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Posted: 09:46 Thu 20-05-2004. Price: 99p for 240ml. Location: Work canteen, GreenPark, Reading. Sub-flavours: Tiramasu Style. Nutritional unusualness: A refreshing coffee based sweetned drink with natural flavourings.
"Diarmuid Mallon" reports: These originally went on sale for 1.49, but to lack of sales (!) they've been reduced to 99p. What you get for your money is a rather small, barrel shaped can filled with rather watery cold coffee. The flavour is rather bland (like okay-ish instant coffee). Ignoring the "natural" flavourings the drink is at least made with real ingredients (water, coffee extract 27%, full milk powder 2%, sugar and those natural flavourings). So whilst it's nice to see a drink that's not made out of half a chemistry lab, you also start to think - why don't you just let a cup of coffee go cold?

...In other milky mayhem: an ad in The Grocer reveals that Cafe Met are adding a Special Edition Hazelatte to their range of "distinctly continental" milkshakes for grownups; Starbucks have added a Fresh Mango Frappuccino (of unspecified nutritional information) to their summer lineup; and, while I have yet to experience any powerful psychoactive effects from my early experiments with "melatonin-rich" Slumber Bedtime Milk, it does strike me that it could be used to make an interesting frothy latte, with the melatonin perhaps providing a gentler comedown after the initial caffeine stimulation (similar to what I believe is the rationale behind combining Vodka and Red Bull?).


Posted: 12:49 Thu 20-05-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: The only market for stuff like this is at service stations for people driving at night who don't like Red Bull.

And the rationale for drinking vodka and Red Bull is it turns you into a complete nutter, especially if you add puff into the mix.

Posted: 13:25 Thu 20-05-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I'd heard it was because the clubbing generation were looking for something that had (slightly) stimulating effects as well as the relaxing properties of alcohol. which is also why people enjoy smoking in pubs, apparently
Posted: 14:08 Thu 20-05-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: Personally, I've never found vodka to be a particularly relaxing drink. More of a drink that gets you drink.

Tea and Red Bull, that would be relaxing.

Posted: 17:10 Thu 20-05-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: ok, maybe i was being a bit hard on starbucks - i mailed them at the customer service address on their site and they say:

Product Name - Fresh Mango Frappuccino

Calories (Kcal) - 200

Full Fat (g) - 2.5

Of which Saturated Fat (g) - 1.0

Carbohydrates (g)- 42

- a mere wisp of a beverage compared to the "indulgent and creamy":

Product Name -Strawberry and Cream Frappuccino

Calories (Kcal) - 416

Full Fat (g) - 12

Of which Saturated Fat (g) - 7.0

Carbohydrates (g)- 66

Posted: 11:57 Fri 21-05-2004 by "Phil" # permalink comment
Comment: If you think the term "Natural Flavourings" mean they havn't been made in a chemistry lab, I suggest you check out the book "Fast Food Nation".
Posted: 11:59 Fri 21-05-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Hence my very careful wording "ignoring the 'natural' flavourings..."
Posted: 17:43 Fri 21-05-2004 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh, these things are wrong wrong wrong! I liked the can. That's the best thing I can say about this...
Posted: 15:56 Sun 23-05-2004 by "AMoulder" # permalink comment

(seen at http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=108202&cid=9200102 - sounds a bit like it might originally have been an Onion story, but then doesn't everything nowadays...)

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Starbucks, the nation's largest coffee-shop chain, continued its rapid expansion Tuesday, opening its newest location in the men's room of an existing Starbucks.

"Coffee lovers just can't stand being far from their favorite Starbucks gourmet blends," said Chris Tuttle, Starbucks vice-president of franchising. "Now, people can enjoy a delicious Frappuccino or espresso just about any time they please ...."

The new men's-room-based Starbucks, the coffee giant's 1,531st U.S. location, will be open to both men and women when not "in use." In addition to offering specialty coffees from around the world, it will serve freshly baked pastries, Italian pannini sandwiches and soups, as well as the rest room's usual selection of toilet paper and soap.

According to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, the new location represents the beginning of a long-term expansion plan. "Eventually, Starbucks rest rooms everywhere will sell coffee," Schultz said. "But that ambitious scheme is at least five years down the road. In the meantime, we plan to open an additional location in this Starbucks' ladies' room within months, and are already drafting plans for a fourth restaurant along the corridor leading from the main seating area to the rest rooms. At some point a 'Star-bucks Express' window will eventually open in the walk-in closet of the men's room Starbucks."

"Drink our coffee," Schultz said. "Drink it."

