Jitterbeans Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans Review and Giveaway- NOW CLOSED

jitterbeansSince having my last son, I’ve found that I can’t make it through the day without coffee. I’m not kidding. I drink enough coffee to make Jaun Valdez toss me on the back of his burrow and take me straight to caff rehab at the Maxwell House.

When my sisters found out that I’d never tried chocolate-covered coffee beans, they urged me to give them a chance. I was assured that they were highly munchable and I wouldn’t be sorry.

I’ve seen gourmet coffee bean candies before, but I was afraid they’d be too bitter, so I always chickened out. Once I heard from some reliable sources that I missing out, I mustered my moxie and bought a box of Jitterbeans at the Casey’s General Store down the street.

Product Specs:

  • Description: Roasted coffee beans, covered in semi-sweet chocolate and coated with a sweet candy shell
  • Content volume: 1.4 ounces
  • Caffeine content: approximately 600mg of caffeine per box
  • Price: $1.99 at Casey’s
  • Availability: A variety of retailers, such as Casey’s, Dollar Tree and Woodman’s as well as online. To check availability in your area, CLICK HERE.

jitterbeans review

First impression: When I opened the box, I was met with the delicious aroma of chocolate and coffee. Nosegasm? I think so. The white and brown candies are about the size of a chocolate candy-coated peanut.

Munchability: Crunchy. Chocolaty. Coffee-y. I was extremely surprised by how well the flavors blended together. It wasn’t a “Hello, Chocolate!” or “Gah (wince), Espresso!” moment. The two tastes combined for a nice mellow mocha espresso flavor. There is a definite coffee bean aftertaste, but it isn’t unpleasant at all. I’d equate the aftertaste with that of a high-end blended coffee drink. Overall, super munchable if you’re a coffee lover like me. If you don’t love the java, this probably isn’t the treat for you.

Overall thoughts: I really enjoy Jitterbeans. I’ve snacked on many a pack. A 1.4 oz box has the caffeine power of 6 cups of coffee, but I’ve never polished off a whole box at once. I definitely have an added pep in my step with just half a box, but I’m not so amped that I’m singing showtunes in the grocery store or something (well, no more than usual, anyway).

Would I recommend them to other moms? Absolutely. I buy Jitterbeans as a treat for myself. I think it’s important for moms to spoil themselves from time to time, and this is a quick treat that you can toss in your purse and enjoy whenever you need a me moment.

Giveaway Time!

I like Jitterbeans so much, I did something I’ve never done before. I asked the rockin’ folks Osmanium Jitterbeansat Osmanium if they would sponsor a giveaway, so I could share the awesome with another mama who would enjoy some chocolate-covered coffee bean magic in her life. They were so rad that they said they’d not only give away a box or two of Jitterbeans on Mama’s Got Flair, but a whole tray! Someone’s about to be a super lucky girl.

Rules: This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. The Jitterbeans giveaway will run until 11:59 PM (CST) on Friday, April 8, 2011. The mandatory entry must be completed before any additional entries will count. A winner will be chosen by random draw on Random.org and will be contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave me a comment telling me when you think the perfect time to indulge in Jitterbeans would be. At work? During your kids’ naptime? Morning commute?

Additional Entries (if you already like or follow me, you can still get the entry credit with a comment):

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  • “I entered to win a tray of Jitterbeans on Mama’s Got Flair! http://tinyurl.com/3b7cpw2 (ends 4/8) @JessAriasCooper”

    GOOD LUCK!!!

    Disclaimer: Osmanium gave me a three-pack of Jitterbeans as a thank you for hosting this giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are mine all mine.

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    Comments

    1. 24/7. Chocolate and coffee in one can be of benefit at any time of the day.

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    2. avatar Diane Baum says:

      The perfect time to indulge with these yummy beans for me is around 3:00 PM when I’m relaxing and need a little pick me up

    3. avatar susan smoaks says:

      at work around 3 in the afternoon when i get sleepy!

    4. after work, on my way to school – night classes, ugh!

    5. I follow you on Twitter

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    9. I think work would be the perfect place to enjoy these.

    10. avatar Jill Myrick says:

      I am a fan of Jitterbeans via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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    11. avatar Jill Myrick says:

      I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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    12. avatar Jill Myrick says:

      I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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    13. avatar Jill Myrick says:

      Jitterbeans would be perfect for me in the afternoon when I need a quick pick me up to finish dinner, baths and bedtime.

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    19. avatar Mary Gardner says:

      i think just about anytime would be a great time, but during work for me would be great!

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    24. avatar Darcy B says:
    25. avatar Darcy B says:

      4:00 pm I always hit the wall –for some reason from 4:00 to 5:00 I have narcolepsy –if I sit down I will just fall asleep!
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    26. avatar taylorbagels says:

      I Like Jitterbeans on Facebook

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      I follow your blog with Google friend connect

    29. avatar taylorbagels says:

      I follow you on Twitter!

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    31. avatar taylorbagels says:

      Well a perfect time for me would be when watching tv especially my old black and white movies that I adore.
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    32. I liked you on FB, too

    33. …and I follow you on Twitter! Thanks for the giveaway!

    34. I already subscribe/follow your blog :)

    35. I thought for sure I had already commented here, but I guess… oh, well. I think these would be perfect for my morning coffee break.

