I am not a big coffee drinker. I love the smell, but don't really like the taste. I find it always lacking something, even when I try to dazzle it up with sweetener or soy milk, etc. But still, I decided to give Teeccino Caffeine Free Herbal Coffee a try, since it's not really "coffee". Tauted as "America's best selling coffee substitute" this "coffee" is roasted and ground to brew and taste just like coffee, without the caffeine and acidity of regular coffee. This company offers many flavors, but I decided on the Chocolate Mint since I'm a sucker for anything sweet.
The taste turned out to be superb! The chocolate/ mint/ coffee combo was perfect. I added a little sweetener and almond milk to my drink which made it taste rich, creamy, and super satisfying. Another way I used this was to add some of the grinds to a chocolate smoothie I make almost nightly. It enhanced the flavor and gave it a good nutritional boost too .
I purchased a sample pack for $0.99 at my local Health food store, but a 11oz bag costs around $12.00. You can also buy it online at Teeccino.com. Each sample pack carries three servings. One serving (1 tablespoon) is enough to make 10 ounces of coffee. Each serving provides 15 calories, no fat or protein, 4 grams of total carbohydrates which includes 2 grams of fiber and 2 grams of sugar. It also contains potassium, more easily absorbed in liquid state, which some believe helps lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of stroke. This product also contains 355 mg of Inulin for fiber.
The ingredient list is also pretty impressive too, and it includes organic roasted carob, organic roasted barley, chicory root, organic dates, almonds, organic chicory, organic figs, organic cocoa powder, natural chocolate flavor and essential oil of peppermint.
Teeccino Chocolate Mint Caffeine Free Herbal Coffee will become a staple in my kitchen. I can't wait to try the other yummy sounding flavors such as: Vanilla Nut, Hazelnut, Maya Chai, Maya Chocolate, Mocha, and Almond Amaretto.