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caldo caldo caffe?

MichaelB Mar 10, 2004 02:44 PM

Has anyone tried this stuff? It's a individual serving container of coffee, lemon tea, or hot chocolate, with a little heating element under the cup that gets activated by pushing a button and shaking the container. It sounds extremely weird, but I'm pretty curious.

Link: http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/f...

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    Dipsy RE: MichaelB Mar 10, 2004 08:41 PM

    Yes, it definitely sounds cool and I'd like to try it once. Wish I'd known about it before I went to Italy. I wonder how it tastes.... They have another product called Freddo Freddo that seems to be instant iced coffee.

    Link: http://www.caldocaldo.it/eng/index.html

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      Luisa RE: Dipsy Mar 11, 2004 03:04 AM

      I've tried the Freddo Freddo. It's a shot of espresso with added sugar. You press the bottom of the cup and then shake it for a minute or two to make it cold. While it was fun to see the drink turn icy cold, I can't say that I was impressed by the drink very much. The coffee was moderately strong, but along with the added sugar it left a wierd aftertaste in my mouth.

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      paulsewell RE: MichaelB Dec 6, 2011 04:57 PM

      There's a U.S. company that does something similar. www.hot-can.com

      1. pdxgastro RE: MichaelB Dec 7, 2011 10:59 PM

        If I'm not mistaken, some MREs (meals read to eat) have a self-heating element so soldiers can enjoy a hot meal out in the field.

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