Owl

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Reliable caffiene in a packet
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3.0
I do not normally discriminate in the brands of coffee that I drink. To me, coffee was just coffee, and its main function was to keep me awake and hopefully energetic so that I can get through the day (or night) and do what I have to do.

However, owl, being one of the brands favoured by both my father and brother, inconsequentially became quite a prevalent item of interest in the house. Simply open the dustbin, or check various places such as in my brother's room or my father's study table and you could see at least one packet (full or opened) lying there.

In terms of name, the brand coined the most essential function of coffee pretty brilliantly. The owl, being a noctural creature, was the epitome of lasting through the night when most people are asleep. However, function-wise, i find that on average, the caffeine can keep me going for merely 1 to 1.5 hours more. The aroma though, is pleasant and at times intoxicating. The brew itself, upon mixing with hot water, tastes a bit too sweet for coffee but still acceptable by my standards.

In my opinion, a relatively average-tasting brand.

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Artificial
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3.0
Owl is best known for being an instant coffee maker. However, they have made some interesting developments and have not just stagnated at producing sachets after sachets of instant coffee. In fact, they even have an Owl cafe at Star Vista! I doubt anyone has ever heard of an instant coffee maker branching out into the cafe business. The cafe sells traditional coffee, toast and even some novel mains like stir fried spaghetti with soft shell chilli crab. Definitely worth a visit, if not for the food, but also just for curiosity's sake.

I see Owl as a more modern coffee maker as compared to the likes of Super or Gold Kili. This is probably due to them advertising on television with Jeanette Aw as their spokesperson, which helps me to spread the appeal of the brand. Owl has also come up with instant soya beancurd, yes you heard me right. It comes in powder form and all you have to do is add water and leave it in the fridge for some time. Although I appreciate this cool and interesting idea, I very much prefer original beancurd. For me, Owl's beancurd simply tasted too artificial. Nonetheless, it did create a buzz when it first came out and a lot of my friends were talking about it.
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Cannot help me become an owl
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
I am a coffee addict and each day I would have up to three cups of coffee. I seldom take 3-in-1 coffee because most of the brands that I had tried did not suit my tastes. Owl was no exception, its taste of coffee was not strong enough and it tasted very artificial. The worst part was I could not ask for "gau" or "xiu tai".

When I passed by the beverage section of supermarket, I saw many more products of Owl coffee. They have different tastes now but I had not tried any of the new tastes yet. The new packaging looked more appealing, if any day I passed by and they are having a very good special promotion, I may buy one packet back to try.

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Don't buy the low fat version!
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2.5
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2.5
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2.0
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2.5
To date, I've tried two versions of Owl's 3-in-1 coffee - regular and low fat. I've only had the latter version recently, and I can assure you that it is not worth your money! I had bought another brand's 3-in-1 instant coffee to remind me of home while I was overseas. When I ran out, I told my mum to buy me more local 3-in1 coffee. She accidentally purchased Owl's low fat coffee because she hadn't noticed the label. That's why I ended up with one whole bag of low fat coffee!

And after 30 or so such coffees, I can safely say it's not very good. It's very weak. Even adding just a little hot water, I find the low fat coffee too dilute. I also find that the caffeine in one sachet isn't enough to last me longer than a morning. I'd rather get a regular 3-in-1. To give Owl the benefit of the doubt, give their regular coffee a shot. Just trust me and don't get the low fat one!

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