Douwe Egberts-Flavour collective review!!


So, this is my first ever product review, so don’t be too harsh on me 😛 It is very strange, but I have seen this coffee advertised numerous times, as it is the sponsor of the best tv show ever ”Friends” on comedy central. Honestly, I never really paid much attention to it, until the other day I noticed that Sainsburys had an offer on these wonderful little jars. (£2.00) Usually retailing for around £3 in Tesco’s, and Asda also. So picking the caramel flavoured jar up, immediately the aroma of lucious scented coffee and caramel notes, lured me in. I knew then and there, I HAD to try these.
The collection consists of three flavours:
Smooth Caramel
Roasted Hazelnut
Delicate Vanilla

Being a nutella junkie, I also purchased the hazelnut flavour along with the caramel without question. Unfortunately the vanilla isn’t available here yet, however if any of my lovely readers have tried this one, let me know your reviews on it?

Beginning with the:

Smooth Caramel

  • Caramel flavour, freeze dried instant coffee
  • Only 2 calories per mug*
  • 25 servings per jar
  • Tastes great hot or ice cold.


Imediatley apon opening this cute little mason jar (which I love and will keep) My nostrils was instantly hit toffee and caramel. Honestly It smelt like starbucks coffee shop, in a mason jar. Which, lets be honest….what could be more perfect?
This is a really smooth and flavoursome coffee, it offered a real burst of indulgence and a very rich toffee aroma which I absolutley loved. I made mine with 2 sugars and a little bit of milk, however, Surpringly the flavour of caramel was really strong and blended beautifully well with the coffee. So if you’re not a fan of sugar in your coffee, this collection gives the perfect balance of flavour and sweetness.


Roasted Hazelnut:

I love anything Hazelnut, infact I shamefully admitt to taking the tablespoon to the jar of nutella in my cupboard. You know you do it too, don’t deny 😉

Just like the caramel, I was immediatly hit with a beautiful strong aroma, only this time it was a burst of full-bodied nutty delight!

This flavour is absoluley gorgeous, it works extremely well with the coffee, again, I was not let down by the weakness of flavour, it was all hazelnut perfect. My senses were deffiantly awoken  with this mouth-watering full-bodied flavour. This delight is deffiantly for you if you’re looking for full flavour – and a best friend for those Amaretti biscuits.


I loved both of these flavours, however my love for ”Nutella” is going to shine through, and i’ll admitt I prefered the ”Hazelnut” more than the ”caramel”.
Having said that, it will be a kenco advertisment scenario, if one molecule is spilt 🙂
I was extremely surprised as to how beautiful these coffee flavours were. I was half expecting all coffee and just a hint of caramel and hazelnut. However, I was not dissapointed! The flavours were very strong and tasted absolutly devine.
Roasted Hazelnut (9/10)
Caramel: (8.5/10)
Price range – £2-3.00
Makes 25 servings!
Available in most major supermarkets (Asda, Sainsburys, Tescos…etc.)

If you’re like me and absolutley love starbucks and their delicious frappucinos , but not their prices then this product is for you!, It is so versatile, Douwe Egberts have alot of recipes online to use these instant coffee’s in! So check it out,

Here is one I will be trying tomorrow 🙂

Iced Coffee Recipe Douwe Egberts



Ingredients: Cold water (dependent on glass size) 3 – 5 Ice cubes Milk (to taste) Sugar (to taste) 1 tsp of your favourite flavour of The Flavour Collective coffee

Preparation: 1. Put some cold water in a tall glass (about fifth of the capacity) 2. Add 1 teaspoon of your favoured The Flavour Collective coffee and 1 teaspoon of sugar (optional – you can vary the amount of sugar to taste) 3. Use a milk frother to blend the mix for about one minute, until a rich and creamy foam is created. If you don’t have a milk frother, try using a cocktail shaker instead to shake the mixture thoroughly. 4. Add ice cubes to the top of the glass and pour over cold milk. 5. Enjoy!

More recipes online:

Enjoy, lovelies!

Becs x


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7 thoughts on “Douwe Egberts-Flavour collective review!!

  1. Great review! I might have to treat myself to the Hazelnut one…yeah I do the spoon and jar thing with Nutella too 😉

  2. Brilliant review! I keep seeing these advertised (I love Friends too!) and I’ve always wanted to give them a try. In my case the vanilla would be my first choice but the Hazelnut sounds delicious. I love that you have found a special offer on these too – £2 makes them even more tempting!

    Looks like I will be going to Sainsburys! Katherine 🙂

    • Hello Katherine!! 🙂

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, I really appreciate it! Absolutely love your blog, by the way, such great reviews!
      I actually purchased the vanilla today, just taking advantage of the £2 offer while it lasts, it is actually fantastic also, fairly enjoyed it, It would make a fab iced coffee drink, I bet! If you get a chance, you should defiantly try the coffee for yourself, let me know your thoughts on it 🙂 Friends is the best! 😛
      Becca 🙂

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  4. I must try these, the hazelnut one sounds great! Anything that tastes like Nutella is always a win in my book.

    • Hey Kev!, Oh it was scrummy, I absolutly love anything nutella tasting also :)…Check out my ”Jacc’s coffee review” They offer a lot of flavoured instant coffee’s, a range of different nut flavoured ones too! 🙂 Thank you for the comment and checking out my review, much appreciate! Love your blog.

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