Sunday, March 24, 2013

Nescafe Memento - A Review

Another BzzCampaign is coming to a close...

I was given the opportunity to try Nescafe Memento coffee drinks, free of charge, in exchange for my honest opinion.  I was given a box (each box holds 8 servings) of each flavor; Mocha, Cappuccino, and Caramel Latte.

Mocha tasted very chocolatey, but like a watered down chocolate, it was semi-disappointing to have such a "watered down" flavor.  Frothy, yes, but I don't think I would purchase more than one box of these if I were trying them out on my own.  Mocha is normally a favorite flavor in my house too!

Cappuccino, otherwise known as "Coffee flavor", was the least sweet flavor of the bunch.  It did taste like a good, strong, cup of coffee and had a ton of foam on top!  I wasn't impressed by the flavor, but when I got to the bottom of the cup, there were spoonfuls of foam left that I had to dig out with my spoon!  I love a good fact, I think it's the best part of an "ordered" cup of coffee (a latte from a major coffee house chain...)!  But, I would need to add some sort of flavoring to this one, it just wasn't "sweet enough".

Lastly, the Caramel Latte flavor!  I actually tried this one out first and it is the only flavor I would purchase again, if I were to purchase them again (more on this in a bit). To me, it smelled and tasted a bit like buttered popcorn...but I'm still a little stuffed up, maybe more like Caramel corn (which would make more sense).  By far, this was my favorite flavor.

Now for what I really didn't like about these...the sugar content!  Each serving of this coffee flavored beverage has an average of 18 grams of sugar/other carbohydrates!  This is what will keep me from purchasing these.  Since I eat on a low carbohydrate diet (25-30 grams net a day currently), one of these eats up more than half a day's "allowed" carbohydrates!  Yes, I drank 3 of these yesterday...I was having a bad day due to a sick infant and I said "To heck with it, I'm going to test these out and get back to the losing weight thing tomorrow", but my blood sugars were not happy with that decision and neither was the rest of me!

Overall, these were pretty good, just not my "thing".  I would recommend them to someone not worried about the nutritional end of things, I just don't think I know anyone that falls into that category!  My other half will enjoy the other 21 packets of these that I have (23 actually, I got sent a sample pack in the mail of two of them as well) floating around in the kitchen (in the boxes, put away in the cupboard)...or I will probably offer them to anyone who happens to wander up for a visit!
Waiting on the water to get hot!
Oh so foamy...

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