Last Updated: 5/23/2013 11:24 AM
Sambazon’s Mocha Java Energy smoothie is a product that seems to straddle several different categories. At its core, it’s a juice drink, with a base of Sambazon’s acai juice. From there, they’ve added soy milk, coffee, cocoa and sugar for the coffee portion of the drink. Finally, there’s added yerba mate, green tea extract and guarana extract to round out the rest of the energy blend. Putting all these pieces together, the USDA organic and non-GMO product inside the bottle is extremely well-balanced, with the flavor profile very much that of a coffee drink (albeit a very mellow one). There’s definitely some acai flavor to this product (and some grit from the pulp), but it comes in at the same point as the cocoa. This results in an almost chocolate-berry flavor to the coffee, which definitely tastes unique and sophisticated and makes great use of Sambazon’s acai. Nutritionally, the product has 1.3 servings per bottle at 180 calories and includes 7 g of protein, 27 g of carbohydrates, 80 mg of caffeine (per bottle), 120 mg potassium, 8 percent RDA iron, 4 percent RDA vitamin A, and omega’s 3, 6, and 9. Visually, Mocha Java is easily identifiable as a Sambazon product, with the same purple 10.5 oz. bottle that you’ll find for all of their flavors. It’s definitely an appealing looking product, but we’d like to see Mocha Java larger than Energy. Overall, this is a great addition to the lineup and one that definitely makes for a nice morning option.