Kids Catch the Buzz of Java Rocks Caffeinated Candies

Chocolaty caffeine candies 'Smells like a Starbucks' say our junior high testers.

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Java RocksJava Rocks
How Do You Take Your Coffee? Inc., Reno, Nevada

Wali Deutsch, 7th grade:
I like this bittersweet treat. It’s for coffee lovers with a sweet tooth. The crunchy outside is a nice contrast to the smooth inside. The packaging is well portioned and very cool, and the clear cylinder look gives it an intriguing appearance. It’s fun for kids and sophisticated enough for adults. A great product that I think everyone will enjoy.

Steven Medina, 7th grade:
Java Rocks do live up to their name and do look like rocks. Don’t let their dirt color fool you. They are amazing. They are smooth and hard, but surprisingly easy to bite into. Once I did, my childish needs were fulfilled. The chocolaty goodness and the little punch of coffee flavor as an aftertaste makes Java Rocks the only bean I’ll eat. This should be marketed to relatively young children for its candy-like flavor.
Aoife Burke, 7th grade:
The design of the Java Rocks looks like their name and looks appetizing at the same time. I personally don’t like the taste of coffee or coffee beans. But these are chocolate covered and taste wonderful. I would not recommend them to kids since they have coffee in them. But other than that, they are a wonderful snack for teens and adults to eat with joy.

Brandon Jackson, 7th grade:
I really like this product. It smells like a Starbucks coffee shop. As soon as I opened the container, the alluring aroma of mocha filled the air. I love how they look like little volcanic rocks too, and the wrapper is relevant and cool. I would definitely buy this product but I think parents wouldn’t want these Java Rocks for kids. I think of these as candy, seeing as one serving is 230 calories, meaning that the whole container would be about 460 calories. Since the nutrition facts are so small, people could end up eating an entire meal in this tiny container. I do think this product is good for everyone, but it might take a while for the product to take off.

Liliana Vasquez, 7th grade:
The packaging is easy to open, just a cap to lift and voila! They taste like coffee and chocolate. Good! The texture feels like a rock in my hand [but] soft. They smell mostly like coffee, but somewhat like chocolate. You need this product because it’s good, and dark chocolate is better than just chocolate. A lot of people will like and buy this because it’s worth trying and it shouldn’t be that expensive either.

Mikey Barrett, 7th grade:
The coffee beans are served in a long tube that is a pain to open. Finally, when I got this thing open, I took a bite and they were delicious. They have a nice, sharp, dark chocolate taste. When you bite in, you get a nice crunchy feel. These would be a great breakfast for kids; they may get [them] out of bed because they wake you up. I think these will be a hit in stores.

Blaise Filippini, 7th grade:
The packaging is a little hard to open. I would label the area easiest to open it from. The varying texture and size makes them look more natural. They have a distinct chocolate flavor followed by a short spike of coffee. I think anyone who likes coffee would buy these.

Sullivan Friebus, 7th grade:
They are shaped like small rocks and feel like rocks. When you bite into one, the first thing you taste is chocolate. After you have eaten them, the coffee taste starts to kick in. The packaging is also very good. The tube is very easy to open. This product is a very good idea.

Micaela Homer, 7th grade:
I love Java Rocks! At first, I was hesitant, as I was expecting chocolate covered beans, so the shape was initially strange. However, these rocks are delicious and crunchy. The classic dark chocolate and coffee taste is great, but sadly toned down in order to appeal to non-coffee drinkers. The crunchy outside and melty inside is sure to appeal to adults and more mature-palated children as a sweet but sophisticated candy.

Ricardo Bernal, 7th grade:
The hard, brown Java Rocks are delectable. They taste just like coffee. They don’t have a good smell; I think I would enjoy them better if they did. I think this product would mostly be for teens and adults. They would taste better if they were a bit sweeter. I didn’t taste anything until I started chewing, so I think they should have a flavor on the outside.

Maddy Behr, 7th grade:
They are pretty good – just the right amount of chocolate and they have a little taste of coffee, but not overwhelming. I do think that those who dislike coffee will not necessarily love these rocks, but they won’t hate them as much as coffee because of the sugary, chocolate taste. Overall, this is a pretty good product.

Jack Brennan, 7th grade:
Java Rocks are very good and 100% natural. Their name is even appealing. At first, you just taste the sweet dark chocolate. Then the coffee takes over, and leaves a delightful aftertaste. The clear packaging displays their sweet appearance. They smell like coffee, and then you eat them and taste dark chocolate with a coffee aftertaste.

Natalie Cleland, 7th grade:
These are amazing. I absolutely love them! Not very suitable for kids under the age of 13, but they sure do taste good. I was really expecting a crunch because of the coffee bean, but there isn’t one. I like that, and they really do look like rocks.

Sebastian Perez, 7th grade:
Java Rocks come in a container like a cylinder. At first, they smell like chocolate. They have a bumpy, rocky yet smooth surface, and are pretty small. It tastes a like fresh-brewed coffee with chocolate. This product is very good, and I think that people who enjoy coffee would like this product. I recommend this to anyone who likes coffee, and I would definitely buy them.
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