Amazon Fine Food Reviews

247861247861B004T3QMD8A2M14CFAMF8J7IJoanna Terrero0051321228800Sinfully delicious and affordableIn this time of financial crisis, having a latte is almost a luxury, but I love the drink, so Maxwell House came to the rescue. I love the taste, the aroma, and the flexibility to mix my own coffee latte any time of the day. It adds a new excitement to the coffee break in the office, and it satisfies without having to walk out to the coffee shop, and spend nearly the price of the whole can in a single cup. I add half teaspoon of instant coffee in the mornings to increase the coffee taste, but during the rest of the day I drink it as it is. It takes great even with only boil water. I also tried it with milk and adding some cocoa too. The mixing possibilities are exciting, and of course, every new one is an excuse to have another cup. I highly recommend it.
247862247862B004T3QMD8APVK8GGSSUDCEMitchell M. Tse "mitchelltse"0031321142400Nice flavor but a little grittyMaxwell House International Coffee Pumpkin Spice Latte has a nice pumpkin spice flavor. I'm not normally a fan of pumpkin spice unless it's in a pumpkin pie but the coffee has a nice sweet flavor that is not too strong. The only setback is a kind of gritty texture in the coffee which I associate with very fine coffee grounds. I am reasonably sure that it is not coffee grounds but the pumpkin spice because of the flavor I discern from the grit.
It's not my thing but I'm sure that it is for some people.
I give this item 3 stars because of the nice flavor but the gritty texture.
247863247863B004T3QMD8AIVZMEFEAGF3txlucky10051321142400Delicious!I wasn't sure what pumpkin spice latte would taste like, but wow am I impressed. This is delicious. It smells wonderful, has a great foam (as any good latte should), and has the perfect balance of spices. It's like having autumn in a cup. I searched several local stores for this flavor without any luck. I'll be ordering more from Amazon then. I also want the try the peppermint flavor now.
247864247864B004T3QMD8A1T8N18XKDLJO4B. Aikens0041321142400Great instant coffeeI have never tried instant coffee before but I have heard horrible things about it. So with great trepidation I decided to try Maxwell House's new pumpkin spice instant latte. It is very good when made with milk but suffers when made with water. So make it with milk it tastes great. However, the only other negative thing I have to say about it is that the container it came in tends to leak when tilted. I'm not sure if this was just because it was a trial container or if they all do this. I can definitely recommend it to anyone who likes coffee.
247865247865B004T3QMD8A31VDZOEJACIHHM. Morim0041321142400Fun drink for a cold dayI can't tell you it taste like coffee, not even sure it taste like pumpkin spice, but I really like it.
It's foamy, flavorful and thick.
You can drink it just with water, or add milk - and you'll still enjoy.
It's 60 calories per serving, assuming 1 1/3 tablespoons of the powder, I actually put 2 full teaspoons and it tastes great.
I was a bit surprise to find out it has 13% fat!! - so take that into consideration.

All in all, tasty!
247866247866B004T3QMD8AFJFXN42RZ3G2R. DelParto "Rose2"0041321142400Pumpkin spice and everything niceMaxwell House's International Coffee brand provides the alternative to instant coffee. With a wide variety of choices to choose, especially during the holidays when coffee drinkers seek out that holiday flare to their regular cup of coffee, choices range from peppermint mocha to pumpkin spice. Depending on one's taste, when the weather becomes cooler and the leaves begin to turn orange and brown, a cup of pumpkin spice latte sounds like a good compliment to any Thanksgiving dessert of pies and cakes.

Pumpkin spice latte has a flavor of cinnamon and pumpkin that one can drink as a hot cup of coffee or to add little kick to a regular cup of non-flavored coffee. But however one prefers to drink their coffee, Maxwell House's International brand is a sophisticated choice for the casual or light coffee lover.
247867247867B004T3QMD8A3A15L96IYUO6VMichael Smith0031321056000Good, but not good enoughA good latte but probably not good enough for the dedicated latte lovers...

Maxwell House and the ubiquitous tins of blended, flavored coffees have been around for what seems like forever. This is not a bad thing. They are generally dependable, convenient and very, very sweet. I have long been addicted to french vanilla flavored coffees and Maxwell house excels in this flavor. At first I was somewhat leery about pumpkin spice flavor, probably because a few days before I had a Peet's pumpkin spice coffee that was overpoweringly strong. However, since I control the mix, I control the flavor. Definitely I see this drink as a seasonal item (I have visions of frost on the pumpkin as I drink it) but it is quite tasty in an artificial way; the cinnamon flavor is much stronger than the coffee flavor. Following instructions the first time (4 teaspoonfuls of coffee) the coffee had a nice frothy appearance and definitely satisfied the sweet tooth. In fact, the next time I added only three teaspoonfuls and the flavor was still adequate. The manufacturer mentioned making it with milk and I suspect this would give it a richer taste, but to me the addition is unnecessary. For the frugal amongst us, I occasionally use this mix as a sweetener for my regular coffee and even this makes an unusual autumn blend.

