If there is one thing I know and love...it's chocolate! I saw this product, Crio Bru, over at Snack Girl and I knew I wanted to try it as soon as possible. As a matter of fact, I immediately emailed the company and asked if they would send me a sample so I could review it for my blog! I got a prompt, positive reply and I was so looking forward to it. Just imagine....having a warm, brewed drink that tasted like chocolate, but without all those pesky calories! SCORE!
I was intrigued that this is brewed just like coffee...which makes sense - coffee beans=coffee; cocoa beans=choffee :) From the company....
"Crio Brü is a brewed drink made from 100% premium cocoa beans, roasted to perfection. Named after the most prized of cacao beans, the Criollo, Crio Brü will astound your taste buds with its complex flavors and subtle aromas which come right from the cocoa bean itself! It is 100% natural and 100% pure.
Each cup of Crio Brü is rich in health benefits, such as antioxidants and minerals, has low calories and carbs, and no fat, sugar, sodium or gluten. Made from one of the best superfoods on earth, this delicious drink is by far one of the healthiest you can incorporate into your diet."
My opinion of brewed cocoa? LOVE. It tastes just like dark chocolate (minus the creaminess), but it's not bitter like cocoa powder. If you like dark chocolate, you can drink it straight up...however, it's also delicious with creamer and sweetener. It makes a wonderful peppermint mocha too! You can also add the grounds to baked goods, which I haven't tried yet, but plan to ASAP!
Crio Bru comes in different varieties, check them out here. I tried the one pictured, but can't wait to try the same flavor in dark roast. Yum and YUM. There are also many health benefits to the cocoa bean, and you can read about those here.
Learn more about Crio Bru on Facebook, and Twitter, and order some for the chocolate lover in your life. Or me. You can send it to me. I don't mind.
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Disclaimer - As stated, I requested a sample from the company, which they sent free of charge. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.