Very Disappointed in this.
So much so, that I was inspired to write my first review.
This products labeling is just wrong:
1) I called the company stating any cocoa has caffeine, so it cannot be 99% caffeine free.
They said it has 30 mg CAFFEINE per 2 tsp. serving which is too little for a good flavor.
2) IT TAKES MORE than 2 tsp. per serving or tastes very watered down & not creamy. I
I required 2 TBSP for 12 oz. water
3) IT WASN’T SWEET at all, just enough to cut the bitter – I assume.
So I preferred adding a regular amount of Stevia for a better taste.
I suggest anyone give Hills Bros Sugar free french vanilla cappuccino a try.
Besides tasting great, you’ll only get 30mg max. of caffeine for a satisfying 12 oz. serving.
SabraRio Nido, CA
The idea of an instant cappuccino sounded very appealing until I tried this product. I was very disappointed. What’s even more disappointing is the product description on the package is deceiving, claiming it’s creamy, flavorful, etc. Don’t believe it! I can only describe this product as “flavored sugar”. It wasn’t creamy, could barely taste coffee in it, and is very watery. I even tried mixing it in milk instead of water (per package directions) and it’s still very bland although it was way too sweet. The directions say to use “3 tsp” per cup. Even one tsp is already sweet. Again, this is just sugar with just a bit of cheap coffee flavoring and powdered milk. I ended up throwing away most of the product, didn’t bother to finish it. Waste of money, I would not recommend this product at all.
LetishaSeal Rock, OR
I should have listened to the negative reviews for this product. I am diabetic and was hoping for a pleasing cappuccino for a treat. Taste is absolutely horrible. So sorry I ordered a case of this. I’ll never use it.
MarguriteSutter Creek, CA
I was really disappointed with this product. Was looking for something to keep at my desk at work. It is bitter as well as lacking in flavor. I use products with artificial sweetner all the time so it is not like I’m missing the sugar. Don’t know why this stuff tastes so bad. Sugar free hot cocoa tastes great so not sure what went wrong here. Anyway here is my recipe… take 1 envelope of sugar free cocoa mix (the kind with milk in the mix) and add one teaspoon of instant coffee or instant espresso and 1 packet of equal add hot water. Voila, tastes way better than this stuff.
BirgitWhite Sulphur Springs, MT
I usually order this product directly from Caffe D’Vita. This time from Amazon it does not taste or look like the same product. the cans were only 1/2 full, the color was much darker and the taste was just not the same. I’m curious to order next time from Caffe D’Vita to see if THEY changed there product or if Amazon altered it. Sorry,just not what i was expecting.
I have been drinking this wonderful stuff for a few years now. Until recently have been able to purchase it at our local AFB Commissary, but they have stopped carrying it. Decided to check Amazon.com and there it was! Sugar-free, decaffeinated and delicious! And what’s more, it’s on Prime so it comes with free shipping. I like the Mocha flavor the best although the French Vanilla is acceptable. The Mocha is like a great cup of hot chocolate, with a hint of coffee and so creamy smooth. I can have this any time of the day! Only 60 calories per cup! That’s ‘way under the 100-calorie snack that’s popular now. I highly recommend it. And thanks to Amazon.com, I can get it for just about the same price as the Commissary!
I have used this product for several years, so I obviously like it. Have iused both French Vanilla and Mocha flavors. Primary reason is that I am diabetic and this doesn’t upset my diet too much. The only problem with this offer for me is that I made the cardinal sin of a buyer. I saw the price and jumped on ordering it before I checked the size of the container. We have been buying this product at our local Smart & Final for about $9.00 per 26.5 OZ. These were $6.00 each for only 8.5 OZ.
Caffe D’Vita Sugar Free Mocha Cappuccino was an unexpected satisfying surprise the first sip I had. My mom who is a diabetic asked to see if I could find this product for her online. She lives in another state and the store that carried Caffe D’Vita Sugar Free stopped ordering it. She made some for me when I was home visiting and I could not believe how wonderful it tasted. And it is also caffeine free! A serving has only 35 calories. It comes in a variety of flavors as well. What started as 1 person drinking the Mocha has spread to many of her friends and my friends as we introduce a warm cup of Chocolate Mocha to them. It can also be served and prepared cold or iced with a blender. Great product all the way around. Enjoy!
This is…hands down…THE best decaf cappuccino out there. I’m hooked and so are my friends. You can buy something similar in the stores, but not for this price. Great for Christmas gifts. Love it!
My wife loves this. Here is our recipe:
In a blender we add
1 Cup skim milk
1 Cup Ice
3 rounded teaspoons Cafe D’Vita SF Mocha mix
1 oz cofee liquor
Great stuff. Much better than what we find in the supermarket.
I usually drink the regular Caffe D”Vita but I am on a low carb diet with no sugar so I thought I would try the sugar free. I couldn’t find it in the stores so I bought a six pack can through the internet. It has absolutly no taste. Now I am stuck with six cans of sugar free Caffe D” Vita and don’t know what to do with them. I would not buy this product again.
I like the taste of Caffe D’Vita. It has a hint of bitterness which gives it some spunk but not so much as to be bitter. My wife doesn’t like it but prefers her coffee from a non-instant brewer.
A (5) case free-shipping customer for years, my method for mixing this concoction is: More is better.
I add no less than (3) heaping teaspoons to either 8 or 12 oz. hot water, it doesn’t matter.
You want chocolate goodness, don’t you? Sure you do. We all do.