Posted: 18:34 Tue 25-05-2004 by "King Cone" # permalink comment
Comment: I disagree slightly with Diarmuid as I quite enjoyed the coffee albeit a tad sweet! I purchased said item this morning in the same canteen and sales are obviously so bad that I was offered a free Tunnocks caramel wafer which was far superior!
Posted: 20:00 Tue 25-05-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: i have been looking on all the usa candy websites but none of them sell wrigleys pk onlin but i did find the no hope webste yet again! http://dandw.0catch.com/index.html
Posted: 18:02 Wed 25-May-2005 by "Ryan G" # permalink comment
Comment: if i am ever actually able to find the Hazelatte flavour of Café Met anywhere in London - i'll be utterly amazed. Its a bit of a running joke with me and a mate, but I phoned their helpline to find out where its stocked, and even asked our local tescos manager to stock it and he said no. lol.. bah!
Posted: 17:23 Tue 10-Jan-2006 by "Ryan G" # permalink comment
Comment: what a load of cack - Cafe Met suck - they wont speak to me about hazelatte any more. Any time I phone they just hang up now cos I phone them every day asking when they're going to stock it in my Tescos. Thats it - you've lost a customer bud!
Posted: 17:29 Tue 10-Jan-2006 by "Dave Latte" # permalink comment
Comment: Hi Ryan,

I am head of marketing for cafe met and am extremely displeased that you are not able find any of our latest range. If you would be so kind as to post your address, I will send you a complementary case of hazelatte!

I can asure you, we do our best to make sure the drink is supplied over as greater area as possible, but due to high demands for the hazelatte we have sometimes fallen short of this.

Yours Dave Latte

Posted: 17:34 Tue 10-Jan-2006 by "Dave Latte" # permalink comment
Comment: Forgot to mention,

I will also send you a sample bottle of our newest range (not in the shops yet) "pretzelatte", pretzels and almond milk shake, mmmnnnnnn.


Posted: 17:42 Tue 10-Jan-2006 by "Bill Chalk" # permalink comment
Comment: Well, I had no problems finding the hazelatte. I thought it was a very nice drink, but not as good as the other two varieties.

Can't wait for the Pretzelatte!!!!

Posted: 17:49 Tue 10-Jan-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I cant find hazelette in my local shops either.
Posted: 13:10 Mon 23-Jan-2006 by "pete" # permalink comment
Comment: i've just tried the pretzelatte flavour - honestly, its a completely unlikely combination - but it really rocks!! i recommend anyone to try it!!
Posted: 13:16 Mon 23-Jan-2006 by "Martin" # permalink comment
Comment: I just found a bottle of pretzelatte in a corner shop on my high street. Tastes damn good.

Is there any truth in the rumours that they are thinking of making a 'HATalatte', which supposedly contains Hundreds And Thousands???

Thanks in Advance Marty

Posted: 13:25 Mon 23-Jan-2006 by "Martin" # permalink comment
Comment: I just found a bottle of pretzelatte in a corner shop on my high street. Tastes damn good.

Is there any truth in the rumours that they are thinking of making a 'HATalatte', which supposedly contains Hundreds And Thousands???

Thanks in Advance Marty

Posted: 13:35 Fri 10-Feb-2006 by "Billy Smiles" # permalink comment
Comment: It appears there has been a change in management at tescos in Hammersmith and I have just found the hazelatte. There has been talk about a price rise from 88p to 90p because of the demand.

Buy Buy Buy!!!!!!!

Posted: 13:47 Fri 10-Feb-2006 by "Gary Butt" # permalink comment
Comment: We hate Hazelatte - it tastes of wee.
Posted: 12:52 Tue 25-Apr-2006 by "coffee adict" # permalink comment
Comment: this stuff is the shit!!! we pay 110p in our university library but its worth every penny. whee can i get some wholesale!!?!?!?
Posted: 15:13 Tue 23-May-2006 by "METa Tarsal" # permalink comment
Comment: My mate Tony is selling them for 50p a go but the word on the street is that the air popper on the cap has alread popped, booooooooo!!!! :-(
Posted: 15:54 Wed 08-Nov-2006 by "Seedy Steve" # permalink comment
Comment: Only just discovered the delights of Hazelatte in my corner shop in Waterloo, its really nice. I asked the man behind the counter about it and he said he was expecting a delivery of a new one called 'Vervealatte'. Apparently its limited edition and you get the chance to win tickets to see the verve.... Brilliant!!!! 51758 3 57
Posted: 11:30 Thu 21-Dec-2006 by "Child of the night" # permalink comment
Comment: Anyone heard of a drink by a different manufacturer called Rosahelikoperalatte?

Bit of a mouthful, think its from Scandanavia or somewhere......

Posted: 11:36 Thu 21-Dec-2006 by "Kriss Kross" # permalink comment
Comment: Try the Jumpalatte - its much better, makes u wear your clothes backwards
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