Honest CocoaNova From Honest Tea

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Think you know Cocoa? Think again. I received three different flavors of Honest CocoaNova for sampling from Honest Tea and on each bottle, it prints “We start with Cacao (Ka-Kow) beans, the main ingredient in chocolate and brew them to make a light, satisfying drink that you can indulge in anytime –guilt free. With only 50 calories per bottle, you get a delicious pick-me-up with the antioxidants and theobromine naturally found in dark chocolate. ”

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Honest CocoaNova Mint Cacao Infusion

There’s a refreshing mint aroma coming out from the bottle with subtle lightly sweetened cocoa scent and the overall aroma was not overly strong or difficult to sense it. It gave you a pleasant feeling when you inhale it. The color of this Mint Cacao Infusion was just like any other chocolate drinks. The texture was clean and smooth with a thin layer of cocoa in the liquid. As for the taste, the very first sip tasted similar to self made chocolate drink that had way too much water in it and in this case it also comes with a subtle mint flavor. After couple more sips, you could tell the sweet taste was very well balanced with the cocoa and mint flavors. Not only did the sweet taste was spot on or just right, but also it was very easy and pleasant to drink. When your mouth processes the sip, it hits you with the mint flavor and then with chocolate flavor. After you swallow down the sip, there’s a very subtle bitter taste at the end. The cocoa flavor wasn’t overwhelmingly strong either. There’s a bit of dryness for the aftertaste.

Honest CocoaNova Mint Cacao Infusion

Honest CocoaNova Cherry Cacao Infusion

The aroma for this flavor was different than the Mint because when you open the bottle for the first time, the first thing you will notice was the strong chocolate aroma coming out from the bottle instead of cherry scent. In this flavor, the cherry becomes the secondary support. The color of this Cherry Cacao Infusion was also similar to chocolate drinks and maybe has a bit of redness in it. The texture was the same as the Mint flavor. The first couple sips tasted a bit sweeter than the Mint flavor. There wasn’t any bitterness when your mouth processes the sip and the cocoa flavor seems to be the dominate flavor in this case. It’s still easy and pleasant to drink. The cherry flavor wasn’t that obvious to recognize it in the beginning, however; it started to show up after you had chocked down half bottle of the drink. The aftertaste was the same as the previous flavor.

Honest CocoaNova Cherry Cacao Infusion

Honest CocoaNova Mocha Cacao Infusion

When you smell it for the first time, there’s a similar chocolate mocha kind of aroma escaping from the bottle and you could tell it’s lightly sweetened too by sniffing the scent. Just like the mint flavor, it was pleasant to inhale the aroma. Again, the color of this Mocha Cacao Infusion was similar to the previous two flavors and the texture was also identical to the above flavors as well. As for the taste, the first sip gave you all the flavors you need to know in one shot and normally you had to sip couple more sips in order for you to taste the whole thing. Compare to other mocha drinks, this Mocha Cacao Infusion drink had less sweet taste, less chocolate flavor and less coffee flavor as well. It’s almost like the lighter version of well known brand mocha drinks but with better taste. Again, when your mouth processes the sip, you get to taste three flavors at once because everything blended together in one taste. The aftertaste was stronger than previous two flavors.

Honest CocoaNova Mocha Cacao Infusion

The ingredients for Honest CocoaNova Mocha Cacao Infusion include: Purified Water, An infusion of (Organic Cocoa, Organic Coffee, Organic Roasted Chicory, Organic Roasted Carob), Organic Cane Sugar, Natural Flavor, Organic Acacia Gum, Organic Natural Flavor, Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade U.S.A. It contains 9mg of caffeine. Also, it contains approximately 50mg of theobromine per bottle and 50 calories as well.

The ingredients for Honest CocoaNova Cherry Cacao Infusion include:  Purified Water, An infusion of (Organic Cocoa, Organic Roasted Chicory, and Organic Roasted Carob), Organic Cane Sugar, and Organic Cherry Juice from concentrate, Natural Flavor, Organic Acacia Gum, Organic Natural Flavor, Vegetable Juice, Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade U.S.A. It contains trace amount of caffeine. Also, it contains approximately 50mg of theobromine per bottle and 50 calories as well.

The ingredients for Honest CocoaNova Mint Cacao Infusion include: Purified Water, An infusion of (Organic Cocoa, Organic Roasted Chicory, Organic Peppermint and Organic Roasted Carob), Organic Cane Sugar, Natural Flavor, Organic Acacia Gum, Organic Natural Flavor, and Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade U.S.A. It contains trace amount of caffeine. Also, it contains approximately 50mg of theobromine per bottle and 50 calories as well.

Honest CocoaNova Drinks

Overall, if I had to pick one flavor out of those three, I would pick the Cherry Cacao because personally I like cherry even thought all three flavors tasted awesome. These CocoaNova would be a good alternative for those who are tired of overwhelmingly strong chocolate drinks or mild sweet taste chocolate drinks. If you happen to find one, you might want to give it a try. Thanks for sending the samples Honest Tea!

Details

Price:  Sample

Size:  10.1 Fl OZ /300ml

Where to buy:  Here

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  • diTaykan

    The cherry cacao tastes exactly like Cherry Garcia ice cream. Only liquid.

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