Hi Friends! Long time no see! Remember when I used to blog a few times a week? Sigh… soon, we will be back to that!
Farmer Ben and I have been crazy busy getting ready for the bistro opening…it’s crazy to think that in just two days (AH!) we will be open for business!
In other news, I was recently sent a sample of LYFT to try and review.
Not gonna lie, I typically don’t try stuff like this, but with all the late nights at the bistro, I thought it may be nice to try an alternative to my standard coffee with cream… thank you to LYFT for the sample!
Full Disclosure: I was provided LYFT in exchange for a review through Fit Approach. All opinions are my own.
So, what the heck is Pure LYFT?
From their website: “LYFT Energy Stir Sticks are an innovative “clean caffeine”™ energy product infused with all natural caffeine and vitamins that provide a sophisticated energy experience.”
They also boast “a clean taste,” compatible with many different drinks, the caffeine equivalent of a small coffee, zero calories and “no artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives.” The energy comes from green coffee bean extract and vitamins B & A.
So, I figured it couldn’t hurt to give it a try.
I was pretty impressed at how quickly my sample came…it was literally in my mail box two days later.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, I’ve read about green coffee bean extract but had never tried it.
So what did I think?
Well… the packaging was pretty neat.
And it is pretty self explanatory to use…
You peel off the label and stir the stick into your drink…. easy enough.
The taste was …detectable. It wasn’t super sweet, but I could still taste… something and that threw me off. I must admit, I only mixed with water, the average person probably wouldn’t have noticed it, especially if mixed with tea or juice.
I will also admit that I am kind of a weirdo with taste, sweet especially, and most people probably wouldn’t notice any taste.
Did I notice a boost in energy?
I used mine on particularly long days at work when I hit my 3 pm slump. Mid-afternoon has been especially rough as I have been up late most nights, so I’ve been hitting the coffee pretty hard. I tried the LYFT on days when I just wanted water.
I’d agree with the statement that it is similar to a cup of coffee.
Anything not to like?
Ugh. Maltodextrin. I do NOT like this ingredient. And I do NOT consider it clean.
I’ll let you do your own research but … it’s (usually) corn. Highly processed corn. There has got to a better way!
I’m also not a fan of “natural flavors,” I get the reasoning behind it but you don’t know what that means.
Would I buy this?
If it didn’t have maltodextrin… maybe. Again, I was pretty disappointed when I saw the ingredient list… if LYFT found a better alternative, I’d consider it… but I am pretty committed to coffee.
Happy Memorial Day, Friends!