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To think the lid on Carte Noire coffee is excessive and annoying?

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starkadder Tue 23-Oct-12 21:34:32

DH bought some stupid fancy instant Carte Noire coffee because it was on sale. The jar has a completely ridiculous lid that's about 6cm tall. It makes the jar not fit in the cupboard. And it doesn't even come off or go on easily. I had a little rant about it today. It is a stupid lid which is big only in order to be show offy and I do not like it. AIBU?

AnnaLiza Tue 23-Oct-12 21:37:26

I don't know about Carte Noir but I agree that the amount of packaging on food is ridiculous and unnecessary.

GeneHuntsMistress Wed 24-Oct-12 00:10:58

Oh yes definitely! I can never get it on straight, no matter which way I start turning it, the lid always ends up at angles instead of straight?!

But I put up with it because it is my favourite instant coffee EVER

WorraLiberty Wed 24-Oct-12 00:13:11

I'm a Nescafe woman

But the lid does sound annoying and unnecessary

Perhaps you could wear it as a hat on Halloween?

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Wed 24-Oct-12 00:17:13

Buy another one, you'll be able to use them as stilts.

FatimaLovesBread Wed 24-Oct-12 04:37:50

Oooh where is it on offer?
Agree the lid is huge, especially if you buy the big jar, it's at least 10cm

Dawndonna Wed 24-Oct-12 07:34:13

Yep, but it's the only instant I will buy. I bung them in the cupboard without the lid. If the jar has been opened, it's in the coffee storage jar with a lid.

Yes, they are. And I never get it back on first time of trying, I spin it round and instead of attaching to the jar the lid flie across the room. Very annoying. But nice coffee. Not smoky like a lot of instant seems to be, which I can't stand.

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 24-Oct-12 09:59:12

The jar's not all that tall and it's probably sturdily built because they sell those eco pouches to refill it when empty. I've had the same jar for well over a year now.

NellyBluth Wed 24-Oct-12 10:05:55

Completely annoying <frowns at ridiculously looking large jar of coffee on work desk> but they do do the eco-pouches now so I just buy them for home as we decant straight into a coffee jar.

But it's worth putting up with because 'tis the best instant coffee in the world.

mylittleponypinkypie Wed 24-Oct-12 12:18:44

You can just pull off the stupid sticky up bit off, leaving a normal lid behind if its annoying you. Half screw it onto the jar so you can get a decent grip on the plastic and pull it off. smile

5Foot5 Wed 24-Oct-12 13:23:58

We have been getting this brand for years because, IMO, it is the nicest instant around. Size of the lid never occurred to me TBH and I don't think I have ever had any trouble opening or closing it. And it doesn't live in a cupboard it is always out near the kettle so no problem there!

starkadder Mon 29-Oct-12 20:08:04

Ooh sorry did not realise anyone had replied! Thanks smile I will try to wrench the stupid lid off. Or maybe buy a fancy coffee jar and decant. I don't even drink the stuff - am a tea drinker - and dh, who bought it, says, irritatingly, "tastes exactly the same as anything else and there is nothing wrong with the lid".

T'was on offer in Tesco's.

pictish Mon 29-Oct-12 20:09:20

Yanbu! I like Carte Noir but the lid is stupid|!

starkadder Mon 29-Oct-12 20:13:50

Oh oh! Dh has successfully removed the stupid bombastic lid! So now we have a normal coffee jar AND a lovely toy for our baby to play with. I take it all back. grin

starkadder Mon 29-Oct-12 20:14:31

Ps thanks mylittlepony smile

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