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A good starter pack
on 8 July 2010
If you have a Philips 'Senseo' machine, you are probably aware of the range of beverages that can be made using this machine. It is quite versatile, and I'm pleased to note that there is now a chocolate alternative. Chocolate is so much better as a nightcap than coffee, even decaffeinated!
This pack is a good way to start off. You get 8 chocolate pods, and, importantly, you get the pod holder which takes the chocolate sachets packed in the box.
Thereafter, you just need to buy the pods themselves, as you now have the holder.
The chocolate is excellent, if you bear in mind that it will not make a huge mug. I usually watch the water stream coming through the spouts of the machine, and determine when the water is starting to become clear - that is, when the 'goodness' has all been extracted from the contents. Even if you make a mistake, and pass this point, the chocolate is still drinkable.
I found that there are two chocolate based drinks for this machine - the one under review, plus one called 'café choco' which, as the name might suggest, is coffee with a chocolate flavour. This item does NOT need a specific pod holder, as it uses the mug-size one supplied with the machine.
If it's chocolate that you are wanting, be careful about choosing the right one...