Whatever happened to Chock Full O’ Nuts?

by Brian
(Thunder Bay Ontario Canada)

Chock Full O' Nuts

Chock Full O' Nuts


QUESTION:


Chock Full O’ Nuts used to be absolutely fantastic. It used to live up to its slogan, "Heavenly"!

It's now virtually undrinkable. I understand that a couple of years ago they increased the percentage of Robusta beans. Could this be the reason?

Is there any way I can still find the taste of the old stuff ("Original" roast)? Perhaps a secret cache of out-of-date cans someone has in their storage room?

Perhaps another brand that comes close? Ever since I gave up on the stuff, I've been trying other brands. They all suck. I guess I'm not as much of a coffee lover as I thought. It was just that particular taste I crave. Help!!!


ANSWER:


Brian, hi

I’m afraid I have never tried Chock Full O’ Nuts, so can’t give you a first-hand explanation.

But my guess is that you are right in thinking they have been replacing the Arabica beans will the less expensive Robusta beans.

A lot of other companies have been doing the same, and we have a lot of talk on this site about the declining taste of coffees from Maxwell House, Folgers, Yuban and others.

So...while I can’t really help you directly...I can publish your question here, because my guess is that we have other readers who have had the same experience with Chock Full O’ Nuts.

And maybe one or two of them can suggest alternatives that will match the taste you crave!

Best wishes,

Nick

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Aug 07, 2015
chock full o cheap
by: Anonymous

Try Don Francisco northwest roast....

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