Nescafé Gold has recently launched two new products in Malta which are vegan and lactose free. These are the dairy free Coconut Macchiato and the dairy free Mandorla (Almond) Macchiato.
As a starter these two products are dairy free and by consequence even lactose free and suitable for whoever has a lactose intolerance or dairy allergy. Nescafé has replaced cow’s milk with almond milk or coconut milk in these products making them therefore also suitable for vegans. Yet the proof is in the taste. I haven’t had a macchiato with cow’s milk (for environmental, health and animal rights reasons) for quite some time so I cannot compare, but then who wants to compare with cow’s milk when the options for plant based milks are so much more varied, tasty and healthier!
So I tried out both products, and both fair very well and rich in flavour. The actual sweetness coming from the almond milk (for the Mandorla Macchiato) and also the coconut milk (Coconut Macchiato) means that you might also choose not to put any sugar or put in less, which is another plus.
The product in itself is low fat and low sugar and since it doesn’t have cow’s milk, it is cholesterol free. If I had to make a choice I would say I prefer the Mandorla Macchiato as I also tend to prefer almond milk to coconut milk, yet that is a matter of taste, and at the same time, it’s good to have both to have the luxury of a different taste.
Probably one of the greatest plus of this product is its ease of use. It takes no rocket science to open a sachet, boil water, put the hot water (85°), stir and leave for 20 seconds and stir again to get the froth, and drink. Essentially a fantastic way of having a lactose free vegan latte at work without needing to go to the nearest coffee shop. Pitch that to your boss and tell them to stock the product and gain more productivity time from the team :-).
A box contains six sachets meaning that each latte will cost you a tad over €0.50 (since the rrp for each packet is €3.40).
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