Gu Hot Chocolate Drink and Salted Caramel flavour 750Ml £1.50 at Tesco
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Gu Hot Chocolate Drink and Salted Caramel flavour 750Ml £1.50 at Tesco

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Found 20th Aug 2015
Available until the 1st September instore and home delivery

High temperature pasteurised hot chocolate drink

Superior Sipping
Velvety smooth, luxuriously thick and deeply indulgent, our drinking chocolate is a little taste of heaven in an instant. So why settle for anything less when you can have decadently rich hot chocolate in the comfort of your home?

Pack Size: 750ml

Thick, rich and velvety smooth
Suitable for vegetarians
Information

Ingredients:
Whole Milk (86.4%), Dark Chocolate Powder (5%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder, Natural Vanilla Flavouring), Sugar, Skimmed Milk Powder, Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder (2.5%), Stabilisers: Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Sulphate, Methyl Cellulose

Storage:
Keep me chilled - refrigerate at 0-5°C. Don't freeze me. Store in an upright position and shake gently before use. Once opened, use within 3 days and always by the 'use by' date shown.
Devour (use) by: see top of pack.
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom

Origin Free Text:
Made in the UK

Number Of Uses:
3 This pack contains 3 servings of 250ml

Cooking Guidelines:
Microwave (From Chilled): Microwave 750 Watt /850 Watt.
Gently shake carton.
Pour a 250ml serving into a microwaveable jug.
Heat on full power for 1 minutes, stir, then heat on full power for a further minute.
Serve in your favourite mug.

Preparation and Usage:
For maximum indulgence, top you hot chocolate with a dreamy swirl of whipped cream, then sprinkle over some crushed-up cookies. Heavenly!
Or, just pour into a tall glass straight from the fridge for a gorgeously cooling chocolate hit.

Drink me hot or cold.

24 Comments

Original Poster

Back on offer until 1st of September
If you haven't tried this yet it is yummy yummy
Heating instructions as above but we prefer it "council house style"
Pour two thirds into a latte glass and top with milk and add a little sugar then throw it in the microwave -top with squirty cream and any other melty things and enjoy x

We use the normal latte glasses that come up on offer on here, and I reckon with adding the milk you would get about 6 servings but I will count the next time I buy this which will hopefully be today. For me this is a good price as it would be so much more for just one at a coffee shop. We're having friends over this evening and the kids have asked me to buy it so it is a nice treat that doesn't cost much and they really like it.
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Edited by: "geesepeace" 21st Aug 2015

I love hot choc but I just did not get on with this stuff. It's too rich and sickly for me and the texture is weird. And I have a very sweet tooth. But each to their own.

Original Poster

JPS

I love hot choc but I just did not get on with this stuff. It's too rich … I love hot choc but I just did not get on with this stuff. It's too rich and sickly for me and the texture is weird. And I have a very sweet tooth. But each to their own.



Same here I am a hot chocolate fan too - normally buy Twinings as its not gloopy or too rich and I thought the same as yourself then we experimented and found this to be really nice.

If you consider trying again pour two thirds into a latte glass and top with milk and add a little sugar to taste makes it like a melted cadburys bar of chocolate very nice and you get more servings from the carton.

I've always been interested in trying this drink. But cost compared to size has put me off each time.

I make a great hot chocolate from the Zuma brand. Lately I've been adding a star bucks colombian coffee pack, Zuma hot chocolate powder, forthed heated milk, and ginger bread syrup.

But from Geese peace comment the drink above does sound super interesting >

Original Poster

kos1c

I've always been interested in trying this drink. But cost compared to … I've always been interested in trying this drink. But cost compared to size has put me off each time. I make a great hot chocolate from the Zuma brand. Lately I've been adding a star bucks colombian coffee pack, Zuma hot chocolate powder, forthed heated milk, and ginger bread syrup. But from Geese peace comment the drink above does sound super interesting ><



snob your recipe sounds yummy

cost compared to size for me is quite good as we haven't been to coffee shops for a little while now and at this price its still less than a medium hot choc to-go

love this hot choc, but only buy when it's on offer. thanks

geesepeace

snob your recipe sounds yummy




I'm no sub!

I just like the sweet tasting coffees from star bucks but £3-4 a cup is out the question.

It's a scrummy recipe, and got most off it on sale, and a few bits on reduced to clear.

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I'll try pick up a pack when I'm next by Tesco. May do your trick of adding 1/3 milk just to make it last more than 2 cups.

I see you like to be authentic with the 'council house style' complete with the manicure!

