what you get in bed and breakfasts, long and thin made of a thin plastic covering that you tear at the top to open. The powder itself is quite pretty looking with fine grey and brown mixed grains that make up your milk and coffee combination.
To make a lovely cappuccino drink simply boil your kettle, add the entire sachet contents to a cup, then add the just off the boil water to the top of your cup and stir well. You will see that the drink immediately starts to go nice and frothy on the top as a classic cappuccino should, though not overly frothy to the point there is hardly a drop of coffee in it! Then you add you chocolate sprinkles and voila, a fresh tasting coffee shop rival hot drink.
This ready mixed cappuccino drink tastes surprisingly good; there is the creaminess present from the milk and froth and a nice hit of coffee that tastes much better than Nescafe's Original blend. This coffee is not overly strong, but I think if you're having a cappuccino drink then you perhaps want something a bit lighter (or I do anyway!). It tastes lovely, fresh and light to drink and not at all like an instant drink.
One downside with this drink is that it already has sweeteners and sugars in it, which means calories! An 18 g sachet contains 70 kcal, which I think is quite a lot for a coffee drink and so I only really have it as a treat and no more than one a day.
I buy boxes of these often in Poundland (so a box of ten for £1) which is great value, they are also available in supermarkets at a higher price (£1.50 at time of writing).
I do enjoy a hot cup of milky coffee and was recently drawn to a boxed package from the well known "Nescafe" brand, namely the boxed "Cappuccino" sachets that were on sale in a local branch of Poundland. I decided to give them a try out and this review outlines my experiences of the product.
The box contains ten individual sachets of powdered Cappuccino product and I thought the £1 price tag offered reasonable value for money. The box that I purchased looks slightly different from that shown in the Dooyoo picture above, but I believe this is down to the product having had a bit of a 'facelift' in recent times.
The sachets themselves are made of foil and I find this helps keep their powdered contents completely dry and free from any moisture which would damage their quality. The sachets are easy enough to open, and I have never experienced any major problems with tearing one of the sachets open for use.
The powdered Cappuccino drink is extremely easy to prepare. All I need to do is empty one sachet into a mug or cup and add hot water from the kettle. I then need to stir the powder into the hot water and I do find that taking my time during this process really makes all the difference as the powder is allowed to become completely dissolved. Rushing this part of the process does allow the powder to 'clump' slightly which is particularly noticeable near the surface of the Cappuccino's frothy top layer and this does take something from the overall experience, so I would highly recommend taking the time to allow the powder to become fully dissolved in the mug.
The end result is a hot, steaming mug of milky coffee which has a slightly sweet taste. I do find that the sweetness in the cappuccino's flavour is not so intense so that I can omit my usual practice of adding sugar to the drink, but I do find that my normal portion of sugar can be reduced quite significantly, as the flavour and taste of the drink is already sweetened. This means of course, that coffee (or cappuccino) drinkers who do not normally add any sugar to their hot cuppa may find the Nescafe Cappuccino drinks are slightly too sweet for their palate, but this is down to personal preference of course and I do find the taste is not overly sweet or sickly for my liking.
The powdered drink seems to froth slightly once it has been mixed, and this adds to the consistency quite significantly to set it apart from a plain white coffee, which of course, it is not. The milk or creamer element in the hot drink is not so frothy as to make the drink a real substitute for a 'REAL' cappuccino of course, but neither is the froth so poor as to be unnoticed altogether. For a powdered drink that takes a mere moment to prepare, the consistency - and in particular the thin, froth-like 'foam' that nestles neatly upon the layer of hot coffee - is extremely enjoyable and pleasant, and I was actually pleasantly surprised about the high quality of the drink produced from such a plain-looking powder.
The high quality that is associated with the Nescafe brand is not lacking in this drink at all, and the rich, full-bodied taste of the coffee is extremely pleasant, making the Cappuccino extremely satisfying and tasty without any sort of bitterness in the flavour that would be disappointing, to say the least. The creamer element of this drink adds the perfect balance to the flavour, without taking anything from it in the slightest and I don't have any negative comments to report at all.
My husband and myself have recently polished off a box of the Nescafe Cappuccino sachets whilst holidaying abroad, as their ease of preparation made them the ideal accompaniment to our trusty travel kettle. With just a little sugar added to each of our teacups, we were each able to enjoy a delicious hot cuppa in the morning without the need for milk to be purchased and stored, or for separate coffee granules to be packed in our suitcase when setting off on our travels, so the sachets get full marks from me for their convenience, too.
All in all, I have nothing negative to report about the powdered Nescafe Cappuccino sachets at all, and they come with my full recommendation, together will full marks in the product rating score. The only word of warning I would offer is in terms of the drinks slightly sweeter-than-average taste that may prove to be too strong for some consumers.
The Nescafe Cappuccino sachets can be purchased in most supermarkets, including Asda and Tesco, as well as some Pound shops, such as Poundland. Prices vary, but you can expect to pay around £3 for the box of ten sachets in Tesco, as @ November 2012, so I would suggest shopping around a little.. (Try Poundland first!)
I am not a huge coffee fan, but when I am having one a latte or a cappuccino is my choice. I first tried these Nescafé cappuccino drinks when my mum bought them. I was sceptical at first about how nice an "instant" cappuccino would taste, as I have seen how much work goes into making one of these when you buy it in a coffee shop!
The Nescafé cappuccino drinks come in a box of 10. Inside each cardboard box is 10 sachets which contains the right amount of powder to make one drink. To make, you simply pour the powder into a cup or mug and add boiling water. You then give it a good stir and you can see the cappuccino developing. The top goes quite frothy and the coffee drink stays below the milky froth. No added milk is required as the powder includes whitener.
