Posted: Nov 29, 2015 at 10:56 AM
(Last Updated: Dec 08, 2015 at 5:01 PM)
Califia’s Peppermint Mocha flavored Cold Brew with Almond Milk is a new winter seasonal flavor for 2015. There’s a lot going on inside this bottle, with layers of almond milk, chocolate, cold brew coffee, and peppermint. Somehow, it all works, with a flavor that is, aside from perhaps the peppermint, used with great restraint. It’s rich and creamy, but not decadent, with only 10g of sugar and 80 calories per 8 oz. serving. You can definitely taste the almond milk at the base of the product, while the added cocoa and cold-brew coffee are more secondary flavors. The finish of the product is quite minty and lingers, but, at least for a holiday flavor, we think it’s fine at the current level. All in all, this is a very drinkable and enjoyable tasting product. On the packaging front, is straight from the playbook of the rest of the Califia lineup. It has their proprietary curved bottle which Califia has fully wrapped with a brown label and topped off with a red cap. There’s a lot of text on the front of the label, but it’s pretty easy to quickly scan the important parts. But given that all of their products are somewhat text heavy, we think it’s somewhat challenging to pick this particular flavor out from the bunch. Overall, this is a well-executed holiday product that definitely exceeded our expectations.