Original Poster

kos1c

I'm no sub! :DI just like the sweet tasting coffees from star bucks but … I'm no sub! :DI just like the sweet tasting coffees from star bucks but £3-4 a cup is out the question. It's a scrummy recipe, and got most off it on sale, and a few bits on reduced to clear. :)I'll try pick up a pack when I'm next by Tesco. May do your trick of adding 1/3 milk just to make it last more than 2 cups.



this sounds lovely i'm going to try it sometime thanks for sharing and now I will know which products to buy. i like the syrups too. I used the normal latte glasses and by topping up with ordinary milk we had quite a few servings it was only a thought after we had been drinking it neat and trying to appreciate it but I will count next time I go because they didn't have it in our express store. apologies for the late night of response x

Original Poster

ripoffh8er

I see you like to be authentic with the 'council house style' complete … I see you like to be authentic with the 'council house style' complete with the manicure!


lol almost, don't you just hate it when your nail enamel gets in that state:p no the cup only resembled our mess when we have a pyjama slob day X) ps most council people I know don't have hands like that but I can't afford expensive nail jobs


Edited by: "geesepeace" 21st Aug 2015

Original Poster

Glasses still available here Your text here

Sounds delicious!

Original Poster

ElisaJPS1207

Sounds delicious!



it is really creamy and not of thick consistency or bitter tasting (when adding one third of ordinary milk) really recommend this, the same as other people on the thread have commented

geesepeace

this sounds lovely i'm going to try it sometime thanks for sharing



​The frother glass (on the left) is optional, as it just foams the milk slightly. I paid £18 for my first one and it got damaged and found a replacement in tesco for a fiver on reduced to clear.

The syrup I bought was at the time £1.50 in tesco extra. They are normally £3 a bottle but the ginger bread was half price. I think the other flavours are caramel and vanilla (first time buying these syrups).

The colombian coffee was on reduced to clear so thought might as well grab the last 4 boxes at the time.

My hot chocolate powder choice (I'd stick with the normal over the thick, it's a little much at times),but was around £10-15 a large tub.

Of course you can change the items to brands you prefer. Just the girlfriend loves my hot chocolates so I got something better than cadbury.

I got a few latte glasses left over from my tassimo machine (which doesn't get used anymore ><). But I still found them a little small. I tend to use the standard Starbucks cups I got from a gift pack on reduced last Xmas. I like a large drink ;D

Original Poster

Love the syrups too - these are nice for a treat if you haven't tried them, I sometimes buy them as little gift fillers as well, not expensive and you can pick them up in the Costa shops. Vanilla, Caramel, Cinnamon, Hazelnut, Gingerbread. £6.95 available here Your text here

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In regards the milk frother my little one loves to do the hot drinks and we have fun with this wee gadget which I got from Poundland around 2 years ago and it still works. They're probably still for sale in those stores or easily available on ebay/amazon.

Found one - Your text here

They look like this http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDAwWDUwNg==/z/RSUAAOSwLVZV1e-t/$_12.JPG

You should practise this for next time Your text here



Edited by: "geesepeace" 23rd Aug 2015

Original Poster

Salted Caramel also available at this price I have updated the title.

I got this yesterday as they had none of the ordinary flavour, not really keen on salted caramel but had a craving for hot choc so we diluted it 50/50 and it was really tasty, again recommended if you haven't tried it before

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Edited by: "geesepeace" 23rd Aug 2015

geesepeace

Salted Caramel also available at this price I have updated the title.I … Salted Caramel also available at this price I have updated the title.I got this yesterday as they had none of the ordinary flavour, not really keen on salted caramel but had a craving for hot choc so we diluted it 50/50 and it was really tasty, again recommended if you haven't tried it before <3Your text here



​I went into tesco and grabbed a bottle of the salted caramel. As I was a little curious on the taste. But for some reason my card wouldn't work and had to leave all my shopping apart from the dog food and use my only change on that. ><
Was embarrassing.

Was going to ask if you had tried the caramel one,but see that you have. If I get down to my town centre today will make sure to have cash ready to grab a GU. I've been really interested in it since this thread.

They had this syurp packs on clearance a month back for £3.25 I think it was. But they were out of stock when I saw the shelf sticker.

My local tesco seem to not sell any syrup bottles now. Glad I grabbed r ginger bread ones when they were half price.

Original Poster

[quote=kos1c][quote=geesepeace] Salted Caramel also available at this price I have updated the title.
I got this yesterday as they had none of the ordinary flavour, not really keen on salted caramel but had a craving for hot choc so we diluted it 50/50 and it was really tasty, again recommended if you haven't tried it before

Third time it keeps deleting my comments - yes I think its seasonal at Tesco.
This is the type of thing that happens to me but so long as the dog managed to get his luxury dinners though X)
Saw the deals on here for the syrups but missed out as I had overspent because of this site.

I will look for a good deal on syrups sometime and post because they're handy to have at home and saves a lot of money

Edited by: "geesepeace" 23rd Aug 2015

geesepeace

[quote=kos1c][quote=geesepeace] Salted Caramel also available at this … [quote=kos1c][quote=geesepeace] Salted Caramel also available at this price I have updated the title.I got this yesterday as they had none of the ordinary flavour, not really keen on salted caramel but had a craving for hot choc so we diluted it 50/50 and it was really tasty, again recommended if you haven't tried it before Third time it keeps deleting my comments - yes I think its seasonal at Tesco. This is the type of thing that happens to me but so long as the dog managed to get his luxury dinners though X)Saw the deals on here for the syrups but missed out as I had overspent because of this site.I will look for a good deal on syrups sometime and post because they're handy to have at home and saves a lot of money




Came to say I just tried the Gú drink, I think I added a little to much milk to make the carton last. It was a rather odd/weak taste, but I think that's due to adding a lot of milk.

