Compostable Coffee Pods!

 

I have been sent these pods to try via My Coffee Capsules.

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I spend a lot of time thinking about the environment and my actions and impact. It is hard not to put so many things into the too hard basket. One of the things that bothers me is my households use of coffee pods which I pick up from the special shop in town. I also recycle the pods but have no idea where they are going and what the carbon footprint is.

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Did you know that biodegradable often doesn’t mean anything except that one day, in an unspecified amount of time, something will break down? Compostable means that it will break down and in a shorter time period. It can even end up benefiting the soil around it.

However, rather than recyclable/biodegradable we need to start thinking about compostable. That is where these Nespresso compatible coffee capsules are a game changer- they are compostable and being tested to see if they are home compostable. Now, I know nothing about composting but I am going to learn. It is the way forward and these pods are a definite step in the right direction.

So the question you need answering, how do they taste? To be frank, up until now I haven’t been impressed with the non-posh shop capsules. Theses are excellent. I haven’t got to the 3rd or 4th day and wished I stuck to what I know. I am a convert. 

People with Nespresso compatible machines, take a step in the right direction and be ahead of the game. Compost those pods and drink your coffee without the guilts.

For domestic machines-use the code mm10%

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Sanpellegrino Fruit Beverages – Mighty Fine When You Can’t Have Beer Or Wine.

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I received an email from PR firm Lily and Louis  about using Sanpellegrino Fruit Beverages in a cocktail. I think that is a mighty fine idea if you are drinking alcohol. It then crossed my mind that these lovely drinks are not very popular in New Zealand and although we often have a couple in the fridge, I had never seen any friends with them. I think they are a very European thing? I was sent a six pack of all three flavours above so that I may share and tell you what you are missing out on.

When we visited the UK  in the summer of 2016,  Sanpellegrino Fruit Beverages were everywhere. Pubs, restaurants, cafes and even the real greasy fry up cafes stocked them. We drank them on a daily basis and defiantly had more Sanpellegrino than tea.

Now, I am not going to pretend that these are some kids drink that you load up a fridge with, no, no, no…… these are special. I would say these are grown up drinks and my teenager coverts them and thinks I am fab when I let her have a share in mine.

Sanpellegrino Fruit Beverages are the answer to what to take to a party, BBQ or dinner party when you are not drinking. Carrying in a 6 pack of these is the way to be the cool sober driver and your host will appreciate any left over. I often enjoy one or half of one if the teenager got lucky with dinner. I find they go well with food of all kinds.

My  favourite is the Blood Orange, the Limonata is a close second. I hadn’t tried the Chinotto before, that is growing on me. I didn’t realise it was a special type of orange, it has a taste not unlike cola but is citrus tasting too.

We buy ours from Thorndon New World. They are rather hidden. If you stand facing the fizzy drinks isle, go to the furthest left and look down the bottom. All three of the above flavours are usually available. If they don’t have them in your supermarket, ask them to stock them.

Have you had any of the flavours before?