Review: Genius Vanilla Cinnamon
Covers Products: Vanilla Cinnamon
Vanilla Cinnamon is the latest flavor to be added to Genius lineup of whole coconut smoothies. Like the other two SKUs, the product is USDA certified organic, 100% plant-based and features a very clean list of ingredients.
The product has four ingredients: coconut water, coconut meat, vanilla extract and cinnamon powder. Each 10 ounce bottle contains 150 calories, 7 grams of fat, 16 grams of sugar (all from the coconut), 3 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, calcium, 4.3 grams of MCTs, and electrolytes.
Compared with other meal replacement products that are presently on the market, this product has one of the cleanest ingredient lists that you’ll find in the category -- this is definitely one of the product’s core strengths.
When it comes to flavor, we think that vanilla and cinnamon will be, for most drinkers, welcome additions that help cut the pure unadulterated coconut flavor of the Original variety. These flavors add complexity and balance that simply isn’t there in Original and, as a result, this is a much more refined product. In some ways, this feels like the flavor that should be the flagship as it probably has the most broad potential of any Genius flavor that we’ve tried to date.
On the outside, the design of the packaging follows the same format as the other two SKUs. The slim 10 ounce bottle has a full wrap label that features a white background on the top and a red background on the lower half. The illustrated design is both polished and, thanks to the coconut character that sits in the middle, playful and fun.
Overall, Vanilla Cinnamon is a solid addition to the Genius lineup. We think it’s their best effort so far and should serve to help expand their consumer base.