Friday, May 27, 2011

Cool Product Alert: Herbal Coffee

Had to share this new find: Teeccino Herbal Coffee.

I was at a local store (Baron's Marketplace for my local pals) yesterday where they were sampling this. "Oooh coffee" I said out loud and the sample lady quickly corrected me... "it's not coffee it's herbal coffee."

What the heck is herbal coffee?!

According to the brochure it's "a delicious blend of herbs, grains, fruits and nuts that are roasted and ground to brew and taste just like coffee. Just like there is no milk in soy milk, no tea in herbal tea, there's no coffee in herbal coffee."

Verdict: It is delicious. In the store I tried the Chocolaté Maya Dark Roast. Soooo good. My favorite thus far. I brought home 4 packets. Vanilla Nut (is also yummy, but I prefer a darker roast) I am ordering more of that Chocolaté for sure. Now... I won't be giving up my coffee (you know how I love it so) but this makes a very nice change, an especially great evening, caffeine free option. My fellow 3 AM Twitter pals know I need to curb the caffeine at night.

I wanted to share the find with you guys because I know some post weight loss surgery are told no caffeine or worse no coffee at all from your nutritionists and/or bariatric surgeons. This would be a great alternative. Besides being caffeine free, it's free of acidity, gluten, and sugar. So for those of your denied caffeine or coffee and jonesing for your morning cup o' Joe I'd print out the info and share it with your medical posse to see if you get the green light.

The product comes in ground form for use in regular coffee pots and these super convenient "Tee-bags." You make it like tea... boiling water (I just used hot water from my Keurig), steep 3-5 minutes, dunk the bag a few times to get the good stuff out, add milk and sugar free sweetener, if desired.

It comes in a ton of flavors.

Mediterranean flavors: Almond Amaretto, Vanilla Nut, Hazelnut, Java, Original, Mocha, and Chocolate Mint.

Maya flavors: Caffé / French Roast, Chocolaté (my favorite so far), and Chai.

Boutique flavors: French Vanilla, Pumpkin Spice, Caramel Nut, Chocolate Raspberry, and Southern Pecan.

Looks like you can get a sampler pack of the "Tee Bags" from their website. I'm excited to try them all.

Where to find locally? Here's a store locator. Type in your zip code to find stores near you.

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10 comments:

marisa said...

Thanks for posting this!! I would love something new to try for my coffee fix. I can drink decaf but it's getting boring. I just found a store down the street that carries it too!

c-ing said...

Is it anything like Postum which became extinct about 3 years ago.
Hopefully you'll say it's better.

Kim said...

Yum!! As a fellow coffee addict I look forward to trying this! Thanks for the great find!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you guys enjoy it. I'm forever a coffee girl but for those that can't/are forbidden java post weight loss surgery I think this would be perfect.

Loved the Chocolate one.

Sorry never tried Postum but this is very tasty. Give it a try.

Deb said...

Just ordered by "teebag" sampler pack!!! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for the heads up on this one!

Sarah said...

Thanks for posting this! I've been "off" caffeine since 2006 due to migraines. I miss tasty coffee! Already ordered the sampler pack :)

Elizabeth said...

everything old is new again...people have been drinking chicory, grains, and herbs to replace coffee for hundreds of years. Especially since coffee is expensive and has to be imported, and often can't be during wartime.

Shanda said...

They sound delicious. I am having my WLS in a few weeks and am trying to find an alternative once I am able to drink things like that but looks like I may be able to drink it shortly after surgery. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks and they have it at my local store Wegman's! Are you familiar with them being from the East Coast? It sounds like a great alternative for my evening cup less the caffeine.

Thanks!!

Ann :-)
PA

frenchforoohlala said...

The hazelnut flavor is delish. I have the pumpkin, I think I need to break that out soon.