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An easy to make cappuccino drink from Nescafe
Member Name: SoadFan
Advantages: Easy to mix
Disadvantages: May not suit everyone
~An easy to make instant cappuccino product from Nescafe~
I have often bought Nescafe Cappuccino multipacks to keep for those moments when I fancy a nice frothy cappuccino drink, without the hassle of having to make one from scratch. I find that these handy packs are something that can be easily stored away between uses, ready for those times when I want an instant warming drink. The simple cardboard box that the sachets come packed in to can be used to store any remaining sachets ready for future use, as long as the box has been opened with care and is not ripped or damaged.
I like the fact that the product range includes a lower calorie option too (the standard version contains 70 calories per cup), as I feel there is no point wasting too many calories on hot drinks when there are very similar tasting alternatives that you can buy, without all those unwanted extra calories in them. The so called skinny version of the product has 54 calories per sachet, making it a slightly lower calorie treat option that I feel tastes just as good as the original product, yet contains less than half the fat.
When making up a cappuccino drink I find that it takes just a minute or so for me to fill the kettle with fresh water, bring that to the boil and then open one of the Nescafe sachets in to a cup or mug. There is no need to add extra milk or cream to the product in my opinion, unless you really want to treat yourself to an indulgent version of the drink, as each sachet contains the right amount of instant coffee with added whitener. I feel this really does make the Nescafe cappuccino sachets a convenient way to enjoy a cappuccino drink for those who don't tend to regularly buy milk.
I find that one sachet contains more than enough to make a full sized large mug of cappuccino that tastes just about creamy enough, yet still retains that Nescafe taste at the same time. Sugar or sweetener is not needed in my opinion, although for those who like their drinks a little sweeter a touch of sugar or artificial sweetener may be required. A quick stir through with a teaspoon ensures that there is a nice amount of froth on top of the drink that can be sprinkled with chocolate powder if wanted for an extra treat.
~Price/ product options~
You can buy the product to suit either a large sized coffee mug or a regular coffee cup as there are two sachet sizes available with one pack containing 180 gms of product and the other having 160gms. Prices are often very similar as I often buy these packs for £1.50 each when on offer and would opt for the larger sized packs if on sale for the same sales price, as I feel value for money is slightly better. Newest varieties include a stronger tasting version of the drink, which I have yet to try as it doesn't really appeal to me. There is a caffeine free version of the product that you can buy, which tastes ok in my opinion, although of course it lacks that caffeine hit that many coffee drinkers like.
My rating for these handy cappuccino drink sachets is 4 stars as I feel they taste quite nice and are easy to mix up when required. You get 10 sachets per pack which makes them around 15p per cup or mug full, if bought at £1.50 per pack, which I feel is fair value for money.
Summary: A useful product