I am having a cup of the product and it definitely takes some of the chill out of a frosty morning. Now the bad thing -- it has 2 grams of saturated fat! For this and the excessive sugar many of us should not make this a regular part of our diet.
247868247868B004T3QMD8A1UH8RMD57P34YKathy K0031321056000Where's the Pumpkin?Having bought a pumpkin spice latte at A-Plus a few weeks back, I quickly developed an obsession for the drink. So when I saw this product, I thought it would be a great, convenient, and more affordable alternative. (At Amazon's current price, I could get almost three cups for the price of one at the convenience store and save myself the gas.) Unfortunately, it proved a weak substitute for the real deal. While there are hints of pumpkin pie-esque nutmeg and clove in the flavor, this just isn't that much different from regular latte or cappuccino for me to care. And the pumpkin, if it's there at all, was undetectable to my taste buds. I tried this mix in both water and milk to give it a fair shake and it blends to a nice foamy top in both. Not an awful product by any means, but did not meet my, admittedly already well-formed by the competition, expectations.
247869247869B004T3QMD8APPJNVNF4BFLBConnieP0031320969600I'll stick to my local coffee shopI didn't start drinking coffee until a few years ago. I started with the International Coffees, then switched to flavored brew coffees, and now usually drink plain brewed coffee with flavored non-dairy creamer. To save calories and all the artificial ingredients, I really wish I could drink plain black coffee, but I just don't like it. When I saw this product available through the Vine program, I thought I would give it a try. It's okay, but nothing great. It's sweet and has a slightly spicy flavor, but really no coffee flavor to speak of. It's certainly not the quality of a latte drink you would get at a coffee shop. On the plus side, it is super easy to make plus costs much less than a latte drink from a coffee shop. The product does not contain much actual coffee, so it certainly won't give the morning pick-me-up that I have come to expect from my morning coffee. So I think I will stick with my usual brewed coffee with flavored non-dairy creamer in the mornings and the occasional latte or similar drink at the local coffee shop.
247870247870B004T3QMD8A1DC1O4VX6AHPPE. A. Jones "movie buff"0041320969600weak taste but still goodThe taste of this is very weak with little actual coffee taste. I put in some instant coffee crystals and it definitely improved the taste. The foam is nice, the best foam I've ever seen in an instant drink. The pumpkin spice flavor is good, too. Without the added instant coffee it tastes like a frothy milk-only drink and it's too rich for me to finish a cup (made with water; I can't imagine how rich it would be with milk). Between the rich taste and the calories at about 180 per cup, it's not something you'd want every day.
247871247871B004T3QMD8A1H4QWLST1N3D0K. Hamacher0051320883200Tasty coffee for a small relaxing breakI must admit I was a bit skeptical in terms of Pumpkin spice flavor and powder coffee but this has been a very pleasant surprise. I use my small, single cup, coffee maker to get 7oz hot water and voila a good flavored break from the routine. Easy to make, foamy and robust. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who likes flavored coffee.
Nutrition facts (per serving (6oz to 8oz. I think 7oz is about max otherwise it gets too watery)
60 cal, 20 fat cal, total fat 2g (3%), sodium 60mg (3%), total carb 11g (4%), sugars 8g
247872247872B004T3QMD8A16YU3GRGCD95STheresa M. Studer "Terra57"0041320883200Not bad.If you are looking for a cuppa with a bit of spice in it this is good. I've had several different flavors of this brand and think this one is right up at the top of my list but anything pumpkin is at this point. It works out nicely when you can't get out to the coffee shop to get a fresh cuppa pumpkin spice and it's great on those rainy cool evenings when you just need something warm and the taste of the Autumn Season. I did however find that I needed to use a bit more than called for so it wouldn't be weak. I think I used an extra teaspoon.

