I had such high hopes for Pacific Foods Hazelnut Chocolate Non-Dairy Beverage. I am crazy about hazelnuts and loved the idea of making a hazelnut “milk” and adding chocolate? It IS like Nutella in a glass! And I dreamed of the iced coffees I could make with it.
One cool thing about moving from coast to coast is I get to find and try many more products I would normally not discover. I found this product at London Drugs and it was $2.99.
Although I did end up loving the flavour (and the iced coffee) I discovered that there was just too much “sediment” and floaty bits in the drink. I know that can happen with boxed beverages that are stored at room temperature but this was pretty bad.
I try not to follow the “eat with your eyes first” approach (so much delicious food is not super-pretty) but this had an icky factor I just could not get by. I do hope they come up with a refrigerated version so I can buy this and enjoy it again with the unpleasant factor.
I have enjoyed Pacific Foods products before so it makes me sad I can not give this product serious props. They have come up with a non-dairy drink that is not just a milk replacement, it allows creative foodie freedom with its brilliant idea and the flavour is great. I just wish I could drink it again but can not get past the consistency and “floater” issues.
I give this product two out of five wooden spoons. (Although if you don’t mind these issues, you will probably love it.)