Review: VidaCup

I was given the opportunity to try VidaCup thanks to Ashley over at MommyGuru. VidaCup makes instant coffee, tea and energy drinks that are great for those of us on the go. Below are my personal thoughts on the products.

Ageless Brew
"Imagine a coffee that helps you look and feel rejuvenated.
Ageless Brew is a creamy, slightly sweet, low calorie latte that can do just that. Our gourmet coffee is infused with age-defying ingredients including our organic H1X1 Super Concentrate Agaricus Blazei. This latte will please your senses and your body inside and out. Ageless Brew is truly a Cup of Life.
We start with all-natural arabica coffee grown deep in Brazil providing a deep, dark, rich tasting coffee that smells as good as it looks. We then infuse our premium nutritional and herbal blend including grape seed extract, Extramel, red wine extract, resveratrol, and our exclusive H1X1 Super Concentrate Agaricus Blazei. You’ll feel great both inside and out. Lightly sweet and creamy, it’s conveniently packaged in single serving instant sticks so you can take your Ageless Brew anyplace...anytime."

My thoughts: It smelled like a delicious cup of cappuccino and I was really excited to try this one. It's supposed be light and smooth tasting while being low calorie, but I did not like the flavor at all. It had a very chemically enhanced taste. Picture Pepsi and diet Pepsi, for the non diet drinkers, you always taste a difference. I really wanted to like this because it smelled so good but I had to stop myself from spitting it back out into my cup. I quickly dumped it out and rinsed my pallet with something a little bit more appetizing.

"We start with all-natural Arabica coffee grown deep in Brazil – providing a deep, dark, rich tasting coffee that smells as good as it looks. We infused our coffee with our proprietary and unique herbal and nutritional blend. Conveniently packaged in single serving instant sticks so you can get your mo-joe with Mo-Joe anyplace… anytime. Our infusion begins with Green Tea, Bacopa, Ginkgo and Gotu Kola. We didn’t stop there. Like all our coffees, Mo-Joe has been infused with our H1X1 Super Concentrate Agaricus Blazei. Many other enhanced coffee companies infuse their coffee with less powerful medicinal mushrooms, but we believe, and studies will validate, that the H1X1 is by far the most potent medicinal mushroom in existence and we strive to bring you the best.
The result? Mo-Joe is a product designed to give you more of what you want in a morning coffee. The unique coffee blend is deep and dark, smooth and rich. It isn’t about just giving an extra jolt of caffeine, but also providing additional nutrients and herbs to increase energy, mental clarity, and an overall feeling of well-being."

My thoughts: Smelled more like coffee than Ageless Brew. It has good flavor and is a bit sweet, like the beans were roasted differently from what I'm used to. I would say that this is a pretty good representation of a freshly brewed cup of coffee and taste wise is better than those that I've tried from my grocery store. The only down side is that strange sweet taste to it. I like to be able to add a little bit of sugar to my coffee but this makes it nearly impossible.

"Who needs ineffective, sugary energy drinks? What use is an energy drink that makes you burn out?
We developed an energy drink that is loaded with effective herbs and vitamins that will give you healthy, sustained energy – effectively, without the crash. Xtreme gives you more than just energy, you’ll get great nutrition. This refreshing, fruity flavored drink is unique, effective and convenient.
What’s in it? Only the most incredible proprietary blend of fruit and berries that give you an ORAC value of 5,000 per serving. Imagine combining grape, wild blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, prune, strawberry, acai berry, maqui berry, wild bilberry, goji berry, pineapple, apple, orange, grapefruit, plum, raspberry, watermelon, lemon, lime, cantaloupe, cherry, papaya, peach and pear. We could have stopped there, but didn’t.
Like all our products, Xtreme has been infused with our exclusive H1X1 Super Concentrate Agaricus Blazei.
This jam-packed formula means only three words…. HEALTHY HIGH ENERGY; all natural, low calorie, and tons and tons of sustained energy. Oh and did we mention it tastes great with only 30 calories?! Just rip, pour into your water bottle and off you go!"

My thoughts: This is a fruit punch flavored energy drink and it's actually... not bad. I'm not a huge fan of energy drinks but this one didn't taste bad at all. It didn't have a funky after taste to it and it would be a great thing to pack in your bag for work or when you know that you are going to be out and about all day long.

Conclusion: I'm not sure if because VidaCup uses something called H1X1 in their products and that is what I was tasting in their coffee but whatever it was definitely gave them a funky taste. However, I did find that the Mo-Joe had more of a coffee flavor than other instant coffees that I've tried previously. However in the end, VidaCup was unable to get me to bat for the instant team.

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