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Via Bom Dia Flavored Coffee Review – Coffee That Doesn’t Make Me Sick

Via Bom Dia Flavored Coffee Review When I tried the Via Bom Dia Coffee for my Via Bom Dia Flavored Coffee Review 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 goodbye to flavored coffee as well.

Knowing that gluten can be listed under a variety of pseudonyms, 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 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 hesitant 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 coffee, the manufacturer only offered them in an 18 pack. 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 brand is certified organic, and use 100% real spices in all their coffees, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the cost might be a bit higher 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, even though it only took two days to arrive, courtesy of Amazon Prime shipping. There was no visible damage to any of the K-Cups, so a slightly worn box was of no concern to me.

Everything I previously read online about this Via Bom Dia coffee led me to believe that it would be safe. Yet, I couldn’t help but still be skeptical about trying it. I have lost count of the number of times I have tried something I “thought” was safe, only to still end up sick. This roller-coaster can easily cause you to 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 coffee would affect me, I decided to try it over the weekend. I figured that if I did end up getting 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 this flavored 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 the company used? For me, reactions are normally not immediate. Instead, it is something that occurs usually 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 finished off the entire k-cup box, with not one complaint.

Overall, we are very happy with the Dark Chocolate Cacao coffee discussed in this  Via Bom Dia 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.


  • Matiss

    Hey, Jennifer!

    I have to be honest, I had no idea that such a thing as flavored coffee existed. Probably because I’m not really keen on coffee in general. Nonetheless, there are times when it helps me to keep going. So, I’m very pleased with the fact that there are options as I’ve so far only went with the raw stuff.

    I do agree with you 100% on the point you made about natural flavoring. In the past I had studied that stuff and what it usually stands for on the labels for quite a bit, because I’m too very careful about what I ingest. In fact, I’ve dropped quite a few things from my diet, because I’ve found that they burden and tax my body and my mind in ways I don’t want them to.

    For example, I have found that consuming gluten makes me slower in regards to my thought processes, which essentially is fine, if I’m just goofing around. Yet, it’s not that fine, if I am or will be engaged in a task or my work.

    Fun fact, which most people don’t know is that gluten is one of the most common allergens there is. These so called hidden allergies can show symptoms anywhere to up to 3 days after the consumption of the substance. Therefore, most people really don’t know that they are at least mildly allergic and that gluten is actually affecting them adversely. I certainly didn’t know that for more than 20 years of my life. Some don’t ever.

    I truly appreciate the article, Jennifer. Will definitely take your advice on Via Boom Dia Coffee.

    Cheers! And have an awesome day!

    • Jennifer Bedell

      Hi Mattiss,

      You are 100% right about gluten! I was having serious health issues, foggy brain, migraine auras, constant fatigue, and so much more, and that was my main reason for going Gluten Free. After I went through multiple surgeries for my Breast Cancer, I decided to give gluten a try again, and no longer suffered the issues I had originally experienced. Seems that all the antibiotics I had been put on cured whatever issues I was experiencing in my digestive tract that made Gluten such a no-no. The thing is, gluten has not always been such a huge issue. The foods we eat now vary drastically from the foods I ate growing up. There are more toxic pesticides, and artificial colors and flavors, that the body was never meant to ingest. We are unknowingly doing damage to our digestive tract, and blaming our symptoms on everything but the food we eat. We now try to use only natural and organic products whenever possible, which can get a bit costly, but our health and happiness is worth it. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kourtney

    I have quite a sensitive stomach myself so I am aware worried about what effects they might have. I do love a good coffee, so I appreciate you finding one that doesn’t upset the stomach. How much is the via bom dia coffee anyway?

    • Jennifer Bedell

      I know what you mean. It’s sad that we have reached a day in age that you have to be so diligent about the ingredients in food and drink. Companies are going towards cheaper ingredients which are not necessarily better for us the consumer. A 12 k-cup box is currently listed at $9.99 and is also eligible for Prime shipping if you happen to be an Amazon Prime member. This company does also offer Cinnamon Chocolate, Cinnamon Hazelnut, and Dirty Chai, and those are $14.99. I haven’t tried those flavors yet, as I am more of a chocolate fanatic. Thanks for stopping by!

  • oliver

    nice review
    must admit that I do really like most coffee’s and I’d love to try out every possible brand and flavor
    The problem is I get mild indigestion and sometimes heart palpitations depending on coffee strength
    there is no physical sickness and another thing bout coffee is I love how it fills me up, so I eat less

    Do you know when this Via Bom Dia coffee was first introduced?


    • Jennifer Bedell

      I too am a coffee fanatic, but I have had to streamline the k-cups we buy every month so I don’t spend more on coffee than our weekly food budget. I know what you mean about occasional indigestion, as I have experienced it on occasion, and it seems like the darker roasts are commonly more to blame than the medium ones, like this coffee. Via Bom Dia actually hasn’t been around for very long, only since 2015, and their coffee is actually roasted right here in the US, in small batches. Now if they only offered them in a larger k-cup quantity, I would definitely add them to my recurring order list. Thanks for stopping by!

  • hong

    I have never heard of flavored coffee. This is very interesting to me. I am not really a fan of coffee. But this one sounds good. I might have to try it out. I am glad that this coffee did not make you feel ill. I will check it out. Thank you for sharing.

    • Jennifer Bedell

      If you like chocolate, you will most likely like this coffee as well. The use of all natural ingredients makes it taste much better than many of the flavored coffees on the market. Definitely worth a try. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Curtis

    Hi, I found your post informative. My relationship with coffee ebbs and flows most of the time. Normally, I don’t drink coffee at all but when I’m on vacation I do drink coffee. Why that is I’m not sure really. I was on holiday in Austraila last October for 2 weeks and I was drinking around 3 to 5 cups a day. As soon as I got home, bam, completely stopped and haven’t wanted to drink any coffee since. Anyway, I liked your post and I’m happy to hear that Vi Bom Dia coffee suits you. Thanks, Curtis

    • Jennifer Bedell

      I don’t drink anywhere near as much coffee as I used to. I’ve gotten to the point of pretty much limiting it to one cup a day unless we happen to go out for breakfast, and then it’s two maybe three. Strange how a change of scenery can have such an effect on your coffee consumption. Thanks for stopping by!

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