GEVALIA Peppermint Mocha
Back to the Drawing Board-- Unbalanced flavor, artificial taste
Based on its high rating and positive reviews, I purchased this product several months ago to share with a coffee buddy (who loves the famous coffee house version of this product) during our morning visits after the kids get on the bus.
Thank God I tasted it before serving it to her! While it smelled fantastic, the peppermint flavoring had an overpoweringly strong, artificial taste that left an offensive metallic aftertaste. And, the mocha... well it was overshadowed.
Since peppermint mocha is not my personal favorite, my friend tried it for herself and came to the conclusion that it tasted "fake" and the peppermint was "too strong".
Since this pairing is such a big hit with consumers, I encourage Tassimo to create a more balanced product using natural flavors.
January 24, 2013
I had extremely high expectations for this drink after reading all the amazing reviews, and was expecting an equivalent (or better) replacement for my beloved Starbucks Peppermint Mochas. WOW was I disappointed when I received this. It tasted SO artificial and after 2-3 sips the taste is just unbearable and fake. I am really surprised that this drink has managed to garner such high reviews.
I will say that I am EXTREMELY impressed with Tassimo's customer service- I (probably foolishly) ordered 5 boxes of this flavor going off of all the positive reviews of it. Since I ended up hating it, I called them to return the remaining 4 boxes for a refund. The guy I spoke to was very friendly and helpful, and informed me that the would be refunding me for ALL 5 boxes AND I wouldn't have to ship them back. Pretty impressive customer service, if you ask me! Will keep me coming back to try other flavors.
January 12, 2013
I love peppermint mochas from coffee shops, so I thought I'd try Gevalia's. This is just not good. It tastes like chemicals. I honestly do not understand why it has such a high rating. I couldn't even finish the one and threw away the rest of the discs. Avoid!
January 11, 2013
Absolutely the best!
Awesome!! I was hooked by the peppermint aroma during the brewing process. Totally exceeded my expectations.
January 5, 2013