Will try another drink tomorrow, with most being GU and a tiny milk (if needed).

Those syrups seemed to have gone up on price in my local. They're not really that big of a bottle sadly. I did order a large bottle of hazelnut syrup online a year back(different brand), which came to around £5.50 ish. If you're a coffee/hot chocolate nut, might be something to look into

It was one of those moments for me with my bank card. Main reason was dog food, the GU and some snacky bits. The pups got their bits.

Original Poster

kos1c

Came to say I just tried the Gú drink, I think I added a little to much … Came to say I just tried the Gú drink, I think I added a little to much milk to make the carton last. It was a rather odd/weak taste, but I think that's due to adding a lot of milk.Will try another drink tomorrow, with most being GU and a tiny milk (if needed). Those syrups seemed to have gone up on price in my local. They're not really that big of a bottle sadly. I did order a large bottle of hazelnut syrup online a year back(different brand), which came to around £5.50 ish. If you're a coffee/hot chocolate nut, might be something to look into :)It was one of those moments for me with my bank card. Main reason was dog food, the GU and some snacky bits. The pups got their bits.



Try two thirds choc and then add little amounts of milk stirring each time and tasting before you heat it. My favourites are the winter flavours mainly gingerbread or spiced ones but I bought some vanilla extract a while back from Vanilla Mart and this is good stuff but very strong and lasts for ages, it's nice in both drinks.

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glad the fluffys were happy

I'll try that tonight. Probably just do a full gu and no milk. Incase I find the original taste acceptable

The prices of those vanilla jars are expensive. And I was called the snob

Just had a quick look online and there's loads of different Monin flavours, cookies and cream, toffee nuts, white chocolate etc. Just a shame those bottles cost £5.50+shipping and tesco only sell the same 3 flavours.

I'm glad I grabbed 4 bottles off the ginger bread. It's such a nice soft taste to my drink

Original Poster

kos1c

I'll try that tonight. Probably just do a full gu and no milk. Incase I … I'll try that tonight. Probably just do a full gu and no milk. Incase I find the original taste acceptable :)The prices of those vanilla jars are expensive. And I was called the snob :pJust had a quick look online and there's loads of different Monin flavours, cookies and cream, toffee nuts, white chocolate etc. Just a shame those bottles cost £5.50+shipping and tesco only sell the same 3 flavours. I'm glad I grabbed 4 bottles off the ginger bread. It's such a nice soft taste to my drink



Yum i want a gingerbread one
Oh i've just had a quick look was it here? nextdaycoffee. monin syrups I didn't know they had so many I want one of each X)

The vanilla from Vanillamart was around £7 and it's proper extract and I wanted it for a nice recipe so wanted a good quality one and this is so much better than the supermarket stuff plus lasts ages. I was probably eating tins of beans all week to compensate though or something else I had sourced from here so I don't mind.

Enjoy your coffee:)


geesepeace

Yum i want a gingerbread one Oh i've just had a quick look was it … Yum i want a gingerbread one Oh i've just had a quick look was it here? nextdaycoffee. monin syrups I didn't know they had so many I want one of each X)The vanilla from Vanillamart was around £7 and it's proper extract and I wanted it for a nice recipe so wanted a good quality one and this is so much better than the supermarket stuff plus lasts ages. I was probably eating tins of beans all week to compensate though or something else I had sourced from here so I don't mind. Enjoy your coffee:)





Yeah that was the site. So many different flavours. I really want to test a few but cost then shipping. I'd doubt I would buy any.

True with the vanilla extract. I tried the small green bottles, that are usually in the baking sections of tesco and I barely noticed the flavour. Was for home made whip cream, it was alright just not enough kick to notice.

Original Poster

kos1c

​Yeah that was the site. So many different flavours. I really want to t … ​Yeah that was the site. So many different flavours. I really want to test a few but cost then shipping. I'd doubt I would buy any. True with the vanilla extract. I tried the small green bottles, that are usually in the baking sections of tesco and I barely noticed the flavour. Was for home made whip cream, it was alright just not enough kick to notice.



well you got to try the real stuff then at some point, it's very strong so you only need a small amount but it's really worth it. I will try to keep eyes open for a free delivery code from that company and post, I had a quick google but couldn't see any at the minute but it's a one off 4.99 charge so not too bad for buying several small bottles. I would get 5 different 250ml sizes and the delivery takes it up to £20. What you have to do is utilise hukd better so you don't feel the effect so much if you may ever happen to overspend I never overspend
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