Giveaway: Nescafe Gold Single Origin Colombian Blend


Disclaimer: Nescafé sent me the above hamper of goodies, including a pack of the limited edition coffee.

Eating Adelaide has 5 packs of this limited edition coffee to give away … read on!

Even before I received my pack of goodies from Nescafé I was thinking about the fairest way to assess the new, limited edition, Nescafé Gold Single Origin Colombian coffee.

Andy said I should be making iced coffees but I’m not convinced that that’s how most instant coffee is used so I decided on a blind taste test. We have both ground and instant coffee at home so Andy was dispatched (despite complaining that it was almost 10pm and he didn’t really want a coffee) and I set about setting up the taste test.

I’ll resist my urge to detail the setting up of the test. We had three coffees: 2 the Nescafé and 1 our normal. Andy tasted entirely blind and I tasted knowing the combination but not knowing which was which.

Coffee Taste Test

The results?

Coffee 1: tastes like instant coffee
Coffee 2: significantly nicer, tastes like proper coffee
Coffee 3: also nicer than 1, but I think it’s instant

Coffee 1: smells like instant (it REALLY smells like instant), it doesn’t taste too bad – it does have some richness to it
Coffee 2: smells loads better and tastes better too, it has some nice lingering bitterness which isn’t overpowering
Coffee 3: [the duplicate coffee so I didn’t bother]

We lifted up the glasses to see which was which … and (thankfully!) the Nescafé was coffees 2 and 3. We were both in agreement that this was a much better instant coffee than our current one. I don’t drink a lot of instant coffee – mainly because of the instant coffee smell – and I was impressed. I’d be happy to make this for guests and it would be brilliant in cooking – not to mention iced coffees!

There are only 5000 packs available, and you need to order online ($9.99, free delivery). If you like coffee (and particularly if you are a coffee snob) this is definitely worth trying.

However, if you’re still sceptical I do have FIVE packs to give away. To enter, leave a comment below detailing your favourite coffee moment. You’ll get an extra entry if you like Eating Adelaide on Facebook – so make sure you use the same name that you use on Facebook!

The competition will close at 5pm (Adelaide time) on Monday 5 November. The draw will be random. Australian residents only.

Get commenting and good luck!

COMPETITION: Win A Groupon Voucher

The lovely people over at Groupon have given Eating Adelaide at $30 voucher to give away to one lucky reader.  You can redeem it for anything on Groupon – but as you’re reading a food blog I guess it will most likely be a restaurant experience!

The rules …

Entry is open to anyone anywhere in Australia – not just Adelaide.

Entries will close at 5pm Adelaide time on Monday 18 June (you have ages to enter!) and I will get in contact with the winner that evening. The draw will be random.

To enter, leave a comment here. Use the same name you use on Facebook and, if you like Eating Adelaide on Facebook, you get two entries for the price of one, so to speak.

If you need some inspiration on what to write in your comment I’d love to hear about your ideal deal. Is there a restaurant that you’d love to try but is a bit pricey so you’d only try it on a deal? Somewhere you’d love to go back to? Or somewhere that’s awesome and doesn’t get as much trade as you think it should?

COMPETITION: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Curious Film has generously given Eating Adelaide a double pass to give away to the film Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi documents the life of Jiro Ono, the most famous sushi chef in Tokyo. Ono is 86 years old and runs the three Michelin starred restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro. There are just 10 seats in the restaurant and you can expect to book a year in advance.

If you can’t get to Tokyo and you can’t wait a year, you can now make do with the film.

It opened nationally (Australia) on 10 May. The double pass is an in season pass valid at the following cinemas: Chauvel Cinema, Palace Centro, Palace Nova Eastend, Cinema Paradiso and Greater Union Manuka.

To enter: leave a comment below (use the same name as you use on Facebook please!) AND ‘Like’ Eating Adelaide on Facebook.

As the film has already opened, this competition will run until midday (CST) on Wednesday 16 May, so you only have a few days to enter.

The winner will be drawn randomly – there’s no skill involved other than remembering to comment AND like on Facebook.

Best of luck!