Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Kenco Millicano V Carte Noire

The funny thing with blogging is that things come in fits and starts. Not only was I asked to review the new Kenco Millicano stick packs but also review the Carte Noire Instinct coffee!

I decided to do a little one V the other challenge with hubby to see which he prefered and which he would drink again (ok who am I kidding, if hubby could get a drip set up to supply him with any caffeine 24/7 he would be happy!)

These are the stats:

Carte Noire coffee - a tasty and silky blend of coffee that smelled delicious. Hubby drinks every drop in his cup so noticed that there were some 'bits' in the bottom of the cup that dont dissolve properly. Me, Im lucky if I get half way down the cup before its too cold to drink so I didnt even notice! The granuals did mix with plain hot water to use in cakes and it did give a strong but not over powering taste. Overall - yes we would drink this coffee again and I would use it in baking!

Kenco Millicano Stick Packs - Now these I can see me carrying round in case of caffeine emergency! Cute little packs that you can slip in your pocket/bag. Practical, useful and the same great Millicano taste as always. Hubby loved this too and was pleased when he could drink it all - me, I still havent finished a whole cup! LOL

A word from Carte Noire -

New Carte Noire Instinct is a Wholebean Instant coffee, meaning all the qualities of finely milled roasted coffee beans have been captured and combined with Carte Noire’s finest instant coffee to create a deliciously silky and deeply aromatic cup of coffee that will seduce your palate with every sip.

Simply add one to two spoonfuls to your cup, mix with hot water just off the boil, then sit back, enjoy a me-time moment and be seduced by the distinctive taste of Carte Noire Instinct.

Carte Noire is a premium coffee with a French heritage; made from a delicious blend of 100% Arabica beans to create a rich, velvety and aromatic coffee. This is the first major product launch for the brand since it came to the UK in 1996. Available in all major supermarkets, the Carte Noire range includes Instant, Roast and Ground, Cappuccino, TASSIMO and now NEW Carte Noire Instinct.

Find out more about Carte Noire Instinct and request a sample at

A word from Millicano -

Kenco Millicano is Kenco’s first ‘Wholebean Instant coffee’, a clever combination of instant coffee and finely-milled beans that is quite simply the closest thing to ‘proper’ coffee in an instant. It offers the convenience of instant with the quality and taste reminiscent of roast and ground coffee.

This week sees the introduction of Kenco Millicano stick packs; individual handbag sized packs so coffee lovers can enjoy delicious Kenco Millicano wherever and whenever they want.

Small in size and individually wrapped, they are the perfect addition to any coffee lover’s handbag – just pop one in your handbag to enjoy your favourite Kenco Millicano coffee on the go; perfect for all the busy women out there who need a quick boost!

Kenco Millicano is £3.99 for the 100g tin and £2.99 for the 85g refill pack. Kenco Millicano stick packs will be available from 14th February 2012 with an RRP of £1.99 per box of ten. For more information on Kenco Millicano visit

1 comment:

  1. Always buy Carte noire, might have to give the Millicano a try too!

    ** Kate **


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