Dec 2, 2012

Review: Nestle - Nescafe Memento Mocha

Nestle's Nescafe Memento Mocha is a chocolate-flavored instant coffee packet that develops a layer of froth on top when you add hot water.

A box of 8 packets/servings retails for about $6.99, but they're giving away free samples on the Nescafe website here and I tried this along with the Caramel Latte.

As long as there is hot water (not even boiling), these are really easy to make. Just add very hot water and stir and it dissolves pretty well. The ingredients include sugar, cocoa, nonfat milk, and coffee.

I'm curious as how the froth comes about as something would have to create air bubbles in the milk to make it. The froth isn't as fine as most lattes, but it's a nice touch that adds a little texture to the drink.

Here's how it looks immediately after adding water and pre-stirring:

You can see the foam already.

Like the Caramel Latte, the first couple of sips lacked some flavor and in general the flavor is fairly light as opposed to rich.

That being said, the taste is pleasant with notes of cocoa, coffee, and milk in that order. The taste isn't strong, but it's not bad. I thought the cocoa was a little like bad chocolate though.

For instant coffee, Nestle's Nescafe Memento Mocha is not bad, especially if you like the idea of foam in your cup and "just add hot water." Starbucks Via offers a richer instant coffee experience, but it also costs more and won't deliver milk or froth (or doesn't yet).

Nutritional Info - Nestle Nescafe Memento Mocha
Serving Size - 1 packet (24g)
Calories - 100 (from Fat - 25)
Fat - 2g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 40mg
Carbs - 19g (Sugar - 14g)
Protein - 2g

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