4 out of 5 stars.
I bought this item with my own money from Crio Bru Australia.
I am in no way affiliated with Crio Bru Australia – other than being a frequent online customer.
Disclaimer: I am not being paid to make this review, nor am I deliberately singling this product or company out. I’m just trying to give an open and honest review on items I use in my household.
Please note: This review is based solely on Crio for One + 3 Taster Packs (Cavalla, Coca River and Vega Real). This is not a review of Crio Bru, or any other products, services or business they may offer.
What can I say? I enjoyed the Crio Bru Mojito so much I just had to try a few more sample packs. And how better to try them than with a double walled glass and diffuser!
Let’s get the minor negatives over with first – they are tiny and down to personal taste rather than flaws in the product.
Firstly, the glass wasn’t big enough! 😀 Sorry, but I like a BIG cup in the morning and so have a much larger double walled glass – which this diffuser fitted in perfectly.
Secondly, the diffuser was made of plastic. Not silicone or metal but plastic. I’m not a fan of plastic, especially when heated like this by having boiling water (well 95° C for French Press) poured through it. So, yeah, minor thing but it does mean I don’t actually use the glass or diffuser that often – only when my bigger glass and metal diffuser are in the dishwasher. See, I have a work around and am not devastated so it’s all good! 😉
Now the good side of things… Wow I love the variety I tasted between these three flavours. I heated them all the same way and sweetened them with either coconut sugar, coconut nectar or date syrup and added either a Coconut rice milk or Almond Coconut milk.
Sometimes I drank them hot, other times I steeped them overnight and drank them cold the next day, just to see how they go as both a hot Crio Bru and an Iced Crio Bru.
I have to say, out of the three, that the Vega Reál is my absolute favourite. It just works so well as both a hot and cold drink, the flavour is strong, but not too strong and stands out against the flavours of the sweeteners and the milks.
The Cavalla was nice too… but did get hidden by the other sweeteners and milk and, as much as I like the Coca River, it is a bit too strong for me. If you ever need to pull an all-nighter to reach a deadline – drink the Coca River!
I must emphasise they were all totally delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by myself and my family… but the Vega Reál is a stand out winner for me!
The only downside to this gorgeous pack is that I now want to try ALL the different flavours… and so need to save my pennies and work my way through. As I really want to review each flavour on its own to give it the time and effort it deserves. A hobby for the New Year maybe? 😉
Would I recommend this product to others?
Yes I would. Yes I felt I had a better glass and diffuser already, but not everyone is a tea and chocolate snob like me so won’t be as well-equipped and so this pack is an excellent way to be introduced to the wonderful world of Crio Bru.
I also love how the pack gives you a range of flavours. A mild, medium and strong… to help you decide what level of Crio Bru best suits you. I feel this would be the perfect gift for lovers of Cacao and those who love coffee but just can’t drink it – like me.
Would you buy this product for yourself?
I did, love it, have no regrets and have used it daily since I got it. The thing I love the most about Crio Bru is it is like having coffee… but not getting the ill-effects I have always gotten from it. No heart palpitations and headaches from Crio Bru!
Secondly, it’s more than just a cacao drink. Yes I drink powdered cacao too, well, I used to but I feel Crio Bru has now replaced that. Why? The flavour is so much better and I don’t get the Cacao headache. So I win on both accounts! I get to feel like I am having coffee, actually drink cacao and get all the great pick up effects of it and none of the bad ones I get from coffee or powdered cacao. Win win!
In Summary: Better than coffee. Better than powdered cacao. A good flavour selection and an excellent starter kit for anyone wanting to begin their journey with a much better, healthier drink!
Until next time,