Rocket Fuel Self-Heating Coffee

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This was an interesting cup of coffee I was sent to review.  Not only is it supposed to wake you up and give you energy, it’s also “self-heating”.

Rocket Fuel is the sort of thing you might drink the morning after the night before AND you’re running really late/don’t have a kettle to hand.

Rocket Fuel Coffee

Rocket Fuel Coffee

Rocket Fuel Coffee

I love the technology at work here.  I mean, the can heats itself!  To activate it you take the pull-ring lid off the bottom and press down on the plastic-like base – you have to push hard, until it kind of caves in.

Rocket Fuel Coffee

Then you shake it from side to side (four times according to the instructions), put the can up the right way, and wait three minutes.

After a few seconds I could hear fizzing and there was a little leakage on the desk – not much.  I could feel the can getting warm.  After my three minutes was up I opened the can (another pull-ring).

Rocket Fuel Coffee

I poured the coffee into a mug to drink it (so I could look at it!) and was surprised how little there was compared to the size of the can.  That’s a normal sized mug on the right above.  I shouldn’t have been surprised – it clearly says 200ml on the side of the can, but I guess I just assumed most of the can would be coffee.  It was really dark in colour, white coffee yes, but not much milk.

And wow it was strong!  I mean, I knew this was going to be strong as my normal choice is a nice milky latte, but even with added milk I found this far too strong for me (I didn’t manage to finish the 200ml!).

The technology had worked though, it was a hot cup of coffee.  And there was definitely a massive caffiene hit – the coffee has added Guarana (is that the stuff in Boost chocolate bars?) for an added energy boost.  You’ll be buzzing!!

Rocket Fuel is available in Sainsbury’s priced at £2.49 each.  Not something I’ll be buying but if you like strong coffee and are in need of a boost on the road, then give this a try – and let me know what you think!  There is also a Hot Chocolate version which might be worth a try.

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