There is no doubt about it that many people all around the world rely on coffee to get through their days.
After all, coffee is one of the best sources of caffeine, and without that extra dose of caffeine during the middle of the day, there would be a lot more people who would end up not being able to function.
With that being said, there are also many people out there who do not necessarily enjoy drinking coffee or having to stop at a café or bakery every day on the way to work to get their regular cup of coffee.
Of course, you can certainly brew your own coffee at home, but doing this may not always leave you with drinks that are going to taste good when it comes time for your coffee break.
If you are looking for ways to keep yourself energized but you also don’t want to pay bakery prices for something that you can make on your own with relative ease, or if you are looking for an energizing alternative that isn’t something that you have to carry in your hand all the time, you could consider the idea of coffee candies.
As the name might suggest, coffee candies are candies that usually take after both the taste and appearance of coffee. Considering that there is a candy modeled after coffee’s taste, one can really see just how popular coffee is all around the world.
The problem with coffee candies is that it can be hard to distinguish what candies you come across are simply flavored to taste like your favorite drink, or if there is enough coffee in your new candy to give you the small amount of caffeine that you need.
The truth is that it depends heavily on what materials are used during the production of the candy. There are some coffee-flavored candies that are made purely with chemicals and sugar to create the taste of coffee, but without actually using any real coffee in the candy.
Obviously, if there is no coffee in the candy to begin with, then there isn’t going to be any caffeine in the candy either.
Some places may use miniscule amounts of coffee in their candy. This might be done if the coffee is strongly flavored, if the pieces of candy are small, or so that the production company can get away with saying that a particular candy has coffee in the ingredients.
In these cases, even if there is real coffee in the candy itself, there may not be enough for there to also be caffeine in the candy. If, on the off-chance, these types of candies do have any caffeine in them, the amount will be so small that it will not make a difference in your body.
Finally, there are the authentic coffee-flavored candies that utilize a fair amount of real coffee to not only create the taste of coffee in the palm of your hand, but the candy will also provide the same effects as coffee would.
Usually, these candies are going to be more expensive and somewhat harder to find.
Having an expensive ingredient in the candy is going to increase its value, thus increasing its price, and because candies with caffeine in them can become a much more portable way to stay awake, it can be hard to find these candies being sold.
The trick to this kind of problem is knowing what you need to look for to ensure that your coffee-flavored candies have caffeine in them. There are plenty of reasons why you might be checking to see if foods have caffeine in them.
It could be that you need a burst of energy and having a pocket-sized amount of coffee-candies can do just the trick without you needing to carry around a cup. Other people may want to make sure that their candies aren’t going to cause trouble if they are allergic to caffeine.
No matter what your reasons may be for wanting to know the caffeine content of coffee candies, you can rest assured knowing that there are more than a few ways to get the job done.
Before you know it, you will have a solid eye on where you can get your own coffee-flavored candies, which may or may not have caffeine in them.
The next step for you is going to be to prioritize what you want in your coffee-flavored candies. Some people may simply be looking for a candy that tastes like something they love, while another person may want a way to keep themselves caffeinated throughout the day without carrying coffee anywhere.
You may not realize it at first, but there are actually quite a few different people who love and appreciate coffee in all forms, even in the form of caffeinated candy.
Finding the Right Treats for You
Now that you have a good idea of what to look for when you begin your search for coffee-flavored candies, you can begin searching for ones that will satisfy both your sweet tooth and your desire for caffeine.
If there is one thing you should keep in mind, it should be that most candies that are coffee flavored and have caffeine in any notable amount are still not going to have that much caffeine compared to an espresso or even a standard cup of coffee.
As an example, some popular kinds of coffee-flavored candy that are known for being a caffeine on the go treat only have about three milligrams of caffeine in it. This amount of caffeine is about 1/20th of what would be in a standard cup of coffee, and even less in espressos.
This also means that if you plan on using the coffee-flavored candies to seemingly replace the coffee in your life, then you will need to expect that you will be going through a considerable amount of candy to have those same effects.
For the caffeine treats that have more caffeine in them, enough to help you feel energized without having to down the whole bag of candies, you may have to pay a fair amount of money.
When this is the case, keep in mind that with the more effective candies, you may only need to eat one or two at a time to get the effects of the caffeine you need, allowing the bag to last for a long time.
By comparison, a bag of weaker coffee-flavored candies may cost less, but to achieve the same effect, you would very likely have to eat half of the bag or more, causing a huge disparity between prices.
By being mindful of things such as this when searching for coffee-flavored candies that are the perfect mixture of being coffee flavored and helping you feel more energetic, you can rest assured knowing that you will be able to make the most out of your candy.
Even if it is not the easiest task, having coffee-flavored candy with caffeine in it will make your day several times easier. In fact, there’s even a good chance that you will be able to save money on regularly buying drinks from the café on your way to work.
These are just some of the benefits that can come from making sure that you put some thought into when you purchase your caffeine-infused coffee-flavored candies.
I have two Associate’s degrees, one in Medical Assisting and the other in Computer Technician, and I am roughly five classes from a bachelor’s degree. Though I never ended up working in the medical field, I have five and a half years of experience in IT. I recently became a stay-at-home mom to my two young boys, and I’m so excited to start this adventure with them! In my spare time, I love to bake and read pretty much anything I can get my hands on.