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Choffy…That’s What’s Up!

June 10, 2014

A friend of mine gave me some Choffy to try for fun, and I jumped at the offer!  I’ve always wanted to try it ever since reading it on Tina’s blog and now that I’m pregnant, it is even more appealing.  So, down to the nuts and bolts of the product.

Choffy is a great bedtime beverage because of its calming properties and pairs excellently with dark chocolate. Here I’m having a late night snack of Choffy and a banana with almond butter, TJ’s dark chocolate and local honey. Delish!

Choffy is a low caffeine alternative to coffee and is made from 100% premium roasted cacao beans.  It is chock full of antioxidants and a nice trade in for caffeine laden drink.  Because it is made from cacao, it has some natural caffeine in it, but it is extremely low by comparison.  It essentially has the same amount of caffeine as a chocolate bar.

I did not feel that Choffy provided a pick-me-up, but rather a serious dose of relaxation and sleepiness. It has become a perfect bedtime drink.  It is also fun to make because you can use a French Press.  The ritual of making Choffy has become very soothing in itself.  Hubby LOVES Choffy and drinks it even more than I do 🙂

As far as taste goes, I would say that it is subtle, almost like watered down coffee?  But the smell is completely intoxicating.  It smells like drinking chocolate!

Pros:

– Choffy is pretty tasty and a nice caffeine “free” alternative

– Choffy is good to help with relaxation and sleep!  At least for me it works 🙂

– Choffy is chock full of antioxidants…good stuff

Cons:

– Choffy is NOT readily available anywhere.  You must buy it online from a distributor.

– Choffy operates like a pyramid structured sales company, similar to Avon, Mary Kay or doTERRA.  This sometimes makes it difficult to know whether or not the project is actually as good as they say it is or whether or not you’re being upsold.  Unfortunately, you have to try it for yourself to make that decision!

– It is a little pricy, but if you drink it sparingly then it is a nice treat to have on hand.

As a nice treat for one of my lucky readers, my friends who sell Choffy are hosting a giveaway through my blog!  You could win your own free bag to try for yourself 🙂  Just be sure you do the following:

– Leave a comment about which Choffy variety you want to try!  Be sure to visit the website to read about them.

– Post about this giveaway on either Facebook, Twitter or another blog with “Check out the awesome Choffy giveaway over at http://www.glutenfreemuse.com!”

– Be sure you enter by Friday, June 13th!

Have you ever tried Choffy?  Do you drink coffee or standard amounts of caffeine while pregnant?  **Note, I don’t think there is anything wrong with drinking caffeine while pregnant, but I’ve been nervous to drink a full cup of caffeinated coffee!  I’m just looking to hear how different people handle different aspects of pregnancy.  We all have our methods, and none are right or wrong (except for excessive alcohol consumption and drug usage…I draw the line there!!!)**

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 11, 2014 6:52 pm

    I have never heard of Choffy but it sounds delicious! I’m glad you shared about it. I’d try the Ivory Coast Choffy. With my last pregnancy I drank about a cup of coffee a day. But this time around I can’t handle it. It really seems to make me jittery. I drink lots of tea though. And maybe I’ll try Choffy 🙂

    • June 11, 2014 8:30 pm

      Great choice, Carey 🙂 I don’t think Choffy will make you jittery at all. The only thing that Choffy can be an issue for while pregnant is if you have exceptionally low blood pressure. When I first tried it, my blood pressure was the lowest it had been in a while (90/50) and I got a little dizzy. Since then, I drink smaller portions (usually share with Jeff) and haven’t had the same effect again. Good luck! So far, you’re my winner unless someone else enters!

  2. Lauren permalink
    June 11, 2014 9:25 pm

    I recently found out that I’m allergic to coffee and I drank it almost every day. 😦 It sounds like Choffy might be a good alternative because I am definitely missing my coffee!

    • June 11, 2014 9:29 pm

      Lauren, Choffy would be great for you 🙂 once you get used to the taste difference you’d be golden! Are you allergic to caffeine or coffee? Choffy has theobromine in it versus caffeine, so make sure you can have that too. Would hate to recommend something you’re allergic to!

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