I had a brilliant find the other day, Nescafe original 3-in-1 coffee sachets! I found them in a discount store so they were a bargain too! The idea is to have coffee, milk, and sugar, in a handy sachet, ready for an instant cup of coffee; the only thing you need is the hot water.
I have a couple of these already in my car glove box, where I keep a twelve volt kettle. This means I can have a refreshing cup of coffee when I want, without the hassle of looking for a cafe. I used to keep sugar sachets, dried milk, and a small jar of coffee in the car, but this is so much more compact, because I keep these in the kettle.
The Nescafe original 3-in-1 sachets come in a bag of ten, and all you need to do is add 200 ml of hot (not boiling) water to a cup containing one sachet. You then have a lovely cup of coffee. The only downside I can see is that there may be too much sugar for some people, or if you don't take milk then perhaps these are not for you. For the majority of us though, they are ideal.
The coffee used is the 100% pure natural coffee original as used in the jars. The milk is skimmed milk powder, with a whitener added. The sugar is white granulated (fine) and the mixture has an anticaking ingredient. The total weight of the sachet contents is eighteen grammes.
For those watching their weight, one sachet contains 75 calories, two grammes of fat, 1.8 grammes of saturates, and 0.05 grammes of salt, this seems very little, but is actually one percent! Nescafe original 3-in-1 is produced by Nestle in their York factory, and the company has a lot of very interesting information on the Nescafe site.
The sachets themselves are very good, being of the foil type they keep the contents fresh. Each one bears a "sell by date" and they are easy to open, without requiring scissors.
In conclusion, I will say that these are a very good idea, and the taste of the cofee is very good too. The price I paid was just one pound for ten sachets, but I hae seen them for sale at £19 for 50 sachets, or £27 for one hundred. I must add that the result is a very nice cup of coffee, it is just a shame there is no way of reducing the sugar, or leaving out the milk. I suppose if you don't like this mixture, you will have to go for the old option of separate ingredients.