Another way to really enjoy this is to put two teaspoons into a cup of hot cocoa. Yumm! I think this is my favorite way of drinking this so far. I also use a bit of fresh creamer just for more body. Overall, I like it! An inexpensive product with good flavor and ease of use for those lazy cold days to come.
247873247873B004T3QMD8A2M6B16568F7KHReneeSuz0031320796800more subtle flavor.....A few days ago I reviewed the Peppermint Mocha and how I had purposely used the product as an additive to my espresso and warmed milk and it was delicious. I tried the same with the Pumpkin Spice and it didn't work as well. The pumpkin flavor was too subtle for my taste. I think I would either have to add more mix (which means more calories) or follow the package directions for the full pumpkin flavor.
247874247874B004T3QMD8A3C9YGB4H90PDEKarla Cook0031320796800quick and easyNo, it doesn't take like what you would get at the coffee shop. It's got things in it like hydrogenated oils and other unpronouncible ingredients. So it's not wonderful, in regards to taste or natural ingredients. However, it is convenient. There are times when convenience trumps quality. When you just want something you can stir into hot water for a quick treat, this is great. My daughter and I enjoy the Pumpkin Spice flavor in the fall. I like to have this on hand for when we don't want to go out for "frou-frou" coffee or take time to make it from scratch.
247875247875B004T3QMD8A27L5L6I7OSV5BAlex Nennig "al27"0041320796800Good!I'm impressed by how much this actually looks and tastes like a real Latte when used with even just hot water (not milk!). Some complain about the lack of coffee, but if a Latte is what I think it is, its not heavy on coffee, its more of a steamed milk thing.

I might be wrong about that, though.

Either way, my favorite way of having this treat is to just stir it in with some fresh hot black coffee. Tastes great!
247876247876B004T3QMD8A1WKEAS58297E5Jesus First "Darren & Holly"0051320796800Excellent!We LOVE this stuff! It is a little too sweet for our tastes when mixed as directed. So, we brew our regular coffee and add a couple of tablespoons to it that way. ADDICTIVE! Highly recommend.
247877247877B004T3QMD8A2CV33795L4KHHA. Davis0041320796800Very good for instant coffeeOne of my favorite things about fall is the return of pumpkin spice latté at the coffee houses, so I thought I would give this instant version a try. I have purchased other flavors of this line before - my opinion is that if it's a heavily flavored coffee (chocolate, mint, etc.), you can add more of the powder to make it richer and therefore palatable. It's good on a cold night. This flavor does not disappoint. Like the other flavors, this one is not awesome, but it's good. And it's convenient. The directions on the can suggest adding milk instead of water for a richer latté. I tried it both ways, and I agree that it's better with the milk. I actually think half milk and half water is just right. It's not as good as what you'll get at the major coffee houses, but it's really good for instant coffee. If you're a true coffee connoisseur, you won't like this coffee, but then, you wouldn't be buying instant coffee anyway.
247878247878B004T3QMD8AK7CAW3N1XZV6Beth Cholette "doctor_beth"0041320796800Quite good!The timing of this coffee couldn't be better: I have been on a pumpkin craze! I love pumpkin, and I find myself craving it constantly in the fall, so I was thrilled for the opportunity try Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Similar to the other latte-style coffees by this brand, when you blend the powdered coffee mix with boiling water, it develops a bit of a foam, mimicking coffeeshop-style coffees. The coffee has a pleasant scent that is both pumpkin-y and spicy. The taste is quite good--it definitely has a nice pumpkin flavor, but being the pumpkin lover that I am, I would have preferred an even stronger pumpkin effect. In addition, there is not much of a coffee flavor to this latte, so I missed that a bit.

In the end, although I wouldn't exactly consider this a coffee drink, it's a nice little specialty drink--I think of it more as the fall version of hot chocolate. Enjoy!
247879247879B004T3QMD8A3VLCQX7NG1N0EErin O'Riordan0051320796800Great Fall FlavorI tried this coffee mix both with hot water and hot milk, and it was good either way. It has a delicate spicy flavor, like a chai, flavorful but not overwhelming. It also builds a nice, foamy head on top, giving it a true latte texture.
247880247880B004T3QMD8ASJ0MKRFZC47BMermaid0031320796800Warm cup of autumn...instantlyI don't normally drink instant coffee, but I thought I would try this because sometimes I just don't feel like brewing a pot of coffee or messing with the espresso machine. This is definitely nice and easy. I just fill a coffee cup with steaming hot-from-the-faucet water and put it in the microwave on HI power for an extra minute to get it nice and toasty. Then I add 4 heaping spoonfuls of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. As soon as the coffee granules hit the hot water, it makes this sizzling noise almost like a drop of cold water hitting a sizzling hot frying pan, just not that severe. I find myself looking forward to that sizzling noise it makes.

