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I meant to write about this particular coffee weeks ago, but given that I didn't actually know how instant coffee itself was made or where it had come from at that point, I felt it might be better to touch on that first. Now that I have, I can turn my attention to wholebean instant.
I suppose the first thing to point out is that it doesn't actually contain whole beans. The second would be that instant coffee is made out of whole beans anyway. The third, if I was being pedantic, would be to point out that they aren't beans, they're seeds- but now I'm just going off on a tangent! The magical extra to Kenco's wholebean instant coffee is that 15% of it consists of finely ground roasted coffee beans, along with regular instant coffee. This helps to instill a better taste and apparently makes it "the closest thing to 'proper' coffee in an instant".
Having tried wholebean instant, I would definitely subscribe to the prevailing positive opinion that, whilst one can discern an 'instant' character to it, the addition of quality ground coffee beans does make for a richer, smoother taste. It's a quick and easy way to achieve an enjoyable cup of coffee and you won't want to go back to standard instant if you can help it.