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Old 29 July 2002, 19:01   #21
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What a fantastic product demonstration!

Thanks for taking the effort - I reckon that the last few shelf-fulls of this will now be shifted to RIBers stocking up for their autumn cruises.

Have you considered replying to the Email from Nestle with a URL to this thread? It might just get them thinking about how to market the product.

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Old 02 August 2002, 10:52   #22
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Having just been up to the north west then the midlands and back south I can confirm that lost of the services have these cans

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Old 05 August 2002, 14:23   #23
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Some inside info. on the product as I work for the company that manufactures and assembles the can. Its an excellent product, but be aware that the increase in temperature is fixed, so it'll be dissapointing if you've left it outside on a cold day. Try to keep it at a reasonable temperature before you activate it then you'll get a good hot beverage.
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Okay I have one hotcan left on my rib, (found it in the bottom of a locker) might auction it if there is a real shortage.
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So then Chris....

With you insider information, are Nescafe still making the cans? or do we need to stock up whilst the moto services still have shelves full of them?



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What they said is as I understand it. The marketing was extended to the "Central" TV region which is a big area but when you're the size of Nestle ! The fact that people were able to get them outside the region shows how popular they were with the retailers. However that caused them a problem because you can't analyse the data very well if people are wandering off and selling them outside the test region.

I'm hopeful they'll be back. The potential is great (Hot Chocolate, Lemsip etc.) but for the moment you need to stock up.
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Nescafe Hot When You Want ??????

3 weeks or so back on a really raw cold day we cracked open a couple of cans of heat in the can coffee. To say it was lukewarm would be an exagerration!! At that temperature it aint nice at all!
We had the flasks out with us but it was a big course and we thought that these would provide a bit more in the way of a warm drink-Wrong!
Letter of complaint to Nescafe - below is the relevant part of reply. The motto is Hot when you want - as long as its not a cold day! Funny that, I like a cold drink on a warm day and a hot one iin winter. So don't throw the flasks way


“Thank you for your recent letter concerning Nescafe Hot When You Want.
……………………..The can is designed to heat up the contents to around 40 degrees c higher than the initial remperature of the can however, this may vary by a few degrees either way. For instance, if the can is activated at average room temperature of around 20 degrees C the contents of the can will heat up until it reaches 60 degrees C. If the can starts at a hotter temperature – for example if left out in the sun – the coffee will reach a higher temperature.
Although the can and the coffee may feel hot, it will be no hotter than a coffee from a vending machine (typically around 75-80 degrees C). For best results the can should be stored indoors at room temperature. If the can is stored in a refrigerator or any other relatively cold environment (i.e. around 4 degrees C) the can will heat up only to 44 degrees C. for this reason we do not recommend that the product should be refrigerated.”
Thinking back the RiB was like a fridge that day! Lot nicer on today's course -an absolute overcoat warmer, flat calm sea, bit of sunshine
(Simons just wandered back in-been on L/B launch to a person in the water - it turned out to be a dog scared by fireworks and swimming around half a mile or so off-but very grateful!!) - no you can't keep it!!!!)
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A good stainless steel unbreakable flask serves the same purpose as far as I can see - and the coffee is of your own choice.
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My point as well. This is all just marketing and consumerism. If you know you are heading down to the rib then get the flask and make your own coffee...and it wont cost £1.35 a cup. Jeez now I sound like my dad.
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Re: Nescafe Hot When You Want ??????

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[(Simons just wandered back in-been on L/B launch to a person in the water - it turned out to be a dog scared by fireworks and swimming around half a mile or so off-but very grateful!!) - no you can't keep it!!!!) [/B]
I guess the weather was quit ruff do you think the dog might have come from a shiprex somewhere
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I guess the weather was quit ruff do you think the dog might have come from a shiprex somewhere
You old folk these days...

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