Despite adding 4 heaping spoonfuls, I feel like the coffee is still very watery. I know I can add more of the mix in, but I also don't want to add too many empty calories so I deal with the watered down flavor. I knew I was just getting instant latte and wasn't expecting a strong espresso. The flavor of the pumpkin spice is good, but I wish it were spicier.

The latte looks really pretty in a glass mug (I'm posting a picture above for reference) and nice and foamy at the top, just like a coffee house latte with steamed milk would look like.

All in all, I enjoy fixing this for myself when I'm cold and want a little pick-me-up. I do not drink this for the full coffee experience and would recommend anyone trying this latte to have the same mindset going in.
247881247881B004T3QMD8AT1RF4WNPGGLCMichael Mcart "Mick McArt"0031320710400Worth checking out.I am not that fond of instant coffee, but I have to admit that this was pretty good. I'm a big fan of anything with pumpkin spice so this was right up my alley. I think the only downside to this coffee is that it's pumpkin flavor was not strong enough. They might have been going for a subtle approach, and maybe that works better for some coffee lovers, but I like strong flavors. Maxwell House always makes good coffee and I think this was worth checking out.

I received this product as part of the Amazon Vine Program.
247882247882B004T3QMD8A37R3P5JFNQG8SKaren Wilber0031320624000Versatile beverage mixIf you're looking for a coffee flavored drink, you'll want to look elsewhere (unless you follow direction #3 below). As with all of the "cafe-style beverage" mixes, this pumpkin spice latte mix is mostly sugar and non-dairy creamer. But, in order to give a well-rounded review I tried this product in a number of different ways to see how it would taste:

1--as a hot drink prepared according to the directions: When mixed as directed I found the flavor to be a bit weak and was disappointed. It was sweet and frothy, slightly cinnamon-y with another flavor which must have been a combination of ginger and pumpkin. OK, but not great. You need to double up on the mix to get a good flavor (but that also doubles the calories)

2--as a warm drink prepared with milk: This is a nice alternative to hot chocolate mixes, tasting a bit more grown-up than cocoa. The milk seemed to take the edge off the sweetness. Much better taste than prepared with water.

3--as a powdered creamer in my regular (hot) coffee: Here is the coffee-drink flavor I was looking for and this is how I plan to consume most of the remainder of the carton.
247883247883B004T3QMD8A36K8DLXYRUMBRAmber M. Anderson0041320624000Fairly tasty...not as "pumpkin-y" as I was hopingI love this time of year...pumpkin spice everything!

So I really had high hopes for this!'s very tasty. Smooth, creamy (like a lot of the Maxwell House International Coffee mixes frankly) and you can really taste the cinnamon and hints of nutmeg and other spices. But...there might be a kiss of pumpkin flavor but it's not strong (say as in a pumpkin latte from Tully's or Starbucks). I was a little disappointed by that.

It's also fairly sweet on its own...there was a touch of bitter aftertaste though so I've been adding half a pack of splenda to a thermos of this and it solves the problem. But if you don't like sweet at all, too's light but the pre-sweetness is there.

That said, I really do like it. I just wish it was more like the "pumpkin pie in a cup" another reviewer claimed that made me really hope for just that.
247884247884B004T3QMD8A1VBDMNT6I8RE5Katharena M. Eiermann "Existential Diva -- Pr...0051320624000...make some fond Holiday Memories! :)Maxwell House International Coffee Pumpkin Spice Latte

Don't ya just love Autumn, and all the little extras that make it special? :)

Maxwell House International Coffee Pumpkin Spice Latte, mixed with boiling water, dissolves quickly -- and, magically (if I dare use the word) produces that nice frothy layer on top of the latte.

