And so it was while shopping at ASDA that I thought it about time I tried this Kruger Hot Chocolate Light. With just 41 calories per drink, it’s certainly a good one to fit into a lower calorie diet.
Kruger is a German brand which I’ve only seen available in ASDA stores. The packaging is also half printed in German. Each box of hot chocolate contains eight sachets of chocolate powder.
The drink is described as an instant hot chocolate drink with sugars and sweeteners. The sweeteners in question include aspartame, acesulfame-k and glucose syrup.
To make up the drink you just empty the contents of one sachet (10g) into a cup, pour on hot, but not boiling water (200ml), stir well, and it’s ready to drink.
I like my hot chocolate quite milky, so was pleased to see the powder looked reasonably light, probably because it had milk powder in the ingredients. After pouring out the recommended amount of water, the chocolate did look thin and watery.
|Sachets of hot chocolate|
All in all, it was quite similar to the Weight Watchers hot chocolate drinks sold in cups. It's OK as a drink if you’re looking for something to fill the gap, but as an enjoyable drink, it’s not one I’d recommend.
There’s no mention on the pack whether it's suitable for vegetarians.
Found in branches of ASDA.
Nutrition information per drink (10g): 41 calories, 1.4g protein, 5.3g carbohydrates, 3.0g sugar, 1.4g fat, 1.2g saturates ,0.9g fibre, 0.1g sodium.
Produced in Germany.