YAY for my first review on my blogaroo! “Get Up and Go” was kind enough to send me four of their products to try out, and I want to share my thoughts on them!
As you see here, I received the Caffeinated Chocolate Chip Cookie, the Caffeinated Fudgy Brownie, the Naturally Caffeinated Mocha Espresso Cookie, and the Caffeinated Mocha Joe Granola. These are not your average baked goods because each is equivalent to one cup of coffee. Cool, right? Now let’s dig in…
First, I tried out the Caffeinated Fudgy Brownie. Before trying it, I assumed it was going to be a “healthy-made brownie.” You know how those go- they’re delicious, but they’re not spot on with the real deal. It’s just a fact. BUT (there’s always a but)!!! This, my friends, was a gooey, soft, moist brownie. The REAL DEAL. It melted in my mouth.
Macros (1/2 brownie/43g): 170 calories, 8.5g fat, 29g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 1g protein
Next, I tried the Caffeinated Chocolate Chip Cookie. I remember texting my good friend Kelly saying how the taste and texture of this one was exactly like my grandma’s chocolate chip cookies growing up. I SWEAR. Soft, moist, sweet, but it wasn’t too soft. It still had that “tough cookie” feel, if ya know what I mean. The chocolate chips with large and in charge, and I greeted them with open arms…erm, mouth. My tummy was happy. I think I remember there being a hint of espresso, but I mostly tasted regular chocolate chip cookie. I think that’s what the company was going for, and I’m sure as heck not complaining.
Macros (1/2 cookie/43g): 173 calories, 8.1g fat, 27g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g protein
And theeeeen the other cookie, the Naturally Caffeinated Mocha Espresso Chip Cookie. This one has the same texture as the Chocolate Chip cookie, which I was happy about. The cookie is a chocolate cookie. I’m a chocolate lover, so this was really, really nice. The chocolate chips were also large, like the other cookie. Chocolate on chocolate. If you’re a chocolate fan, you’ll like this! This one has a little more of a coffee hint to it than the other, and it pairs so nicely with the chocolatey-ness of this cookie.
Macros (1/2 cookie/43g): 190 calories, 9g fat, 30g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g protein
And last but certainly not least, I tried the Caffeintad Mocha Joe Granola. It has that chocolate look to it, so hello- I was excited. The granola is pretty much like any other granola I’ve had, texture-wise, to be honest. Not in a bad why at all. It’s crunchy, nutty, and granola…y. This is the most coffee-tasting product out of the four that I tried. It was extremely satisfying. I had this on some Strawberry Cheesecake greek yogurt. Match made in heaven!
I sit here writing this review asking myself if these goodies gave me a “kick in the booty,” per se, because of the caffeine. I’m going to be honest and say: I don’t know. I only ate half of the goodies at a time and really only ate them for the taste and experience rather than the caffeine. I’ve heard from others that they felt a boost, so I can give you that much. I recommend all of these goodies wholeheartedly. I also heard a rumor that they’re working on new recipes for protein-packed goodies! Basically, I cannot wait! I also really have my eye on some other goodies on their site! Check them out at www.getupandgobaked.com!