Monday, March 15, 2010

Nescafe Instant Coffee Review and Giveaway

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I was awakened this morning at 4am by a sick baby.  I thought it was a perfect time to try a product I'd received for review:  Nescafe Taster's Choice.  After cleaning up the sick baby, I put the bed covers in the wash and prepared my first cup.  I tried the gourmet roast to get the morning started off right.  I think the spoon stood on it's own as I was stirring this stuff.  What a way to start your day!  It is most definitely a strong coffee.  In fact, I didn't have enough hair on my chest to drink it without doctoring it up.  I am not a black coffee drinker anyhow, so this did not surprise me.  After adding my favorite creamer, it was perfect!  I received a six pack: Gourmet Roast, Decaf, Original Roast, 100% Colombian, Vanilla and Hazelnut.  Since I was afraid that if I went back to sleep I would not wake up I figured it was a perfect time to try them all.  Once I finished the gourmet roast, I moved on to the vanilla and hazelnut which I loved!  Since I usually drink french vanilla creamer in my coffee this is a great compromise.

I amusually not an instant coffee drinker since I have a handy dandy automatic "set it and forget it" coffee pot.  But, I could see myself keeping these on hand for emergencies or if you're in the mood for some variety, you can always brew yourself some hot water in your coffee pot and have up to six great coffee tastes in the same morning. The great thing about Nescafe is that you can drink the coffee and still afford the gas it takes you to get back and forth to work, unlike other gourmet blends!  If you don't believe me, click over to the Nescafe website and calculate for yourself by using their Bottom Line Calculator.  You will be shocked to learn your annual savings on Nescafe versus your normal daily drinks. 

*My Thoughts:  I like the idea of having variety in my coffee.  Sometimes the same thing can become monotonous.  These convenient stick packs could be great for someone with that on the go lifestyle like most of us lead in today's times.  All in all I think it's a great product and there are enough varieties in the flavors that everyone should be able to find one they like. 

*Win It!: Three lucky readers will win a Nescafe mug and six stick packs of the Nescafe Taster’s Choice flavors, just as you see pictured from Nescafe. All you have to do to enter is visit the Nescafe website and take a look around. Come back here and leave me a comment letting me know your favorite website feature or coffee blend. It's that easy.   You must do this step in order to earn any extra entries listed below.  It is also important that you leave your e-mail address if it is not visible in your profile so that I can contact you should you be chosen as the winner. *Contest open to US Residents only due to shipping.
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This contest will end on Monday, March 29 2010 at midnight CST. One winner will be chosen randomly. Please make sure that your profile links to a valid e-mail address if you do not leave one in the comment. If you are chosen as the winner, you must respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. I will have to have your shipping address in order to get the prize to you.

Disclosure:  I was given the coffee mug and sample packets pictured in the review by the sponsor in exchange for a review.  No other form of compensation has been given to me nor any other member of my family  The review is my honest opinion of the product.  I cannot be responsible for the statements made by the sponsoring companies or it's affiliates.   To read my full disclosure policy, click here.

32 comments, add yours here:

jen@925frugal.com said...

I have gotten some samples of this coffee in the mail. I've been leaving them at work. There are just some mornings when my normal one cup doesn't cut it. I live having these on hand for those mornings. I can brew a quick cup in the microwave at work.
Great giveaway!

Anna said...

I got some samples a while back, and these were really good - definitely better than I expected for instant coffee. I'm thinking these will be really handy for my son to keep on hand in his college dorm next year.

Looking at the flavors, I think I'd have to say the Colombian is best.

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Lisa Moore Gee said...

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Terri said...

I like the calculator that tells how much you can save by using their coffee. The money I spend on sodas at work, by switching to Nescafe I could save 14.98 a week or $781.10 a year. That's a lot of money!

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Dana said...

I think I would like the Vanilla.

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