Through the years I’ve done several reviews of products from Grinds and I’m thrilled to be back this morning with yet another. Today I’m taking a look at Grinds Double Shot Espresso Coffee Pouches! The world was first introduced to Grinds back in 2013 when they were featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. I’m excited to say that they weren’t a ‘one hit wonder’ when it comes to alternative products and they continue to pump out great products for quitters. Check out my previous reviews:
- Pumpkin Spice
- Black Coffee
- Peppermint and Vanilla
- Cinnamon Roll, Mint Chocolate and Mocha
Some standard info to get out of the way that I include in all my Grinds reviews. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re made out of coffee grinds. All flavors of Grinds are pouch products so you don’t have to deal with cleanup or spitting if you don’t want to. The pouch itself you can’t swallow but the juices themselves are completely safe. What you’re essentially doing is brewing coffee in your mouth. These DOUBLE SHOT pouches have the caffeine equivalent of a 1/2 cup of coffee – PER POUCH. I always do my testing with TWO pouches. This is an important note I like to point out for those folks who can’t have caffeine.
Grinds Double Shot Espresso Coffee Pouches Ingredients
From the label on the can: Coffee, Caffeine, Chicory, Glycerin, B-Vitamins, Taurine, Glucuronolactone, Salt, Sucralose, Sodium Benzoate
Grinds packaging has always been, and continues to be, a high quality round plastic tin. They’re a little larger than your traditional Kodiak, Skoal or Copenhagen cans but there are no flimsy cans that will crush when you sit on them. The top of the can pops off for you to put your used pouches though I’ve personally never used this feature. Each can also has an ingredients list and a “best before” date imprinted on it which I absolutely appreciate. Other alternative manufacturers should take note of this.
Grinds Double Shot Espresso Coffee Pouches – Thoughts & Recommendation
These are GREAT. Nice deep, rich coffee flavor right away after you pop them in. These aren’t super moist when you open up the can (see photo below) but I was shocked at just how quickly the juices started to flow. I’ve had some pouch products (even Grinds products) that were MUCH moister coming out of the can so I was a little worried but that was quickly alleviated. Don’t worry about it at all.
While I drink coffee regularly (a couple of cups at least) I don’t consider myself a connoisseur when it comes to flavors. That said, I’m picking up some chocolate overtones here which is really quite nice. It’s tough for me to speak specifically to the caffeine content here as I’m sufficiently caffeinated as I sit down to write this review. I would caution if you get ‘jittery’ to perhaps start with one pouch as opposed to my two pouch regiment.
As with all Grinds products, there’s a TON of super dark brown saliva that’s produced if you choose to spit, but remember you don’t have to. In fact I’d go so far as to say you’re not supposed to spit. The flavor of these pouches last quite a while – at least 20 minutes during my test run. I will say that while they’re certainly a ‘coffee’ flavor with these I’m not getting overwhelmed by coffee taste. If you don’t like coffee you probably won’t like these but these are a strong recommend for coffee fans out there.
Special thanks to the folks at Grinds for sending along samples for this review. You can find Grinds on the web at getgrinds.com or on Amazon. You can follow them on Twitter @getGRINDS. Tell em KillTheCan.org sent you to be a part of #TeamGrinds!
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