When I tried the Via Bom Dia Coffee in May 2016, I was following a Gluten Free diet. I had been experiencing a plethora of symptoms. Brain fog, joint paint, digestive distress, and migraines, just to name a few. Since all the side effects associated with gluten ingestion were more than I could bear, I did my best to avoid gluten at all costs. This was, of course, easier said than done.
I love coffee, with the Chocolate Glazed Donut by the Donut House being one of my all time favorites. For years, I could consume flavored coffee without any issues. But once I went gluten free, I never expected I would have to say goodby to flavored coffee as well.
Knowing that gluten can be listed under a variety of psuedonyms, I tried to locate ingredient lists online for my favorite brands. Needless to say, this was an exercise in frustration, as every brand I looked at stated the type of beans and “natural flavoring.” For those who may not be aware, natural flavoring is a catch all for a variety of ingredients, and is a common carrier for those containing gluten. While I did not like the idea of having to give up on one of my favorite indulgences. I didn’t want to intentionally drink something that I knew would make me feel sick.
Then one day, I came across the Via Bom Dia coffee on Amazon. While the listing stated that the flavored coffee in these K-cups used only natural ingredients, I couldn’t help but be a bit skeptical. While I was a bit hesitatant at first, but I knew I was probably not the only person experiencing side effects with flavored coffee. So I placed my order.
Back when I ordered this Via Bom Dia coffee, the manufacturer only offered them in an 18 pack, at the cost of about $15.99. Having not ordered the Dark Chocolate Cacao Via Bom Dia Coffee since 2016, they no longer offer a 15 pack, instead it is a traditional 12 pack for the Dark Chocolate. The price currently varies from $9.99 to $14.99, depending on the flavor you select. They are certified organic, and use 100% real spices in all their coffees, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the cost may be a bit higer than brands commonly found at your local grocery store.
When the Via Bom Dia coffee arrived at my home, it was pretty much as expected. There was some minor wear to the edges of the Via Bom Dia coffee box. Although it only took two days to arrive, courtsey of Amazon Prime shipping. There was no visible damange to any of the K-Cups, so a slightly worn box was of no concern to me.
Everything I read online about this Via Bom Dia coffee led me to belive they would be safe. Yet, I couldn’t help but still be skeptical about trying it. When you eat things that you “thought” were safe, and still get sick. You can’t help but be a bit gun-shy about trying new things. No matter how detailed the ingredients list may be, you can never be 100% sure of what they contain.
Not knowing for sure how this Via Bom Dia coffee would effect me, I decided to try it over the weekend. If I did in fact get sick from drinking it, I at least could suffer in the comfort of my own home, instead of at work for 8 hours.
I made myself a cup, added almond milk, and took a sip. Right away I loved the taste of Via Bom Dia coffee. It had a nice subtle chocolate flavor, and the coffee itself was nice and smooth for a medium roast coffee.
Then it was time for the true test. Would I have a reaction to the natural flavorings used in this Via Bom Dia coffee. For me, reactions are normally not immediate. Instead it is something that occurs ususally a few hours after the offending food was ingested. To my surprise, this flavored coffee did not make me feel ill. Which was a first.Between my husband and I, we finshed off the entire k-cup box, with not one complaint.
Overall, we are very happy with the Dark Chocolate Cacao Via Bom Dia coffee discussed in this flavored coffee review. The coffee had a nice flavor, and the ingredients really are organic, which I love. But the best part is it’s a flavored coffee that didn’t make me sick. This is a definite win in my book. I definitely will not hesitate to purchase this brand again in the future.