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Smells like diesel, taste is average
I bought this for the first time in a while and was very dissapointed by the smell and taste of the coffee. You open the jar and it smells like diesel! All my office colleagues agreed. Is it safe to drink?!
Purchased in February 2021 at Woolworths for $4.00.
Nescafé blend 43 espresso change in taste
Something has happened to the instant coffee I have drunk for many years. It tastes bad. I have now bought 3 jars thinking 1 must have been a bad batch and after all these years 1 bad batch is not so bad . But 3 in a row !
Nescafé blend 43 bold and smooth
Bring back Original 43 bean - “Australia’s favourite instant coffee” why has it disappeared? Loyal, unsatisfied customers like myself are now searching for a satisfactory instant coffee from another brand. New varieties some may prefer although many prefer the original and refuse to buy the horrible bold and smooth variant which to me seems far less bold and smooth than original!
Purchased in December 2020 at Woolworths for $12.00.
Why change a great product
I have been drinking Blend 43 for years now and it was a wonderful product. Now you have changed the way you roast the beans you have totally ruined a great coffee. What idiot in your company thought it was a great idea to change? You must know the saying " if it ain't broke, don't fix it " What are they trying to achieve besides stuffing a perfectly good coffee? Wake up Nescafe and smell the coffee, listen to your customers before it's to late and your coffee sales plunge. I will no longer be buying your products until the original coffee comes back.
Purchased in January 2021 at SPAR for $11.99.
Blend 43: Left with a bad taste in my mouth
My husband and I have been drinking Blend 43 for many years and enjoyed drinking about 4 cups a day. A few days ago hubby made me a cup of coffee and it tasted awful. I thought he had put almond milk in it instead of full cream milk. I threw it out and made a new cup but it still tasted awful. Then I thought the milk must be old so I threw that out again. Made another cup of coffee with fresh mil but the taste still tasted awful. Then I decided the coffee was too old so we threw a whole can away and bought a new one. When the new batch of coffe...e still tasted bad I thought it must be my taste has changed. It was not just me tasting the difference. My husband was experiencing the same. It then occurred to me to google the question “ Has blend 43 coffee changed” and I came across this site where so many people are complaining about the change in the coffee taste. I am so surprised!! Why would you want to change the coffee blend? I will be drinking tea in future as I have tried many different coffee blends over the years but always found blend 43 the best tasting.
Purchased in January 2021.
We have been drinking 43 for years, why would you change it ?? we are searching and will be switching. It’s just terrible no, the taste is now gross and undrinkable !
Purchased in January 2021 at Officeworks for $20.00.
Its awful! What have you done??? I have been drinking Blend 43 for years and im sorry to say I will be changing by coffee brand! I will probably go to Robert Timms at least this has a pleasant taste and a few varieties to choose from! And I have already placed a complaint on the Nestle website
You guys changed
Wow I thought I was going crazy or my taste buds had gone weird but no I decided to google it and now I have my answers off to find another brand oh how fun it's gonna be wasting money trying other brand all for you guys to make you pockets heavier
Purchased in December 2020 at Coles for $20.00.
It tastes like crap!
I can understand the marketing with the tin changes, however the change in taste will be dollar motivated and is called taking a short cut to save a "buck"
Why couldn't you leave the original taste alone and market it in your "new" range as original taste and flavor.
Many years of drinking your coffee is about to change to another brand and your 2 FULL cans are bound for the bin.
What have you done? Yuk
I’ve been drinking Blend 43 for 50 years. But in the last few months you have changed it. At first I thought I had a stale bottle that had been exposed to air but a second bad bottle confirmed it’s the product and this has subsequently been confirmed by others in this forum.
It now tastes like stale coffee. I hate and my wife is actively hunting alternate brands. Nestle - you’ve well and truly stuffed this change.
What did you do?
Purchased in December 2020 for $5.00.
Wow. This whole time I thought it was my taste buds.
Totally agree with everyone else it tastes crap. Been drinking Nescafe blend 43 for 30yrs 5 and something has definetly changed for the worse. Too bad thought we were in together for the long run.
Purchased in November 2020 at Woolworths for $14.00.
Still tastes like crap
I've spent the last few months trying to get use to the new blend 43 bean coffee with no success as it still tastes really bad.
Has anyone found a new coffee to replace Nescafe 43 bean coffee
Purchased in November 2020 at Drakes.
What has happened !!!????
57 years old & have been drinking Blend 43 since I started drinking coffee at 16! The latest tin I purchased tastes completely different???? Its weaker in strength & has a bitter after taste which has turned me right off! I despise all of the other Nescafe Blends & have tried Moccona over the years without success so have always stuck by my Blend 43! If you've changed the formula PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE change it back!!! This latest batch is just all so so wrong! :(
Purchased in November 2020 for $20.00.
Keeps the cats away from the veggie patch?
Tastes like it belongs in the garden so I sprinkled it over the veggie patch and now the cats stay on the other side of the street? Sproutlings seem to be doing nicely too, thanks Nestle!!
Are we going to start finding your products in Bunnings soon?
Purchased in November 2020 at Woolworths.
We have always had blend43 but the last few cans that we’ve bought have had a strange burnt taste and sadly we will no longer be buying this product
Purchased in September 2020 at Coles for $14.00.
Tastes like burned mud
We have been drinking blend 43 for over 30 years and recently in the last few months it just doesn't have the same taste, we also have tried all your Nestle coffee variations with hope, and none are anywhere close to the taste of the original blend 43, they all taste terrible. We now have switched to another company.
Purchased in November 2020 at Coles Supermarkets for $12.00.
Questions & Answers
I’ve been drinking Nescafé for 35 years , couple of weeks ago my wife made me a coffee and I thought she had put double the coffee in or a lite milk as it tasted disgusting so I poured it out and made myself a new cup but what the hell it was too strong and dark and similar strength to the standard coffee in the uk , Nescafé have no right to change the taste of a long standing coffee without informing customers , it’s disgusting and I don’t buy into the Nescafé PR team claiming they have changed to give a better taste , this has been changed due to cost cutting , prove me different
Spot on Paul. I can't for the life of me understand why these giant corporations have to meddle with their products,and in this case their most successful and best selling one,from right around the world.
Nescafe have a huge range of coffees(none of which I like) in every shop and supermarket globally but bizarrely they chose (everyone's favourite) Blend 43 to radically alter.
I'm still on the hunt to find an alternative from the many other manufacturers but sadly,to date,with little success.
Please do not say the recipe hasn’t changed, because it has, it’s disgusting, it is weak and has no flavour, will not be buying Nescafé again unless it goes back to the original Nescafé
The Nescafé TeamNescafé
Hi Jennifer, we hate to hear about such a bad experience but we would love the opportunity to talk with you over the phone so we can take down your comments and capture them officially against this particular batch of coffee. If you could kindly give our team a call on 1800 025 361 quoting case #29241338. We look forward to speaking with you soon and giving you a better experience with the coffee you know and love.
|Release date||May 2010|
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