We tried the new Cremora liquid 'milk' - and it was surprisingly good

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Cremora has launched liquid creamers. Bombi Mavundza/Business Insider South Afriac
  • Cremora has launched a brand new liquid creamer that comes in two flavours: hazelnut and vanilla.
  • A 250ml container costs more than a litre of milk.  
  • It packs a sugary punch, but left our hot beverages so much creamier - it goes down a treat as a more decadent indulgence. 
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The non-dairy creamer Cremora has been part of South African coffee breaks since 1966, adding "it's not inside, it's on top" to the nation's lexicon.

In fact, you'll find it in one out of five of the 1.6 million cups of instant coffee that are consumed in South Africa every hour, according to brand owner Nestle.

It is now available as a liquid creamer, which caused a stir on social media:

The new liquid creamers come in two flavours: hazelnut and vanilla.

A container of 250ml is selling for R17,99 each at Pick and Pay - costing you more than a litre of long-life milk. The packaging says it contains up to 12 servings, which work out to more than 20ml per cup - or four teaspoons.

It should be used within two weeks of opening. By comparison the shelf life for "traditional" Cremora is 12 months.

The liquid Cremora packs a big sugary punch - coming to 6.6 grams of sugar per 20ml serving (compared to 2.7 grams for normal Cremora). So to truly enjoy Cremora Liquid, you have to probably take sugar in your coffee usually. 

The total kilojoule count per 20ml serving of Cremora Liquid is 225kj - 23% more than a serving of normal Cremora (183kj). 

Our verdict: the liquid version is definitely for when you want to treat yourself.

It dissolves instantly, leaving your hot beverage smooth and creamy - and the added sugar gave it a decadent kick. 

The hazelnut flavour is strong and will dominate the taste of your coffee and tea, and although it has a lingering aftertaste, we enjoyed it. The vanilla flavour tasted slightly sweeter, but also landed nicely.

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