[Review] Adina: Vanilla Nut Case Coffee Energy Drink

adina natural highs vanilla energy coffee reviewI love vanilla. Those of you who followed my energy reviews on Everyview.com religiously (Hi, mom!) probably know that. It is my favorite flavor of all time. Vanilla cake, vanilla ice cream, vanilla coffee, vanilla chocolate, vanilla, vanilla clam chowder — anything vanilla is almost always a complete treat for me. Except for the vanilla clam chowder. That was fucking awful.

At any rate, I picked up a few drinks to review on the site yesterday, and one of them was Adina Vanilla Nut Case. Actually, the entire text on the front of the can reads: “Adina Natural Highs Vanilla Nut Case Fair Trade Colombian coffee with Milk Antioxidant Booster Coffee Energy Drink.” Yeah, I know. But regardless of how obnoxious the can may be, with words all over it and shit, I’m hoping Vanilla Nut Case will prove to be one of those magical concoctions that I dream about for months to come.

Review

The aroma that strikes immediately after popping the top off of the tiny yellow can tickles the senses, making your mouth water in a rush. It smells absolutely delicious. It is a full-bodied Colombian coffee aroma, with rich, sweet and creamy aspects that dance around inside your nostrils like an awesome tornado of aromatic orgasm. Oh, yeah. I just said that sentence. Really, though, Adina Vanilla Nut Case smells extremely fantastic, easily surpassing most other canned energy coffees on the market, namely Java Monster and Starbucks DoubleShot Energy Coffee.

The flavor, on the other hand, wasn’t quite what I had hoped for after sampling the spectacular aroma. The actual coffee flavor seems lost in a sea of milk and cream, and doesn’t become apparent until the aftertaste hits. It also isn’t as rich or creamy as I had anticipated, and everything seems just a tad watered down. The drink as a whole, though, is very refreshing. One does have to respect the slight lack of flavor when compared to similar drinks, because Adina Vanilla Nut Case is 100% organic, made with nothing artificial. This means there are no chemical enhancers of any kind. For what Adina is — an organic, all natural canned cold energy coffee — it tastes damn good.

I was expecting very little in terms of boost from Adina, not only because it is completely organic, but also because it is an energy coffee, and they’ve never been known to kick very hard. However, while my cynicism was certainly not without grounds, Adina did impress me by making me feel noticeably better about 20 minutes after having drank it. Sure it’s not the kind of boost that’s going to blow your mind, but the natural caffeine and guarana are definitely the perfect ingredients for giving you a solid morning lift that so many people desperately need.

Value. Yeah, there’s not much of that to speak of. Not only are energy coffees usually a bit overpriced, at about $2.59 or so for a 16 oz can, but an organic energy coffee? Try a solid two bucks for a single 8 oz can. Now, while that may seem reasonable to you loaded douchebags out there who sip Red Bull with Grey Goose, I assure you it isn’t. Still, you’re paying for high quality organic ingredients, I just can’t say it’s worth it. However, I found my cans at my local Big Lots — $2 for an entire four pack. If you’re in the mood for some healthy, organic, anti-oxidizing cold coffee, try checking there. If you ever run across it at full retail price, you may want to keep on walking.

Final Words

Adina Vanilla Nut Case is a pretty solid drink. Though much more expensive at retail than I’d ever be comfortable with, the designated market of rich people who can afford to live off of more than Raman Noodles and tap water are going to love this stuff. It’s entirely organic, smells great, is very refreshing, and provides a wonderfully balanced morning pick up for those of us who need it. Sure it isn’t the best tasting cold coffee out there, but it’s still a solid product, especially for what it is.

Pros

  • Rich, delicious aroma
  • Refreshing
  • Solid morning boost of energy

Cons

  • Flavor is a bit watery
  • Too damn expensive

Score: 7.43/10 (Good)

Aroma: 9.0/10
Taste: 7.75/10
Kick: 8.0/10
Value: 5.0/10

3 Comments to “[Review] Adina: Vanilla Nut Case Coffee Energy Drink”

  1. By arabica, February 1, 2018 @ 11:23 AM

    WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for discount coffee

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