Coffee and candy are two of life’s greatest pleasures (some might say vices!). Usually you have to choose between one or the other when indulging. But this spring, there’s a sweet new way to caffeinate and you’ll find it at the candy shop.
Caffeinated gummy bears are now available from a partnership between Sugarfina and Los Angeles-based coffee shop, Alfred Coffee. The two companies teamed up to produce Cold Brew Bears, the first line of caffeinated and coffee-infused gummy bears.
The gummy bears are made with real coffee and contain real caffeine. In fact, each serving has 60 milligrams of caffeine, or the equivalent to one whole shot of espresso. (Note that’s each serving, not each gummy bear!) They may look like candy, but inside is more than two years of research and development. These bears are serious business.
The Cold Brew Bears come in three fun flavors. You can choose from Cold Brew, Bourbon Cold Brew, and Iced Vanilla Latte for your daily pick-me-up. The Cold Brew Bears will be the best way to savor the full flavor of Alfred’s blend of rich coffee, while the Bourbon Cold Brew Bears contain of real bourbon. The Iced Vanilla Latte Bears have a hint of vanilla bean and creamy almond milk alongside rich espresso. All three flavors contain caffeine.
That’s a Wrap
The packaging is almost as cute as the wee bears themselves: They come in 3.5-ounce mini cups wrapped with a “But first, coffee” sleeve. If that’s not enough, you can upgrade to a 12-ounce resealable coffee bag filled with bears. There’s also a reusable “But first, coffee” tumbler filled with all three flavors and space for 12 ounces of your beverage of choice once you’ve munched to the bottom.
If you’re worried about getting a serious caffeine punch, rest assured that these gummy bears are caffeinated at relatively low levels. The FDA says it’s okay to consume up to 400 milligrams of caffeine per day — the equivalent of four or five cups of coffee — without negative effects.