Product Type: Nestlé Coffee
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Sweet cuppa caaaawfee
Member Name: rosaliecullen
Advantages: Tasty, cheap
Disadvantages: None really
I began buying Nescafe Mocha after being fed up of spending pounds on mochas from my work's canteen. I decided enough was enough and pennies had to be saved somewhere. As the mochas in the canteen were far from Starbuck's quality, I decided it would be worth trying anything and found these Nescafe Mocha sachets. The sachets are approx. £2.50-£3.00 for 8 sachets. The sachets come in long, thin packets (like a fat packet of sugar) and are filled with a brown and white powder. All you need to do is put the powder in a cup and add water, giving a good stir to the powder after you have put the water in to make sure the powder doesn't congregate at the bottom of the mug.
The sachets are a handy size for work and are individually wrapped. The powder within them is more than enough for a decent mug of mocha which is good in my opinion as sometimes things like that have too much or too little in them. Once you add water, there is something in the powder that makes the mocha froth which is great but if you stir the powder sometimes it can lose a bit of that froth from the top. I suggest putting a spoon in the mug, then adding the water and stirring the powder in "under" the layer of froth so you don't lose it if that makes any sense? I occasionally add a drop of milk but find that this reduces the chocolatey taste somewhat but does make the mocha more creamy overall. The taste is of a very sweet coffee. As I've said in previous reviews I'm not a huge fan of coffee and the bitter taste it leaves in my mouth, I am equally not a fan of Nescafe coffee but when mixed with the sweetness of the chocolate, these mocha sachets are really lovely and do not leave a funny taste in my mouth at all. They basically taste like coffee with about 6 sugars in them!
The sachets are expensive compared to a bag of tea bags but cheap compared to a mocha in Starbucks or such like. For £3 I can get a working week and a half of mochas, the same in work would have cost me £12 and the same from Starbucks wouldn't have even been worth thinking about. For me, the price works out well and it gives me a bit of a treat and at 87 calories, it is significantly less fattening than a Starbucks mocha which is another serious benefit and another reason why I decided to switch from the canteen mochas and Starbucks mochas. I have also had the Nescafe Skinny Mocha Sachets and they taste just as delicious in my opinion for even less calories - 77 calories but half the fat of the normal sachets, they too are of similar price.
I highly recommend these sachets for the price, the taste and the convenience. Additionally they are much better for the health than Starbucks-style mochas and in my opinion, almost as tasty (but not quite obviously!). I have bought these before and would buy them again.
Summary: A delicious mocha with less calories than a Starbucks