1.0 out of 5 stars2nd order that’s dented and won’t work
October 20, 2018
Received a bunch of dented pods. More than half did not work in the machine because the shape was altered enough it couldn’t puncture them properly. This is the second order from JPI (jagged Peak Inc in St. Petersburg, FL) that was like this. The order I received today has 25!!! Dented pods. (See pic)
This was the first order of nespresso pods I have made since getting the variety pack with my machine. I'm a espresso novice, so take this with a grain of salt.....but these barely tasted flavored to me. They weren't bad, but they did seem a bit weak in comparison to other pods. Probably won't order these again.
Coffee itself is fantastic - I loved the chocolate in a latte. But 3 out of my first 4 attempts resulted in mangled pods. These things are not cheap, and that is not a success rate I can live with. Maybe after I've owned my Nespresso machine a little longer I'll be able to finagle and jiggle the pods into just the right position, but it shouldn't be so hard.
At a little over 70 cents per pod, this is a lot more cost effective than many other of the Nespresso variety packs, with the downside being only 3 flavors. Of these three, the caramel and vanilla are fairly faint hints that add a bit of flavor in exchange for the intensity of many other Nespresso variants. The chocolate, on the other hand, is VERY strong and makes the flavor almost undrinkable alone. If you plan on drinking these straight up, I would advise against this particular pack simply due to the overwhelming flavor of artificial chocolate in a third of the packs.
This assortment is a good one for new users to try. I found the vanilla and caramel not then interesting, but the chocolate flavor is good especially if you add just a hing of vanilla syrup which will make it pop. Individual results will vary widely
I love nespresso and have purchased a variety of flavors, and I thought I would like these more but they are not very strong. The seller is great though, it's just the actual nespresso flavors I didn't enjoy.