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Best Coffee Candy

Gigi007 Sep 21, 2009 03:14 PM

I like delicious coffee candy. Just bought a box of Coffee Nips and am enjoying them as I type this...It's good, but a little mild if you know what I mean. Do you have any recs for coffee candy, preferably one with lots of caffeine? Thanks

As an aside, I recommend a fabulous coffee-flavored (and caffeinated!) lip balm. It's appropriately called "spazzstick."

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    adamshoe RE: Gigi007 Sep 21, 2009 03:22 PM

    Don't know if they make 'em anymore but "Hopje's" or "Hapje's" were awfully good. adam

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      crigg RE: adamshoe Sep 21, 2009 04:07 PM

      they do. they come from holland I think. I like Meiji Chelsea Coffee from japan too. mmm

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        somervilleoldtimer RE: adamshoe Sep 21, 2009 06:32 PM

        Yeah! My grandfather ate them.

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          adamshoe RE: somervilleoldtimer Sep 21, 2009 09:26 PM

          Yup, my gramps ate them too! Always had Juicy Fruit gum & Hopje's @ their house in Maplewood NJ. I assume you're from Somerville, NJ... home of the world famous Diner.

      2. goodhealthgourmet RE: Gigi007 Sep 21, 2009 03:47 PM

        ok, *love* the Spazzstick name! when i was a kid, we called Pearson's Nips "grownups" because only the adults were allowed to eat the coffee-flavored ones. ahh, memories :)

        i once tried a sample of a Coffee Rio candy at Trader Joe's, and IIRC, it had a nice, rich coffee flavor - more so than Nips (though they will always have a special place in my heart). if you have a TJ's nearby you can pick up a bag there, or go on the Coffee Rio website to find someplace near you.

        my personal choice for coffee "candy" is dark chocolate espresso beans...though i tend to buy the decaf version, the regular ones certainly contain plenty of caffeine for you!

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          Gigi007 RE: goodhealthgourmet Sep 21, 2009 03:52 PM

          Thanks. I must have been a kid when you were 'cause only adults were allowed to have coffee nips in my house too!

          I have seen the coffee rio candy at TJ's, but have never tried it. I think they're caffeinated too. Will have to check it out. I like the chocolate covered espresso beans too--good idea!

          Oh and the spazzsticks are really good. The vanilla toffee (original) is the best, but they also make mint, orange, and chocolate cake. Smell and taste good enough to eat. Very entertaining website too: http://www.spazzstick.com/

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            somervilleoldtimer RE: goodhealthgourmet Sep 21, 2009 06:32 PM

            Hey -- thanks for that ! I never buy them because I can't take that much caffeine, and I didn't know they came in decaf. Cool!

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              goodhealthgourmet RE: somervilleoldtimer Sep 21, 2009 06:42 PM

              they're not as common as the regular ones, but i buy them at local gourmet shops. you can also buy them online.

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            dmd_kc RE: Gigi007 Sep 21, 2009 09:45 PM

            Kopiko. Indonesian. Perfect and very cheap!


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              tmso RE: Gigi007 Sep 22, 2009 04:53 AM

              I'm a fan of Ferrero Pocket Coffee.

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                Gigi007 RE: tmso Sep 22, 2009 05:31 AM

                I seem to remember Pocket Coffee. It's caffeinated, right? Can't recall what it looks like, but I'm thinking very small pieces....Have you bought it lately? I might need to look for it.

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                  tmso RE: Gigi007 Sep 23, 2009 12:28 AM

                  They're coffee-chocolate cubes with sweetened liquid espresso inside.

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                spellweaver16 RE: Gigi007 Sep 22, 2009 01:45 PM


                It pretty much tastes like coffee with some sugar added. I really enjoy them. They also last for a long time, for a hard candy.

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