Product Type: Tesco Coffee
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Forget Nescafe Gold Blend, it's all about Tesco Gold!
Tesco Gold Coffee
Member Name: vickymarks
Tesco Gold Coffee
Advantages: Cheaper price, lovely aroma and taste!
Disadvantages: I cannot think of any!
Tesco gold freeze dried coffee
Having two young children and squeezing in 30 hours of work every week, I have found that coffee has almost become a necessity in helping me to wake me up and keeps me going throughout the day.
My partner and I both drink quite a lot of coffee. When my brother, who also loves coffee came to live with us, I realised that we were going through a vast amount of coffee every week, and that our coffee addiction was starting to cost a lot of money.
My favourite coffee had always been Nescafe gold blend, as I loved its smooth taste. However, the price seemed quite a lot as it was costing over £5.00 for a jar, and it wasn't lasting very long in our household. With this in mind on my next shopping trip, I decided to try and find a cheaper alternative. So I browsed the coffee shelve and noticed Tesco gold! The jar caught my eye as, although it is a different shape to Nescafe, it had similar colours. The jar is clear enabling you to see the coffee inside, which also looked exactly the same as the Nescafe gold blend. The price was also much cheaper costing just £2.59 for 200g! So I decided to buy this coffee and see how it compared to Nescafe gold blend.
The coffee is presented well in a round glass jar, which has a gold coloured screw on lid. There is an image of a mug of coffee surrounded by fresh coffee beans, which looks rather nice. The colours used throughout the label are rich gold and brown tones, similar to that of the Nescafe gold brand. The jar is also sealed with a golden foil, which helps to keep the coffee fresh.
The preparation guideline on the back states that you can add 1-2 teaspoons per cup. I personally use 1 slightly heaped teaspoon, which is perfect for me. I don't feel that 2 teaspoons are really needed, but maybe this would be suited for people that like their coffee a little stronger.
Tesco coffee's have a strength guide of 1-5. 1 = mild -whereas 5 = strong strength. This particular coffee is a 3 in strength, which is classed as medium strength.
I wasn't sure what to expect of this coffee, as it was fairly cheap. I had thought that it may not live up to Nescafe standards, however I was wrong!
I instantly loved this coffee as soon as I had my first taste. The coffee is lovely and smooth, it is also rich, without being too strong. The aroma is also lovely! I find that the smell of coffee can sometimes be overpowering, however this coffee has a rather sweet, homely aroma. Thanks to the caffeine, the coffee also does its job in waking me up and getting me ready for the day!
When I first purchased Tesco Gold, I emptied the contents into my coffee container at home, and waited to see if my brother or partner could taste any difference with the new coffee. They drank the coffee as usual and didn't notice any difference, which just goes to show what great quality this coffee is!
Tesco Gold Coffee is also available in other sizes ranging from 100g -500g! They also have a de-cafe version, which I cannot comment on as I haven't tried that particular version (I need the caffeine!)
It is worth mentioning that the coffee is suitable for vegetarians, and is also widely recyclable, which is a bonus!
This is now my preferred coffee choice, due to the great price combined with the fabulous taste.
Summary: Lovely tasting coffee, no different to Nescafe Gold Blend, but costs less!
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