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Product Review: Godiva Coffee

I received this product from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker’s program to review but all of the opinions are completely my own.

Some people love coffee.  Straight of of the pot, black coffee.  Up until recently, I was not one of those people.  Don’t get me wrong, I like coffee drinks, but not so much plain coffee.  I don’t think I even had a sip of coffee until I was a few years into college – it was one year during Lent that I decided to give up soda.  I switched from soda to coffee by way of Caramel Macchiatos and Mocha Lattes.  The more it tasted like milk and caramel/chocolate the better.  The good news about this little experiment of mine was that it worked, my love of soda diminished and I pretty much completely switched over to coffee drinks as my source of caffeinated beverage.

Coffee

Over the years my tastes changed.  The super sweetness of those beverages started to be too much for my changing taste buds.  Around this time was also when a local barista informed me that the “Caramel Macchiato’s” that I loved were basically just caramel lattes.  Well, since I liked those so much I decided to branch out and try some other lattes.  I was hooked on caramel for a while, then I moved to peppermint and I’ve been there pretty much ever since (although I do like toffee nut every once in a while).  I also learned not to be afraid to customize my beverages.  I wouldn’t say that my current coffee order is over the top crazy, but it is a bit lengthy to describe.  In case you are wondering, my current love is a peppermint latte with nonfat milk and only half the suggested amount of peppermint.  Now you know what I want and can show up with a latte for me at any time 😉

Over the past year or so, I’ve realized that lattes and other coffee beverages can be quite expensive.  This past summer, I decided to try drinking iced coffee instead of iced lattes.  Really, I didn’t love iced lattes as much as the hot version anyways so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try.  I started out with getting them with sweetener and a splash of milk.  And then eventually I went with just sweetener, and now I can drink them and enjoy them with pretty much nothing added to them.  Just coffee and ice.

Then the question was, why did I enjoy iced plain coffee and not hot plain coffee? So, again in an effort to save some money I decided that I would try brewing my own coffee and drinking it plain.  It took a while but eventually I did start to enjoy it more and more, and soon enough it was tolerable to drink instead of a hot latte.  However, when I was at a coffee shop I still ordered a latte because I think it is ridiculous to pay a couple dollars for something that you can easily make at home.  And really, I still liked lattes much more than plain, hot coffee.   (Don’t ask me why I didn’t feel like iced coffee was the same waste of money….it really is….I guess I’m just lazy)

A few weeks ago the people at Foodbuzz contacted me as a part of their Tastemakers program to see if I wanted to try a couple of seasonal limited edition Godiva Coffee flavors.  I decided to give them a try and see if maybe my thoughts about plain coffee would change.

I received one bag of Caramel Pecan Bark and one bag of Pumkin Spice.

Godiva Coffee

I was hesitant to try the Pumpkin spice at first, since I really am not a pumpkin fan, but I did.  Just as I suspected, I’m not a fan.  It did make my house smell like fall while it was brewing, but I’m just not a fan of the pumpkin pie spice flavor I guess.

I was more excited about the Caramel Pecan Bark.  As you probably are thinking after reading everything before this, I am a fan of caramel flavored coffee.  However, I was concerned that it would be too sweet for my liking.  Turns out, it is delicious!  Not too sweet at all and while the flavor is noticeable it is pretty subtle.  You definitely still get the coffee flavor as well as caramel.  I’ve been drinking it straight out of the pot happily for the past few weeks.  Although it didn’t sway my love for lattes, it definitely did make me like straight coffee a lot more.  Apparently delicious coffee makes all the difference!

Coffee Cup

Overall  I was liked the Godiva coffees, well, mostly the Caramel Pecan Bark.  It was sweet, but not over the top like I was afraid it would be since Godiva is known for its sweets.

What is your favorite coffee drink?

Godiva has a few different recipes to make a home that I’m going to try this weekend.  I think I’m ready to branch out from my peppermint latte!

Want to try Godiva Coffee?  Go to their website and get a $2.00 off coupon!

2 Responses

  1. Oh man, Godiva coffee sounds so good. I’m going to have to print that coupon and look for some. I’m not a huge pumpkin fan either, but I bet the caramel pecan bark flavor is absolutely delicious.

  2. I liked the Caramel Pecan Bark flavor better than the Pumpkin Spice one too, but I just gave away the rest of the Caramel one to my parents because they loved the taste and adore flavored coffee.

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