A very pleasant (not too strong, not too sweet) pumpkin spice aroma and taste, that will have you going for another cup -- oh, and don't forget the seasonal cookies or pumpkin bread. : I like my Maxwell House International Coffee Pumpkin Spice Latte a tad stronger than the directions, so add an additional tablespoon of the mixture. This just may be another way fond Holiday Memories are made! Highly Recommended! --Katharena Eiermann, 2011
247885247885B004T3QMD8A31YSTICHFYN7OCPR "xfilebuffyfan"0021320624000Too Much Spice, Not Enough PumpkinI, personally, am not a big pumpkin spice person. I like pumpkin pie, ice cream, etc. but the pumpkin and spice coffee somehow just doesn't do it for me. During the Fall I usually get one or at the most two pumpkin related drinks, then I'm done until next season. I mostly got this because my girlfriend loves pumpkin spice flavored coffees from places like Starbucks. I tried it and thought the flavor was a little weird tasting, not bad necessarily - but strange none the less. I couldn't finish my cup. My girlfriend said she thought the mixture was way too heavy on the spice side and very little pumpkin flavoring. Although she finished her cup, she said she wouldn't want to drink anymore. There must be a big difference in this and the coffee house drinks, since my girlfriends still drinks those all of the time. Somehow I either got a bad mixture or these are just being made with too much spice. Personally I'd say it's worth trying, but if you are looking for a premium pumpkin coffee alternative - look elsewhere.
247886247886B004T3QMD8A9NXTC0HTPSDOMaggie0051320624000Just As Good As Starbucks! DELICIOSO!!This coffee is DELICIOSO! There is a wonderful froth on the top that is extremely creamy. This coffee tastes like a pumpkin latte from Starbucks except it costs so much less! There is just enough spice to it but it is not overwhelming. The pumpkin flavoring is just delectable. I cannot say enough good things about this coffee. I have been making a cup each night and I am in heaven! I would definitely recommend you trying this coffee because it is so good!
247887247887B004T3QMD8A2QIL6MHF0S9S5Alien Lurker0041320624000Pleasant and MildThe Pumpkin Spice latte mix from Maxwell House is very mild. But this is one of the things I liked about it. There is a stronger cinnamon and nutmeg flavor than pumpkin. I love that there isn't a strong coffee taste. I don't love the aftertaste at all, but then I dislike the aftertaste from all milk and coffee flavored foods/beverages.

If you like mild flavored lattes (if you use less mix that directions typically state) then you will probably enjoy this latte mix. And if you feel like you need a stronger coffee flavor, you might consider adding your latte mix to a cup of hot coffee rather than milk or plain water :)
247888247888B004T3QMD8A17437N1L775IJJanet Gerber0041320624000Tastes good ... but not much coffee...Many years ago, as a teenager, I LOVED these "international coffee" blends, expecially the "suisse mocha" flavor - it was my entree into the world of coffee. This was long before Starbucks. I haven't had it in ages but I'm a sucker for anything pumpkin so I decided to try this. Honestly, I liked it better than Starbucks "pumpkin spice latte." It is tasty and soothing.

HOWEVER - don't kid yourself that you are drinking "coffee" - instant coffee ranks a distant 3rd (or 4th?) after sugar and nondairy creamer.

Also - the new "lock in fresh" packaging is a bit of a fiasco. I capped the container tightly but I'm still finding powder on the outside of the container, and the counter. Preferred older packaging.
247889247889B004T3QMD8A1UMSB7LAW0RIRWriter of Books - Mage - Mom to Two "Writer, ...0021320624000Kind of oddly flavored, overpriced for size and weak flavor.These International coffees by Maxwell House are, in my opinion, expensive. Three dollars(ish) for a can is not too bad, until you realize you need heaping tablespoons to make a decently flavored mug of coffee. If you have big mugs like I do, you have to add even more. Thus, whenever I splurge and get a can (usually a cinnamon flavor or vanilla) I end up adding a tablespoon to my normal, already prepared cup of coffee.

This flavor in particular, I was hoping for something better. I love (LOVE!) the Pumpkin Pie flavor cappucinos at 7-11 and really hoped this would be something like it. It wasn't. It's got a bit of spice to it (thus being called Pumpkin Spice) and nothing much pumpkin or vanilla. I realize it was perfectly named, because it really tastes like you put a small, small dash of cinnamon in your coffee and maybe some clove. Very little. Even after following the directions on the can, it just tasted lacking. Also, it has a weird flavor and texture as coffee, which I can't quite explain. Not good either. As for coffee flavor itself, I would say it had very little.

The froth was pretty good, nothing like the picture on the can but it was there.

Overall I'd give this maybe 2 stars just because it does make your coffee smell and taste like something for Autumn, but overall you need to use too much of this small can to get the flavor the manufacturer probably intended, and that's not too great to begin with.
247890247890B004T3QMD8A25KKXUQQ0OLWBLynn Ellingwood "The ESOL Teacher"0051320537600Pretty, Pretty GoodI've always been a fan of the International Flavored Coffees and am glad there was a new flavor. I've tried the coffee twice and felt it had a nice pumpkin flavor and enjoyed it very much. I would probably buy another. I'm really glad the company is branching out to other flavors and spiffing up the product a bit.

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