An interesting touch in these packs is that each box contains a little tube of chocolate powder that you can shake on top of your drink to give it that authentic cappuccino look. This transforms the drink from a homemade version to something that looks like it has been made in a coffee shop.
So what about the taste? I find this cappuccino tastes quite similar to one that you would buy in a coffee shop. I do however think that it is slightly weaker tasting, however this suits me as previously mentioned I am not a huge coffee fan. This might not appeal to those of you who like a strong coffee, although you could possibly add a little less water than the packet suggests to give a stronger taste.
These drinks contain sugar so they do have a slightly sweeter taste, which again suits me as I like a little dash of sugar or sweetener in a coffee if I am having one out and about. But again this might not appeal to those who like coffee with no sugar or sweetener.
On occasion when having one of these drinks I have noticed some small lumps in it, so I do think that the powder needs a really good stir to dissolve all the powder as the little lumps are off putting. The frothy top is perhaps not as light and frothy as a cappuccino you would have in a coffee shop, it has a heavier kind of texture.
The standard version of these drinks contains 70 calories. There is also a skinny version which contains 56 calories per cup, but in my opinion would you really bother just to save 14 calories!?! Overall it is a relatively low calorie cappuccino when compared to some milky coffees that are made in coffee shops using full cream milk.
This product usually costs £1.50 for a box of 10 sachets. At 15p a drink I think this is reasonable and would be a good money saving option for anyone with a coffee shop addiction!! I give this 4 stars as while it is a pleasant alternative to a cappuccino, I don't feel it produces as nice a taste as one you would buy in a coffee shop.
Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review useful.
WHAT IS IT?
An instant cappuccino that comes in pre measured sticks for making up at home with water.
HOW DO YOU MAKE IT?
Empty a stick of powder into a coffee cup and pour on hot water. Stir until you have mixed in all of the powder and sprinkle a bit of chocolate powder on the top.
This instant cappuccino is a lot nicer than I thought it would be but I would still rather go into a coffee shop and have a proper one. The froth on the top of the cappuccino is very thin but it has got a nice sweet flavour that goes very nicely with the chocolate powder. The coffee itself is nice, a bit too sweet for how I'd usually drink cappuccino but the flavour is rich and full. It's not like drinking a real cappuccino but for an instant drink I think it's very good.
WHAT I THINK
This is quite a watery cappuccino but that doesn't matter because the flavour is good. The top starts frothing as soon as you pour the water in and the froth doesn't dissolve until you have drunk most of your coffee. When the froth has gone the cappuccino is a dark brown colour that looks like a weak hot chocolate.
It hasn't got much of a coffee smell and I think the powder is hard to mix into the water at first. You can sometimes end up with lots of small lumps in the bottom of your cup but you can avoid this by making sure you scrape your spoon all around the inside of your cup to make sure no powder is left to make clumps. The coffee flavour isn't strong enough to let you add extra milk and this puts my husband off drinking them because he likes milky cappuccino but if he adds milk it loses all its flavour.
I would buy these sticks again because they are a change when you drink a lot of coffee and get bored. One stick holds enough powder for one cappuccino but you need to use a cup because mugs are too big and your drink will end up too weak. The only bad point for me is that it is so sweet, I think that the drinks should be supplied unsweetened so that people who don't have sugar can put it in themselves.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
I always have a huge amount of hesitation when it comes to brands that try to emulate a hot drink where you require a certain amount of artistry - cappuccinos being the prime example. I have tried and tested a wide range of machines and barristas that are designed for this very purpose, and the ones that always win in my eyes are those with the individual milk frothers - you just can't beat it.
So, when it comes to powder in a sachet, I hold out very little hope for a sufficient recreation of what is essentially a tasty piece of art. nescafe in theory should have a better chance than most - they are coffee's leading brand in many ways and are synonymous with quality. This particular product is presented in a small cardboard box, with 10 sachets inside. You simply add boiling water to the contents. When this is done, the result is a slightly frothy white coffee, but to start with I wouldn't necessarily say what you're getting is a cappuccino. It tastes okay, aand the quality of the Nescafe element is evident, but a cappa it is not...really.
Giving it as slight stir with a spoon does tend to froth it up a little, and it seems as if there's an agent in there to help with the frothing up. Recreating this when it's usually down to forcing steam through the milk to get the froth must be tricky, and seems to be something that doesn't quite work, because although you end up with a creamy, slightly frothy coffee with a little help, I can't honestly say I've been able to quite recreate even the image that's on the packaging, which does look like a cappuccino. Either I'm adding boiling water to the powder contents of a sachet in the wrong way, or the product just doesn't quite make it as a cappa.
I have tried letting the water cool for a minute or so after boiling to avoid getting that burnt taste you usually get with adding immediately boiled water to granules, and this does seem to promote slightly more froth without stirring, but then nothing more is forthcoming. Perhaps I'm just too picky, and should expect nothing more than a decent frothy white coffee that semi-resembles a cappuccino from this product.
Price-wise, you're looking at about 15p a cup, depending on how much each place stocks this for. I got it for £1.50, although I've seen it cheaper and more expensive, and also on a multi-purchase offer. It makes it decent value if you're after something a bit more exciting and adventurous than your standard instant coffee, but don't expect miracles or the perfect cappuccino. I can't rate this particularly highly for what it professes to be as it doesn't really come close in presentation and the resultant taste, but it's decent enough and not too expensive.
The hot frothy beverage.