Dolce Gusto Coffee Capsules
I found this interesting video on YouTube how to refill and reuse Dolce Gusto beverage pods. There is no talking in the video, but the screen notes appear to be in French. The process seems to work ok.
YouTube video how to refill and reuse Dolce Gusto beverage pods
as per my conversation with the sales rep at Dolce Gusto.
Please wait for a Dolce Gusto representative. We will be right with you!
Hello, you are now chatting with 'Dana'
Dana: Hello! Thank you for contacting Nescafé Dolce Gusto. How can I assist you today?
Visitor: are the dulce coffees kosher certified?
Dana: We are working on Kosher certification for the coffee capsules. We are also working on Kosher certification for the milk capsules which will take slightly longer.
Visitor: is there a timeline? and with which kosher certification agancy are you working with?
Dana: We do not have an estimated time frame yet.
Dana: It will be OU: Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, but we do not have a date yet.
Visitor: are there any animal products (besides milk) in any of the coffee products?
Dana: Thank you for waiting. I'll be with you in just a moment.
Dana: The coffee products are 100% coffee; therefore do not have any animal derivatives.
Visitor: what about the milk capsules or any other flavored capsules?
Dana: The milk capsules of course are animal derived, as they do contain actual milk.
Visitor: besides the actual milk any animal derived stabilizers and such?
Dana: I do not have this information available. I'm going to forward your inquiry to our corporate office and if you would please provide me with your full name and e-mail address, we will follow up with you when we do obtain the information you requested.
I actually emailed the company and got a very similar response, but thank you.
I have since looked at similar Nescafe products in the UK, and all the "instant" Nescafe Latte / Cappucino products are kosher certified by the London Beth Din (ie, reputable). Note that these are not the actual capsules I'm asking about, but the stuff you buy in jars and make yourself by adding hot water.
Maybe that's an alternative for some until the capsules are certified kosher.
Listed as approved. They don't bear any certificate on the product itself. My understanding is that it isn't so much a qualititative difference in the "kosher-ness" of the product, but more of whether or not they can get the manufacturer to alter their packaging.
The LBD itself will be able to clarify that one better than me - www.kosher.org.uk