Last Updated: 9/18/2013 10:41 AM
Sambazon’s Peppermint + Mocha Energy is a limited release product for the 2013 holiday season. The product blends acai, soy, coffee, yerba mate, vanilla, mint and a few other ingredients to create something that’s smooth and well-balanced. In terms of flavor, it’s pretty similar to Sambazon’s other mocha-flavored smoothie. There’s a chocolate and coffee thing going on that’s the focal point of the flavor, while acai and mint provide the backdrop. It’s definitely not as minty as we would have expected, which, given that there are images of peppermint candy on the bottle, might be a letdown for some consumers. Nevertheless, the product is enjoyable and drinkable. And the 50mg of caffeine is certainly a nice bonus if you are looking for a little pick me up. On the outside, the company has taken a playful approach to look of the product, with a Santa hat on the Sambazon warrior character and a snowflake backdrop. To that end, it’s definitely something that is easily identifiable as seasonal product. Otherwise, it’s very much more of the same from Sambazon and the product has a clean and polished look to it. Overall, this is an enjoyable and clever little extension to the brand.