Buy it by the bulk or an amazon. free-ship program, but USE (3) TEASPOONS per mug or you won’t get the chocolate blast you’ve been anticipating.
Well, I gotta go now. I took a poster’s advise and called my local Smart & Final and 24 oz. are on sale for $9. and I think I hear my mother calling me…..
This is a great tasting low calorie, low sugar and low cost treat. A “serving” is 35 calories–I double that–still only 70 calories. I add water and ice and blend–yum! I can (and do) have one of these every day for 2 weeks for what I would pay for one “designer” drink at a coffee shop. OK, I’ll admit it, I’m addicted! (Hehe–my mouth thinks I am indulging myself–only my brain knows I’m being sensible!)
I actually use this product as part of my diet plan! Instead of snacking between meals I drink a cup of Cafe D’Vitta a hour or so before my meal. It curbs my appetite and my cravings for sweets. It’s sugar-free and caffeine free too!
Disappointing. Bland, with a bitter, burnt aftertaste. I was looking for something to replace the ridiculously-priced Maxwell House sugar-free suisse mocha international coffee but this ain’t it– too bad.
Laura L, El Cerrito, CA
CurtisMorris Chapel, TN
This coffee is so bitter. I have used 6 packets of sweetener and it is still bitter. It so smells good but the taste is what really counts.
I love this Mocha Cappuccino mix and I have tried them all! I mix it with a scoop of Biogenesis chocolate protein powder for a delicious and healthy Frappacino. As good as Starbucks! Satisfies my craving for the real thing and is every bit as yummy. Will continue to buy it often from Amazon. I have not been able to find this product in stores. Glad that Amazon carries it as a Prime item too. Thanks again Amazon!
Love this stuff; I recently went on a no sugar no flour diet, and I stopped caffeine; so this is perfect. I use a medium mug, and I add about 1.5 tbsp. sugar free mocha, then two tablespoons cofeemate regular powder, then about a 1/2 tsp. Tasters Choice house decaf and then about 1 tsp. of the brand Target carries of sugar free vanilla syrup. Other brands are too strong or not vanilla flavored enough. Anyway, try this combo – especially for those of you who are not using your cans anymore, this will perk it up to a delicous tasting mocha.
What a great sugar free treat. Also tastes great with no sugar added vanilla ice cream.
The price here is much lower than I have found elsewhere. I put it on autoship. I’m hooked.
JustinaFort Valley, VA
I have used this product for years but this is the first time I have purchased the sugar free. I make “frappuccinos’ by adding ice, sugar free chocolate syrup, and put all in the blender. Since I am not a coffee drinker, I usually throw in some French vanilla mix as well. Great taste, no calories, and it is very reasonably priced.
I was introduced to this product by a friend from CA and found it to be something I have enjoyed for some time. It is easy to prepare, and on cold evenings, a joy to share. I highly recommend to anyone who prefers good taste and – one of the best points– it is healthy if you don’t need the sugar!
This product does very little to make a nice cup of coffee. It adds almost no taste. Compares poorly to similar products
I purchased this product because I am diabetic and am always looking for new sugar free items to try. I just wanted to let everyone know that I do not like your product at all. I hate it that I spent that much money for something that I just had to throw in the trash. I have bought General Foods International swiss mocha and love it. Guess I’ll have to go back to drinking it.
Love it! Love it! Love it!
Have been drinking this for years as I hate coffee!
I haven’t been able to find the sugar free stuff in the store. So glad Amazon carries it. It is definately on my subscribe and save list. Makes your coffee so much better. Thanks
My husband and I have been using the Caffe D’Vita products for 17 years straight. We are so pleased with the taste and quality of this product. There is no comparison. It is our “treat” at the end of the day, and you don’t have to worry about the caffeine, since it is virtually caffeine-free. He uses the regular mocha flavor, and I use the sugar-free, which helps to save calories for me. We will continue to enjoy our nightly cappuccino, and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes a warm drink that tastes amazing, and is easy to use.
I’ve tried lots of different cappuccino mixes and by far and away this is my favorite! I like that it’s sugar free and has no trans fats so I can enjoy it without feeling like I’m going to have to slog through extra long workouts or that I’m hopelessly clogging my arteries.
I have a fairly large mug and I make it using two mounded teaspoons of Cafe D’vita Sugar Free Mocha, 2 scant tablespoons of fat free coffee creamer and about 1/4 teaspoon of instant coffee. Very satisfying. I drink it almost every day and don’t have to feel guilty if I have more than one cup in a day.
MaritaCastle Point, NY
I accidentely was able to try this product some years back and have found that I drink it more than any other beverage. Thank you for carrying it and alowing me to puchase it.
(09/08/09) I really enjoy the regular sugar-type Caffe D’Vita, but I wanted to try the sugar-free version to reduce calories. It looks extra creamy in the cup, but my girlfriend and I were both very disappointed with the flavor. She wouldn’t even finish her first cup. I got mine down, but didn’t enjoy it. It just tastes bad–almost bitter. I wasted the money to buy a whole 6-pack of cans, and now I’m going to take it to work to put in the break room; maybe others will find it tolerable if it’s free.
(Update: 10/26/09) I did take the 5 1/2 cans to work and put them in two break rooms. There are several dozen employees using these break rooms and in about five weeks time there are still over three full cans left! It appears that many people are not interested in trying it, and if they do, they never have it again. I sympathize. I have since gone back to the regular mocha version with sugar and continue to enjoy it.