Crio Bru Brewed Cacao is a wonderful alternative to coffee. And I am giving you the chance to win some for yourself!
Early Happy Mother’s Day, my friends.
I make no secret of my love for coffee, and I have no plans to give it up any time soon. But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy other hot beverages too!
I recently decided to give Crio Bru® a try, for something a little different. The ads for it kept popping up on my Facebook feed (thanks, Facebook!) and I was intrigued. So I ordered a starter pack and got brewing.
And while nothing will ever replace coffee in my heart, it really is delicious stuff!
What is Crio Bru®?
Crio Bru is a unique hot beverage made from ground cacao beans. Yep, the same beans from which we get chocolate (my other great love!). If you’ve ever had a cacao nib, then you have eaten cacao beans.
Crio Bru roasts the cacao beans first, to bring out a deep chocolate flavor. And cacao beans are harder than coffee beans, so they don’t grind as finely. But you brew them in a similar fashion, adding hot water to extract the flavors into a thin liquid.
You can make Crio Bru in your own coffee maker, although you do need a gold filter rather than paper. I used the French press method.
What does it taste like?
While the resulting drink looks like weak coffee or tea, it tastes like dark chocolate. It’s unsweetened, of course, and I enjoy it just as is. I am one of those crazies who loves strong, dark chocolate and black coffee.
But of course you can add sweeteners and cream, or anything you normally add to your coffee. The infused drink isn’t nearly as dark as coffee, so it looks a little less impressive, but the flavor is distinctively chocolate.
And like coffee, Crio Bru offers varietals from different countries, along with some flavored versions and seasonal varieties. They had a mint chocolate version for the holidays and I wish now I had purchased some!
So if you’re looking to cut back on caffeine or simply to try something different, I recommend Crio Bru wholeheartedly. And I am giving one winner the chance to try it themselves.
- One winner will receive the Crio Bru Sampler Delight Gift Set Plus, which includes several bags of the cacao, as well as a beautiful French Press to brew it in!
- This giveaway is sponsored solely by All Day I Dream About Food LLC, and is not affiliated with Crio Bru in any way.
- Winner must be a US resident or have a US address for shipping (no PO boxes). Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
Wow, never heard of this drink before, Sounds interesting.
I love Chocolate and cant wait to try this.
MARLENA URBAIN says
I love learning about new products and this is one I’m really excited about it! You had me at Cacao!
Valerie Dales says
I also prefer my coffee strong and black but I’m always looking for other hot beverage options.
Kelly Class says
I had to give up coffee because it upsets my stomach anymore. And I love my flavored coffee drinks. But I miss not having a warm drink when I wake up. I would to try Crio Bru as I am a huge fan of Dark Chocolate. Always have been, even when I was younger. I always went for the dark chocolate. Good Luck to everyone! Blessings!
I’m not a coffee drinker, but I love warm drinks like herbal tea and cocoa. I’d like to taste how this compares.
Janis Keller says
I’m not a coffee drinker, but I **love** dark chocolate. My husband drinks coffee and is always trying to get me started, but I don’t enjoy the flavor. It would be nice to have a drink similar to coffee to enjoy with him.
Susan Sirola says
I would love to try Croi Bru! I need to cut out caffeine, but my coffee is precious! This sounds wonderful! Who wouldn’t love to drink chocolate at breakfast everyday?