    36. Anytime is the perfect time for jitterbeans. They’re a small chocolate covered coffee piece of heaven!

    37. avatar deana c says:

      The perfect time for me to indulge in Jitterbeans is in the afternoon at work because that is my drag time when I really need something to perk me up! calvad at aol dot com

    38. I would like these at work

    39. At work to pep me up.

    40. avatar Aisling says:

      2:30 in the afternoon sounds perfect to me. Right around the time I’m working too hard and my nutritious lunch has stopped feeling nutritious.

    41. avatar Linda Lansford says:

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    42. avatar Linda Lansford says:

      at 3PM

    43. avatar Ed Nemmers says:

      This would be my mid-afternoon snack!

    44. anytime

    45. I follow you on Twitter
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    46. I like Mamas got flair on FB

    47. I like Jitterbeans on FB

    48. I follow you on GFC
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    49. Anytime but mostly mid morning
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    50. avatar Kayte CookWatts says:
    51. avatar Kayte CookWatts says:

      OO I think the perfect time would be about an hour after lunch when my morning coffee buzz has just petered out. That’s about the time I start trying to justify brewing a fresh pot. If I had these,our coffee budget would breathe a sigh of relief.

    52. avatar Mary Elderton says:
    53. avatar Mary Elderton says:

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    55. avatar Mary Elderton says:

      I’d much on these for the afternoon slump.

    56. I would have to say that anytime is a great time. For me it’s hardest first thing in the morning.

    57. avatar Monique Rizzo says:

      At night while watching TV
      Thanks for the chance.
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    58. The morning commute would be a perfect time for these.. or whenever I need to wake up quick and can’t have brewed coffee!

    59. These would be great about 3:00 at work

    60. avatar Kathy Dunaway says:

      I follow you on Twitter as @yellowkats

      Thanks for the giveaway:)

    61. avatar Kathy Dunaway says:

      I am a new GFC follower. Thanks for the giveaway:)

    62. avatar Kathy Dunaway says:

      I think the perfect time would be when I’m running late and haven’t had a chance to have my usual 3 cups of coffee. Also as a mid day pick me up.

    63. I love eating jitterbeans anytime! Their chocolate coffee goodness is a little me moment in my day!

    64. I’d use them in the morning, since I am not a morning person at all. I can sometimes be mistaken as a zombie until the first cup of coffee!

    65. I like Jitterbeans on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

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    68. These would be a great afternoon snack as I start getting groggy!

    69. avatar Rebecca Graham says:

      The perfect time would be when you have a break from work.

    70. avatar Rachel M. says:

      Wow, really hope to win! The perfect time to indulge in Jitterbeans for me would be first thing in the morning before the school rush begins and again in the afternoon when I start to feel sluggish again.

    71. avatar Shannon Baas says:

      At work to help me stay awake.

    72. Jitterbeans would be a perfect decoration to top of a coffe cake! Jitterbeans are yummy and great for desert recipes!

    73. avatar BusyJulie says:

      Afternoon is the PERFECT time! You know, after lunch when you get super sleepy!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    74. The perfect time to eat mouth watering jitterbeans is first thing in the morning before getting my kid off to school!

    75. avatar steve delvoye says:

      am i the only guy who loves jitterbeans??? i was crackheads 1st fan on fb!

    76. I tweeted!

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    78. First off let me just say, there is nothing wrong with breaking out into showtunes! I don’t need caffeine for that. I just need it for everything else;). I can totally see these as an afternoon snack;). Maybe breakfast but don’t tell my hubby;).

    79. The perfect time to enjoy my jitterbeans is after the kids are in bed, so I get a little extra mommy time!

    80. I tweeted for you on both of my accounts (but only need one entry XO) @citymommyseatac + @)_themaven

    81. Twitter love for you! (already!)

    82. Facebook love for Jitterbeans!

    83. Facebook love for you!

    84. <3 Following you on GFC

    85. Naptime… sign me up. If my preschooler spots the Jitterbeans it will be ALL OVER.

    86. I would love to crunch and munch on jitterbeans right before a long road trip with my kiddos! Talk about some show tune bellowing then, or maybe some eighties rock! Either way I’m sure jitterbeans will keep me going!

    87. Yum! The perfect time to indulge would be any time I need a pick me up.

    88. After lunch when I start to feel a bit sluggish

    89. avatar Sheila K. says:

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    90. avatar Sheila K. says:

      I like you on Facebook (Sheila Korman)!

    91. avatar Sheila K. says:

      I like Jitterbeans on Facebook (Sheila Korman)!

    92. avatar Sheila K. says:

      I follow you via GFC (skkorman)!

    93. avatar Sheila K. says:

      I love chocolate and I love coffee, so as far as I’m concerned ANY TIME is the perfect time to indulge in Jitterbeans!

    94. I already follow you on FB.

    95. The best time to indulge in caffeine laced Jitterbeans would be whilst meandering about the local flea market in hot pursuit of some of the sexiest mullets on the planet – especially the ever elusive fem-mullet. #mulletzap

      This sounds awesome. I love chocolate covered coffee beans. They’re fabarific!

    96. Sounds yummy to me! I’m in!

    97. I <3 coffee & would probably shrivel up & die without it so these sound pretty good to me. Going to be near a Woodman's today…might have to stop & get some! I would love to have these for all day!

      Congrats on the score!

    98. Jitterbeans would be perfect to pop in my mouth at the beginning of my first break at work when cashiering. My customers love when I can get them out of the store quickly, so that will ONLY speed up the process!

    99. Is it fair to say anytime is a good time for a shot of caffeine? And mixed with chocolate? Hello? Can we say this is a tiny peek of what heaven must be like?