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Review of Roastaroma, Cafix, Pero, and Postum
It is very similar to coffee, but it doesn’t quite have the bitter bite of coffee. Those of you who are looking for that slight bitterness might prefer Cafix. Roastaroma actually reminds me a little bit of Mexican hot chocolate–the cinnamon and carob flavors come through pretty strongly in the drink, giving it a cinnamon-chocolatey flavor. I used to drink coffee to satisfy my sweet tooth on low calories. This drink totally fits the bill for this purpose.
The Pero is pretty good, too. Like Roastaroma, it doesn’t have the bitter coffee taste, but it still makes for a decent imitation of decaf. I like to drink it with cinnamon-flavored powdered creamer. Pero’s a good value, too: it’s strong enough that you don’t need to use very much to flavor your whole drink. I drink the Pero when I’m trying to ration the Roastaroma out to myself so as not to run out.
So Roastaroma has the best flavor, Cafix tastes the most like coffee, and Pero is a good back-up.
A quick note on Postum: I do not care for it. I find that people who like Postum tend to be people who were never coffee drinkers. It tastes nothing like coffee. If you try Postum as a coffee substitute, you will be disappointed.
The first thing you must do when trying any coffee substitute is to set your expectations. The reviews I read said these products tasted like coffee. They do not taste like any coffee I have ever had. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but if you are expecting a coffee-like taste when you try one of these, you will be disappointed. That was my experience. I drank my coffee black, and so that is how I prepared these. Perhaps with sweetener and/or creamer these do taste more like coffee.
I ordered all three products from Amazon.com, and the first to arrive was Cafix. Thinking it was like coffee, I used a level teaspoon just like I would with instant coffee. It tasted like really weak coffee. I tried adding more to make it stronger, but it still did not taste like coffee, and I was disappointed. I finished the drink and put my cup in the
After I thought about it for a while, I realized what I really wanted was a beverage I could drink throughout the day like I did coffee. Whether or not it tasted like coffee was not important. It’s not that Cafix tasted bad, it wasn’t what I was expecting. So I made myself another cup, and when I finished that one I made a third. By the end of the day I decided that Cafix wasn’t so bad after all, I actually enjoyed it.
A couple days later I received Caf-Lib and eagerly fixed myself a cup. First impression was good. Caf-Lib tastes similar to Cafix to me, but has more flavor. Caf-Lib is also stronger, so I use less to achieve the same strength. After comparing Cafix and Caf-Lib I decided that I prefer Caf-Lib.
The next day Dandy Blend arrived, and I fixed myself a cup right away. The directions say to use a slightly rounded teaspoon for a strong coffee like drink, so that’s what I did. Dandy Blend was a little slower to dissolve, requiring that I stir it longer. Not important really, just observation. Finally I took my first sip. To my amazement I found the taste
reminded me of Caf-Lib and Cafix. I think the reason is because none of them have the bitter taste of coffee. They are all very mild. Dandy Blend’s has slightly more flavor Cafix, but not as much as Caf-Lib.
The most flavorful of these three and my favorite. I used one rounded teaspoon per cup. Has somewhat of a nut flavor.
#2: Dandy Blend
I used a slightly rounded (almost level) teaspoon per cup. It has somewhat of a smokey smell while stirring. More flavor than Cafix, but not as much as Caf-Lib.
I used one heaping teaspoon of per coffee cup. The taste is very mild.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a beverage. I prefer to drink them black, while you may prefer to use creamer and/or sweetener. Only you can determine which one would you prefer with your favorite snack. The reviews are good as a starting point, but I suggest you try all three to discover which one you will enjoy the most.
Pero, Inka, Cafix review…
GREAT FOR IC PATIENTS
Cafix Fix isn’t bad.
Enjoying “coffee” again!
It’s not coffee, but it’s not bad (it’s not great, either)…….
I’m going to try some Pero to see how it compares.
UPDATE: Pero had more flavor, but it wasn’t good. It’s hard to describe. Maybe like someone stirred it with a crayon? And raw white flour?
Also, the powder didn’t dissolve as completely as Caffix’s crystals. I had a lot of foam on top.
I like Caffix better if I mix instant decaf with it. A ratio of 2/3 Caffix to 1/3 instant decaf. Much better.
Cafix a good substitute for coffee.
Cafix is not coffee, but with cream and your favorite sweetener, it’s an excellent hot drink.
Finally a latte to love!
This a wonderful coffee substitute for people with medical issues
I like this…
Great product! Very Happy I got it
I had tried Pero first. It was good too, but sweeter… i use them both. I have GERD and cannot have coffee
unless I cheat….like when I went to Italy!! Yum.
Cafix – Nofix
I will never buy this again. I even tried adding some real coffee but not good.
Earthy, nutty flavor, not the same as coffee, but great alternative!
Close but not Postum
I ordered this along with Pero Extra and Roastaroma to try the three. I’m a former Postum aficionado and had certainly developed quite a liking to Postum.
Really can’t take Pero Extra very much. I keep trying it again and again, prolly 10 times now, to see if I can develop a liking for it and just can’t. I’m sure some people may like it, but it’s just not for me.
Cafix is what I’ll usually go for, but it has a certain sort of built in sweetness (very mild, barely distinguishable)which comes from the beets that are added. Over time I’ve found it just sort of fills in some of the void from lack of Postum, and while it’s not a Postum replica it has certain Postum like qualities.
The Roastaroma actually is what I think tastes the best of the three, but it’s taste is just not at all like Postum, is however very balanced and has a nice maltiness to it. Often I’ll put just a little bit of Stevia powder in it. (I could always tell if I’ve ingested aspartame by (or nutrasweet, whatever) by how I felt, and try to verify any food/drink I ingest doesn’t have aspartame. I mean, an item which arose out of research into nerve agents for warfare, and itself found to be an effective weapon, really shouldn’t be passed off as a food item. Stevia is ground plant matter, even less processed that sugar.)The combo makes a really nice morning or late evening drink.
As a hot, dark beverage, is OK.
excellent substitute for coffee
Don’t Expect Coffee Flavor
Tastes great !
I’ll reuse the jar.
I will buy this again!