FAQs
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Is it safe to consume La Virginia products after their expiration date?

We do not recommend eating any product past their expiration date as it is not possible to ensure its quality.

Ground Coffee
What are the right measurements to brew a good cup of ground coffee?

Use 50 to 55g of La Virginia coffee per 1 liter of water. For a medium to large cup, use a large tablespoon, equivalent to 8g.

What is the best way to store coffee?

Ideally, keep it in a closed container in your freezer or fridge.

Instant Coffee
What are the right measurements to brew a good cup of instant coffee?

For a small coffee cup, use a coffeespoonful of Instant Coffee.

What is the best way to store La Virginia Instant Coffee?

La Virginia Instant Coffee has a 36 months shelf life. Once the pack is opened, we recommend consuming the whole product within 4 months to ensure that the beverage conserves its aroma and flavor. Furthermore, we recommend storing the jar tightly closed in a fresh and dry place.

Cappuccino
How many calories are in a cappuccino?

In the table below, you’ll find how many kilocalories are in a cup of each variety of cappuccino.

(*) Serving size: A mug or tall glass of Cappuccino (200 cm3).

If we compare the amount of calories in a cup of La Virginia Classic, Vanilla or Hazelnut Flavored Cappuccino (56 kcal.) with that in an apple (between 60 and 89 kcal) or in a cereal bar (between 90 and 110 kcal.), we can conclude that La Virginia Cappuccino is an infusion of moderate calorific power.

Can I make Cold Cappuccino?

Of course!! La Virginia Instant Cappuccino can be served hot or cold. If you haven’t tasted it yet, you should definitely try it out!

We recommend two recipes to prepare a Cold La Virginia Cappuccino(*):

1) Put 12,5g of cappuccino in a mug or tall glass. Pour a trickle of cold water or milk. Beat by hand, and pour 200cm3 of cold milk. Optional: add some ice cubes.

2) Mix in a blender 12,5 g of cappuccino, 200 cm3 of cold milk and some ice cubes.

In both cases, sweeten to taste. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy a delicious Cold Cappuccino.

(*) The measurement used (12,5g. per 200 cm3 of milk) is recommended for a mug or tall glass of La Virginia Classic, Vanilla Flavor or Hazelnut Flavor Cappuccino. If you’re a brewing a Light Cappuccino, add 9g per 200 cm3 of milk.

Does Light Cappiccino have sugar in it?

La Virginia Light Cappuccino has no sugar within its ingredients. Its flavor is achieved with sweeteners such as Aspartame and Acesulfame K.

Teas and Herbal Teas
Does classic tea or black tea have sugar?

No, no La Virginia Teas has added sugar in it.

Do La Virginia Flavored Teas have sugar?

No. La Virginia Flavored Teas are made on the basis of tea (Camellia Sinensis) and have no added sugar. They have an identifiable aroma to characterize each one of them.

Do herbs have caffeine?

No herb, except for Yerba Mate, has caffeine.

What is the difference between black tea, red tea, green tea and white tea?

All of them share the characteristic that they are made from the same shrub as black tea: Camellia Sinensis. The difference remains in the process of fermentation and the time of harvest. While for green tea, the leaf is not fermented, red tea is kept in oak barrels for many years making its leaves and beverage acquire a reddish color and unique flavor. On the contrary, white tea, which is grown in the high mountains of Fujian province in China, is actually a sort of green tea made from the youngest buds from early Spring before blooming.

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are compounds that can be found in our body as well as in some food such as fruits and vegetables. Their main function is to protect our body from the damage of free radicals by delaying or avoiding cell oxidation. Free radicals are molecules in our body that attack other molecules.

Antioxidants in tea are called Flavonoids. Due to the high content of flavonoids in tea, which is even higher than that in various vegetables and fruits, tea helps to pursue a healthy diet.

How do I make cold tea?

To enjoy your ice cold tea at the utmost, first brew it in the usual way, sweeten it to taste, and then put in the fridge or add some ice cubes. Get ready to delight in a refreshing, practical and delicious drink with all the flavor of La Virginia!

Suggestions: Try adding lemon, honey or your favorite fruit flavor.

Spices
Do spices and herbs have added salt?

Our Spices and Herbs lines do not have added salt -only the naturally occurring sodium, which is insignificant-; therefore, they can be consumed by hypertensive people.

Herbs and Spices, as well as adding flavor, color and aroma to your meals, help to cut sodium intake because they flavor food, and thus the need of adding salt is reduced.

Does the Seasoning line have added salt?

All products in this line –except for the Seasoning for Rice which does contain added sodium- have no added salt. They only have the naturally occurring sodium in spices, which is insignificant; therefore, they can be consumed by hypertensive people.

How do I prepare Chimichurri Seasoning and how many servings does it make?

Pour 100cc of water and 100cc of vinegar per each envelope of 25 grams. This seasoning works for approximately 10kg of meat.

How should I use the Flavoring Bouillons?

For food: Sprinkle the powder over the food, or dissolve it previously in hot water.

For Soups: Pour the powder (10 or 8 grams per envelope) in 500cm3 of water.
1 envelope = 1 classic cube.

Giacomo
How is Giacomo fortified?

Giacomo is fortified with Calcium, Vitamin B complex and Vitamins D. It provides essential nutrients for growth, energy production and a well-functioning nervous system.

How do I prepare Giacomo?

To cook a dish of Giacomo, pour the contents of the package in a pot of boiling water. Remember you should use 1 liter of water per 100 grams of pasta. Cook on a moderate heat for 16 to 18 minutes, and that is! You can serve Giacomo with your favorite sauce or butter and cheese, or else in Brodo by boiling the pasta in a broth.

How many servings does Giacomo make?

100 grams of dry product makes 1 dish approximately. With an entire package, you can prepare 4 or 5 dishes, and enjoy them with your family.

Chocolino
How is Chocolino fortified?

Chocolino Cocoa is fortified with Vitamins B complex and Zinc, both of which help you obtain energy from the food that you eat every day. Drinking two glasses of Chocolino with milk per day provides 62% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamins B2, B3, B6 and Zinc and 74% of Vitamin B12.

Sweeteners
How many calories do sweeteners have?

Each envelope (0.8g) of Tuy powder has 3Kcal.
Tuy Liquid sweetener does not provide significant amounts of energy, carbohydrates, proteins, fats (total, saturated and trans) dietary fibre and sodium.

Can you cook with sweeteners?

You can cook with liquid sweetener, but not with powdered sweetener. The latter has aspartame, an ingredient that sours when cooked.

Do powdered sweeteners have sugar?

Tuy powdered sweetener has sugar in it. In any case, each portion is less than 0.8g. If you have any hesitation, please consult your doctor.

Do liquid sweeteners have sugar?

Tuy liquid sweetener does not have sugar in it. The flavor is achieved with sweetener ingredients such as Sodium Saccharin and Sodium Cyclamate.