Product Type: Nestlé Soft Drink
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Nestlé Aero Chocolate Drink
Member Name: jooleee
Nestlé Aero Chocolate Drink
Advantages: Really chocolatey taste, frothy
Disadvantages: Not particularly low-cal, and high in sugar
Aero Hot Chocolate is an instant bubbly hot chocolate drink made by Nestle, the same people who make Aero chocolate bars. There have been many new 'chocolate bar' hot chocolate drinks appearing on supermarket shelves recently, and I have to admit I've probably tried them all, as I love a nice mug of chocolate. This Aero hot chocolate comes in either a box of 8 1 serving sachets, or a 12 serving jar, for £1.49 - £1.99 depending on where you buy it. I buy the jar as it's much better value for money.
If you buy the sachets they come in a small cardboard box with pictures of bubbles all over it. Each sachet has the instructions on as well as the box, so you don't need to keep the box if you want to make space in your cupboards. To use them you just rip the top off the sachet and pour the contents into a mug. The jar is made of plastic and also has pictures of bubbles all over it, with a brown screw-on lid. If you buy the jar you have to put 4 heaped teaspoons in a mug, as it's not measured out for you.
To make up the chocolate you just need to add hot, but not boiling, water and stir. The pack suggests you should use 200ml of water per mug, but I just fill the mug rather than measure it out. It stirs in really easily, unlike lots of instant chocolate drinks, and you don't end up with loads of undissolved powder forming a layer of sludge at the bottom of your mug. It is important to use hot, not boiling water, as if you use boiling water it doesn't stir in as well, and it also spoils the taste.
If you make it up as suggested on the pack with 200ml of water, then your serving contains 99 calories, which I was quite surprised at. I expected it would be much higher than this with it not being marketed as a 'low calorie' drink, but when you think that Options, which is marketed as a low calorie drink, has 60 calories per serving, 99 doesn't seem bad for one which makes no such claims! A serving also contains 2.7g of fat, 14.3g sugar, and 0.4g salt, so I would say it's quite high in sugar, but the rest of that doesn't look too bad to me. As long as you don't go overboard with it you should be able to enjoy it as part of a healthy, balanced diet, and not have to worry about the damage it could be doing.
When you make the hot chocolate loads of frothy bubbles appear, without the need to whisk it or use a frother. The drink looks really nice, and smells really chocolatey. When you first go to drink it you'll notice just how many bubbles there are as you probably won't get any of the actual drink for a while, you'll just be drinking the gorgeous creamy smooth chocolatey bubbles. Once you get through to the drink itself, you're greeted by a smooth velvety textured drink which is surprisingly chocolatey tasting. I'm normally disappointed with instant hot chocolate drinks as they just taste really watery, but this one has a really rich, creamy chocolate taste which has me hooked and hankering for more.
Summary: Much better than any other instant hot choc drink i've tried