I’m always on the lookout for another tool in the battle to quit dip. I was thrilled to receive an email recently from a new player on the smokeless alternative scene – Go Coffee Energy. It’s a new coffee energy product that is also a healthy tobacco alternative. It is made from roasted coffee, honey from Midwest farms, and pure cane sugar. There are two different types for different preferences in texture and two flavors, original and mint. Each container holds 11 or 14 cups of coffee depending on which type is chosen. Containers used are made in US as is the product. You can find them on the web at www.GoCoffeeEnergy.com.
I’m a big coffee fan (3-4 cups a day during the week) and I really loved the smell upon opening the product. The mint variety had a bit of a chocolate smell which was nice. This isn’t really an alternative to loose leaf tobacco or even dip / snuff for the matter. I’d put it in the snus alternative category and it’s got that similar “hockey puck” look & feel when opening. Not a problem once you understand what you’re sampling. As such, there is no packing necessary (nor could you even if you wanted to). Both flavors are nice, and provide outstanding spitibility though I did have a hard time getting it out of the tin.
Nice coffee flavor here that actually does provide a nice little pick me up. This is quite literally coffee in your mouth, so you’re getting the same caffeine boost that you would from drinking a cup. I do have to say that this is a rather “harsh” chew. If you can imagine dipping coffee grounds you’ve got it spot it. Which makes sense cause that’s exactly what you’re doing. I had a sample pack of this (a single chew packet) so I didn’t have to dig into the tin to get the product out.
I wasn’t quite sure I felt or saw the difference between the coarse and the fine before I popped this one in. However after I put it in I sure did. This one “floats” the way fine cut Copenhagen used to. I was a long cut guy, so this definitely wasn’t for me. This one produces a TON of saliva. I’m not sure if it was that the product was so fresh / moist or if it was cause there was so much floating around my mouth. I quite literally felt like a rookie chewer with this stuff in my mouth. Great coffee flavor but I just couldn’t hang. I took it out after a few minutes and had to rinse my mouth to get all the floating bits. As I said, I’m not a “fine cut” guy, but I don’t think I’ll be returning to this one. This is definitely a “front lipper” for me.
I followed up my Fine Regular experiment / failure with Fine Mint. I was intrigued and interested to try the mint version. As I said earlier, this has a nice minty smell with chocolate overtones, but it’s still clearly a coffee product. Most of the mint flavors go away once I popped it in, but there is still minty “aftertastes” which is very nice. I put this one up front rather than in my typical side spot and it held together MUCH better. The longer I had it in the more “float” issues I had, but I was really able to enjoy this one.
As you’d expect, this has the exact same flavor as the Fine Mint but it holds together much better. I’d have to say this was probably my favorite. I was able to move this one back to my typical side spot with minimal float issues. I’m learning that this product is more like having a plug in that a dip. Very interesting. Keep in mind that I was never a “snuser” but I’m guessing this is what the snus experience would be like. Interesting note that this tin was sitting on it’s side in my desk drawer and when I opened it it had slid down. While it looked kind of funky, this actually made it much easier to get out of the tin and to work with as it was essentially “pre-packed”.
- Outstanding spitibility.
- Good caffeine pick me up.
- Long lasting coffee flavor.
- This is a coffee product. If you don’t like coffee, you won’t like this.
- Harsh chew that floats if you’re not careful.
- More of a snus alternative than a “fake dip”.
This is another coffee product where you’re actually brewing the coffee in your mouth. To me this is awesome. If you don’t like coffee you’re probably not going to like this and if you’re looking to go to sleep you won’t want the added caffeine that this product WILL give you. However, if you’re a coffee fan you’re going to love Go Coffee Energy from the first sample. Outstanding flavor, even better spitibility and with the exception of my Fine Regular test they were all nice long chews.
Special thanks to Kosta from Go Coffee Energy for providing me samples to try and review.
If you want to get some (and help out KTC in the process) order from Amazon!
Go Coffee Energy can be found on the web at www.GoCoffeeEnergy.com.
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