I have to say I was a little bit taken aback by the concept of this drink. I’ve had coffee flavoured hot chocolate many times and I like the odd mocha, but this still seemed such a strange concept. This drink combines coffee and Horlicks and creates a cappuccino made up of the two ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the coffee used was decaf, so this could easily be a bedtime cuppa, as per Horlicks tradition. Also each cup only has 77 calories, so there isn’t too much guilt there either.
Inside the box were six slim sachets, I added the first one to the mug. The mix of white powder, with dark coffee granules mixed up easily and dissolved really well under the boiling water. A nice bubbly froth appeared too on top of the drink, but it wasn’t as thick as some of the instant cappuccinos on the market.
I took a sip, and couldn’t quite make my mind up on the drink. There were nice dark coffee tones, and the smooth malty edge working its way in the background. The more I drank the more the drink grew on me, and by the end of the cup I was completely converted. Yes it is a bit of an odd combination, but it turns out the flavours complement one another. The coffee is dark, and the Horlicks flavour adds a creaminess to the whole drink and creates lovely wholesome taste.
I love that this drink is decaf, as it does make a tasty drink while watching the TV before bed. It is something just a bit different, but still soothing and relaxing while trying to claim the last hour of the evening on a work night.