When I was offered the chance to review some of the amazing flavours available from Beanies Flavour Co. I saw the opportunity to make my infrequent coffee breaks even more of a special treat! I've not ventured into the world of flavoured coffee very much apart from trying out seasonal offerings at various coffee houses but the idea of being able to have flavoured coffee at home is quite tempting, especially when the jars are only £2.50 each! You can buy directly from the Beanies site or you can buy some of their flavours from Sainsbury's.
It was really tough to decide upon which flavours to get and I'm already wishing I'd got 'Cinder toffee' but I ummed and ahhed for so long that I just had to force myself to decide and get on with it! So here are the flavours I opted for:
Top left is 'Ginger Bread', top right 'Amaretto Almond', bottom left is 'Rich Hazelnut' and then 'French vanilla'. I've tried all four of the flavours, now, and I have to say I've enjoyed them all. The jars suggest that you use a teaspoon of the coffee granules with hot water and your drink is complete but I'm a savage and I insist on still having a little milk in my drink because, despite the lovely flavours, I just need something to take the edge of the strong coffee taste.
The 'Ginger bread' flavour, which I'm actually drinking now, has a stronger flavour so you can taste it more in the actual coffee as well as smelling it. As with all of the flavours I was amazed at how realistic it smells. I thought it'd just be coffee with some added ginger but it doesn't just smell/taste like ginger, it's actual ginger bread! And the same goes with the 'Amaretto Almond' it's more than just an added almond flavour, it has that hint of amaretto. The 'Amaretto Almond' one has actually made our tea and coffee cupboard smell like biscuits, it's rather delightful (at least I think so, I've not asked anyone else!)
All in all I absolutely love these coffees and next time my Mum pops in to Sainsbury's I might ask if she can pick me up a 'Cinder Toffee' flavour as well. That said an internet order might be a good idea as I could try chocolate... or chocolate orange or when winter comes back I could try some of their array of winter flavours... Yes, Beanies is one of those companies where you really want to just keep trying their products to see what they're like and, so far, none of them have disappointed.