Why have you murdered my favourite coffee?
Factual and objective: Smells disgusing.
Factual and objective: Tastes disgusting.
Factual and objective: I used to love my cup of Blend 43, I loved the smell of it when I opened a new tin. Smooth and mellow - but not now. I just opened a tin of the new stuff and the awful smell hit me like a scorched sledgehammer. It tastes awful and reminded me of the scorched stuff I had to buy in America under the name of Nescafe.
After at least 40 years of only ever buying Blend 43 .. I won't be doing it again.
What happened to Nescafe 43
I thought it was just me but looks like something has definitely changed in Nescafe Blend 43 and many others have noticed as well. What used to be a most delicious, smooth cup of coffee has turned into a vulgar tasting, rough cup of I don’t know what. How I long for that wonderful coffee that used to be
The murder of Nescafe 43
For more than 40 years have I made Nescafe and suddenly it tastes dreadful, I have 4 different kinds of Nescafe in my cabinet because I couldn't figure out what I did wrong. Bought filtered water, new cups and a new kettle all in pursuit of fixing the problem. It appears Nescafe is the sacrilegious one. My family and friends no longer drink it we went over to the dark side and bought an expresso machine. Whoever changed what wasn’t broken should be sacked, quartered and written out of Nescafe history. Four generations of Nescafe drinkers in my ...family alone concur and no longer drink this drainage flavoured filth. Don’t waste your money on this monumental disappointment they dare to call coffee. Btw thanks for the heads up, had I lived alone I would’ve thought I suffered a stroke and destroyed my taste buds.
It's burnt like the Aussie outback
Decades ago Nescafe 43 was all rounder instant coffee. It was fine and everyone could drink it.
Now, and this isnt hyperbole, it tastes like burnt wood. It even smells like burnt wood.
I thought it was just me at first, but reading other reviews it seems quite a few the same complaint.
Won't be buying again.
Change to vile taste and burnt smell Nescafe Blend 43
Nescafe Blend 43 has definitely changed flavour. I used to look forward to two morning cups BUT now it tastes and smells vile. It smells burnt both in the jar and especially when prepared. It has a terrible taste. I will not purchase Nescafe ever again. It really confuses me that seemingly to save a few cents big companies compromise in this way. I have been drinking Nescafe Blend 43 since it was first introduced many many many years ago. Good bye Nescafe.
- Verified purchase
Not sure if coincidence... but we just opened a newly bought tin and I have started getting terrible arthritis in my wrist and hand... on top of that, stomach issues and awful back pain. (Back pain was awful when drinking nescafe gold at the beginning of the year.. which when I suspected the coffee, I switched back to blend 43 and the pain went away)
My otherhalf has also had arthritis pain in his hand recently! His started before mine.. Which he drinks more of this coffee than I do...
My grandparents have been complaining of arthritic pain ...and back pain (more than usual) and they drink the nescafe gold. They love the taste of this one and havent changed even after I told them of my experience.. My mother is also experiencing tummy issues and back pain recently and she drinks blend 43. Not sure if coincidence... but definitely not risking it and we are all definitely changing coffee after reading these reviews. I plan on buying my grandparents an organic coffee and will really try to sway their preference. Have been drinking green tea for a few days now and the arthritis and back pain are soooo much better.
Unhappy with new taste & smell.
This new taste is definitely NOT an improvement. Have been drinking Blend 43 for many years & always enjoyed it, but it now tastes like a very cheap brand. Also the smell when you opened a new tin used to be lovely, now it smells like dirt. Will be switching to another brand next time I buy coffee.
Worst instant coffee I have ever tasted.
I have been drinking Nescafe 43 at home and at work for many decades now, only to find recently that the new taste makes it undrinkable. A burnt taste would be an accurate description. A co-worker began adding sugar so that she could drink it. I assumed it was a new, cheaper brand. I was quite shocked when the same co-worker opened a cupboard door to reveal a large can of Nescafe Blend 43. Wow! I couldn't believe it. I drank tea for a few weeks before bringing in some 'Nescafe Original' from home (ie, not the Blend 43). That tastes fine (usual taste). But I'm wondering if that taste will change when I buy a replacement jar.
Nescafe 43 disgusting tatste
Have been a Nescafe 43 drinker every morning for over 40 years,but the 2 150g I bought in May 2019
tasted like it was burnt I took 1 jar back and swapped it for another jar but I made 1 cup and the taste is still terrible.Shame on you Nescafe for changing this product.
Will not buy ever again.
Questions & Answers
Why has the recipe been changed. It is almost undrinkable now. I used to buy it in bulk and find that I now have 3 cans of 500g that I cannot drink
Why did you change your recipe. Very disappointing. My favourite thing for the last 50 years was my nescafe. I suppose you are going for the people who drink non insant coffee. As i said very disappointing.
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