I will buy and try coffee-flavored anything.
Sometimes the item is delicious, sometimes the items is gross. The goal is not if the coffee-flavored item is good, the goal is to eat and/or drink coffee-flavored everything.
Many years ago it was not easy to find coffee-flavored food or drinks, now there is an abundance of coffee-flavored items.
One of my favorite coffee-flavored things is Pocket Coffee from Italy. It seriously is the one of the best things on the planet! I bought five boxes when I left Rome for fear that I wouldn’t be able to get it back home. If you haven’t tried it, please do. It is so freaking delicious.
Pocket Coffee is the perfect chocolate and coffee treat. The chocolate is smooth, creamy and not sugary; it melts in your mouth perfectly and the espresso flavor is rounded out by the chocolate. A truly delightful coffee-flavored treat.
Another item I got in Rome was Vigorsol coffee gum. It was fun to try, but it had a very interesting taste and texture. The flavor was okay; I’m glad I tried it but won’t ever get it again.
We recently bought Java Chip Oreos and Mocha + Chocolate KitKat.
The Oreos are very sweet and have a mild coffee flavor; I can only have one every so often.
KitKat is one of my favorite candy items so I am already a fan, but now they upped the flavor game by adding a little coffee.
It is now a new favorite. They have upgraded a classic and I hope they keep this one around. It has a mild coffee taste and the crunchy wafer and chocolate are well balanced.
So far I have been pleased with the coffee-flavored treats I’ve tried.
My love of coffee and coffee-flavored treats goes back to childhood.
The very first coffee candy I ever had was when I was 10. My step-mom is Dutch-Indonesian and introduced me to Hopjes hard coffee candies. It was love at first taste; I thought it was the best hard candy I ever had. My family wasn’t worried about me getting jittery because there is no actual caffeine in the Hopjes.
Kopikos, however, do have caffeine, according to the label it takes “4-5 sweets” to equal a cup of coffee. Good thing I discovered Kopikos as an adult. It could have been scary if I ate the Kopikos as a kid.
I discovered Kopikos while traveling in Indonesia. Kopiko hard coffee candies were everywhere and I had to buy bags of them, once again fearing that I couldn’t get them once I was back home. Thank you Internet for closing the gap on foreign treats. I still have few of these in my writing desk drawer.
So far the coffee-flavored treats have been successful. There was one, however, that was not.
I was excited to see something similar to Pocket Coffee that was an American item because that meant I would not have to order online. Pocket Latte was not what I was hoping it would be.
Pocket Latte was disappointing to me. I wanted to like it but, the texture and flavor were off-putting so this is one coffee-flavored item that I am glad to have tried, as that is the goal, but was bummed that it wasn’t a flavor success.
Pocket Latte markets itself as a coffee energy bar, however, I prefer Clif Bar Coffee series energy bars.
I have only tried the Espresso flavor, but look forward to trying the whole series.
The next coffee-flavored review will be a bottle of coffee-flavored Kombucha. Stay tuned for that.
There are so many more coffee-flavored treats for me to try.
And I look forward to sharing them with you. If there is a coffee-flavored item that you recommend, please let me know and I give it a go.