So, you like flavoring in your coffee, BUT ...
- You don't like creamer
- You're on the road a lot and you don't want to carry around expensive flavored coffee or risk exploding those little packets of flavored creamers
- You work in an office where they only provide basic coffee
- You have an adventurous spirit and like to try new things
This new product might just be for you. Bada-Beans, advertised as "The Coffee Confectioner", are little oval dissovable tablets that you add to your coffee for a little extra flavoring. They come in these little tins, which are handy for carrying in your purse, but which are disturbingly reminiscent of the tins for Altoids or other breath mints, which I could see might be a problem. I mean, you reach in for an Altoid while driving and you get a Bada-Bean by mistake.
I'm not going to pop one in my mouth to try it. Get Mikey, he'll try anything.
Bada-Beans come in three flavors: Crazy Carl's Caramel Fudge, McCoy's Dream Vanilla Bean (which I liked very much), and Hazel's Nutty Hazelnut. The Caramel Fudge was ok, but not up to my high expectations of chocolate flavorings. The Hazelnut was difficult because it didn't smell good, and I have a hard time making my mouth try something my nose doesn't like. I did try it though, and it tasted better than it smelled. I only used one tablet in my cuppa, and the flavor was pretty subtle. My brother needed two tablets to get enough flavor, and then he said he didn't like the aftertaste which may have been caused by the fact that the first ingredient is sorbitol, a common sugar substitute. I think they would have done better to leave the sorbitol out. But all in all, this is an interesting concept. Anybody else try these?