A few weeks ago I had an email from the Costa points card, to offer me a Tassimo machine special offer bundle. It included the machine itself (Tassimo T40), the Costa cappuccino cup, a packet of cappuccino and americano pods and a £20 voucher to use in the Tassimo online store, all for £44.99! My mum had already got one for home the week before, so I knew how good a deal it was, so even though I’ve almost finished, I decided to get my own one to use at uni.
I’m a huge coffee lover, and I’m always at my local Starbucks and Costa buying Lattes, macchiatos and the like. I like fancy coffee, and I’ve never been an instant girl, I can’t stand the stuff. I’ve already used it loads, but I wanted to try a few different kinds of drinks, as this machine also does tea and hot chocolate.
I used my £20 voucher and got absolutely loads of drinks, including Chai tea latte, Twining’s tea, Milka and Cadbury hot chocolate, Costa Caramel latte and cappuccino, Kenco and Carte Noire coffee, Cafe HAG Decaf coffee, and I still haven’t tried them all!
The the thing I love most about these drinks is they actually taste like the real thing, but have really low calories. None of the drinks I have are above 98 calories, which is amazing as some Starbucks and Costa drinks are around the 300/400 calorie mark. So that’s my favourite thing, but also it’s so damn easy!! Now I can’t cook much, and am really dozy when it comes to most things, but the Tassimo is absolutely foolproof! The drinks either use just 1 cartridge (add you own regular milk) or 2 cartridges (one coffee/chocolate and one milk, these are the latte’s and chocolates). You basically pop the pod in, and the machine does the rest. You can however, as I do, add extra water to the coffee pods as I’ve found you can get a bit more out of them than the machine’s regular measure if you want to, or if you prefer it slightly weaker.
Perfect drinks every time, and in just seconds! It’s so quick, and I’m really impressed with it. And becuase they are such low calories, I can have a few a day! The drinks work out between around 30 and 50p, so they’re more expensive than instant coffee, but far cheaper than buying them at a coffee shop. Now I do still love a trip for a coffee, but now I don’t have to limit myself, as I can enjoy them at home!
If you ever get the email from the Costa club or want to get a Tassimo machine, I’d highly recommend it if you love your ‘fancy’ hot drinks as much as I do!
Do let me know if you’d like me to do some individual reviews of the drinks, as I’d really like to do that if you’re interested. Pictured above is the Costa Cappuccino which is just 45 calories!! I checked it 4 times, I couldn’t believe it either!!
I’m really pleased with it, and it’s probably one of the best £45′s I’ve ever spent! x