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Monday, January 31, 2011

Teeccino Review - Win a Free Sample!


Why didn't I try Teeccino before? Somebody slap me and put a dunce cap on my head! Yep. I found it. I found my favorite Fauxfee. Or Faux-Joe. Which one do you like better, Fauxfee or Faux-Joe?

The Teeccino elves were lurking around the blogs when they saw my previous review of Pero and Roastaroma, and they offered to send me some samples of their goods for me to try. I intended to buy a whole bag of Teeccino next time we took a trip down to Whole Foods, but testing a free sample first just in case I didn't like it sounded like a good plan. Of course after trying and loving the sample, I had to buy a big 11 oz bag! Actually, I got a pack of three bags from Amazon for just over $7 each! Seven bucks! Score!

Teeccino goodies

The samples that I chose were the Maya French Roast (formerly Caffé) and the Mediterranean Java. The Java is a little bit sweet with a caroby flavor, and even though I thought it was yummy as a dessert or afternoon fauxfee, this review will be all about the awesome French Roast Teeccino which was my favorite.

Teeccino Dark Roast Fauxfee

Dude, this stuff is the bomb-diggity! I'm not going to tell you that it tastes just like coffee, because only coffee tastes just like coffee, but Teeccino French Roast has filled a void left by my precious Joe when we broke up.

The ingredients of Teeccino Maya French Roast are: Roasted organic carob, organic barley, organic chicory, organic ramon nuts, organic coffee flavor. Check out this page on Teeccino's website for detailed info about all their ingredients.

Reasons why I'm in love with Teeccino French Roast:

  • First of all - you brew it in a coffee maker! Just like coffee! The ritual, people! The sacred morning ritual has been restored!


  • It's not watery like a regular tea, I assumed it was because of the ramon nuts, but then I realized that the nuts are fat free. That Ramon dude sure sells some good nuts! :P


  • It tastes good! Even though nothing could ever taste exactly like coffee, this stuff is good enough to drink in my Luke's mug. Oh yea, I said it! The Luke's mug usage had been suspended since I quit coffee, because only coffee is worthy of it. Not anymore! Teeccino has now been granted access to the honorable Luke's mug!


  • One bag will last me a loooong time. The first cup that I made was way too strong and bitter because I made it with one heaping teaspoon, so keep in mind that a little goes a long way. For me, a flat teaspoon is plenty for one cup of coffee... fauxfee!

Worthy of my Luke's mug!
Worthy of my Luke's mug!

I also got to sample a little French Roast Tee-Bag, but instead of brewing it, it's prepared just like tea. I can't notice a difference in flavor between the brewable and the tea bag versions, but the little Tee-Bags sure come in handy when you're in a hurry!

Teeccino Dark Roast Tee-Bag

OK, so now you want to try a sample too, don't you? No problem! The Teeccino elves are going to send out a sample to 50 lucky people! Here's the deal: (The giveaway is over, thank you for playing!)

  • If you want to try a sample of Teeccino, all you have to do is leave a comment here that starts with the word *WANT* The first 50 comments that begin with the word *WANT* will get a free sample. Comments that don't start with the word *WANT* won't be counted. I didn't mean for that to sound all drill-sergeanty, it only means that if you don't need a sample but you still want to say something, you can! :)


  • The fun is only available to US and Canadian residents. Sorry worldly people - you know I still wuv you!


  • Winners will be announced when we reach 50 *WANT* comments. I will not contact the winners directly, (fifty people, that's too many!) instead I will post a list of winners on a new post - so come back and check to see if you made it!


  • To claim your free sample, you will have to email your address to the Teeccino folks and C.C it to me to avoid sneaky sneaks falsely claiming their fauxfee! I have trust issues.


  • The Teeccino French Roast samples available are: 25 Trial Packets of the brewable kind, and 25 Tee-Bags. The Teeccino folks will choose who gets what randomly.

Oh, you noticed those two chocolate cookies sitting prettily by my cup of Faux-Joe? Those are my yummy spelt chocolate-mint cookies that came all the way from Canada! Ricki sent me a box full of Canadian goodies because she's cool and awesome like that! Don't you love receiving goodies from your favorite blog buddies?

A box full of Canada!

Cookies! Chocolates! Cassava craquelins! Omnomnomnomnom! I can officially tell you that I am now addicted to cassava crackers! But I don't ever want to say the word cracker again, from now on it's craquelins! And look at that adorable embossed bar of soap! Everything came wrapped in beautiful kitchen towels! Isn't that the most eco-friendly idea ever? Brilliant! Oh wait! Check these out:

Canada mittens!

Squeeee!! I love my Canada mittens! They are so warm and soft! Now if I ever visit Canada I can blend right in with the locals, right? Thank you, Ricki! You rock some serious socks! But you already know that! :)
UPDATE: We reached 50 *WANT* comments! Check to see if you won a free sample!

74 comments :

  1. WANT: ooh, I'd love to try it! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I don't have a coffeemaker, so I hope I get the brewable.

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  2. WANT! sweeeeeeet. ive been wanting to kick my coffee habit for far tooo long.

    Omg i just punched myself in the stomach when i realized i posted my comment on another one of your blog posts. doh!

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  3. WANT!!!!!
    i'm so addicted to coffee. i need an alternative!

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  4. Want!! I recently gave up caffiene too, it would be fun to try this!

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  5. WANT! I would love to try this!

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  6. WANT!!!! I can't (well...shouldn't...) really drink coffee because it greatly upsets my stomach, but I absolutely love and crave the flavor, so this product sounds amazing!

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  7. WANT those Canada mittens! And I've never tried the teeccino french roast! I do love the vanilla nut coffree, though!

