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lilmomma Aug 27, 2012 11:53 AM

Folgers and Taster's Choice being offered at Costco now. Are they any good? If not, which one should I try?

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    acgold7 Aug 27, 2012 12:08 PM

    The Folger's is my daily morning brew.

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      janniecooks Aug 27, 2012 01:52 PM

      Here's a very very recent thread, with lots of replies (79), that addresses this very question. You might find a brand discussed therein that appeals to you:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/312446

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        lilmomma Aug 29, 2012 03:54 AM

        THanks jannie.

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        japheth Aug 27, 2012 02:09 PM

        I would suggest trying small jars of either brand from your grocery store before buying in bulk from Costco. Those types of instant coffees are the kind you'll either like or hate. Would be unfortunate to buy in bulk and hate it on the first taste.

        For me, the only instant coffee that I've purchased that tasted like a regular cup of drip coffee is the Starbuck's Vias. They are not entirely instant coffee, but also micro-ground coffee.

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          Milocat1 Sep 7, 2012 12:59 PM

          Nescafe Clasico is great. I get it at Safeway.

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            mrbigshotno.1 Sep 8, 2012 12:23 PM

            That's Taster's choice, one in the same, they just market it as Nescafe Classico to the hispanic countries.

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            John Francis Sep 7, 2012 06:32 PM

            Not at Costco, but Trader Joe's instant coffee is good.

            1. MsDiPesto Sep 8, 2012 08:58 PM

              My fave, hard to find sometimes, is Medaglia D'Oro instand espresso coffee.

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                mrbigshotno.1 Sep 9, 2012 07:46 AM

                You are right, the instant is hard to find sometimes, I think it might have to do maybe with the limited amount they make. I really like it for baking.

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