Monday, 30 December 2013
Niederegger Marzipan Flavour Hot Chocolate Review
Niederegger hot chocolate and cappuccino mixes have been available from TK Maxx stores over the festive period, and luckily there was still a box left when I nipped in there for a spot of post-xmas shopping recently. They were out of the cappuccino version but I found the hot chocolate variety for £2.99 for a box of 10 sachets.
Niedereggar is a famous German marzipan producer, which you may or may not have heard of before. They produce lots of different flavours and spinoff marzipan products, and even have their own marzipan cafe and museum! I had never heard of a marzipan flavour hot chocolate before though...this must surely be a first for Niederegger.
The sachets were gold in colour and had instructions in German as well as English. I made a cup using hot water which produced a decently frothy drink, which almost looked like it does on the picture on the box!
It tasted as you would expect, really - like hot chocolate with a strong marzipan almond flavour. It wasn't unpleasant, but not being the greatest lover of marzipan I found it kind of... boring. The actual hot chocolate wasn't the best quality I've ever tried, although the instructions stated it can be made with hot milk as well as water; so perhaps using milk would've improved it somewhat. Overall, this is a good drink for marzipan lovers, but it's not really for me.
RATING: 6 out of 10.
Price: £2.99 per box.
Available at: May still be available at TK Maxx. Also available in cappuccino, lattes and teas!
For more info check out Niederegger's Online Shop.