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  8. WANT! Would like to try this!

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  9. WANT!!! I get so sick when I drink caffeine and always feel left out when everyone at the office grabs their cups-o-Joe. Thanks for the offer!!

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  10. Want!!!! I would love to try! :D

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  11. *WANT*
    Crash - sleepyninjasoaps@gmail.com

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  12. Want: Great, I need this.

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  13. WANT! I'm a huge teeccino fan!

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  14. WANT! Pretty please. :)

    Also, care packages from Ricki are the BEST!

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  15. Uh. that would be teecino. Dumb autocorrect.

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  16. WANT WANT WANT! I want some!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  17. Want... Always want Teeccino!!!

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  18. WANT to try teechino. I'm tired of thin tea. Great review, obviously, since now everyone WANTS to try it.

    Your gift package is very cool.

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  19. WANT! And love the french roast too! It was the ONLY bag of Teeccino left at our local Whole Foods, so tried it...and LOVE it! Would love to try some other flavors.

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  20. WANT!!
    And thanks for making this possible - some days coffee makes me just plain jittery (though, oddly, sometimes it doesn't - wish I could figure out why the difference!). This would be a GREAT alternative!

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  21. Want to try teechino I do.

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  22. Want - Teeccino sample! Thanks for the heads up that they also make a tea-bag style; would be nice for travel.

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  23. WANT!! I just recently found your blog, and I'm so pleased that I did. I'd love to try this stuff. It sounds great!

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  24. WANT --- definitely want to try Teeccino. I gave up coffee years ago, and STILL long for it .. as well as that RITUAL you talk about: the brewing, holding the hot mug, sniffing that coffee aroma, letting the steam fog your glasses ... you know -- all those rituals!

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  25. WANT!OMGosh! I am a "coffee-nut/"!
    I am addicted to coffee, sorry, and would LOVE!!!! to try a sample!!!!

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  26. WANT - I LOVE Teeccino herbal coffee! I stopped drinking coffee five years ago and this is a fab substitute!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Want......to try Teechino without harmful caffeine!

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  28. baxtersmom396@ yahoo.comJanuary 31, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    I want to try Teeccino so much!! I have been looking for a good alternative to caffiene! Pick me, please..

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  29. *WANT* That stuff looks/sounds amazing!

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  30. WANT! And also, WANT!! I love Teeccino. I remember sampling it in a health food store over here and thinking, "Whoah! That stuff is great!" Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

    And I'm so glad you enjoyed the package. :D Our little Todd the Turkey is still hanging out over our fireplace and helping perk up the room (but out of reach of the Girls, obviously!). Okay, gotta go--time to eat some craquelins and watch la television! ;)

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  31. WANT!!!

    After saying that, I also can't keep my mouth shut about the Luke's mug. First, where did you get it?!?! I WANT! And also, Lorelai would be ashamed that you are drinking fauxfee (my fave new word, by the way) from it. Somehow, I can't see her supporting that kind of thing.

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  32. WANT! I left Joe for a while but had to take Joe back. This sounds like a great way to leave Joe again.

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  33. WANT!! i am way too addicted to coffee!

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  34. WANT! I am planning to start a cleanse, and this could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship with Teeccino! Thanks!

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  35. WANT! How weird is it that I just started liking coffee a couple months ago? I'm addicted and need an intervention, haha!

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  36. WANT! I would love to try out this coffee. I have thise mittens and love them!

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  37. I live over the seas, so no teeccino for me!

    I have a question though...

    I don't like coffee. It actually makes me sick, so the smell and taste are not things I enjoy. Decaf is not an option. Would something like teeccino be OK as a substitue in coffee flavoured baked goods do you think? Or other coffee based drinks?

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  38. WANT! That sounds wonderful!

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  39. :) I'm so glad that you liked Teeccino! We do love it. We're in the midst of a blizzard and the libraries are closed. So I got to brew up some Teeccino and smile out at the falling whiteness. I'm glad to hear that the individual brew bags work well. I've been thinking about getting some of those for work.

    Oh Canada! We're going this summer :)

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  40. WANT! :) yay, and hurray for things that can reduce my addiction to Joe.

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  42. *WANT* may have been the correct response. Please!

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  43. WANT I've been so curious about Teecino. I may not ever give up coffee, but it would be a nice afternoon drink either way!

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  44. Oh, and I also love your Luke's coffee mug! As a fellow Gilmore Girls fan, I approve!

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  45. WANT to try a yummy sample! Sounds interesting!

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  46. WANT! wantawantawanta something to make kicking the bean more delicious!

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  47. WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT YES YES YES YES YES WANT WANT YES

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  48. WANT!! I'm looking for an alternative to coffee while I'm nursing!

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  49. WANT something wonderful in my tummy

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  50. WANT!!! please:-)

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  51. WANT! it looks so yummy! please please please.

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  52. WANT. I'm really curious about this. I love a good cup of coffee, but I'm trying to keep my caffeine intake to a minimum.

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  53. WANT to tryyy!!! Sounds delicious!!

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  54. Aww, I'm too late, but I would have WANTed a sample!

    Really though... Is that a Luke's coffee mug from Gilmore Girls???????

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  55. WANT! I'm too late, but thought I'd toss my hat in the ring anyways. Teeccino rocks!

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  56. I love Teeccino! You have to try the hazelnut flavour, it's the BEST!

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  57. Want to try something new!! Looks very cool! I drink a lot of teas but I love coffee.

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  58. Want to try this! I love teas and coffee; this seems pretty interesting!

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  59. WANT!: I'm a poor college student trying to go cold turkey on the energy drinks. THis will be the perfect substitute during my exam period to pull all nighters!

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